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Poor Clare Colettine nuns walk back to their monastery after a funeral (CNS)

The nuns who have doctors baffled

Doctors are unable to explain why a nun’s brain fully invaded with Alzheimer’s kept functioning at a high level

Pope Francis greets  Stephen Hawking (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The Pontiff addressed the meeting held by Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Eighty-five Nobel laureates are affiliated with the university

Organisers of the Mass at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology hope the tradition will spread

Jerome Lejeune a French Catholic pediatrician and geneticist died in 1994 (CNS)

The Catholic physician’s foundation will be given the Evangelium Vitae Medal

Zachary Quinto as Spock in Star Trek Beyond

Does the attempt to explain away miracles prevent us from fully embracing the love of God?

Fr Jaki, probably explaining the way Erathostenes calculated the circumference of the Earth (Antonio Colombo)

Fr Stanley Jaki argued that science is about quantities. Anything immeasurable, including God, it can neither prove nor disprove

As Shortt reminds readers, not all scientists are atheists (AP)

Rupert Shortt’s God is No Thing provides a courteous response to atheists

Embryos being prepared for instant freezing in laboratory (PA)

Life says the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has approved ‘uncertain and dangerous technology’

US Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno has been appointed director of the Vatican Observatory (CNS)

A new book charts the historical relationship between the Church and science

Vermeer’s The Wine Glass demonstrates his peculiar attention to detail

A book on Johannes Vermeer and Antoni van Leeuwenhoekr is a reminder of a time when theology, arts and science went hand in hand