Where are we with green technology? That awkward stage where we have to wonder if it's all really worth it. Because some of the kinks we're running into range from horrifying to downright bizarre.
Sometimes science has to be ruthless. If curing cancer means dropping a dozen frightened children into the jungle for some reason, then by God that's what you do.
What kind of lives are there for our robots? Abject servitude and eventual genocide? Oh no. Humanity isn't going to let that happen. We have other ideas and, inevitably, human nature will take these robot slaves down some darker paths.
Every attempt to prove that humans have some kind of telepathic sixth sense shows it to be complete bullshit. But we still shouldn't sell ourselves short -- we have all sorts of extra senses that we either never use or don't notice when we do.
Landing on alien worlds is already the most impressive thing our species has ever done. Which makes these six blatant action-movies-that-actually-happened even cooler
Somewhere out there, scientists are still reaching for stuff that's so far above and beyond that it sounds like black magic.
Gene meddling isn't immune to awesomeness. Sometimes, just sometimes, what comes out from the test tube is a lot less Cthulhu and more like your new, kickass pet.
Apparently, there are absolutely no qualifications needed to start screwin' with the very foundation of an entire species, and the chief motivator for many selective breeders is 'I thought it would be funny.'
Every scientist strives to be objective and logical, ignoring personal biases in the interest of discovery and the pursuit of knowledge. But, you know, sex is really neat.
By now, you should know that our mission statement is 'Nature is terrifying and you should only leave the house if it's an emergency.'
The world is full of magic, it's just that a lot of it isn't visible without special tools. Fortunately, microscopes exist.