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Winning Battles, Losing the War. Association of Catholic Priests

There was a time when we thought we had a fair chance of shaping a new Ireland where, despite the great flux of change, different opinions, values …

Ireland gay marriage: The Church's decision not to lead the No campaign marks a new reality

In 1987, the plain people of Ireland were asked in a referendum whether or not they wanted divorce to be made legal in their country. They …

Vietnam

EU referendum: Sides clash on benefits of EU to UK

<b>Full access to Europe's single market is vital for UK businesses and jobs, a group campaigning for Britain to remain in the EU has said.</b><p>The chair of Britain Stronger In Europe, Stuart Rose, said leaving that market would be a "huge risk".<p>However, "out" campaigners accused him of "scaremongering" …

A Prehistoric Murder Mystery: Earth's Worst Mass Extinctions

<i>Paul Wignall is the author of "</i>The Worst of Times: How Life on Earth Survived Eighty Million Years of Extinctions<i>" (Princeton University Press). He</i> …

Earth Science

Will the Universe Expand Forever? Crash Course Astronomy Episode 43: Dark Energy

One of my favorite things to do as a science communicator is melt peoples’ brains*. There isn’t a better playing field for that than cosmology, the …

Dark Energy

Why are we made of matter and not antimatter?

The laws of physics appear to be symmetric between matter and antimatter. But the Universe tells a different story.<p><i>“If you see an antimatter version</i> …

A Radical Reinterpretation of Einstein’s Theory

“It is not easy to walk alone in the country without musing upon something,” Charles Dickens once observed. For Julian Barbour, those musings most …

Physics

These are the real-life origins of the most fearsome legendary sea creature

Of course, to be worth its salt, a monster needs to have a taste for human flesh. Legends say that the Kraken could devour a ship's entire crew at once. But despite its fearsome reputation, the monster could also bring benefits: it swam accompanied by huge schools of fish that cascaded down its …

Zoology