SciFriday: Older People, Colder Winters

November 15, 2019

We look ahead to 2050 and see the world’s population leveling off and beginning to decline. People will be older on average and not all of us will be entirely human. We also discuss the threat of global catastrophe by earthquake or asteroid impact and the implications of global cooling due to the solar minimum.

SciFriday: Human Brain Cells in Rats

November 10, 2017

Scientists have implanted human brain organoids–clumps of human brain cells–into rats to see if they would communicate with the animals’ brains. They did.

California legalizes child prostitution

January 3, 2017

A California law decriminalizing prostitution by children under 18 will encourage pimps and human traffickers to use more child prostitutes because cops won’t be able to keep them off the streets.

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