Can the laws of physics disprove God?

If God could break the laws of physics, why haven't we seen any evidence of the laws ever being broken in the universe?

Monica Grady, Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences, The Open University • conversation
Feb. 22, 2021 ~14 min

2 qualities predispose people to sense gods or spirits

Two attributes, porosity and absorption, make people more likely to experience gods or spirits, report researchers. Here's what those terms mean.

Sandra Feder-Stanford • futurity
Feb. 1, 2021 ~7 min

Are the brains of atheists different to those of religious people? Scientists are trying to find out

Atheists may think more analytically than religious people, but it is far from proven.

Miguel Farias, Associate Professor in Experimental Psychology, Coventry University • conversation
Jan. 18, 2021 ~9 min

Conjunctions were a big deal in medieval times

An expert explains how Europeans during the Middle Ages and Renaissance saw the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, set to happen again on December 21st.

Sandra Knispel-U. Rochester • futurity
Dec. 18, 2020 ~9 min

Llamas are having a moment in the US, but they've been icons in South America for millennia

Llama toys, therapy lamas, petting zoo llamas: llamas are hot in the US, surpassing unicorns in popularity, but their relationship with South American people stretches over 7,000 years.

Emily Wakild, Professor of History and Director, Environmental Studies Program, Boise State University • conversation
Dec. 18, 2020 ~8 min

What’s the great conjunction or ‘Christmas Star’?

An expert shares how to view the great conjunction in the sky on December 21, and how the astrological event got dubbed the "Christmas Star."

Michigan State • futurity
Dec. 17, 2020 ~7 min

Survey: Muslims and Jews report the most religious discrimination

Jews and Muslims in the US report more discrimination and are more likely to become victims of violence due of their religious beliefs, new research finds.

Amy McCaig-Rice University • futurity
Dec. 10, 2020 ~4 min

Religious life was converting to tech before COVID

The pandemic has made livestreamed worship services the new normal, but research finds an existing and growing role for technology in religious life.

Eric Ferreri-Duke • futurity
Oct. 21, 2020 ~7 min

What’s behind evangelical support for Trump?

How does religion factor into the presidential election for evangelical voters? An expert digs into faith and politics in the US.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
Oct. 20, 2020 ~7 min

US Muslims are more likely to face bias than Christians

In an experiment focused on public schools, researchers found religious discrimination against Muslims and atheists was more likely than against Christians.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Sept. 28, 2020 ~10 min