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We Asked 12 Scientists How Their Faith Affects Their Work

"If there were serious compatibility issues between science and Christianity, I would feel them like a knife through my mind."<p>"Both science and faith play a part in helping me to make sense of the world. Science gives me a basic understanding of the world that I share with everyone else. It also …

Durham University

Rumi, and the Knowledge Not Manifest

In this era of evidence based science, the practice of medical sciences is expected to conform to standards derived from scientific inquiry. Psychiatry is not exempt from this purported paragon and the American Psychiatric Association publishes and updates guidelines that virtually dictate the …

Man Flu Is a Real Thing, Says Science

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University find that oestrogen protects women from the flu, but not men.

Superluminous Supernova Is The Brightest Ever Seen

Astronomers have been left stunned by a superluminous cosmic explosion that outshines the entire output of the 100 billion stars in the Milky Way.<p>The aptly named ASASSN-15lh, spotted by the Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN), is a ball of hot gas billions of light years away that radiated …

Netflix gets tough on VPNs, proxies and 'unblockers'

Following its global rollout, Netflix has said it will finally be cracking down on proxy services that allow users to view content from other …

Obama administration proposes $4B spend to tackle legal barriers to rapid rollout of self-driving cars

When Tesla’s Elon Musk tweeted that he expected to the company’s cars to be able to drive themselves across the U.S. from coast to coast within two years, my response was that I might believe the tech could hit that deadline, but not the law. It seems I may be wrong.<p>The <i>WSJ</i> reports that the Obama …

Obama Administration

Someone just used a federal law to bring a live turkey on a Delta flight

By Yanan Wang<p>Yanan Wang<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>View post on imgur.com<p>There are probably few worse places to encounter a wild animal than 30,000 feet in the air — hence the terrifying premise of the 2006 thriller “Snakes on a Plane.” Accommodations are made, however, for certain domestic animals.<p>In the …

Blackbirds

David Bowie accusing MTV of racism in '83: Read the interview transcript

Among the wonders of David Bowie's life that are being rediscovered upon his death: this video -- from 1983 -- of the artist criticizing MTV for featuring so few black artists. Here's video of the exchange between Bowie and MTV's Mark Goodman, plus a transcript of the conversation:<p>Bowie: It …

Venezuela court rules against three opposition MPs

Supreme Court, citing voting irregularities, says the National Assembly's decisions are void until the MPs are unseated.<p>Venezuela's Supreme Court has declared that the new opposition-dominated National Assembly's decisions are void until it unseats three barred parliamentarians.<p>Monday's ruling …

Nicolás Maduro

Supreme Court Strikes Down Florida Death Penalty Law

U.S. news<p>The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declared Florida's death penalty law unconstitutional because it requires the trial judge and not the jury to make the critical findings necessary to impose capital punishment.<p>The state's current system is at odds with a string of Supreme Court cases which …

Florida

Mumbai Creates 'No-Selfie Zones' After Drowning Death

Mumbai police have identified 16 “no-selfie zones” across the city on India’s west coast after a man drowned trying to save a girl who fell into the …

The 'hidden airport' travel hack could save you as much as 80% on flights

But a new travel website called Tripdelta says it has created a unique algorithm that can save travelers as much as 80% on flight prices compared with those found on the bigger websites.<p>The website, which has been in the works for over two years, was put together by a team of developers who created …