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eye-211610_640In National Geographic magazine, David Dobbs shares why hope thrives in advances in the treatment and cure of blindness — in a world where roughly one in every 200 people on Earth — 39 million of us — can’t see.

pope-francisIn his Sept. 1 Message “Show Mercy to our Common Home,” Pope Francis reinforced his commitment to the environment, connecting it to the Year of Mercy theme, for the celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

face-636092_640Alex Rosenberg explains, in The New York Times, “Why You Don’t Know Your Own Mind” — how experiments in cognitive science, neuroimaging and social psychology are showing that introspection and consciousness are not reliable bases for self-knowledge.

lemaitreIn The Irish Times, Cormac O’Raifeartaigh explores how Belgian priest Georges Lemaître came to propose one of the most famous theories of modern science, a theory even Einstein initially found far-fetched.