Science and Environment

Summer 2017

X-Risks and Human Destiny

David Hulme

In an age when human survival seems to be hanging in the balance, cosmologist Martin Rees speculates on our collective future.

 

Summer 2017

Sunspots and Blind Spots

David Hulme

In the face of mounting threats to humanity’s continued existence on Earth, scientists are proposing various solutions. But they all seem to be overlooking one fundamental problem.

 

May 17, 2017

Global Threats, Part 2

Losing Ground

David Hulme

Many scientists are warning that the human footprint is one of indiscriminate destruction and possibly irretrievable loss. Are our days numbered?

Global Threats: Instinction

March 27, 2017

Global Threats, Part 1

Extinction

David Hulme

Is the present century humanity’s last? It’s a growing concern for many.

 

Winter 2017

The Death of the Frog

Donald Winchester

Around the world, whole species of amphibians are dying. And it all may have started with a human pregnancy test.

Fall 2016

The Mystery of Life

Ramesh Patel

Science and the Bible agree on fundamental aspects of what makes life possible. Uncovering its origin and purpose by scientific means has proven more challenging.

Fall 2016

Mistakes Were Made

Dan Cloer

Science has given us answers to many questions, but what gives us confidence in those answers? Can what we come to believe actually bring about our demise?

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.

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