• Sister Miriam: The Dominican nun who helped discover DNA

    The discovery of DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, was a groundbreaking step in understanding the building blocks of all living creatures. DNA is a molecule in each cell that bears the genetic instructions for the development and reproduction of living organisms, including viruses. The credit... Read more
  • Rescuing iGen: Teens Raised on Smartphones Need an Escape Plan

    Imagine the best memories of your youth. Now imagine all of them replaced by a screen. Unless we can outsmart phones, this will be reality for a generation. It seems like millennials are always texting, swiping, browsing, Snapchatting, Instagramming, or wasting time in some other way on a... Read more
  • First human embryos edited in the USA. Here’s why it’s problematic

    Washington D.C., Aug 2, 2017 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Researchers in Oregon have announced that they have successfully altered genes in a human embryo for the first time in the United States, but Catholic ethicists warn that the procedure was morally objectionable for many reasons. “Very... Read more
  • Our Lives as Reality TV

    Facebook Live videos now appear in my newsfeed almost as often as fake news. I didn’t think much of this until I read an article in The New York Times called “Keeping Up, on Camera, Is No Longer Just for the Kardashians.” It explains that “a small but growing number of entrepreneurs... Read more
  • With battle lines drawn on net neutrality, what’s next?

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The initial comment period for Americans to tell the Federal Communications Commission what they thought of its proposed “Restoring Internet Freedom” initiative closed July 21. At last count, about 10.6 million people and organizations weighed in - 2 million of them... Read more
  • Summer Tip: Put The Phone Down & Connect With God And Those Around You

    Ever wonder why people spend their hard-earned money on tickets to a concert or play and then, when they arrive at the venue, are too busy texting away, checking email or talking on their phone to take even the slightest interest in what they actually paid for? Well, if you answered “yes” to... Read more
  • Teens Are Not As Media Savvy As You Think!

    If you want to figure out how the latest gadgets work or how to navigate Snapchat, Instagram or any one of the many social media sites, just ask a young person. I’m sure, if you’re of the baby boomer generation like me, you’ve had the experience of being totally technologically challenged... Read more
  • The Advent of the Artificial Womb

    Quietly, without much fanfare, a nuclear bomb was dropped upon the world a month ago. Not an actual mechanical explosive, device but rather an invention with by far more destructive power than a mere nuclear weapon. Apparently, researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia... Read more
  • Embrace the Robots

    We have seen the enemy, and it is the robot. A wave of fear over automation is driving dire predictions about robots rendering swaths of Americans unemployable and has created a vogue for outlandishly stupid policy proposals. A popular idea in Silicon Valley is for a so-called universal basic... Read more
  • This new technology could produce babies from skin cells. And that’s bad.

    Washington D.C., May 18, 2017 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Within the next 10-20 years, a new and controversial fertility technology called in vitro gametogenesis could make it possible to manipulate skin cells into creating a human baby. However, this groundbreaking research has caused... Read more