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A Parasite, Leopards, and a Primate’s Fear and Survival

Photo credit: Francois Savigny/Minden Pictures By Carl Zimmer Many of our primate ancestors probably ended up in the bellies of big cats. How else to explain bite marks on the[...]


Science Teachers’ Grasp of Climate Change Is Found Lacking

Photo credit: Max Reed By John Schwartz Most science teachers in the United States spend some time on climate change in their courses, but their insufficient grasp of the science[...]


Here’s What NASA Will Launch Aboard Its New Rocket In 2018

Photo credit: NASA By Mary Beth Griggs Great things come in very small packages. When the Space Launch System–NASA’s new heavy-duty rocket–lifts off in 2018, the primary mission will be[...]


Horses can read human emotions

For the first time horses have been shown to be able to distinguish between angry and happy human facial expressions. Psychologists studied how 28 horses reacted to seeing photographs[...]


7 smarter ways to talk about climate change

People are not very good at talking about climate change, not even climate activists — or so says Norwegian psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes. Understanding the science[...]


Church & State

West Virginia House Passes RFRA Legislation

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd The West Virginia House of Delegates today voted 72-26 to pass a s[...]


Risky Business: Religious Right Attorney Tells Christian Pastors To Defy The IRS

Simon BrownWall of SeparationSome far-right Christians have a hard time obeying the law. Among them [...]


Obama at prayer breakfast: ‘Jesus is a good cure for fear’

By Jordan Edwards By Religion News Service In his last National Prayer Breakfast speech while i[...]


Thank you to our supporting churches

By Jordan Edwards The Baptist Joint Committee is grateful for the 235 churches who partnered wi[...]


At Morocco summit, Muslim leaders stand up for religious freedom

By Jordan Edwards By Charles C. Haynes, Director of the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum[...]


An interview with Molly T. Marshall, 2016 Shurden Lecturer

By Jordan Edwards By BJC Staff Reports On April 4-5, Dr. Molly T. Marshall will deliver the 201[...]


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