Fingerprints: From Crime Scenes to Fighting Disease

Fingerprints: From Crime Scenes to Fighting Disease

Fingerprints are often used to solve crimes, but DNA sequencing (from the Human Genome Project) provides other promising benefits: fighting diseases.
Fr. Georges Lemaitre, 'Father' of the Big Bang Theory

Fr. Georges Lemaitre, 'Father' of the Big Bang Theory

There is a great deal of misunderstanding of the Big Bang theory. Many don't know about Fr. George Lemaitre and the state of cosmology at the time.
Dr. Jerome Lejeune: Holiness and the Genetics of Disease

Dr. Jerome Lejeune: Holiness and the Genetics of Disease

On January 21, 2021, the Vatican announced that Dr. Jerome Lejeune’s cause for canonization has moved forward, declaring him venerable.
Atheism and Religion: Stephen Hawking and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Atheism and Religion: Stephen Hawking and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

In 1968, Pope Paul VI appointed Stephen Hawking, a brilliant theoretical physicist, and atheist to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Advent: What Are We Waiting For?

Advent: What Are We Waiting For?

Waiting and watching is a characteristic of the Christian. However, Advent feels like a whirlwind of distractions rather than a time to prepare for Christ!
Etty Hillesum’s Interrupted Life

Etty Hillesum’s Interrupted Life

Etty Hillesum’s diary documents a 27-year-old's journey to God during the Holocaust, the truth she fought for, and the hope she maintained throughout.
The Value of Science in the Age of CRISPR

The Value of Science in the Age of CRISPR

Among advances in medicine and technology is the capability of “gene editing” via a technique known as CRISPR; bu what are the bioethical considerations?
Perseverance, Ingenuity, and the Mission to Mars

Perseverance, Ingenuity, and the Mission to Mars

Last month, NASA launched Perseverance, NASA’s newest addition to the robotic Mars Exploration program, with Ingenuity Mar’s Helicopter attached to it.
Gregor Mendel and Charles Darwin: Two Men and a Theory

Gregor Mendel and Charles Darwin: Two Men and a Theory

Scientists Charles Darwin and Gregor Mendel were contemporaries. Mendel certainly knew of Charles Darwin, but did Darwin ignore Gregor Mendel's work?
Gregor Mendel: Priest, Teacher, Abbot, and Avid Beekeeper

Gregor Mendel: Priest, Teacher, Abbot, and Avid Beekeeper

Known as the "father of genetics," Gregor Mendel was also a priest, teacher, and abbot, raised bees, recorded meteorological data, and tracked sunspots!

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