Brain circuits for empathy, violence may overlap
April 18, 2010 Human brain circuits involved in empathy and in violence may overlap, scientists have found. They say the discovery...
Institute Backs Claim With Scientific Study
DUBLIN, MARCH 29, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Religion often get a bad name in the media, but science shows that it can actually be good...
FAITH AND SCIENCE ARE FRIENDS, SAYS POPE
VATICAN CITY, MARCH 24, 2010 (Zenit.org).- There is no opposition between faith and science, says Benedict XVI, who proposed
Exotic antimatter finding may clarify cosmic symmetries
March 4, 2010, Physicists say they have detected the heaviest 'anti-nucleus? to date, a rare specimen of a sort of mirror-image form
INTENTION MEDIA Proudly Presents, "WATER"
Water - the most common substance on earth. It is with us every moment of everyday, but do we know the secrets of this amazing
PONTIFF: BIOETHICS NEEDS NATURAL LAW
VATICAN CITY, FEB. 14, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is affirming that bioethics, with all of the scientific developments it takes
CATHOLIC-JEWISH COMMISSION: SCIENCE NEEDS RELIGION
VATICAN CITY, JAN. 20, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Catholic and Jewish leaders are underlining the need for the ethical guidance of religion
IMPORTANCE OF PRACTICING MEDITATION
25 Jan . mantra, prayer, deep prayer, meditation, transcendental meditation, and so on, have been practiced by almost all religions
THE LEGACY OF GALILEO GALILEI - SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY & THEOLOGY in DIALOGUE
ROME, DEC. 3, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Four hundred years after he invented the first telescope, Galileo Galilei's legacy lives on,
Big bang simulator achieves first proton collisions
24 November 2009 - View from the central axis of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) tunnel of the ATLAS underground facility with the
VATICAN CONSIDERS LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS
VATICAN CITY, NOV. 10, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Both scientists and believers posit that life is a "special outcome" in a "vast and mostly
CHRIST'S FACE AND A SHROUD OF MYSTERY
WASHINGTON, D.C., NOV. 2, 2009 (Zenit.org).- One of the most mysterious cloths in the world, bearing the image of a tortured,
Shroud of Turin History
Shroud of Turin FAQ
BIOTECHNOLOGY ISN'T RISK FREE, SAYS ECONOMIST
ROME, OCT. 29, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Biotechnology might be the secret to ending the economic crisis, but it comes with both risks and
SCHOLARS AIM TO DISPROVE DARWIN
ROME, OCT. 26, 2009 (Zenit.org).- As the theory of evolution turns 150 years old, one group of scholars is calling it a scientific
Patriarch Laments Lack of Wisdom in Caring for Creation
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, OCT. 23, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Society may have more knowledge in the 21st century, but not necessarily more
Imaging of Ultraweak Spontaneous Photon Emission from Human Body Displaying Diurnal Rhythm
The human body literally glimmers. The intensity of the light emitted by the body is 1000 times lower than the sensitivity of our naked eyes
Babies in the Womb Have Memories
Thursday, July 16, 2009 10:02 AM
By: Jennifer Harper
They weigh less than 3 pounds, usually, and are perhaps 15 inches long. But they can remember.
Prelate Encourages Umbilical Cord Blood Donations
CARDIFF, Wales, JUNE 12, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The archbishop of Cardiff is encouraging people to donate the singularly useful umbilical cord blood after giving birth. Read more.
Galileo Anniversary Ignites Faith- Science Dialogue
FLORENCE, Italy, MAY 26, 2009 (Zenit.org).- There is a fundamental dialogue between faith and reason, and an international conference on Galileo can serve to prove it, according to the archbishop of Florence. Read more.
BIOETHICS COURSE BROCHURE
The course program is now available at this link (subject to change). The application form and instructions are now available at this link. Please apply by May 30th. Download our ?yer in Adobe Acrobat format (PLEASE NOTE: pricing has changed). Read more.
Transgenic Plants for Food Security in the Context of Development
Poverty in developing countries is usually linked to low agricultural productivity. Inadequate quantity and quality of food impacts human development potential, physically and mentally.
Vatican Debates Genetically Modi?ed Veggies
VATICAN CITY, MAY 21, 2009 (Zenit.org).-
The Ponti?cal Academy of Sciences hosted a week of study to consider the various issues related to the debate surrounding genetically modi?ed organisms. The May 15-19 event in the Vatican brought together 41 scientists from some 15 nations, including China, Mexico, Australia, Kenya and Great Britain. Read more.
PROGRAM, 2009 BIOETHICS SUMMER COURSE
Global Bioethics: Science, Religion and Human Rights in Dialogue".
June 30 & July 10, 2009
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To attend the summer course of the School of Bioethics, admission and registration are required.
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Scientists produce illusion of body-swapping
Courtesy Karolinska Institute and World Science staff
Cognitive neuroscientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institute say they have made people perceive the bodies of mannequins and other people as their own. The ?ndings are to appear Dec. 3 in the online research journal PLoS One.
'Out of body' research attacks philosophical questions
Courtesy American Association for the Advancement of Science and World Science staff
Using virtual reality goggles to mix up sensory signals reaching the brain, scientists say they've induced ?out-
of-body?-like experiences in healthy people, suggesting a possible explanation for a phenomenon often thought to be a figment of the imagination.
What is consciousness? Study aims to settle debate
Research would also subject claims of ?out of body? experiences to strict test
Special to World Science
In science, plenty of problems are hard. But just one is so gruesomely trying that scientists themselves have termed it, well, ?the hard problem.? How does consciousness arise?the living, aware experience of being?
Language of music really is universal, study finds
Native African people who have never even listened to the radio before can nonetheless pick up on happy, sad, and fearful emotions in Western music, according to a new report published online on March 19thin Current Biology
Faith found to reduce errors on psychological test
At least for one type of test, belief in God can help reduce mistakes and anxiety, according to new research that also shows distinct brain activity patterns in believers.
Benedict XVI Encourages Cooperation Among Sciences
VATICAN CITY, FEB. 22, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI stated that in order to enter into the mystery of human life, all sciences must fight isolation and work together in a common vocation to seek the truth.
It Took 40 Days
TORONTO, FEB. 22, 2009 (Zenit.org).- On Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25, the Church begins her great Lenten journey with Jesus on the road to Jerusalem. For centuries, Lent has been a very intense spiritual journey and experience for the followers of Jesus Christ.
Why are there 40 days in Lent?
Pontiff Requests Prayer for Fulfillment of Mission
VATICAN CITY, FEB. 22, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is asking for prayers, on this feast of the Chair of Peter, for a successful fulfillment of his mission as the Bishop of Rome. The Pope made this request today in an address to those gathered in St. Peter's Square for the Angelus.
Brain scans examine speaking in tongues
When members of certain religious sects speak in tongues, they mouth what seems to be an incomprensible language, yet perceive it to have great personal meaning.
Pontiff Says People Aren't Governed by the Stars
VATICAN CITY, JAN. 7, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The universe is not governed by a blind force, but by love, and people are not slaves to the cosmos, Benedict XVI says. The Pope affirmed this Tuesday during a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica that celebrated the magi of the east, who arrived to Bethlehem following a star.
God and science not an easy mix for many
Some philosophers, scientists and theologians have argued that religion and science have no fundamental conflict. But many people seem to feel otherwise, if a new study is to be believed. Researchers found that a person's unconscious attitudes toward science and God are often opposed, depending on how religion and science are used to answer ultimate questions such as how the universe began or the origin of life.
Genes affecting generosity may be found
If you like easy games, you'd love this one. The rules: one player receives some money. That player may then choose to give any part of it, or none, to a second player. The end. It seems absurdly simple doesn't the second player even do anything but that's exactly the point. Scientists studying altruism, or generosity, designed it to provide a straightforward measure of a person's altruism, untainted by considerations such as how the other player might react.
Belief in aliens doesn't negate faith in God, Vatican says
The Catholic Church's chief astronomer say any extra-terrestrial being would also be a part of creation. VATICAN CITY -- Believing that there maybe extraterrestrial life does not contradict a faith in God, the Vaticans chief astronomer said in a recent interview...
Bridging Science and Religion: Why it Must be Done
Though the problematic relations between science and religion can be found throughout contemporary Western culture, their roots lie in the radical changes in the relation between theology and culture in the West since the Enlightenment and the rise of modern science. Still the backdrop...
Meteorites left seeds of Earths left-handed life
Flash back three or four billion years to a hot, dry, lifeless Earth. All is still. Suddenly, a meteor plunges in to the desert several times faster than a speeding bullet. With it, scientists believe, this crash may have planted the chemical seeds of life on Earth. Researchers are now presenting evidence that desert heat, a little water, and meteorite impacts...
Science and Religion: Bridging the Great Divide
Ever since science began drifting away from religion, centuries ago, each has dreamed of subsuming the other. Scientists, in their boldest moments, speak of explaining away all the mysteries by empirical inquiry, leaving no need for ancient wisdom. And the faithful,fervently believing in spiritual forces unmeasurable by any meter...
The theory of sound, music and human path
Approximately two years ago I started to understand the concept that music was much more than entertainment. Over the last two years I have developed through extensive research theories on this that I believe can alter our destiny and improve our lives. Of course we all know Music. Music has been around for tens of thousands of years. It is part of our lives...