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Grown-up chimps are less likely to help distressed friends

By Sam Wong There, there! Adult chimpanzees are less likely than younger ones to console their companions in times of distress. The finding raises questions about how the capacity[...]


Supernova’s messy birth casts doubt on reliability of astronomical yardstick

By Shannon Hall The exploding stars known as type Ia supernovae are so consistently bright that astronomers refer to them as standard candles — beacons that are used to measure[...]


Malaysian Police Official: Atheists Have To Stop Causing Anxiety Among Muslims

By Hemant Mehta Earlier this month, a picture of an Atheist Republic gathering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia went viral, leading to a government crackdown. This is a nation that, in[...]


Trump’s first list of science priorities ignores climate—and departs from his own budget request

By Jeffrey Mervis President Donald Trump has translated his campaign promise to “make America great again” into his administration’s first blueprint for federal investment in science and technology. The White[...]


2017 Total Solar Eclipse: Everything You Need to Know

By Jeanna Bryner and Denise Chow On Monday, Aug. 21, the Great American Eclipse will give those in the United States a rare sight — the moon will slip in[...]


Church & State

Donald Trump And Roy Moore Launch A New Raft Of Spurious, Anti-Muslim Claims

Liz HayesWall of SeparationIt’s been a week of pants-on-fire-level, anti-Muslim rhetoric: Days[...]


FFRF to Milwaukee: Beware Good News Club

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has sent cautionary letters to nine Wisconsin public school dis[...]


A History Lesson Highlights the Importance of the Bill of Rights to Religious Freedom

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd In a column for Religion News Service, Curtis Freeman, professor o[...]


For Some Reason, The Religious Right Is Looking For A Boost From The Eclipse

Rob BostonWall of SeparationOne of the most discouraging things about many fundamentalist Christians[...]


N.M. school expunges religious mural after FFRF complaint

The Freedom From Religion Foundation appreciates rapid action by a New Mexico public school to remov[...]


4,000 Faith Leaders Urge Congress to Maintain Tax Code Protection for Houses of Worship

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd Today, more than 4,000 faith leaders from across the country calle[...]


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No, a Vaccine Court ruling does not show that vaccines cause SIDS

No, a Vaccine Court ruling does not show that vaccines cause SIDS

There was a rumbling in the antivaccine underground over the weekend about a recent ruling by the Vaccine Court compensating parents of a child who died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In a confused and scientifically highly flawed decision, the Special Master Thomas Gowen…

No, a Vaccine Court ruling does not show that vaccines cause SIDS

No, a Vaccine Court ruling does not show that vaccines cause SIDS

There was a rumbling in the antivaccine underground over the weekend about a recent ruling by the Vaccine Court compensating parents of a child who died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In a confused and scientifically highly flawed decision, the Special Master Thomas Gowen…

No, a Vaccine Court ruling does not show that vaccines cause SIDS

No, a Vaccine Court ruling does not show that vaccines cause SIDS

There was a rumbling in the antivaccine underground over the weekend about a recent ruling by the Vaccine Court compensating parents of a child who died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In a confused and scientifically highly flawed decision, the Special Master Thomas Gowen…

No, a Vaccine Court ruling does not show that vaccines cause SIDS

No, a Vaccine Court ruling does not show that vaccines cause SIDS

There was a rumbling in the antivaccine underground over the weekend about a recent ruling by the Vaccine Court compensating parents of a child who died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In a confused and scientifically highly flawed decision, the Special Master Thomas Gowen…

No, a Vaccine Court ruling does not show that vaccines cause SIDS

No, a Vaccine Court ruling does not show that vaccines cause SIDS

There was a rumbling in the antivaccine underground over the weekend about a recent ruling by the Vaccine Court compensating parents of a child who died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In a confused and scientifically highly flawed decision, the Special Master Thomas Gowen…

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