Special Report Vision: 2018’s Top 10 From the futility of politics to climate change to artificial intelligence, here’s a look back at our most-read articles from 2018. Winter 2018 Wasting Away Martin Coates The food we produce today could adequately feed the world, yet we throw it away by the tons. Not only do millions go hungry as a result, but our wastefulness has a direct environmental impact. Winter 2018 Hope Without Change Donald Winchester Politicians often promise change, yet they seldom deliver. Still, we keep hoping that next time will be different. It’s a vain hope, and here’s why. Winter 2018 Bitcoin: Ill-Gotten Gains Daniel Tompsett With the world’s number-one virtual currency so much in the headlines and yet so little understood, it’s a good time to look at its origin, volatile price—and surprising environmental implications. Winter 2018 Humanity’s End Game David Hulme David Hulme interviews Australian science writer and author Julian Cribb about what it will take for the human race to make it through this century. Spring 2018 Is Science Getting in God’s Way? Dan Cloer Why does America’s Christian Right take such an active interest in how we view and use scientific findings—to the point of creating its own version of science? Summer 2018 Can We Fix Climate Change? Dan Cloer If our reliance on technology has accelerated climate change, maybe technology can fix the problem too. Would it work? Should we try it? Summer 2018 What Truth Is—and Isn’t Donald Winchester The world seems no closer to defining truth today than the ancient philosophers were. And yet we cannot do without it. Summer 2018 Reengineering Our World: A Cautionary Tale Dan Cloer From genes to geophysics, our world is increasingly what we make it. But environmental philosopher Christopher Preston urges restraint. Fall 2018 Artificial Intelligence: Thinking Outside the Box David Hulme Part Two: AI expert Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh answers questions about the rapidly developing technology behind artificial intelligence. Fall 2018 A World of Corruption David Hulme From bribery and cronyism to counterfeit goods and money laundering, corruption touches every nation and every level of society. And it was predicted to be so.