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Brazen sexism is pushing women out of America’s atheism movement

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>I was eight years old when I decided that I didn’t believe in God. The realization occurred to me after my Methodist pastor reduced my queries about God and the universe to the same kind of “just because” reasoning my mother used for questions like why I couldn’t run …

Religion

Warrior women of the ancient world: 5 myths busted

<b>(CNN) —</b> History often remembers them as fearsome, war-loving lesbians, who killed baby boys and cut off their own breasts to better fire a bow and arrow.<p>But just who were the Amazons, these legendary horsewomen-archers depicted across ancient Greece, Egypt, and China?<p>The truth is no less gripping …

Ancient History

Archaeologists Discover 2,700-Year-Old Seal Impression of Biblical King in Jerusalem: ‘The Closest as Ever That We Can Get’ to Ancient Ruler

Israeli archaeologists announced Wednesday that they found a seal impression bearing the name of King Hezekiah, whose reign was described in the book of 2 Kings as well as elsewhere in the Bible.<p>After deciphering the royal seal impression found during excavations near the southern wall of the …

From Pol Pot to ISIS: The Blood Never Dried » Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!

In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, “Anything that flies on …

Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body

When you lose weight, where does it go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.<p>In a new study, scientists explain the fate of fat in a human body, and …

Intelligence is meaningless if you can’t recognize your own mistakes

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>It’s good to be smart. After all, intelligent people earn more money, accumulate more wealth, and even live longer. On the surface, being smart looks like easy living. But there’s another side to the story.<p>Intelligent people have a …

Self-improvement

Can we prove that God exists? Richard Dawkins and the limits of faith and atheism

<b>God, Santa Claus (Wikimedia/Milles Studio via Shutterstock)</b><p>Atheists sometimes argue the case against God is the same as the case against Santa Claus. Let’s test the logic<p>Gary Gutting<p>November 29, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “What Philosophy Can Do”<p>Our first concern will be Richard Dawkins’s …

15 Disturbing Facts About The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages are widely considered to be one of the darkest eras in human history. Historically sandwiched between the fall of the Western Roman …

Middle Ages

What the World's Toughest Animal Is Really Made Of

Scientists investigating the genome of a tiny aquatic invertebrate called the tardigrade, or water bear, made a very peculiar discovery.<p><i>Update: Another</i> <i>recent study looking at the genome of</i> Hypsibius dujardini <i>did not find evidence for a massive transfer of foreign DNA.</i><p>When humans are resilient, we …

Biologists Discover The Key Mechanism That Triggers Human Ageing

And they could use it to help slow or reverse the process.<p>Scientists have discovered that the deteorioration of the tightly-packed bundles of DNA …

Genetics

Maybe Christianity In America Is Dying Because It’s Boring Everyone To Death

I recently attended a service that might help solve the riddle of the fantastic decline of American Christianity. It was a different church from the one I normally go to.<p>Let me set the scene, perhaps it will sound familiar:<p>I walked in and immediately realized that I’d inadvertently stumbled upon a …

Scientists Have Created Plastic-Eating Mushrooms

Plastic may not be biodegradable, but to at least one fungus, it's edible.<p>All that plastic we throw away doesn't just go away, since most plastics don't biodegrade. But what if we could design something that would eat it? Thanks to some Yale researchers and an Amazonian fungus, that's a very real …

This Experiment First Cracked the Genetic Code—But Most People Have Never Heard of It

One of the most important experiments in the world manages to fly under most people’s radar. After years of patient experimental work, two scientists …

Genetics

Crazy "missing link" Darwin fish can breathe air, walk on land AND climb trees!

In Australia, there is a fish that has lungs, can walk on dry land, and breathe air, for up to six days. It’s not a new species, but it’s on the …

Papua New Guinea

5 Scary Things That Happen When You Eat Too Much Protein

Yup, it's possible to get too much of a good thing.<p>Protein keeps your hard-earned muscles happy, your stomach from growling an hour after you eat, and your metabolism humming at a fiery pace. But just like other really good things, getting tons and tons of extra protein isn't always better. Here, …

5 foods for a flatter tummy

Swimsuit season may be over, but you can still keep your flat summer tummy throughout the year by eating foods that prevent bloating and help build muscle. Here are some delicious options:<p><b>Greek Yogurt</b><p>Protein is great for keeping weight in-check because it digests slowly, so you feel full longer and …

Apologetics: Why The Questions Matter More Than The Answers

Recently, I got a question from a reader who asks,<br>"If God was a loving God, why did he destroy large groups of people, such as the Egyptians in the …

Guy Fawkes “is like a modern-day jihadist,” says counter-terrorism expert

The man most closely associated with the foiled 17th-century gunpowder plot to assassinate James VI and I can be likened to a jihadist of today, the …