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Will we ever have genetically modified astronauts?

Life in space is difficult – and it's not an environment we evolved for. If we’re in space for long journeys, should we evolve along the way?<p>It takes something special to be an astronaut – an extraordinary combination of bravery, fitness, intelligence, lightning-fast decision-making and calmness …

Space Science

News from the Vatican - News about the Church

19/09/2018<p>Pope at general audience: honour parents even with their imperfections<p>18/09/2018<p>Pope sends greetings to the Jewish community of …

Pope Francis

Your Vocation Is Not About You

<b>It is quite traditional and correct to speak of “discerning a vocation”</b> – particularly to consecrated life or the priesthood, though also in regard …

What Pope Francis Gets Horribly Wrong About Libertarianism

In a recent memo to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, Pope Francis declared war on libertarians, stating, “I cannot fail to speak of the …

Eight Other Worlds In Our Solar System Might Have Life Beyond Earth

In all the known Universe, to the best that we’ve examined it, only our home planet, Earth, contains confirmed signs of life. But the raw ingredients required for life appear everywhere, from the interiors of asteroids to interstellar gas clouds to protoplanetary nebulae to the exploded remnants of …

The Origin Of The Universe: Could The Famed “Big Bang” Theory Need A Revision?

A group of theoretical physicists suppose the birth of the universe could have happened after a four-dimensional star collapsed into a black hole and …

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so it’s important to cultivate a space that’s a healthy one. A simple—and beautiful—way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air.<p>NASA hardly seems like the organization that would …

This Is The Best Evidence For Life Elsewhere In The Universe

<i>What is the best evidence for there being other life in the universe? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller at NASA, on Quora:</b><p>I am not aware of any …

VP-Elect Mike Pence Does Not Accept Evolution: Here's Why That Matters

In a 2002, Mike Pence delivered a speech in the House of Representatives, a passionate repudiation of evolution aimed at continuing the common rhetorical device of evolution deniers: that evolution is just a theory and should be presented as such.<p>Pence begins by discussing Charles Darwin talking …

Mike Pence

Refusing to Forgive Is Terrible for You, According to Science

How learning to let go of resentment can reduce your risk.<p>It appears that there are more benefits to "letting it go" than you might realize.<p>All of us get hurt from time to time--but when we forgive, we often feel better about ourselves. As it turns out, recent scientific research indicates …

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Free will ‘an illusion’ of the brain

STUDY shows our notion of free will might be our brain tricking itself, and that we may not truly have full control over our decisions.

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

These 9 Incredible Images Are a Mind-Boggling Remind of How Far Technology Has Come

Never forget.<p>Sometimes, while waiting for quantum computers to become a thing, or complaining that your stupid laptop keeps dying on 5 percent …

This just in: Science proves yoga changes your DNA

A study conducted by Harvard University, has empirically proven that yoga positively changes your cellular metabolic functions, ie, it improves the …

The Story of God: Morgan Freeman talks creation, evil, and science

Morgan Freeman has wowed as God onscreen — remember that glorious white suit in <i>Bruce Almighty</i>? — but now his focus has shifted to understanding his …

The Supreme Awakening: What Did Buddha, Emerson, Einstein and Saint Teresa Have in Common?

<b>Interview with author Craig Pearson</b><p><i>"There are moments when one feels free from one's own identification with human limitations and inadequacies ... Life and death flow into one, and there is neither evolution nor destiny; only being."</i> -- Albert Einstein<p>An ongoing theme in human culture is the …

14 Science Books That Changed People's Lives

We asked BuzzFeed readers for the science books that changed their lives. This is what they told us.

Books

Carl Sagan on the Bible, Aliens and Hollywood (The Experimenters)

<i>David Gerlach is the executive producer of "</i><i>Blank on Blank,</i><i>" which brings new life to classic interviews, and the founder of</i> <i>Quoted Studios</i><i>, a</i> …

The End Is A.I.: The Singularity Is Sci-Fi's Faith-Based Initiative

<i>The second in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction role in creating and spreading them. Previous and former topics, respectively: Robots are strong, the myth of robotic hyper-competence, and robots are evil, the myth of killer machines.</i><p>In 1993, Vernor …

How to Mathematically Measure Consciousness

A month ago I was being introduced for the public presentation of my neuroscience PhD defense. My mentor, Giulio Tononi, noted that it is remarkable …

Consciousness

Crossing Over: How Science Is Redefining Life and Death

Magazine<p>Can death be reversible? And what are we learning about the gray zone between here and the other side?<p><i>The Story of God</i> with Morgan Freeman, premiering Sunday, April 3 at 9/8c, will take viewers on a trip around the world to explore different cultures and religions on the ultimate quest to …

Smallest known genome to support a living cell created by scientists

A synthetic chromosome composed of just 473 genes has become the smallest known genome that can support a free-living microbial cell, scientists have …

We Agree to Disagree: The Science of Why Your Political Posts Won't Make Anyone Change Their Mind

In today's heated political stage, where everyone has a soapbox thanks to outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all the personal blogs, I've tried my best not to share my political views publicly. And I've miserably failed. I use my own Facebook page and profile to talk about science, books …

The conflict between science and religion lies in our brains

The conflict between science and religion may have its origins in the structure of our brains, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

25 scientific images so gorgeous you can't even handle it

Why Science Is Ultimately Spiritual, and Vice Versa

Despite attempts to reconcile science with the long history of spirituality, a gulf still exists between them--a totally unnecessary one. There is only one reality, and science differs from spirituality only in its style of describing what is real. If this is true, then it's not simply an option to …