Graphic: Mike Tremblay

Skepticism and hope: Why we need both for Mars One

A startup space company intends to send a group of astronauts on a one-way journey to Mars in 2023 to establish a settlement. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles given that short period of time, the question is: can we actually do it?
WEBSyrian protesters in Cairo - Maggie Osama

Don’t give up on the revolutions in the Arab world

During the last year, in countries throughout the Middle east and North Africa, people hit the streets to fight for their rights. The Arab Spring was in full bloom. Yet, eight months later, the euphoria has subsided and countless crooks are still firmly in place across the region.