WE’RE BACK after six weeks away, just in time to wish everyone a happy holiday season. As the world fixates on Phil Robertson, we discuss the growing “holographic universe” meme, Google’s robot army and back-channel foreign policy, H1N1 deaths in Texas, and the US plan to put the Vatican in charge of East Jerusalem.
BIOLOGISTS THIS week announced the discovery of a giant virus, up to ten times larger than most. The supersized virus, named Pandoravirus, is thought to be the biggest ever found…. Read more »
WHILE IRISH people (in the U.S., anyway) celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we look back to 3/13/13 and the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new head of the Roman… Read more »
LAST WEEK had plenty to chew on for people who like a good dose of impending doom: As we prepare for the election of Pope Benedict’s successor, a 20-foot sinkhole… Read more »
IT’S BEEN an odd week. Following the surprise announcement of Pope Benedict’s resignation, a spectacular fireball streaked across the Siberian sky, injuring some 1,200 people when the meteorite exploded in… Read more »
IN A move that surprised casual observers, Pope Benedict XVI announced today that he is resigning the papacy effective February 28, 2013. The last pope to resign, rather than die… Read more »