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Mar 31, 2022

According to National Geographic, “More than 80 percent of the ocean has never been mapped, explored, or even seen by humans.” That’s pretty incredible, given how much the ocean matters to our lives. And new research is showing us a much smaller frontier with just as much mystery: the cell.  

As Yasemin...


Mar 31, 2022

Every once in a while, someone who doesn’t profess Christianity will stumble upon some sort of natural or moral law that Christians have professed for centuries. To avoid agreeing with the Bible, or maybe because they legitimately think they’ve discovered something new, they’ll often give the old idea a cool new...


Mar 30, 2022

John and Shane explain what happened at the Supreme Court nomination hearing for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Many are talking about the fact that she failed to define a woman when asked. John explains that what we saw in the hearing explains a lot about where political parties are.

Shane goes on to ask John about a...


Mar 30, 2022

As the Economist reports, the number of homeless Californians has surged by “more than a third in the past five years, compared with a rise of less than 6% nationally.” By some estimates, half of America’s unsheltered homeless population live in the Golden State.  

We ought never reduce people to mere statistics...


Mar 30, 2022

In 2014, physicist Michio Kaku wrote, “We are now entering the golden age of neuroscience. We have learned more about the thinking brain in the last 10–15 years than in all of previous human history.” One particularly fruitful area of this science has to do with, of all things, gratitude 

In a culture that...