Deep into the environment
Nature is “the phenomena of the physical world collectively … as opposed to humans or human creations,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. There’s us, and there’s our environment. Where the definition separates us from nature, the word itself reminds us how linked we are. Nature emerges not just as a backdrop, but as a character on stage with us, and one who can be remarkably human.
- A Strange New Gene Pool of Animals Is Brewing in the Arctic: Scientists have seen the future and it is “grolar bears”: by Tim McDonnell
- What to Eat After the Apocalypse: Engineer Joshua Pearce explains how to feed 7 billion people after a global catastrophe, by Yvonne Bang
- Don’t Write Off ET Quite Yet: It’s true that we haven’t seen alien life, but neither have we seen much of the universe, by Caleb Scharf
- This issue also includes contributions from: Anna Badkhen, Jasper Doest, Scott Geiger, Daniel A. Gross Aaron Hirsh, Jude Isabella, Christopher Ketcham, Amy Maxmen, Justin Nobel, Adam Piore, Nigel Pitman, Brian Switek, Michael Tuts, Chelsea Wald, and Peter Ward.