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Supermassive Black Hole Simulations Suggest Dark Matter Origin

Cutting edge simulations have revealed for the first time exactly how the supermassive black holes at the heart of quasars were formed.<p>Quasars are some of the brightest objects in the visible universe and they are believed to contain supermassive black holes that are more than a billion times the …

Of Course Donald Trump Is a Terrible Christian

Pope Francis really stepped in it Thursday, didn’t he, getting all judgy about whether Donald Trump is a Christian. Who is he to say whether someone …

Donald Trump

101 things you thought were true, but have actually been debunked by science

No more.<p>It's time to put an end to the most alluring science myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies passed down through the ages.<p>To help the cause we've rounded up and corrected dozens of the most shocking science "facts" that are bizarrely wrong about food, animals, the Earth, biology, space, …

The Religious Sources of Christian Terrorism

News reports live a short life in the media. Many seem to have already forgotten the militant organization that continues to occupy the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. But then many also do not know that these militants are also Christians.<p>Their motivation is ostensibly a religious one, …

So Now Muslims Can Be Fired for Praying?

A Cargill plant in Colorado had always permitted its Muslim employees prayer breaks. But why were 190 of them suddenly fired?<p>If 190 Christians were …

Adventures in Islam: The Myths and Legends of Muslim Homogeneity

As we watch the presidential debates unfold, one could be excused for thinking that there was an imminent threat of an Islamic takeover of the United States.<p>According to NPR, at a New Hampshire rally, Donald Trump followed up his proposed ban on all Muslims entering the country with the comment …

Why I Am Religious and Not Just Spiritual

When I was in college I was involved in an Evangelical campus ministry. I attended a weekly Bible study (most of the time) and went to occasional social functions designed to help Christian students connect and enjoy an alternative to wild sorority and fraternity parties. Once in a while, I even …

What scientists just discovered in Greenland could be making sea-level rise even worse

Rising global temperatures may be affecting the Greenland ice sheet — and its contribution to sea-level rise — in more serious ways that scientists imagined, a new study finds. Recent changes to the island’s snow and ice cover appear to have affected its ability to store excess water, meaning more …

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The quiet impact of Obama's Christian faith

President Barack Obama was flying over Los Angeles in June as he listened to the first accounts from a courtroom in Charleston, South Carolina, where family members of nine dead parishioners who were gunned down at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church had just addressed the accused killer.<p>He …

'Pathetic': Richard Dawkins in extraordinary outburst against Islam

GETTYProfessor Richard Dawkins has launched a fresh attack on Islamic belief<p>The furious academic walked out of an interview when a Muslim journalist …

Religion

2016: The Year We Began Mining the Moon

Now that Elon Musk’s SpaceX has managed to land upright, the future of travel and commerce in outer space is bright.<p>It came streaking down from the …

Global Warming May Put an End to Coffee, Chocolate, and Beer

Global Warming May Put an End to Coffee, Chocolate, and BeerGetty Images/EyeEmWine too!First the good news. As we've told you before, coffee is not …

Sam Harris’ detestable crusade: How his latest anti-Islam tract reveals the bankruptcy of his ideas

Harris’ haughty ignorance & chauvinism are on full display in his new book, a “dialogue” with a former radical<p>There are few get-rich-quick schemes left in modern publishing, but one that persists could be called Project Islamic Reformation. Writing a book that fits in this category is actually …

Muslims hailed for protecting Christians during terror attack on Kenyan bus

Passengers donated headscarves to help prevent non-Muslims being targeted after al-Shabaab militants stormed a packed vehicle<p>Muslims helped dress non-Muslim passengers in Islamic garb to prevent extremists from identifying them for slaughter on a bus in northern Kenya, witnesses said.<p>Two people …

Extremism

Latino Muslims Live Their Lives At The Intersection Of Three Cultures

Like other Americans, Shafiq Alvarado was horrified by the events of 9/11. But living in Los Angeles, he felt a bit removed from their impact.<p>That is, until he received a phone call from the FBI, saying they wanted to meet with him. Alvarado agreed. “Next thing I knew, I was eating lunch with an …

Inside the Christian app boom

It turns out prayer and smartphone habits go well together<p>The American public is becoming less religious and less likely to attend church than in decades past, according to research like the Pew study released last month. But for Christians looking to spread the faith, there’s been a recent bright …

Apps

Watch Climate Change Eat This Canadian Island

The residents of this small island are losing as much as three feet per year to the rising sea.<p>The waterbound Pacific nation of Kiribati isn't the only island that's being swallowed by the ocean. A new video by National Geographic shows the rising Atlantic eating away at the low-lying Lennox …

New Year's Eve is your only chance to catch this beautiful comet in your lifetime — here's how to spot it

The visitor is the comet C/2013 US10 (Catalina); most people are just calling it Comet Catalina (the official name has a bit more complicated nomenclature). There are a couple of <i>very</i> cool things about this comet you should know about, but before I get to that part let me tell you how to see …

Do Christians And Muslims Worship The Same God?

Larycia Hawkins, a professor at Wheaton College in Illinois, decided to wear a headscarf during the Advent season as a gesture of solidarity with Muslims. In doing so, Hawkins quoted Pope Francis, saying that Christians and Muslims "worship the same God."<p>But some evangelical Christians disagree — …

Evangelical college suspends tenured professor for saying Christians & Muslims “worship the same God,” echoing pope

Wheaton College put the hijab-wearing Dr. Larycia Hawkins on administrative leave citing “theological implications”<p>An Evangelical Christian college suspended a tenured professor for insisting that Christians and Muslims "worship the same God," echoing the pope.<p>Dr. Larycia Alaine Hawkins is an …

Is This Stone the Clue to Why Jesus Was Killed?

A stone found in Israel with carvings of a chariot may be the key to understanding the charge of blasphemy leveled at Jesus Christ.<p>Just in time for …

Doctors Tested a Man’s Cancerous Tumors and Found the DNA Was Not Human. Here’s Why It ‘Really, Really Defied Belief’

When a 41-year-old Colombian man was seen by doctors in 2013 with fatigue, fever and weight loss, among other symptoms, they knew he had already been diagnosed with HIV in years prior and was not taking medication for it.<p>When doctors examined stool samples they found evidence of a parasitic …

Whole Foods: America’s Temple of Pseudoscience

Americans get riled up about creationists and climate change deniers, but lap up the quasi-religious snake oil at Whole Foods.<p>If you want to write …

Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool.’

<i>Rachel Held Evans is a blogger and the author of “Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church.”</i><p>Bass reverberates through the auditorium floor as a heavily bearded worship leader pauses to invite the congregation, bathed in the light of two giant screens, to tweet using …

Christmas Eve

The Children of ISIS

On the day he planned to make his sacred journey, or <i>hijra</i>, to the Islamic State, 19-year-old Mohammed Hamzah Khan woke up before dawn at his house in …

Islam