Americans are consistently more likely to say that the U.S. spends too much on space exploration than too little.
We asked Americans how likely they thought five things were to happen by 2064. Here's what they said, and what science says.
Americans see the next half-century as a period of profound scientific change, but they don't agree on what will or won't come to pass.
Americans agree the next 50 years will be a period of profound scientific change, but they are divided on which developments will come to pass and whether they would be a good or bad thing for society.
NASA's SpaceX launch could herald the beginning of the use of private, reusable rockets to service America’s space program.
While 60% of Americans believe in human evolution, a third reject the idea. Beliefs about evolution differ strongly by religious group and also vary by party affiliation, gender, age and education.
Do prizes result in more brilliant work from the world’s best and brightest? Apparently not, at least in mathematics.
Blacks and Hispanics (46% each) are somewhat more inclined than whites (34%) to say they would want treatments to dramatically extend life.
The prospect of dying has always fascinated, haunted and, ultimately, defined human beings. From the beginnings of civilization, people have contemplated their own mortality – and considered the possibility of immortality.
No religious group in the United States has released an official statement on radical life extension. However, here are brief summaries of how some clergy, bioethicists and other scholars from 18 major American religious groups say their traditions might approach this evolving issue.