Home » Archives by category » News

In 200 Years Cows May Be the Biggest Land Mammals on the Planet

By Jason G. Goldman Around 13,000 years ago North America had a more diverse mammal community than modern-day Africa. There were multiple horse species, camels, llamas and a now-extinct animal called Glyptodon, which looked something like a Volkswagen bug–size armadillo. Smilodon, a saber-toothed cat around the size of today’s African lion, skulked across the grasslands in search […]

By Wilborn P. Nobles III Members of Louisiana’s Senate Thursday (April 19) supported another bill that would allow teachers to pray with students in public schools. Senate Bill 512 is now moving to the Senate floor after an education committee voted 5-1 in favor of it. The Senate bill would expand upon existent law that allows school employees to […]

Continue reading …

By Hemant Mehta As we learned a couple of weeks ago, the U.S. Naval Hospital in Okinawa, Japan now has a “Missing Man” table dedicated to prisoners of war or those missing in action. That’s perfectly fine, but this particular table included a Bible, suggesting that POW/MIAs were only Christian and that atheists and people of […]

Continue reading …

By Ben Popken YouTube is a supercomputer working to achieve a specific goal — to get you to spend as much time on YouTube as possible. But no one told its system exactly how to do that. After YouTube built the system that recommends videos to its users, former employees like Guillaume Chaslot, a software […]

Continue reading …

Religious exemption in state’s anti-discrimination laws only would add injustice

Comments Off on Religious exemption in state’s anti-discrimination laws only would add injustice

By Daniel Smith Fifty years ago, in the wake of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act. Congress was coming to terms with the awful truth that people of color were systematically refused a decent place to live. And they decided it was time to do […]

Continue reading …

Ten Commandments display to go back up at Arkansas capitol after first one destroyed

Comments Off on Ten Commandments display to go back up at Arkansas capitol after first one destroyed

By Morgan Gstalter The date is set for the new Ten Commandments monument to go up at the Arkansas capitol after the first version was destroyed when a driver plowed into it. State Sen. Jason Rapert (R), who sponsored the original monument, said that crews will reinstall the Ten Commandments on the statehouse grounds in Little Rock next […]

Continue reading …

Catholic Hospitals Require the Burial of Fetal Remains; All of Texas May Follow

Comments Off on Catholic Hospitals Require the Burial of Fetal Remains; All of Texas May Follow

By Hemant Mehta Last year, Texas passed a law saying all fetal remains had to be buried or cremated. That used to be the case only for fetuses older than 20 weeks, but the new anti-abortion measure made the age irrelevant. The law also banned donation of that tissue for research purposes. It was blocked by a […]

Continue reading …

White Evangelical Men Can’t Get Enough of Trump

Comments Off on White Evangelical Men Can’t Get Enough of Trump

By Harriet Sinclair A record number of white evangelical Christians say they support President Donald Trump. According to a poll from the Public Religion Research Institute released on Thursday, 75 percent on white evangelicals said they had a favourable view of the president and just 22 percent saying they had an unfavourable view. And white evangelical men […]

Continue reading …

How to blow up a star

Comments Off on How to blow up a star

By Elizabeth Gibney After spending three months trying to blow up a star, Hans-Thomas Janka and his team finally saw what they had been waiting for. Like the world’s most patient pyromaniacs, they watched their massive stellar simulation — rendered in painstaking detail — inch closer to detonation. Each day, their supercomputer ticked through just 5 […]

Continue reading …

I Hung Out with Followers of Indonesia’s Self-Proclaimed Doomsday Prophet

Comments Off on I Hung Out with Followers of Indonesia’s Self-Proclaimed Doomsday Prophet

By Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja The biblical Garden of Eden was probably somewhere in modern-day Iraq. But what a lot of people don’t know is that there’s another Eden—a secretive place where people are preparing for the end of the world, right in the middle of the Indonesian capital. Two weeks ago, I found myself standing at the gates […]

Continue reading …
Page 1 of 641123Next ›Last »