Spirituality
Cambodia to ban elephant rides at Angkor temples  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Cambodia will ban all elephant rides at the country's famed Angkor temple park by early next year, an official said Friday, a rare win for conservationists who have long decried the popular... more
Italy to declare state of emergency in Venice after flood  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Italy was poised to declare a state of emergency for Venice Tuesday after an exceptional tide surged through churches, shops and homes, causing millions of euros worth of... more
Just what the doctor ordered: Take a yoga class and depression, anxiety improve  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientific studies already support yoga practice as a means to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Now a new study provides evidence... more
Yoga and breathing exercises can improve symptoms of depression, anxiety  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientific studies already support yoga practice as a means to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. more
Just 20 minutes of meditation makes a difference  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at the department of Psychology, Michigan State University have studied the neurocognitive mechanisms related to mindfulness. Their study analyzed the correlation between mindfulness and error monitoring. more
Microplastics found in oysters, clams on Oregon coast  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Tiny threads of plastics are showing up in Pacific oysters and razor clams along the Oregon coast -- and the yoga pants, fleece jackets, and sweat-wicking clothing that Pacific Northwesterners love to... more
Microplastics found in oysters, clams on Oregon coast, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Tiny threads of plastics are showing up in Pacific oysters and razor clams along the Oregon coast—and the yoga pants, fleece jackets, and sweat-wicking clothing that Pacific Northwesterners... more
Researchers propose new criteria for diagnosing COPD  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers at National Jewish Health and dozens of leading institutions around the nation have proposed new criteria for diagnosing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. more
China aims to build its own Yellowstone on Tibetan plateau  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
There's a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world's last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering prayer flags are newly topped with... more
How meditation can help you make fewer mistakes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
New research tested how open monitoring meditation altered brain activity in a way that suggests increased error recognition. more
Meditation could help you become less error prone  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
If you are forgetful or make mistakes when in a hurry, a new study from Michigan State University - the largest of its kind to-date - found that meditation could help you... more
A cosmopolitan city  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In a new excavation project undertaken by German and Italian researchers, LMU archaeologists Paul Scheding and Francesca Diosono have uncovered evidence suggesting that Terracina was the site of the first Hellenistic temple in the region. more
How religions shape the environmental movement in Indonesia  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Young environmental activist Greta Thunberg's famous quote "listen to the scientists", during her meeting with the US Congress is a clarion call for policy-makers to take steps to save the planet. more
Meditation Reduced The Opioid Dose She Needs To Ease Chronic Pain By 75%  NPR · 5 days
For some patients in pain, opioids are still part of the long-term solution, doctors say. But by adding meditation, hypnosis or other... more
Four ways you and your company can make flexible work better  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The world of work is fast changing. As life expectancy lengthens and labour markets shift, our working lives have become more complicated. The old expectations about... more
The Catholic Church Made You 'Weird.' That's Not a Bad Thing.  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The policies of the medieval Catholic clergy may be responsible for modern psychology in the West. more
Western Individualism May Have Roots In The Medieval Church's Obsession With Incest  NPR · 1 week
Researchers combed Vatican archives to find records of how ancient church policies shaped Western values and family structures today. more
Unearthing slavery in the Caribbean, and the Catholic Church’s influence on modern psychology  Science Magazine · 1 week
Most historical accounts of slavery were written by colonists and planters. Researchers are now using the tools of archaeology to learn more... more
How the early Christian church gave birth to today’s WEIRD Europeans  Science Magazine · 1 week
Centuries-old incest ban made Westerners more independent and trusting of strangers, study argues more
The Church, intensive kinship, and global psychological variation  Science Magazine · 1 week
Recent research not only confirms the existence of substantial psychological variation around the globe but also highlights the peculiarity of many Western populations. We propose that part of this variation can be... more
Judge strikes down new Trump rule on religious objections  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A federal judge in New York has struck down a new Trump administration rule that could open the way for more health care workers to refuse to participate in abortions... more
Spiders and ants inspire metal that won't sink  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
University of Rochester researchers, inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent, it refuses to sink—no matter how often it... more
Judge rejects Trump moral-objection rule for health care  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A federal court judge in New York has struck down a rule letting health care clinicians object to providing abortions and other services on moral or religious grounds more
Judge rejects new federal health rule affecting abortions  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A federal court judge in New York has struck down a rule letting health care clinicians object to providing abortions and other services on moral or religious grounds more
Catholic Church in Cuba did not stay on the margins of the revolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Petra Kuivala's doctoral dissertation in the field of church history brings to the fore previously overlooked histories, narratives and interpretations of the... more
Medical News Today: Can meditation, hypnosis, and CBT help address the opioid crisis?  MNT · 1 week
A new review and meta-analysis has concluded that meditation, hypnosis, relaxation, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help reduce pain and opioid use. more
What we can learn from Indigenous land management  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
First Nations peoples' world view and connection to Country provide a rich source of knowledge and innovations for better land and water management policies when Indigenous decision-making is enacted, Australian researchers say.... more
Hidden Brain: Does Going To Church Improve Your Mental Health?  NPR · 2 weeks
It's been debated a long time: Does being part of organized religion improve your mental health? A new study finds that religion can buffer adolescents against depression. more
Medical News Today: Could a combination of psychedelics and meditation treat depression?  MNT · 2 weeks
New research suggests that mindfulness meditation, together with psilocybin, can improve symptoms that have a close association with depression. more
Venice gondoliers dive into murky canals for nocturnal clean-up  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Venice's gondoliers have been swapping boating hats for scuba helmets and diving into canals in a clean-up operation of the UNESCO city that has turned up everything from washing machines... more
Could a combination of psychedelics and meditation treat depression?  MNT · 2 weeks
New research suggests that mindfulness meditation, together with psilocybin, can improve symptoms that have a close association with depression. more
What can cause pain in the temple?  MNT · 2 weeks
In most cases, temple pain is linked with stress or headaches. In rare cases, it can indicate an underlying medical condition. Learn about causes, symptoms, and treatments for temple pain here. more
Medical News Today: What can cause pain in the temple?  MNT · 2 weeks
In most cases, temple pain is linked with stress or headaches. In rare cases, it can indicate an underlying medical condition. Learn about causes, symptoms, and treatments for... more
Hindu children more apt to echo propaganda that 'Indian equals Hindu'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With a multi-faith population of some 1.3 billion, India claims to be the world's largest secular democracy. But when it comes to the question of who... more
Echolocation found to be cheap for deep-diving whales  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new international study led by Aarhus University in Denmark, in collaboration with the Universities of St Andrews and La Laguna, Tenerife, reveals how whales have evolved to live in the world's... more
Medical News Today: Letter from the Editor: Getting into the spirit  MNT · 2 weeks
In this month's letter, Managing Editor Honor Whiteman reveals how MNT are celebrating Halloween and what articles have piqued your interest this month. more
Jesus Painting Bound for the Dump Is Lost Renaissance Masterpiece Worth $27 Million  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A 13th-century painting that hung over an elderly French woman's hot plate for years has sold at auction for $26.8 million. more
Halloween is an important way to think about death  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
American televangelist Pat Robinson once claimed children who celebrate Halloween were unknowingly "worshiping Satan". more
Root of Humanity's Belief in Evil Possibly Found  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Spiritual belief in evil may stem from people's attempts to explain and avoid infectious diseases. more
Catholic women reveal all about their sex lives in new book  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A book authored by a lecturer at Queen Mary University of London tells a radical new story about sex and religion in the 'swinging sixties'. more
Medical News Today: What to know about pressure in the temples  MNT · 2 weeks
There are many causes of pressure in the temples. They include certain types of headache, head injuries, and some more serious conditions. Learn more here. more
Corals from the twilight zone: Who eats what on a deep Red Sea reef  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Many coral reefs are found below scuba diving depth. Because of the difficulty in visiting these parts of the ocean,... more
Facebook and Instagram gave away the presence of the 'Japan pig' seahorse in Taiwan  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
While monitoring of cryptic and elusive tiny creatures, such as pygmy seahorses that measure only 13 to 27 mm, might... more
Delhi fights hazardous pollution after Diwali party  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
After India's biggest firework party of the year, Delhi awoke to a pollution hangover Monday with the capital forced to breathe hazardous levels of toxic particles. more
Mindfulness meditation enhances positive effects of psilocybin  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Recent years have seen a renewed interest in the clinical application of classic psychedelics in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. Researchers have now shown that mindfulness meditation can enhance the positive long-term... more
India's firecracker hub hit by anti-pollution drive  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
With thousands of workers painstakingly handmaking vast volumes of firecrackers, Sivakasi in southern India is usually at full tilt before Diwali. But due to efforts to curb air pollution, the pyrotechnics epicentre is fizzling... more
Mindfulness meditation can boost positive long-term effects of psilocybin  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Recent years have seen a renewed interest in the clinical application of classic psychedelics in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. more
Mindfulness Meditation Enhances Positive Effects Of Psilocybin  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Recent years have seen a renewed interest in the clinical application of classic psychedelics in the treatment of depression and anxiety disorders. more
Why Witches Are Usually Women  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
From the Salem witch trials to today's "witch hunts," women are front and center because they are considered powerless and more easily swayed by demons. more
Archaeologists unearth a churchyard grave in Jamestown, facing west  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It was tradition in 17th century Virginia to bury corpses with the heads pointed west and the feet to the east. This was done so that the eyes would face... more
Byzantine church to mystery martyr unearthed near Jerusalem  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Israeli archaeologists have revealed an elaborately decorated Byzantine church dedicated to an anonymous martyr that was recently uncovered near Jerusalem. more
Thieves steal Amazon fertility statues as synod nears end  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Pope Francis' controversial meeting on the Amazon took a criminal twist Monday after thieves stole indigenous fertility statues from a Vatican-area church and tossed them into the Tiber River. more
Archaeologists uncover 2,000-year-old street in Jerusalem built by Pontius Pilate  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the 'City of David' in... more
Ancient City of 'Mahendraparvata' Hidden Beneath Cambodian Jungle  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
Archaeologists have mapped the ancient city of Mahendraparvata, hidden beneath thick vegetation on a Cambodian mountain not far from the temple of Angkor Wat. more
Archaeologists uncover 2,000-year-old street in Jerusalem built by Pontius Pilate  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the "City of David" in... more
Niger floods force 23,000 from their homes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23,000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials said Saturday, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a region already wracked by Boko Haram Islamist violence. more
Adoption and fostering: Matching religion and ethnicity makes for happier families  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
There are around 75,000 children in England who live in care—73% of these children will be fostered and for 3% of these children adoption will be... more
Scientists discover new species of wasp-mimicking praying mantis  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Director of Research & Collections and Curator of Invertebrate Zoology Dr. Gavin Svenson and former Case Western Reserve University graduate student, Henrique Rodrigues, have discovered a new... more
Scientists discover new species of wasp-mimicking praying mantis  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Biologists have described a new species of praying mantis that displays the first documented example of conspicuous mimicking of a wasp among praying mantises. more
Temple researchers win NIH grant to study HIV-related neuroinflammation in context of opioid addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Temple research team a 5-year, $3.27 million grant to study neuroinflammation following... more
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