Selecting Against Disease

Selecting Against Disease

By: Urmila Ramakrishnan Although we may not have control over the end of the world, genetic counseling and selection will give us power to manipulate…

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Death of a Great Planet

Death of a Great Planet

By: Hilary Battey For centuries, scientists have pondered the fate of our planet. Catastrophic events have occurred in the past and will very likely happen…

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Ready, Prep, Go

Ready, Prep, Go

By: J.M. Stender Cosmic collisions, nuclear meltdowns, killer contagions—all could end life as we know it. Regardless of the scenario, a flood of concern about…

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Time Defined

Time Defined

By: Holly Sax The ancient Maya used three different calendars to measure time: the Tzolk’in, the Haab, and the Long Count calendar. A fourth time…

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End Time Beliefs

End Time Beliefs

By: Lacey Kirwan Part of the appeal of religion has always come from religions’ willingness to offer answers to the most fundamental human questions—why are…

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Minding the End

Minding the End

By: Shota Fuse University of Minnesota senior Camille Ristow balances a 20-credit course load with a part-time job, and volunteer work at a local community…

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Where are we going?

Where are we going?

By Allison Mann Raised as an active member of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Joshua Brose of Bloomington, Minn. once had dreams of becoming a youth…

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TEOTWAWKI

TEOTWAWKI

By: Becca Shrake If you truly believe the world is coming to an end on Dec. 21, 2012, the best way to spend your last…

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(Un)sustainable

(Un)sustainable

By: Urmila Ramakrishnan There seems to be a disparity between government action and public perception about the changing atmosphere. People who are not alarmed by…

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Words from the Wise

Words from the Wise

By Michael Kyllo-Kittleson Venture through St. Paul, Minn. and you might see a petite, salt-and-pepper-haired woman shuffling back and forth from her home and the…

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