Author: Theodora Hawksley

FUNDING Science news Round-Up: In the Beginning

Image credit: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio It’s been an amazing month for science news, including the first transplant of a genetically modified pig’s heart into a human being, and research suggesting that people in vegetative...

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RESEARCH Finding Common Ground Between Science and Faith

One of the more intriguing corners of the internet is the world of pacifists playing war games. In both fantasy and reality-based games, including Battlefield V, Call of Duty and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you...

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CHURCH ACTION Medical Breakthroughs and the Dangers of Reductionism in Mental Health

Last month saw the announcement of a new success in treating persistent and severe depression. In an experimental treatment at the University of California, San Francisco a 36 year-old woman, Sarah, was fitted with a...

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RESEARCH Science News Round-Up: Life in the Unlikeliest Places

Life, but not as we know it? Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU It was headline news when NASA’s Perseverance rover successfully landed on Mars in February this year. It’s since dropped out of the mainstream news, but...

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RESEARCH Science News Round Up: Apocalypse Now?

  Science news this month has been dominated by engagement with the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report was hard-hitting. Climate change is no longer only visible in particularly...

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SCIENCE AND RELIGION Sunday Mornings and Citizen Science

This article first appeared in the June 18th edition of the Methodist Recorder under the title ‘Encountering the Otter’. Sunday mornings over the last year have looked different for many of us, and required us...

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RESEARCH Science News Round-up: What does it mean to be human?

Welcome to our first science news round-up – a monthly briefing of some of the latest developments and discoveries, seen through the lens of Christian faith. It’s been an interesting month for palaeoanthropology. First, archaeologists...

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