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Dinosaurs would have survived if asteroid hit Earth elsewhere, scientists claim

When the cosmos shoots pool, it plays for keeps. It sank a six-mile-wide rock in our pocket of the solar system 66 million years ago. The smack of the asteroid against Earth released energy on the order of billions of atomic bombs. Dinosaurs were the cataclysm's most famous victims, joined by sea …

Earth Science

Marijuana Has Always Been A Part Of Jewish Life From Ancient Israel To The Shtetl

The Jewish rapport with weed is long and varied, implicit yet ingrained.<p>President Richard Nixon, father of the Drug War, was one of the first to …

Cannabis

How Conjoined Twins Are Making Scientists Question the Concept of Self

“When they were about a year and a half,” says Felicia Hogan, “we got told it was impossible to separate them without harming or killing one.” Her …

Power Rangers

Science may have just answered the question of how life began

Research into the conditions under which life originally formed has given scientists a lot of tantalizing clues in recent years, but a new discovery …

Are Christians Supposed to Be Communists?

It was in 1983 that I heard the distinguished Greek Orthodox historian Aristeides Papadakis casually remark in a lecture at the University of Maryland that the earliest Christians were “communists.” In those days, the Cold War was still casting its great glacial shadow across the cultural …

There Are More Black Catholics in the U.S. Than Members of the A.M.E. Church

How black Americans defy religious stereotypes—and navigate race relations in historically white, European spaces.<p>In the wake of this summer’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops decided to create a new, ad hoc committee against …

University of Pennsylvania

The evangelical divide

FOR almost 80 years the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship has aspired, in the words of its first president, to take a “definite stand for Christ on …

Angela Merkel

Nuclear sub sailors fired after ‘absolutely disgraceful’ parties with a prostitute and cocaine

The British sailors who spend their lives in submarines safeguarding the nation’s nuclear missiles are, without hyperbole, contenders for the most important job in the world.<p>The gravity of their mission is even evident in the names the British Royal Navy gave to the nuclear missile-equipped tubes …

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The Six Commandments? Christians feel four of the ten are no longer important

The ten commandments are a central tenet of the Christian faith.<p>But research has revealed that just six of them are still important to British Christians.<p>Most Christians believe that four of the commandments are not "important principles to live by" according to a YouGov poll.<p>The four which have …

The Labour leader concentrated his fire on the rollout of the controversial benefits system, but May defended it forcefully<p>Jeremy Corbyn concentrated his fire on the government’s controversial universal credit system, which involves merging six benefits into a single monthly payment. He opened by …

Saudi Arabia wants to build a $500 billion mega-city spanning 3 countries

Saudi Arabia plans to build a new $500 billion metropolis that spans three countries.<p>The development, called NEOM, was announced at a conference on Tuesday by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. It's the latest in a series of mega projects designed to reshape the kingdom's economy.<p>It is nothing …

Saudi Arabia

AI is worth learning and not too tricky – if you can get your head around key frameworks

<b>M³</b> Starting with: TensorFlowThe hype around AI promises interesting work and fat paychecks, so no wonder everyone wants in. But the scarcity in …

Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination

A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll released Tuesday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.<p>"If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it," said …

Pew Research Center

Scientists Have Concluded That The Universe Shouldn't Really Exist

And yet here we are.<p>Scientists just confirmed the problem at the centre of the Universe: it shouldn't really exist at all.<p>That's because at the very …

Xi's status lifted, setting stage for an even tighter grip

BEIJING (AP) — The ruling Communist Party on Tuesday formally lifted Xi Jinping's status to China's most powerful ruler in decades, setting the stage for the authoritarian leader to tighten his grip over the country while pursuing an increasingly muscular foreign policy and military expansion.<p>The …

China

Pope Francis Rejects Appointment of ‘Masonic’ Lebanese Ambassador

In an infrequent exercise of his diplomatic veto, Pope Francis has reportedly rejected the recently named Lebanese Ambassador to the Holy See, …

Nonviolent Fight Club: Why U.S. Catholics Are Still Debating Nonviolence

The work of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, born from the April 2016 Rome meeting, recognizes that most of the people with political power are …

How to Get the Most Out of Emotional Eating

You've probably been there: Stressed and hungry and trying to resist the urge to shove "forbidden foods" in your mouth. Maybe you had an argument …

'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own

It opens a new book, which is where computers teach humans how to play Go better than they used to Tom Mitchell, computer scientist, Carnegie Mellon University<p>It can only work on problems that can be simulated in a computer, making tasks such as driving out of the question<p>Google’s artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

Luther would be horrified by the world he forged

The brilliant German monk never intended to start his own Church<p>A few years ago, a Lutheran friend sent me a link to her favourite website: Lutheran …

NASA press release says our solar system has a 9th planet

Planet Nine<p>Earlier this month, NASA issued a press release stating that it’s likely that our solar system has a ninth planet—even if it’s proving …

Universe

Life with Dignity: a Personal Plea against Assisted Suicide

Saint Augustine wrote, “it is never licit [right] to kill another: even if he should wish it, indeed if he request it because, hanging between life …

Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say

For centuries, skin color has held powerful social meaning — a defining characteristic of race, and a starting point for racism.<p>“If you ask somebody on the street, ‘What are the main differences between races?,’ they’re going to say skin color,” said Sarah A. Tishkoff, a geneticist at the …

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Astronomers find half of the missing matter in the universe

It is one of cosmology’s more perplexing problems: that up to 90% of the ordinary matter in the universe appears to have gone missing.<p>Now astronomers have detected about half of this missing content for the first time, in a discovery that could resolve a long-standing paradox.<p>The conundrum first …

Universe

How to Get the Recognition You Deserve

Stop hiding your thinking and start sharing your work<p>Wouldn't it be great if everyone knew how awesome you really are?<p>It's possible, according to writer and artist Austin Kleon. The secret is to be "<i>findable</i> . . . (to put) your work out there and make it discoverable <i>while</i> you're focused on getting …

Social Media

In Italy, A Medieval Town Confronts A Double Threat — Erosion And Too Many Tourists

Tourism is booming in Italy, which welcomed close to 50 million visitors over the summer. That has helped some places that have been struggling to survive. But for one destination, it might be too much of a good thing.<p>Civita di Bagnoregio is in the northern corner of the Lazio region, 75 miles …

Italy

Benedict XVI is right to worry about the liturgy

Benedict XVI, the Pope Emeritus, has written a very short foreword for the Russian edition of his book The Spirit of the Liturgy. It is short, but …

CIA Officials Say Kim Jong-un Fears Suffering The Same Fate As Former Leaders Of Iraq And Libya

North Korea has long maintained it wants nuclear weapons and long-range missiles to deter the United States from attempting to overthrow the regime …