News

How virtual reality could save your life during a disaster

The tech that preps soldiers for battle might soon train first responders. Read more of the article here.[...]


Autism linked to 'male hormones'

Exposure to high levels of "male" hormones in the womb increases the chance of a baby boy developing autism, according to researchers. Read more of the article here.[...]


Skin cancer trial results 'exciting'

The results of two international trials against advanced skin cancer have been hailed as "exciting and striking". Read more of the article here.[...]


'Female' hurricanes cause more deaths, but only because people don't take them seriously

Gender stereotypes affect the perceived threat of incoming storms. Read more of the article here.[...]


Secular VIP of the Week: Debbie Goddard

Debbie Goddard is outreach director at the Center for Inquiry Transnational in Amherst, N.Y. Goddard is also the Director of African Americans for Humanism, a program of the[...]


Church & State

Boston Globe: Islamic State militants execute American journalist James Foley

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project ...read more Read more here[...]


Reuters: ‘No’ from one Iraq villager triggered Islamic State mass killings

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project ...read more Read more here[...]


RNS: Does the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fund embryonic stem cell research?

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project ...read more Read more here[...]


WSJ: New York’s mayor and archbishop to meet on police issues

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project ...read more Read more here[...]


Florida County Commission Votes to Exclude Atheists From Giving Invocations

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd Florida's Bervard County Commission may be testing the limits of a[...]


Kentucky Baptists Criticize Church-Sponsored Candidate Forums

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd The Kentucky Baptist Fellowship calls a series of “candidate[...]