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End Times

As the clock ticks toward the end times, it’s easy to lose faith in humanity’s ability to endure. But we can’t give up.

Illustration: Jon Han


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In an effort to speed up the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, some researchers are sending messages into the cosmos. We may not like the answer.

Illustration: Jon Han


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The development of artificial general intelligence offers tremendous benefits and terrible risks

Illustration: Jon Han


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Between climate change and more, we could be sleepwalking into annihilation


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New technologies like gene editing could vastly improve human life. They also just might end it.

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Species are going extinct and the climate is warming rapidly — yet at least materially, humans are doing better than ever. Welcome to the environmentalist’s paradox.

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Seventy-four years after the end of World War II, we’re still living with the existential risk of nuclear holocaust — and it all began on a patch of desert called the Trinity Site

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For too long, human beings have used technology to pillage the planet. With limits approaching, we must find a better way.

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A six-mile-wide asteroid ended the dinosaurs, and the same could happen to us one day. But NASA is at work on ways to keep us safe.

An illustration of an asteroid in space.
An illustration of an asteroid in space.
An illustration of an asteroid in space. Image credit: NASA / JPL / Caltech.

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