WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'Is this something we can embrace because it has great potential in medicine or is it something we should think a little more deeply about before we plunge in?' the geneticist asks about advances in gene editing.
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(RNS) — As artificial intelligence begins to influence our everyday lives, Catholic thinkers grapple with the moral questions posed by the rise of the machines.
EDINA, Minn. (RNS) — A two-day conference started with a hunch — that youth pastors in America weren't ready to talk about faith and science with the students in their churches.
(RNS) — In his new book, 'The Human Instinct,' the Brown University biologist seeks to counter the message that evolution is dreary, depressing and demoralizing.
(RNS) — 'From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over the whole land' as Jesus was crucified, according the Gospel of Matthew. Was it caused by a solar eclipse? 'Let us Splain ...
(RNS) — On Monday, a solar eclipse will darken skies across the United States, crossing from coast to coast for the first time since 1918. Some people of faith see it as a sign warning of God's judgment on America; others, as cause to wonder at the...
(RNS) 'The observatory exists to show the world that the Catholic Church supports science,' says Brother Guy Consolmagno, an astronomer from Detroit who is also the observatory’s director.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Francis sent a personal greeting to researchers discussing black holes, gravitational waves and assorted scientific questions at the Vatican Observatory.
(RNS) "We are now large enough to spit in God's face," McKibben says of the human race. "And we are."
(RNS) His virtual appearance at the conference makes Francis the first pope to give a TED Talk, and it highlights his willingness to reach beyond the Vatican walls and to embrace science and technology.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) For those of us who imagine creative nonconformity is essential to the evolution of any and all souls, Einstein goes before us as a kind of saint, the geek boy who lived.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Now that the president has appointed cabinet members who are openly hostile to science, scientists all over the world say they have no choice but to take action.
(The Conversation) For many Native Americans, myth and medicine, religion and science, are not viewed as separate, but are interwoven into the fabric of our lives.
(RNS) If we’re open to what science tells us, it can help us find common ground regardless of whatever religion we do or don’t practice. Science can bring us together.
Climate change. Future generations will ask: When did we know? And what did we do about it?