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House panel to challenge climate science

By Timothy Cama Republicans on the House Science Committee are planning a hearing next week to challenge mainstream climate science conclusions. The committee, chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), has[...]


Killing Science and Culture Doesn’t Make the Nation Stronger

By Lawrence M. Krauss Scientists throughout the country across a wide spectrum of fields, from biochemists to physicists, are bemoaning the potentially devastating impact on science and technology in[...]


Critical Thinking Instruction in Humanities Reduces Belief in Pseudoscience

By Anne McLaughlin, Alicia McGill, and Matt Shipman A recent study by North Carolina State University researchers finds that teaching critical thinking skills in a humanities course significantly reduces student beliefs in[...]


Move to devise Muslim world plan against blasphemous content

By IFTIKHAR A. KHAN ISLAMABAD: The foreign ministry would circulate a comprehensive strategy paper dealing with legal and technical issues regarding blasphemous content on the social media among ambassadors of[...]


‘Fake research’ comes under scrutiny

By Helen Briggs The scale of “fake research” in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests. Official data points to about 30 allegations of research misconduct[...]


Church & State

Fla. Legislators Push To Turn Public Schools Into Mission Fields

John McGinnisWall of SeparationAnother year, another attempt to encourage proselytizing in public-sc[...]


It’s Time For The Religious Right To Embrace The ‘Mind-Your-Own-Business’ Option

Rob BostonWall of SeparationEvery few years, someone in the far-right fundamentalist Christian commu[...]


FFRF continues objecting to big cross in New Mexico public plaza

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is continuing to object to a massive cross in the main public p[...]


Nebraska Governor Signs Teachers’ Religious Garb Bill Into law

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd Nebraska public school teachers can now wear habits, hijabs, and o[...]


Should Religiously Affiliated Hospitals Be Allowed To Ignore A Federal Law That Protects Employee Pensions?

Liz HayesWall of SeparationToday the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a trio of cases that [...]


Atheist exposes Ark

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is releasing a covert video today exposing Ken Ham's Ark E[...]


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