Ranging in age from 17 to 25, they are challenging their country’s gender norms by learning engineering and coding, and setting their sights on infinity and beyond.

Economist Robin Hanson thinks the era of ems — robots with artificial copies of human brains — could occur in the next century. Read his astonishing predictions … and prepare for your jaw to drop.

In 2009, futurist and venture capitalist Juan Enriquez had big ideas about how the human species is about to evolve. As a complement to his TED Talk, “The next species of human,” he compiled this useful list of important research we should all be tracking.