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Transgender man can sue Catholic hospital over hysterectomy  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
A California appeals court has ruled a transgender man can sue a Catholic hospital for canceling his hysterectomy more
Economists find mixed values of 'thoughts and prayers'  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Groundbreaking research by a University of Wyoming economist has shed new light on the controversial topic of the value of "thoughts and prayers" in response to natural and human-caused disasters. more
Long-Sought Village Jesus Visited After Crucifixion Possibly Found  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Archaeologists may have discovered the village where Jesus is said to have appeared after he was crucified. more
Dozens of tigers dead after confiscation from Thai temple  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
More than half of the 147 tigers confiscated from a controversial Thai temple have died, park officials said Monday, blaming genetic problems linked to in-breeding at the once money-spinning tourist... more
Using an optical tweezer array of laser-cooled molecules to observe ground state collisions  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A team of researchers from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology has found that they could use an optical tweezer array... more
'Demon oil' on the defensive over climate change  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
At the dawn of an era scientists have dubbed the Anthropocene, driven by human impact on the planet, the energy industry's four-yearly gathering was forced onto the defensive on climate change. more
Indonesians choked by forest fire haze pray for rain  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Hundreds of people held a mass prayer for rain in a smoke-filled Indonesian city on Friday, desperately hoping that downpours will extinguish forest fires and wash away the toxic haze... more
What multilingual nuns can tell us about dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A strong ability in languages may help reduce the risk of developing dementia, says a new study. The research examined the health outcomes of 325 Roman Catholic nuns who were members of... more
Multiple flood events erode neighborhood spirit, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A Rice University study examining the social and political reactions of people in post-Hurricane Harvey Houston found that while first-time flood victims may still feel strong ties to their neighborhoods, this emotional... more
How to tackle extremism among the young and radicalised  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers have brought together a group of young people from opposing environments to find out how they respond to Islamist and extreme right messages. more
Caring contacts reduce the odds of suicide attempt  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A soldier named Jerome Motto received caring letters from home in World War II. They helped boost his spirits and later led to one of the nation's first successful suicide interventions. more
Dead Sea Scrolls: How to make a book last for millennia  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have determined the unique composition of a surface layer on the Temple Scroll, one of the best-preserved of the more than 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls,... more
All comets in the solar system might come from the same place  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
All comets might share their place of birth, new research says. For the first time ever, astronomer Christian Eistrup applied chemical models to fourteen... more
Temps up, blood pressures down in hot yoga study  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Adults taking hot yoga had lower blood pressure measurements after three months of classes, in a small study examining hot yoga's impact on blood pressure. Hot yoga is typically a... more
The Temple Scroll: Reconstructing an ancient manufacturing practice  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The miraculously preserved 2000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient texts of invaluable historical significance, were discovered in the mid-20th century in the caves of the Judean desert. The texts were mainly written on... more
As measles outbreak fades, N.Y. sets in motion new rules on school vaccinations  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
As children head to school this fall, the number of measles cases in New York has slowed to a trickle, and officials... more
Image: Subsea scouting with NEEMO NXT  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
That is not the ESA Kids mascot Paxi's ship on the right. Nor is that a vintage diving suit on the left. It is lunar exploration with an aquatic twist. more
When religious ideology drives abortion policy, poor women suffer the consequences  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In Northern Ireland, Catholics and Protestants are frequently segregated, with some neighborhoods divided by barbed wire fences, reflecting deep historical conflicts between the faiths. more
Dorian strikes Bahamas as dangerous Category 5 storm  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas on Sunday as a catastrophic Category 5 storm, its 185 mph winds ripping off roofs and tearing down power lines as hundreds hunkered in schools, churches... more
Northern Bahamas hunkers down as Hurricane Dorian closes in  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A dangerous Hurricane Dorian closed in on the northern Bahamas early Sunday, threatening to batter islands with 150 mph (240 kph) winds, pounding waves and torrential rain as people hunkered... more
Firing doctor, Christian hospital sets off national challenge to aid-in-dying laws  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Centura Health Corp. this week abruptly terminated Dr. Barbara Morris, 65, a geriatrician with 40 years of experience, who had planned to help her patient, Cornelius... more
Is it a cult, or a new religious movement?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A trend in pop culture is a mix of current affairs and anniversaries, and saturating the media landscape is documentary storytelling about cults in popular culture. Last year was the... more
Christian church supports international students, new research reveals  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Christian church can provide an important social support community for international college students in the United States, according to researchers at Penn State. Specifically, the team found that the church also... more
Satellite photos show burning Iran space center launch pad  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A rocket at an Iranian space center that was to conduct a satellite launch criticized by the U.S. apparently exploded on its launch pad Thursday, satellite images show, suggesting the... more
How a rural community hopes to retain spiritual life undermined by western ways  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Around the world, the introduction of western ways of life has changed indigenous communities. This has often happened by decreasing or by... more
Greek temple ruins suggest lifting machines in use 1.5 centuries earlier than previously believed  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As modern Greeks undertake to reconstruct the Parthenon, largely using stone material from the site's ruins, a question naturally arises:... more
Medical News Today: Mild cognitive impairment: Meditation can boost brain health  MNT · 3 weeks
New research suggests that mindfulness meditation can help boost brain health and improve cognitive reserve in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. more
Mild cognitive impairment: Meditation can boost brain health  MNT · 3 weeks
New research suggests that mindfulness meditation can help boost brain health and improve cognitive reserve in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. more
Climate change could pose extreme danger for Muslim pilgrimage, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
For the world's estimated 1.8 billion Muslims — roughly one-quarter of the world population — making a pilgrimage to Mecca is considered a religious duty that... more
Study: Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage  MIT · 4 weeks
When the Hajj comes in summertime, in some years it may not be safe for participants to remain outdoors. more
Rising summer heat could soon endanger travelers on annual Muslim pilgrimage  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Over two million Muslim travelers just finished the annual religious pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, traveling during some of the country's hottest weather. New research finds... more
Climate change could pose danger for Muslim pilgrimage: study  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For the world's estimated 1.8 billion Muslims—roughly one-quarter of the world population—making a pilgrimage to Mecca is considered a religious duty that must be performed at least once in a... more
Mimicking the diving bell spider to improve carbon conversion into fuels  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in France has found a way to improve the conversion of CO2 into fuels by mimicking the behavior... more
Hydrogen induces high-temperature superconductivity in a monolayer material  nanowerk · 4 weeks
The latest addition in exciting properties of 2D materials has been superconductivity - the complete absence of resistance at low temperatures - clearly exciting for dissipationless (low-power, heating free) electronics. Researchers hypothesized... more
A brush with a notorious cat, my rabies education and the big bill that followed  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
I was just petting an orange tabby cat in my Falls Church, Va., neighborhood, a cat I’d never... more
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