Melissa Hill

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Let’s kick God off the Court: Marriage isn’t the only place where the law has been infected by religion

It will take generations to do what Pat Buchanan fears: Purge the nation’s birth faith of power. It’s a worthy goal<p>A poll conducted a couple of years ago showed that 41 percent of American adults believed the End Times were upon us. Now, that same segment of our fellow citizens – those who have …

Religion

‘Spectacular discovery’ of how memories are formed and learning takes place

Brain scientists in the UK and US have collaborated to make ‘a spectacular discovery’ – for the first time in human studies – of how memories are …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

LIGO

Your incredibly hard job could have a surprising benefit for your health

That's according to new research, which suggests jobs that involve certain kinds of challenging mental tasks can boost memory and thinking years down the road.<p>The study, led by Francisca Then, Ph.D., at the University of Leipzig in Germany, involved about 1,000 participants over age 75. Every 1.5 …

The Brain

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a very different form of Christianity. While they didn’t …

Religion

The raging hypocrisy at the center of the Christian right’s persecution complex

The religious right has convinced itself that it’s the target of liberal persecution. There’s just one problem…<p>It’s been interesting to witness the public conversation going on among religious conservatives in the wake of the Supreme Court’s historic ruling on same-sex marriage last week. As Derek …

Religion

Teachers tap into brain science to boost learning

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b> Next: neuroscience and education.Thousands of teachers around the country are learning about an …

Teaching