Spirituality
Alabama governor invokes God in banning nearly all abortions  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Alabama's Republican governor has signed a bill into law criminalizing abortion in nearly all cases, with no exceptions for rape or incest more
'Gift from God:' Alabama governor bans nearly all abortions  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Alabama's Republican governor has signed a bill into law criminalizing abortion in nearly all cases, with no exceptions for rape or incest more
Tech giants vow to step up fight against online extremism  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Major tech firms on Wednesday pledged to pursue a range of new measures aimed at stamping out violent extremist content on the internet, amid growing pressure from governments... more
Homegrown hydroponics project spreads around the world  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The idea began when UConn junior Christian Heiden '20 (ENG) was working on his Eagle Scout project in high school. It has developed into a non-profit organization that is helping the poor of Haiti... more
Dealing with hospital closure, pioneer Kansas town asks: What comes next?  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A slight drizzle had begun in the gray December sky outside Community Christian Church as Reta Baker, president of the local hospital, stepped through the doors... more
Underwater power generation  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Underwater vehicles, diving robots, and detectors require their own energy supply to operate for long periods independent of ships. A new, inexpensive system for the direct electrochemical extraction of energy from seawater offers the advantage of also being able to... more
Energy from seawater: Power generator autonomously switches between two functional modes  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Underwater vehicles, diving robots, and detectors require their own energy supply to operate for long periods independent of ships. A new, inexpensive system for the direct... more
In Photos: Stunning Treasures from the Burial of an Anglo-Saxon Prince  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
Take a look at photos of the earliest Christian burial in England. The tomb once held the remains of an adolescent or adult Christian man of... more
This Is the Earliest Known Christian Burial in England. It's Finally Revealing Its Secrets.  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
A repaired lyre and a pristine gold belt buckle are among the treasures in a 1,400-year-old tomb. more
Leonardo da Vinci designed an ideal city that was centuries ahead of its time  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The word "genius" is universally associated with the name of Leonardo da Vinci – a true Renaissance man, he embodied... more
Transmission of divine knowledge in the sapiential Thanksgiving Psalms from Qumran  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A recently completed doctoral dissertation in Old Testament studies supports a notion gained through prior research, according to which scribes and wisdom teachers had a central... more
Meditation needs more research: Study finds 25 percent suffer unpleasant experiences  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
More than a quarter of people who regularly meditate have had a 'particularly unpleasant' psychological experience related to the practice, including feelings of fear and distorted... more
Researchers create 'impossible' nano-sized protein cages with the help of gold  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from an international collaboration have succeeded in creating a "protein cage"—a nanoscale structure that could be used to deliver drugs to specific places of the... more
Scientists Find 1,000-Year-Old Shaman’s Bag in Bolivia  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An international team of anthropologists and bioarchaeologists has found the primary ingredients of ayahuasca — a plant-based drink that is reported to... more
Cannibalism was profitable for Homo antecessor  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Jesús Rodríguez, Ana Mateos and Guillermo Zorrilla, scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), have just published a study in the Journal of Human Evolution in which they analyze the cannibalistic... more
Opinion: Forests instead of cathedrals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Notre Dame should not be rebuilt, argue Guillaume Habert and Alice Hertzog. In times of climate change and in light of the current religious landscape its reconstruction is no longer a priority. more
Jean Vanier, Catholic hero to developmentally disabled, dies  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Jean Vanier, a respected Canadian religious figure whose charity work helped improve conditions for the developmentally disabled in multiple countries over the past half-century, has died at 90 more
States seek to cut off religious exemptions for vaccination  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Connecticut's attorney general says the state has the "well-settled power" to end a religious exemption for vaccines more
Scientology ship to remain under quarantine in Curacao  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Authorities in Curacao say 318 people aboard a Church of Scientology ship docked in the Dutch Caribbean island will remain quarantined at least until Wednesday while they determine how many might be... more
Curacao: Scientology ship to remain under quarantine  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Authorities in Curacao say 318 people aboard a Church of Scientology ship docked in the Dutch Caribbean island will remain quarantined until they determine how many might be infected with measles more
Narwhal Genome Sequenced  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from the Natural History Museum of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen, Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and Malaysia’s AIMST University has successfully sequenced and analyzed the... more
Trump defends health workers' right to object to abortions  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
President Donald Trump has moved to toughen restrictions on abortion with a measure that would protect health care workers who object to procedures on moral or religious grounds more
Climate change forcing Alaskans to hunt for new ways to survive  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As far back as he can remember, Willard Church Jr. has gone out ice fishing well into the month of April, chopping holes that were easily... more
On National Day of Prayer, Trump defends conscience rights  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Trump says on National Day of Prayer his administration is putting the finishing touches on a regulation to protect the rights of clinicians who object to participating in abortions more
160,000-Year-Old Denisovan Jawbone Discovered in Tibetan Cave  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
In 1980, a Buddhist monk found the right half a fossilized hominin jawbone in Baishiya Karst Cave on the Tibetan Plateau, Xiahe,... more
Diving deep into water and energy trade-offs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Two papers by Michigan State University (MSU) scientists begin challenging a more simplistic, input/output view of natural resources in favor of a way that better reflected how the world really works. more
Alleged California Synagogue Shooter 'Part Of The History Of Evil,' His Parents Say  NPR · 3 weeks
The parents of the man accused in the attack on the Poway synagogue in San Diego have condemned the attack as shocking... more
Responding to extremist attacks: For Muslim leaders, 'It's damned if you do, damned if you don't'  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Muslim leaders face a perilous task when asked to publicly respond to violent attacks carried out... more
An atom in a cavity extracts highly pure single photons from weak laser light  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Quantum physicists can now distil a kind of photon schnapps. When spirits are distilled, the alcohol content increases relative to... more
NY officials issue fines, close schools in measles fight  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Officials fighting a measles outbreak in New York closed schools, hit people with proposed fines and lobbied the legislature to eliminate religious exemptions for required vaccinations more
Lawyer fighting palm oil among six to win environmental prize  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When Alfred Brownell arrived in a remote Liberian village, the surrounding tropical rainforest had been leveled by bulldozers. Burial grounds were uprooted, religious shrines were desecrated and a... more
Medical News Today: How religious experiences may benefit mental health  MNT · 3 weeks
New research examines the psychological effects of having deep religious or mystical experiences, whether they are induced by psychedelic drugs or not. more
How religious experiences may benefit mental health  MNT · 3 weeks
New research examines the psychological effects of having deep religious or mystical experiences, whether they are induced by psychedelic drugs or not. more
Tailor-made enzymatic solutions reduce time and cost of biorefinery processes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Non-food, woody materials (namely lignocellulosic biomass) is the largest renewable reservoir of fermentable starches to substitute fossil fuels. It can be used to produce bio-based polymers and materials... more
In Photos: Archaeological Discoveries at Hagia Sophia  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Archaeologists have discovered amazing ruins and artifacts at the largest Christian cathedral ever constructed in the ancient world. more
Will ties to a Catholic hospital system tie doctors’ hands?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As Catholic health care systems across the country expand, the University of California's flagship San Francisco hospital has become the latest arena for an emotional debate: Should the... more
Police: Army vet drove into people thinking they were Muslim  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
California authorities say an Iraq War veteran deliberately drove into a group of pedestrians because he thought some of the people were Muslim more
Quantum distillery for light  nanowerk · 4 weeks
The distillation of spirits increases the content of alcohol relative to the water content. A similar method works on light quanta - photons. It extracts individual photons from a light source, reduces the unwanted vacuum component, and heralds this event. more
Experiences of 'ultimate reality' or 'God' confer lasting benefits to mental health  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
In a survey of thousands of people who reported having experienced personal encounters with God, researchers report that more than two-thirds of self-identified atheists... more
8 Archaeological Sites That Jesus May have Visited  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Here's a look at some of the more interesting places the historical Jesus may have set foot in, and what he was doing there. more
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