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Kenya bus attack: Al-Shabab 'wants religious war'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1126000/1126241_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537485348_75e99e4a3289ebf151f8b2fd1bf40ab9<p><b>The slaughter of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is a bid to start a religious war, a senior adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta has told the …

Red Cross

The quest for a reactionless spacecraft thruster

<i>The torsion balance is contained in an evacuated lucite cylinder. The hardwood frame is leveled and stabilized with lead weights (gray bricks, in the</i> …

The Origins of Aggressive Atheism

Non-believers are often marginalized in the U.S., which has led to a lot of resentment among their ranks. But don't be deceived: For most Americans, lack of religion usually comes with a shrug, not a shout.<p><i>O sinner! Consider the fearful danger you are in: It is a great furnace of wrath, a wide and</i> …

Incorporating Religion and Spirituality Into Healthcare

Religion and spirituality are an important, if often private, part of many Americans' lives. According to a poll from Pew Research Center, 65 percent of Americans identify themselves as religious and 18 percent describe themselves as spiritual. Yet, there is one place where those beliefs haven't …

10 Common Words We Don't Pronounce Like We Used To

<b>Vocabulary.com, posted by Arika Okrent</b><p>As languages change, so do pronunciations. This list from our friends at Vocabulary.com contains 10 words that …

Etymology

A Secret Message Hidden In A CIA Sculpture 25 Years Ago Might Finally Be Solved

The sculpture is 12 feet high, and stands on the grounds of the CIA complex in Langley, Virginia. American artist Jim Sanborn built it 25 years ago.<p>Kryptos contains four hidden messages, carved out of metal. Those four messages are the clues to a riddle. Sanborn has hinted that solving the riddle …

The little-known musicians behind some of music's most famous moments

<b>Herbie Flowers and Ronnie Ross – the bass and sax solos in Walk on the Wild Side</b><p>When you think – as we are – of famous musical parts or breaks, it’s hard not to start with Lou Reed’s 1972 hit, which has not one but two famous instrumental breaks. Although Reed’s lyrics – which detail the lives of …

Nevada, Home of The Republic of Molossia

<i>If you want to learn about someplace, you can always pick up a textbook. But if you want to get to know a place, you're going to have to dig a little</i> …

8 Forgotten Kids Shows Sure to Give You Nightmares

Cable access shows aside, the strangest stuff on TV has to be children's programming. I used to watch it myself, but I was a picky viewer -- much of …

Satanists Demand Religious Exemption From Abortion Restrictions, Cite Hobby Lobby Ruling

The Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision, which allowed some for-profit companies to claim a religious exemption to Obamacare’s contraception …

How Would Christianity Deal with Extraterrestrial Life?

How would the world's religions react to the discovery of extraterrestrial intelligence? There is, of course, no single answer. But for Christians …

The Unintended Consequences of Colorado’s Great Pot Experiment

Nearly five months into Colorado’s great pot experiment, the early returns are good. In Denver, home to the bulk of the first-in-the-nation retail …

The electric car’s biggest threat may be its battery

The battery-powered electric car is making inroads, but there’s one major problem – the battery itself. What’s needed to make the green motor go mainstream?<p>Visit a super-wealthy enclave in California like La Jolla or a super-techy one like Mountain View, and you will get a glimpse of the future. …

Electric Vehicles

Fungus may block Alzheimer’s protein

Some natural types of fungus appear to inhibit the build-up of tau—a protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.<p>“Tau …

Turn Empty Beer Cans Into Sun-Tracking Cameras

Best use of a six-pack in a while<p>In a world of digital cameras and instant gratification, photographer Justin Quinnell embraces pinhole photography, a technique hundreds of years old. He uses beer cans and photographic paper to record the gradual shift in the sun’s path over the course of several …

Can you make gasoline that slows down global warming? Google Ventures thinks so

Cool Planet's tailpipe dream nets $100 million in funding<p>Cool Planet, a startup headquartered in Colorado, announced a major $100 million round of financing today. Investors include a roster of big names including Google Ventures, BP, General Electric, and ConocoPhillips. Last month the company …

Breakthrough in invisibility cloaks, stealth technology

Scientists can create artificial nanostructures that can ‘bend light.’ But the challenge has been making enough of the material to turn invisibility …

Robots Seem More Thoughtful If They Glance Away While They Talk

Maybe you can use some of these tricks to impress your next date. (Plus, talking about robots is always impressive and sexy, non?)<p>Check out this Nao robot looking at you out of the tail of its eye. Do you feel it's thinking more deeply? Many people do, apparently.<p>In a recent bit of research, …

How Your Face Shows Happy Disgust

We smile when we're happy. But how does a face strike the proper look to show, say, happy surprise? Or happy disgust, like when you're laughing at a really gross joke?<p>A new report, published Monday in the <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, shows that we instinctively mix and match …

Will Saudi Arabia Execute Guest Workers for 'Witchcraft'?

Barack Obama is spending part of this weekend in Saudi Arabia, the final stop in a five-country tour. Obama started his springtime trip in the …

Sawan Masih: Pakistani Christian gets death penalty for blasphemy

<b>A Pakistani Christian man has been sentenced to death for blasphemy, in a case which sparked fierce rioting in the eastern city of Lahore last March.</b><p>Sawan Masih was convicted of using derogatory remarks against the Prophet Mohammed in a row with a Muslim friend.<p>Hundreds of Muslims attacked the …

Girl's Plea To Pope Francis Results In Father's Release From US Detention Facility

Mario Vargas was freed from a detention facility in Louisiana after he posted $5,000 bond. A relative who saw the girl on television pleading with the pope during a public audience helped with the funding, said his wife, Lola Vargas.<p>"When she left, her wish was that her father would be home," she …

Breaking Tradition, Pope Confesses His Sins In Public

Pope Francis broke tradition, again, today by confessing his sins in public.<p>As The Catholic News Service reports, the pope was leading a penitential liturgy in St. Peter's Basilica when it came time to hear confessions. Instead of heading into an empty confessional to hear the confessions of fellow …

Here’s How Obama Plans to Spend $25 Billion on the War on Drugs

Pres­id­ent Obama prom­ised to change the way the U.S. fights its per­petu­al war on drugs, and al­though he’s mak­ing pro­gress, the pres­id­ent’s …

What's Religious About Corporate America Cheating Workers?

Aren’t we all so relieved that corporations have finally found religion? After all, that’s the point of the <i>Hobby Lobby</i> and <i>Conestoga Wood</i> cases being …