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Bangladesh blogger becomes second to be murdered in a month

Photograph: Sourav Lasker/Demotix/Corbis By Jason Burke  and Saad Hammadi A blogger known for his atheist views has been stabbed to death in Bangladesh, in the latest of a series of[...]


STEM Education Promotes Critical Thinking and Creativity: A Response to Fareed Zakaria

By Jalees Rehman All obsessions can be dangerous. When I read the title “Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous” of Fareed Zakaria’s article in the Washington Post,[...]


It’s Not Easy Being Scientology

Image: HBO By Sophie Gilbert Last year, the BBC reported that a building owned by the Church of Scientology in northeast England was drawing the ire of local residents. The[...]


New lobster-like predator found in 508 million-year-old fossil-rich site

Credit: Jean-Bernard Caron/Royal Ontario Museum By Phys.org What do butterflies, spiders and lobsters have in common? They are all surviving relatives of a newly identified species called Yawunik kootenayi, a[...]


Woolly Mammoth DNA Inserted into Elephant Cells

Photo by Jonathan S. Blair/National Geographic By Tanya Lewis The idea of bringing extinct animals back to life continues to reside in the realm of science fiction. But scientists have[...]


Church & State

Indiana Lawmakers May Amend Controversial State RFRA

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd The firestorm surrounding Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restorat[...]


Falwell Follies: Liberty University President Denies Political Intent After Hosting Cruz Rally

Rob BostonWall of SeparationLast week, Americans United wrote to John Koskinen, commissioner of the [...]


Supreme Court Declines to Hear Worship in Schools Case

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd The U.S. Supreme Court this morning denied a petition in the long-[...]


Pence's Pandora Problem: Ind. Governor Signs Troubling 'Religious Freedom' Bill

Simon BrownWall of SeparationIndiana just passed a law that could allow for religious-based discrimi[...]


RFRA Becomes Law in Indiana, Stalls in Georgia

By Don Byrd Written by Don Byrd Indiana became the 20th state to enact a Religious Freedom Restora[...]


Insane Initiative: Calif. Attorney General Balks At Certifying ‘Kill The Gays’ Ballot Question

Sarah JonesWall of SeparationCalifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris has moved to block a ballot m[...]


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