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Spacecraft diving deep into Saturn moon's erupting water jet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Cassini spacecraft is about to get an icy shower as it orbits Saturn.<p>On Wednesday, Cassini will storm through a jet …

Astronomers Just Discovered a Real-Life Death Star Ripping a Planet Apart With Gravity

Using NASA's Kepler space telescope, astronomers have witnessed an unprecedented event: a miniature celestial body getting ripped apart by the white …

Universe

Dumb Bernie Sanders delusions: Progressives who champion Sanders need to consider this — and no, it’s not the Supreme Court

The one issue that no one — including Democrats — wants to discuss is precisely the topic America must confront<p>Images of dead children awash on the shore haunt social media feeds and appear throughout mainstream media coverage of the global refugee crisis. The corpses of children are the gruesome …

Jaw-dropping images give us a first glimpse of Mars' liquid water

For years, a team of NASA scientists had pondered over the enigmatic dark streaks lining the inner and outer faces of craters on the Martian surface, shown below.<p>But no longer.<p>NASA announced the answer to the conundrum Monday: The streaks are evidence of flowing water.<p>Most mysterious about these …

Egypt's lost Queen Nefertiti may lie concealed in King Tut's tomb | Reuters

CAIRO(Reuters) - High-resolution scans suggest the tomb of Ancient Egypt’s boy-king Tutankhamun contains passages to two hidden chambers, including what one British archaeologist believes is the last resting place of Queen Nefertiti.<p>British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves speaks during a news …

Ancient History

The right hides behind a fictional Bible: Memo to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump — your favorite book is made up

“The Art of the Deal” might be real but historians think less of the Bible’s veracity. Let’s not live by it in 2015<p>Donald Trump told us recently that the Bible is his favorite book. Ted Cruz announced, rather unoriginally, that God speaks through the Bible. Cruz <i>p</i><i>è</i><i>re</i> has declared that the Bible …

Homo naledi: new species of ancient human discovered, claim scientists

Bones found in South African cave are <i>Homo naledi</i>, a new species of ancient human relative, say researchers, but some experts are sceptical of find<p>A huge haul of bones found in a small, dark chamber at the back of a cave in South Africa may be the remnants of a new species of ancient human …

Evolution

Why the Texas shooting does not deserve the Charlie Hebdo treatment

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Jean-Baptiste Thoret was understandably swift to distance Sunday's shooting in Garland, Texas, from the deadly Islamist …

WHEN DOES CRITICISM OF ISLAM BECOME ISLAMOPHOBIA?

I am taking part on Friday in a discussion entitled ‘When does criticism of Islam become Islamophobia?’, hosted by Oxash, the Oxford Atheists, …

Walsh: Sorry, But It’s Islam’s Fault If People Are Islamophobic

May, 2015<p>Print this article Font size -16+<p>Matt Walsh tends to have some controversial opinions, but none more right on than this current Opinion …

Radical Islam Is a ‘Made-Up Idea’ — See Who Made That Claim Live on CNN

Comedian and Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidallah confidently claimed that “radical Islam” is nothing more than a “made-up idea.”<p>Obeidallah appeared on CNN Monday to discuss Saturday Night Live’s edgy sketch about people’s fear of drawing the Islamic “Prophet Muhammad” because of the violent …

Boko Haram’s Rescued Sex Slaves Tell Their Horror Stories

All have suffered, many have died, many are pregnant or have small children. And some have learned to sympathize with their brutal captors.<p>LAGOS, …

The Middle East is America’s collateral damage: The brutal truth about America’s drone wars

Obama’s apology for the death of an American aid worker lays bare his callous indifference toward Muslim life<p>In the twenty-first-century world of drone warfare, one question with two aspects reigns supreme: Who counts?<p>In Washington, the answers are the same: We don’t <i>count</i> and <i>they</i> don’t count.<p>The …

Systemic Racism or Isolated Abuses? Americans Disagree

Half of Americans say there's a pattern of police killing black men, but the deep divisions show why criminal-justice reform will be difficult.<p>Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Tamir Rice. Walter Scott. Freddie Gray.<p>What does that list mean to you? Is it a list of isolated, if tragic, incidents where …

The Pros And Cons Of Globalization

A story in the Washington Post said “20 years ago globalization was pitched as a strategy that would raise all boats in poor and rich countries alike. In the U.S. and Europe consumers would have their pick of inexpensive items made by people thousands of miles away whose pay was much lower than …

Atheism: The Next Civil Rights Movement?

One of the “most hated” groups in America, atheists face discrimination in everything from employment to child custody. A growing movement is …

Here Are Some Of The Victims Of The Kenya University Massacre

Friends, family, and others are sharing pictures of the people killed using the hashtag #147NotJustANumber to put a face to victims of the terror attack at Garissa University College.<p>At least 79 other people were also injured in the attack by militant group al-Shabaab, the Kenya National Disaster …

What Makes Indiana's Religious-Freedom Law Different?

The new statute's defenders claim it simply mirrors existing federal rules, but it contains two provisions that put new obstacles in the path of equality.<p>No one, I think, would ever have denied that Maurice Bessinger was a man of faith.<p>And he wasn’t particularly a “still, small voice” man either; …

15 major book moments missing from the 'Lord of the Rings' movies

<i>Major spoiler warnings for a 60-year-old trilogy ahead, proceed at your own risk.</i><p>Rejoice, for today is Tolkien Reading Day, an annual celebration …

Literature

Jupiter 'wrecking ball' may have destroyed early planets

Jupiter may have acted like a giant wrecking ball in the newborn solar system, roaming in to destroy an early generation of inner planets before …

In Times of Stress, the Best Person to Talk to Is 'You'

Studies show that using second- and third-person pronouns when talking to yourself can help calm you down and improve your performance.<p>Robert DeNiro's "You talking' to me?" scene in <i>Taxi Driver</i> may be the first thing that pops up when you think of someone talking to himself in the mirror. But …

Psychology

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Radical Islam.’ There Are Only Terrorists Who Are Muslim

ISIS is about as Islamic as the KKK is Christian. They just use religion. Their real agenda is political. Get with it.<p>How many Muslims does ISIS have …

Boko Haram attacks towns in Niger after assault on Cameroon

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Nigeria's Islamic extremists invaded a second country in the region Friday, attacking two towns in a part of Niger that is …

The Foolish, Historically Illiterate, Incredible Response to Obama's Prayer Breakfast Speech

Using religion to brutalize other people is not a Muslim invention, nor is it foreign to the American experience.<p>People who wonder why the president does not talk more about race would do well to examine the recent blow-up over his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Inveighing against the …

Stephen Fry On What He’d Say To God At the Pearly Gates: ‘How Dare You’

The recently married gay comedian—and staunch atheist—was asked what he’d say to God when he reached the pearly gates. His answer is …

Atheist Stephen Fry Delivers Incredible Answer When Asked What He Would Say If He Met God

<b>UPDATE: 'From Stephen Fry's Position Of Atheism There Is No Hope For The Future'</b><p>What would Stephen Fry say if he came face-to-face with God?<p>That was …

Faith

The Right To Be Racist

By Dion Beary,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/153irKm<p>Earlier this month, the Golden Globes were guided by a recurrent melody: freedom of artistic …

How fear of offending has trumped freedom of speech among today's young people

One of the many debates generated by the recent terrorist attacks in Paris has been centred on the different ways that older and younger generations …

Critical Thinking

After the Paris attacks we’re in danger of abandoning the right to offend | Natalie Nougayrède

The very people who should be standing up for free speech are bowing to fear and self-censorship<p>In the two weeks since the Paris attacks I have arrived at a few conclusions. Some are partly linked to the fact that I am French, European, a journalist, and that I write for a UK-based global media …

Transgender Individuals Recognized For First Time Ever In A State Of The Union Speech

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed for protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals Tuesday evening, making it the first time lesbian, bisexual and transgender people have ever been recognized directly in a State of the Union address.<p>"As Americans, we respect human …