Science and Environment

Special Report: Rewiring the Brain
Special Reports

Rewiring the Brain

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

Special Report: Environmental Ethics
Special Reports

Environmental Ethics

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

Special Report: Earth Day
Special Reports

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
Special Reports

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?

meaning of life

Spring 2015

The Meaning of Life

Dan Cloer

Is modern science giving us better insight into who and what we are and why we exist? Vision reviews three books that explore the meaning of life.

Nurture and Nature: Ecological Issues

Winter 2015

Nurture and Nature of Another Kind

David Hulme

Humanity has gone from nurturing nature to destroying our only home. Is restoration of the earth still possible? From where and how can it come?

June 1, 2015

SOS: Planet in Peril

David Hulme

Daily, it seems, a report from some part of the globe warns of dire consequences from environmental pollution and degradation—unless we act soon.