Science and Environment

Chernobyl: The Silent Museum

Winter 2011

Chernobyl: The Silent Museum

Edwin Stepp

April 26 marks the 25th anniversary of the worst nuclear disaster in history—a good time to reevaluate our responsibility regarding energy sources.

More Omega Men

April 5, 2011

More Omega Men

Dan Cloer

The worry that we will overstep our ability to control the use of our material knowledge has been a recurring literary theme.

The Omega Men

Winter 2011

The Omega Men

Dan Cloer

Is preserving the species, or even the planet, the ultimate in human meaning? Vision looks at three recent books that outline potential end-time disasters.

Interview with Clive Svendsen: Just Getting On with Business

Summer 2010

Just Getting On With Business

Dan Cloer

Vision asks Clive Svendsen of the Regenerative Medicine Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles about the current direction in stem-cell research.

In the Zone

Summer 2010

In the Zone

Dan Cloer

What is it about human beings that makes us always want to push the limits? When it comes to the frontiers of medical science, is it possible to go too far? 

environmental issues

Summer 2010

Mother Earth?

Peter Nathan

Popular references to our planet as Mother Earth, and to the natural forces that govern it as Mother Nature, bring to mind the ancient goddess Gaia.

In the Beginning

Spring 2010

In the Beginning

Martin Coates

How the universe came into existence continues to intrigue—and baffle—cosmologists. Can anyone ever know how it all really began?

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