William Criel

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Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …

Time Travel

Genetic screening of pupils would herald a Huxleyan nightmare

KCL's new study points to a Brave New World. But pupils aren't born smart, they must make themselves a success<p>People of a liberal bent, like me, spend so much time worrying that Britain is turning Orwellian that we’ve failed to notice that it’s actually become Huxleyan.<p>Twenty-first century Blighty …

Too little of this hormone may make you overeat - Futurity

A hormone deficiency in the brain may be a reason why we eat even if we're not hungry.


Abruptly Warming Climate Triggered Megabeast Revolutions

Around 34,000 years ago, woolly mammoths went extinct from parts of Europe, only to be replaced by… woolly mammoths. The two groups—the disappearing individuals and their substitutes—belonged to the same species. If you looked at their fossils, you probably couldn’t tell them apart. Their genes, …