This issue is about stuff that's happening out there, in the big black emptiness we call space, and strange science projects happening here on Earth. Potential aliens, parallel worlds, and robots galore!
Hint: it's the Geth. (Just kidding.) NASA scientists assure us that it won't have any effect on our part of the universe. Sure, NASA. Sure.
Before you get too excited, make sure to read WP's follow-up, No, we haven’t discovered alien megastructures around a distant star.
Name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake. Wait, that's not right… is it?
A video of two people wearing jetpacks flying next to a plane.
Interesting look at the actual logistics (and people) that will be involved in saving our sorry butts from premature heat death.
I mostly want to not think about this problem and have smart people tell me the answer, so here's one I particularly liked: "Former UCLA philosophy professor Warren Quinn explicitly rejected the utilitarian idea that morality should maximize happiness. Instead, he argued that humans have a duty to respect other persons, and so an action that directly and intentionally causes harm is ethically worse than an indirect action that happens to lead to harm."
Physicists propose that there is "a universal force of repulsion between ‘nearby’ (i.e. similar) worlds, which tends to make them more dissimilar", which explains quantum effects.
Simone Giertz, robotics maker, makes a terrible(-y funny) robot that makes her breakfast. 30 second clip.