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Podcast: Contemplating the Exciting and Ominous Technologies of Tomorrow

Within the last few years, scientists have pursued the development of something called CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing technology that allows us to change sequences...

The Social Media Silo Situation

The year is 2016. The place, Facebook. A 30-something man is scrolling through his newsfeed when he sees the inflammatory headline of a news...

Building a Legacy

The PLNU math and science faculty invested not only time but also themselves in developing programs of excellence.
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Proclaiming the Gospel to All of (Cyber)Creation

Thanks to technological innovation, we now have access to spiritual wisdom and divine inspiration at all times — flying 35,000 feet in the air,...
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A Trek for Conservation

My summer research students and I have been heading up a long-term survey of the large mammals inhabiting the Talamanca cloud forest in Costa...

Is Technology Scrambling Our Brains?

You might be less likely to finish reading this article if you have an iPhone. And it’s not because I’m about to start bashing...

Performing Our Civic Duty in the Digital Age

I once volunteered for a presidential election campaign. Given a long list of names and phone numbers and a script, I called dozens of...

The Valiant Work of Cybersecurity

Our traditional image of a superhero isn’t a duck-wielding computer science professor in glasses and a button-down shirt. But, as it turns out, that...
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A Frightening New World? Contemplating The Role of Tomorrow’s Technology

A capacious laboratory swarms with workers in white overalls, their hands gloved with “pale, corpse-colored rubber.” There are several work tables inside, each accompanied...

Connecting the Dots … from Here to Mars

Thirty years ago, on Jan. 28, 1986, President Ronald Reagan decided to forgo his State of the Union because that day, a Tuesday, became a...

Teaching Machines to Learn

Not only was she pushing herself outside of her comfort zone exploring this new field, Dotter was also getting to ask questions of purpose...

Talking Point: Q&A with Steve Rodecker, Ph.D.

About Perspectives on Science Perspectives on Science (POS) is a monthly seminar series for science teachers. The seminar typically focuses on recent developments in the...

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