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Why Billionaires in Space are not Going to Make the World a Better Place

The private space races of billionaires like Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are staged as humanity‘s ticket to progress, transformation, and even immortality in outer space. The colonial rhetoric that continues to accompany this new industry, however, is a reminder that their plans are neither altruistic visions nor merely harmless pet projects of the super-rich.

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COVID-19 and Preterm Births: How the Virus Affects Pregnancy

As Corona cases jumped in New York City, so did the number of premature births, a group of neonatologists find.

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Brain Health – What’s Flu Got to Do With It?

Corona and influenza viruses affect not only our lungs, but also our brain, possibly with long-term consequences.

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What We Can Do with Sex Robots (… Besides the Obvious)

Robots like “Harmony” and “Henry” offer the promise to satisfy all our sexual needs – but there is more to them! What might await us when sex robots leave the bedroom?

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