Why astronomers are scrambling to observe the weirdest star in the galaxy this weekend

by Loren Grush It was early Thursday morning when astronomer Matt Muterspaugh noticed something strange with the star he had been observing for the last year and a half.[...]

Pakistanis say their government has ‘weaponized’ its blasphemy law

By Naila Inayat Mashal Khan was studying journalism at Pakistan’s Abdul Wali Khan University in the northern city of Mardan when rumors began to spread around campus that he’d[...]

Way More Americans May Be Atheists Than We Thought

By Daniel Cox After signing an executive order earlier this month that seeks to relax restrictions on the political activities of tax-exempt churches, President Trump said the order was[...]

Weird energy beam seems to travel five times the speed of light

By Joshua Sokol Please welcome to the stage a master illusionist. An energy beam that stabs out of galaxy M87 like a toothpick in a cocktail olive is pulling[...]

The Anti-Vaccine And Anti-GMO Movements Are Inextricably Linked And Cause Preventable Suffering

By Kavin Senapathy The thoroughly answered question of whether vaccines cause autism isn’t really a question outside of conspiracy-theorist circles. The body of evidence shows that vaccination has eradicated[...]

Church & State

The Attacks On Religious Freedom Keep Coming From The Texas Legislature: A Roundup

Dena SherWall of SeparationThe Texas legislature only meets every other year. So, with the last day [...]

Trump’s Budget Cuts Funding For Public Schools While Funneling Money To Vouchers For Private Schools

Liz HayesWall of SeparationEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos was expected to finally reveal details of[...]

Young minister tickets available for the RLC Luncheon

By Cherilyn Crowe Siblings Adam and Lauren McDuffie at the 2016 Religious Liberty Council Luncheon[...]

FFRF contests Missouri superintendent’s evangelical zeal

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is taking issue with a Missouri school district superintendent&[...]

Trump Has A Lot Of Work To Do If He Wants To Repair His Relationship With Muslims

Rob BostonWall of SeparationReaction is mixed to President Donald J. Trump’s speech in Saudi A[...]

President Trump Speaks About Terrorism and Religion in Saudi Arabia

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd During his trip to the Middle East, President Trump spoke to the A[...]

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