Editor's Note from February 18, 2016

Issue 42: A surprise DNA test, an unexpected power plant, and a breakthrough chirp. /

The Behemoth is about to get a lot more awesome.

For most of The Behemoth’s first year and a half, Mark Galli and I ran this as a beloved side gig to our main jobs at Christianity Today. It was always fun, but frantic and somewhat uncertain. Starting a magazine in 2014 is an intimidating proposition.

It’s still intimidating. But in the past few months, we’ve had some significant boosts. In January, Christianity Today’s executives granted my request to put me full-time on The Behemoth. Meanwhile, the John Templeton Foundation awarded us a sizeable two-year grant to make this publication better and get it into the hands of more people.

Today marks The Behemoth’s latest boost: It’s the first day for our new science editor, Rebecca Randall. And I can’t imagine a better way to introduce her than with this issue’s lead story. It’s science the way I want us to talk about science—as something that opens our eyes to how much bigger the world is than we think, how much greater God is than we expect, and who we really are. I can’t wait to see what she does next!

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Also in this Issue

Issue 42 / February 18, 2016
  1. Around the World in 46 Chromosomes

    I expected to discover myself in my DNA test. But I found us all. /

  2. Why Solar Power Might Get a Lot More Green

    It turns out that Popeye was right all along. /

  3. Music of the Spheres

    When scientists detected gravitational waves, “astronomy grew ears.” /

  4. Little Blessing for My Floater

    “This tiny ruin in my eye” /

  5. Wonder on the Web

    Issue 42: Links to amazing stuff.

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