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Why Did Christianity Prevail?

<b>THE TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY</b> <b><br>How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World</b><br>By Bart D. Ehrman<br>335 pp. Simon & Schuster. $28.<p>“I used to believe absolutely everything that Bill just presented,” the scholar Bart D. Ehrman once said during a 2006 debate with the conservative theologian William Lane Craig. “He …

Theology

The way dwarf galaxies move puts a new spin on galaxy formation

Distant dwarf galaxies orbit a larger galaxy in a coordinated loop, rather than randomly as expected. The finding could challenge theories of dark …

Astrophysics

Uniview's Virtual Tour to the Edge of the Known Universe Is Terrifying

Travel safely, space nerds.<p>As the universe is unimaginably expansive and constantly growing, there’s pretty much no chance we everyday Earthlings …

Astronomy

Mysterious Circle of Ancient Human Skeletons With Arms Linked Discovered in Mexico

Ten human skeletons, arranged lying on their sides in a circle with their arms intertwined, have been unearthed in an ancient burial pit to the south …

Archaeology

Humans lived in South Asia much earlier than previously thought

Scientists in Attirampakkam, Tamil Nadu, have discovered stone tools dating back 250,000 to 385,000 years, pushing back the known human habitation of …

Anthropology

High Times Beckon for Using Hemp to Build Houses

The Romans have been using it since the days of Julius Caesar, but not to get high. Both Washington and Jefferson grew it.<p>Now that several states have legalized the use of marijuana for some recreational and medical purposes, one of the biggest untapped markets for the cannabis plant itself — at …

Cannabis

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Japan

Archaeologists Baffled By Mysterious Neanderthal Structure

An international team of archaeologists in France have recently dated a Neanderthal-built structure that has been isolated deep within a cave for …

Discovery of Unknown Ancient Population Changes Our Understanding of How North America Was Settled

She died 11,500 years ago at the tender age of six weeks in what is now the interior of Alaska. Dubbed “Sunrise Girl-child” by the local indigenous …

Can you solve it? Feast on these mathematical snacks

Three appetising picture puzzles<p>Merry Christmas guzzlers<p>Today’s three morsels are all geometrical:<p>1) What fraction of the whole triangle is the red triangle?<p>2) Four semicircles with radius 2 are constructed in the red square below. What is the area of the square?<p>3) A quarter of a circle with radius …

10 Civilizations That Disappeared Under Mysterious Circumstances

For almost as long as we’ve had civilization, we’ve lost it. There are records going back hundreds of years of explorers discovering huge temples …

Case study: Brain tumor linked to intense spiritual interest, religious delusions and psychosis

A case study recently published in <i>Frontiers in Psychiatry</i> profiles a woman whose brain tumor appears to have dramatically changed her religiousness …

Scientists Reverse Arrow of Time in Quantum Experiment — NOVA Next

Time only moves forward—or does it?<p>Physicists refer to this idea as the “arrow of time,” and the idea of unidirectional time seems to hold true for …

Enuma Elish: The Oldest Written Creation Myth

Cultures around the world and throughout the history of humankind have sought to explain how the world began and how their people came to be. The …

It's Possible For a Person to Have Two Different Sets of DNA - Here's How It Happens

Human chimeras are more common than you might expect.<p>In Greek mythology, a chimera was a fire-breathing creature with physical traits of a lion, …

Genetics

300,000-year-old skulls that look shockingly like ours could rewrite the human origin story

Precisely when and where did our species emerge? Anthropologists have struggled with that question for decades, and scattered clues had suggested the …

How to build a fire — with or without matches

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>How to build a fire — with or without matches<p>Whether you're out camping, or in a survival scenario, you should know how to build a fire.<p>Find a dry patch of ground 4 feet wide. Build a ring with rocks, or dig down a few inches. This will keep the fire insulated.<p>…

Tinder

Carl Sagan Quotes That Reveal His Thoughts on Religion

What the famous skeptic had to say about God<p>An astronomer, activist, and novelist, Carl Sagan didn't hesitate to share his views on the world, …

8 members of one family slain in Texas church shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Eight members of one family, including a pregnant woman and a 17-month-old girl, were slain in the shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a relative told CNN on Monday.<p>The eight included the visiting pastor, Bryan Holcombe, and other members of his family, said Ron …

CNN

Alien Life Might Be So Advanced That It's Indistinguishable From The Laws Of Physics

We've never seen aliens... Or have we? No, Roswell conspirators, not now. Please sit down. We're talking in multitudes of higher complexity.<p>Try this …

Dark Matter

New Anthropology Study Suggests Humans First Reached The Americas Over A Kelp Highway

An intriguing new study has just been published in the journal <i>Science</i> in which a team of anthropologists suggest that the first humans to have …

Anthropology

Neanderthals Were Screwed From the Very Start, Say Scientists

They were never going to outlast humans.<p>Filed Under Biology, History & Human Behavior<p>The only living evidence of Neanderthals today is in the genomes …

Evolution

Why Can’t Christians Get Along, 500 Years After the Reformation?

Martin Luther left behind a rich legacy of protest and reform. But the global church still isn’t over the fractures he helped create.<p>Elizabeth Eaton is in a bit of a bind. Exactly 500 years ago on October 31, Martin Luther allegedly nailed his famous “95 Theses” to the door of a German church, …

Christianity

Quantum Entanglement in Physics

What It Means When Two Particles Are Entangled<p>Quantum entanglement is one of the central principles of quantum physics, though it is also highly …

Burials Unearthed in Poland Open the Casket on The Secret Lives of Vampires

Need to get rid of a pesky vampire? Thanks to Hollywood, you probably know the drill: Wear garlic around your neck, don't go out at night without a …

Archaeology

Robots will be 100 times smarter than humans in 30 years, tech exec says

Masayoshi Son, the CEO of Japanese tech conglomerate Softbank, has been preparing his company for this scenario for quite some time.<p>Now the tech exec thinks robots will not just outsmart humans, but will have an IQ of 10,000 in the next 30 years.<p>Speaking at the Future Investment Initiative in …

Singularity

The Mysterious Case of the Newlyweds Who Vanished in the Grand Canyon

History has no shortage of unsolved mysteries, and people have no shortage of interest in them. In this episode of Stuff You Missed in History Class, …

Grand Canyon

'I Am Full Of Contradictions': Novelist Amy Tan On Fate And Family

Growing up as a first-generation Chinese-American in Northern California, novelist Amy Tan found herself pulled by two different notions of fate: Her mother was guided by beliefs in curses and luck, while her father, a Baptist minister, was guided by Christian faith.<p>As a result, Tan says, "I am …

Books

The Strangely Revealing Debate Over Viking Couture

An archeological discovery has raised questions about Muslims’ influence on Europe.<p>A researcher at a Swedish university says that Viking burial clothes bear the word “Allah”—and some people really want to believe her.<p>Annika Larsson, a textile researcher at Uppsala University who was putting …

Archaeology

The Nobel Prize in medicine explains how animals, humans, and plants are all synchronised to Earth

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2017 has just been awarded to the three scientists — Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael W. Young — who uncovered certain molecular mechanisms for these body clocks, or "circadian rhythms."<p>The winners were announced at the Nobel Forum at the …

Innovation