Content on Environment
Observing the rains and the water cycle led our ancestors to a new idea – that there was a unity to every form of water and every facet of the cycle.
The new Jewish environmental Tikkun Olam requires us to abandon the idea that we always know what is best for the natural world.
How do we navigate the great power and potentially massive risk surrounding nuclear technology?
Though we may now feel uncomfortable with a theology of divine reward and punishment, it’s one that’s very rooted in a climate where the harvest wasn’t always predictable.
The German-Jewish scientist Fritz Haber is a classic example of how science is a double-edged sword.
How many resources should we devote to “longtermist” versus “near-termist” goals?
Just as insects care for their young behind the scenes, God cares for us behind the scenes even when it isn’t obvious.
How can an understanding of other primates help us better understand our relationship to humanity?
Light pollution is a bigger problem than many of us realize, and it is having a significant negative impact on all living things.
The definition of what’s Kosher for Passover has evolved more than you may think.
Why are grains like wheat so important in the Bible – and in human history in general?
What paleontologists know about the history of life on Earth is critical for protecting its future – and we also probably have more fun doing what we do than any other group of scientists..