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High-energy cosmic rays come from outside our Galaxy

By Davide Castelvecchi The Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina finally has solid evidence that the most energetic particles in nature come from sources outside the Milky Way. Scientists have suspected[...]


Plan to save Great Barrier Reef from encroaching farm pollution

By Alice Klein The sky above is grey and drizzly, but the wetlands are still beautiful to behold. Flocks of magpie geese settle on the glassy water, honking and[...]


GOP rep on paying for flood loss: ‘At some point, God is telling you to move’

By Julia Manchester Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said on Thursday that it’s unreasonable for taxpayers to repeatedly pay for homes that have flooded, suggesting that homeowners move out of at-risk houses. “We[...]


Roy Moore Defends His Use of Racist Slurs by Claiming They’re From the Bible. (They’re Not.)

By David Badash Over the weekend “Judge” Roy Moore referred to Native Americans and Asians as “reds and yellows.” The leading candidate in the runoff race to be the Republican nominee to[...]


CRISPR used to peer into human embryos’ first days

By Heidi Ledford Gene-edited human embryos have offered a glimpse into the earliest stages of development, while hinting at the role of a pivotal protein that guides embryo growth. The first-of-its-kind[...]


Church & State

Read A Banned Book To Fight The Religious Right And Those Who Would Censor Ideas

Rob BostonWall of SeparationSunday marked the start of Banned Books Week 2017. This annual event, sp[...]


Mission Monday: Supporting The Johnson Amendment Supports The Important Work Of Nonprofits

Elise Helgesen AguilarWall of SeparationImagine if the local community shelter you support sent you [...]


Here’s Your Chance To Say Thanks To Barry Lynn For 25 Years Of Leadership

Rob BostonWall of SeparationTwenty-five years ago today, Sept. 22, 1992, the governing body of Ameri[...]


FFRF condemns New Mexico’s attempt to hide scientific realities from its youth

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is alarmed about the New Mexico Public Education Departmen[...]


FFRF halts social media misuse in Indiana

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has stopped the religious misuse of social media in an Indian[...]


Federal Lawsuit Challenges Michigan’s Religious Exemption for Adoption Agencies

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd The ACLU filed a federal lawsuit against Michigan officials target[...]


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