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Religion and Philosophy

Episode 15: Science and Scripture

Join us as today’s guest, Professor Emeritus Stephen Barr, delves into particle physics and materialist cosmology to discuss whether science has made scripture obsolete.

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Science and Technology

Gear treated with ‘forever chemicals’ poses risk to firefighters

Firefighters face occupational hazards on a daily basis. Now, new research shows they face additional risk just by gearing up. Fabric used for firefighter turnout gear tested...

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Why Physics (Still) Lacks Diversity

The lack of diversity in physics is a known problem, and yet efforts to change our demographics have only had minor effects during recent decades. What do we mean by...

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Firefighters and PFAS: Occupational Heath and Environmental Health

Prof. Graham Peaslee from the Notre Dame Department of Physics discusses his recent research on PFAS, their impact on the body and the environment. A group of chemicals, Per- and...

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Science and Technology

Born from the Stars

The Universe is big – bigger than we can often comprehend. From the extremely large galaxies, stars and planets, to the incredibly small, with intricate structure inside every...

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Measuring the Heavens: How to Build an Instrument to Study the Cosmos

We’ve all seen the stunning astronomical images taken using telescopes on the ground and in space. But have you ever wondered just how did we take those images? How did we...

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Galactic Archaeology

Similar to archeologists uncovering artifacts to study ancient civilizations, or paleontologists using fossil fragments to reconstruct the dinosaurs, astronomers observe the night...

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Are We Alone?

In October 2017, a telescope in Hawaii detected the first confirmed “interstellar object” spotted in our solar system. Christened ‘Oumuamua (pronounced oh-MOO-uh-MOO-uh),...

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Causality Principle

A group of physicists, teachers, high school students and parents, fresh from a day at physics boot camp, huddled around their butcher paper-topped table inside an Italian chain...

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Star of Wonder

The Gospel account of St. Matthew includes a peculiar episode: Magi or wise men who followed a star to the place of Jesus’ birth. A Notre Dame astrophysicist details the...

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Art and History

On Good Stories and Coming Along for the Science

A New York Times bestselling author, Sam Kean has written four books on science—books with titles like The Disappearing Spoon and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons. So...

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Science and Technology

Researchers Provide Direct Experimental Evidence of Wigner Molecule Formation

In 1934, Eugene Wigner predicted that, in certain circumstances, a gas of electrons could take on a solid, crystalline phase and form a “lattice,” as long as the concentration...

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