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Fluoride exposure in utero linked to lower IQ in kids, study says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says.<p>The study, published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, evaluated nearly 300 sets of mothers and children in Mexico and tested the children …

Public Health

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

Equations

House cleaning chemicals may cause birth defects

New research finds that two chemical compounds commonly found in household cleaning and personal hygiene products cause birth defects in …

Cannabis may help wean people off crack, study finds

Cannabis has been identified as a potential substitute for users of legal or illicit opioids, but a new Vancouver-based study shows the drug may also help reduce people's cravings for another highly addictive substance: crack cocaine.<p>Scientists at the BC Centre on Substance Use tracked 122 people …

Medical studies are almost always bogus

How many times have you encountered a study — on, say, weight loss — that trumpeted one fad, only to see another study discrediting it a week …

In China, Unregistered Churches Are Driving a Religious Revolution

“The government won’t approve it, but the question is if they’ll shut it down.”<p>China, the world’s rising superpower, is experiencing an explosion of faith. The decades of anti-religious campaigns that followed the 1949 communist takeover are giving way to a spiritual transformation—and among the …

China

The Surprising Personality Trait That Massively Improves Decision Making, According to Science

Want to make smarter calls? Get used to saying 'I was wrong.'<p>In the personal context, making good decisions is the difference between having the life you want and forever wondering what could have been. In the political one, it's the difference between war and peace, prosperity and want. In the …

Self-improvement

Religious War? A Christian Was Killed For Their Faith Every 6 Minutes In 2016

Nearly 90,000 Christians were killed for their faith in 2016, equivalent to one every six minutes, according to a new study by the Italy-based Center …

1 in 4 Americans Don't Believe in God; Lack of Trust in Local Churches Cited as a Reason Why Adults Are Leaving the Faith

Barna Group has released its 2015 study on the state of atheism in America, and has revealed that one in four unchurched adults in the country now …

The public and private faith of Hillary Clinton

<b>Editor's note:</b> This is the second of two stories on the religious beliefs of the presidential nominees. Read about the faith of Donald Trump here.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> At a Catholic charity event this month, Hillary Clinton, a onetime Sunday school teacher, made a small but telling theological slip-up.<p>After …

Open Bible, Burning Hearts: Response to Andy Stanley

Now that Andy Stanley has responded so fully and helpfully to the critics of his sermon “The Bible Told Me So,” we may be able to sort out a few …

Theology

Christianity: You Can Bet Your Life On It

Would you bet your life on the truth of Christianity? You'd be rational if you did. At least, that's what philosopher Michael Rota argues in his new book <i>Taking Pascal's Wager</i>. He follows seventeenth-century philosopher Blaise Pascal in the claim that "It is rational to seek a relationship with God …

Faith

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5 Ways To Increase Sales Using The Psychology Of Pricing

Understanding <i>how</i> and <i>why</i> people buy something matters. Many business owners focus exclusively on how they can make the biggest margins on a product, while still remaining competitive. What they fail to consider, however, are the very real factors that influence consumers during their purchase …