Science and Environment

Summer 2016

Want to Change Your DNA?

Dan Cloer

Biochemist Jennifer Doudna talks to Vision’s Dan Cloer about a genetic-engineering breakthrough that has profound implications for biology and medicine.


Special Report: The Stem Cell Question
Special Reports

The Stem-Cell Question

As we uncover the medical potential of stem cell research there will continue to be moral and ethical conflicts within science and politics.

Special Report: The Big Bang Debate
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The Big Bang Debate

There is not a much bigger question than “Where did the universe come from?” and the theory of origins called the “big bang” has become the dominant answer.

Special Report: Rewiring the Brain
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Rewiring the Brain

Recent discoveries in neuroscience are providing exciting insights into the nature of being human. 

Special Report: Environmental Ethics
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Environmental Ethics

On this unique planet, our decisions have global consequences for all life that cannot be indefinitely ignored.

Special Report: Earth Day
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Earth Day

Our planet shows increasing signs of succumbing to the assault we and our technologies have launched. Is humanity’s current course sustainable?

Special Report: Astronomical Leaps
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Astronomical Leaps

Where did the universe come from? the “big bang” has become the dominant answer. But that frames a new question: What happened before the big bang?

quantum theory science and religion

Fall 2015

A Quantum Leap of Faith

Dan Cloer

Quantum theory is beyond the grasp of most of us. Even physicists struggle to make sense of things that common sense suggests are impossible. Why, then, is faith in science seen as rational while faith in God is not?

Hello, Is Anybody Out There?

September 10, 2015

Hello, Is Anybody Out There?

Dan Cloer

As initiatives are made to communicate with life beyond Earth, will we finally get the message that has always been available to us?