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Black hole rips star apart, creating biggest blast ever seen

In January, scientists said they discovered an exploding star ending in a super-luminous supernova that was almost inconceivably bright -- more so than the output of the entire Milky Way. Now, new research shows the distant flare may have actually been the result of a rare cosmic collision.<p>Even …

Discussion: Pakistan’s options for addressing India’s air warfare lead (Part 4)

This series was written to add Quwa’s perspective to the increasingly prominent question of how the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) could address India’s …

Why Muslims and Chinese hate Pakistan - Russia Beyond

It has never been easy being a Pakistani. Pick a terrorist act committed anywhere in the world and chances are it has Pakistani fingerprints all over it. In many places, the word ‘Pakistani’ is a four-letter word.<p>So it must be a nasty kick in the guts for the Pakistanis to learn that their only …

Beyond surgical strikes, why India should go ahead and wipe out Pakistan's Jihadi facilities

If anything that the surgical strikes of Thursday have reemphasised, it is this: Narendra Modi remains the master of surprises. Perhaps since …

Consciousness in the universe: A review of the ‘Orch OR’ theory

•<p>The Orch OR theory proposes quantum computations in brain microtubules account for consciousness.<p>•<p>Microtubule ‘quantum channels’ in which …

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Islam v Christianity Part II

This contest between Islam and Christianity is primarily at the elite level. The bulk of those in Turkey do not support the idea of returning to the …

Religion

These Images Will Give You Some Amazing Perspective On Our Place In the Universe

As we live our day-to-day lives sometimes we forget that we’re one of seven billion people on a small planet in a solar system in the unimaginably …

How fast does the Earth move through the Universe?

And if relativity tells us there’s no such thing as “absolute motion,” how do we measure it?<p><i>“The slow philosophy is not about doing everything in</i> …

Universe

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

<b>A Nuclear Armageddon in the Making in South Asia</b><p><i>Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com</i><p>Undoubtedly, for nearly two decades, the most dangerous place on Earth has been the Indian-Pakistani border in Kashmir. It’s possible that a small spark from artillery and rocket exchanges across that border might -- …

You Won't Believe What the Secret Ingredient Is in This Creamy, Vegan Pasta

<i>The following post was previously featured on Purely Twins and was written by Lori Morris and Michelle Corso, who are a part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>Looking for a quick and easy savory dish for lunch or dinner? Unbelievably healthy creamy and delicious veggie pasta dish made with plantains and …

Why Isn't Edward P. Tryon A World-famous Physicist?

<i>Creative</i> <i>Commons via Wikimedia Commons, The History of the Universe</i><p>Why is there a Universe? Scientists simply don't know how to address why questions. They are out of the present formulation of modern science....Nor do we know, or have any prospect of ever knowing, why there is a Universe.<p>Eric …

This is how religion fails: Why the biggest religions never live up to their ideals

<b>Pope Francis, Bill Maher (AP/Reuters/Max Rossi/Janet Van Ham/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Religion talks of creating individuals of moral sensitivity and societies run by genuine ethics. Never quite works<p>Rabbi Donniel Hartman<p>March 5, 2016 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from <b>Putting God Second: How to Save Religion</b> …

Faith

Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World review – disbelief has been around for 2,500 years

Doubt about religious faith is as old as religion itself – Tim Whitmarsh’s brilliant book carefully explores literary and philosophical sources to make the case for a questioning of the gods in Greek and Roman times<p>It seems likely that there will be a female president of the US well before there is …

The Hidden Religion and Science Conflict

More than 150 years have passed since Darwin's <i>On the Origin of Species</i>, and we're still arguing about science and religion. Outrageous public statements from religious and scientific leaders reinforce the impression of endless conflict, whether it's Richard Dawkins claiming that religion is a "God …

How Astronomers See The Universe Through Our Galaxy

When we look out at the Universe, our view is pretty consistently dominated by the stars within our own galaxy. Although we know that many interesting things lie beyond — globular clusters, individual galaxies, and rich clusters and superclusters of galaxies — being <i>in</i> the Milky Way makes it very …

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Most Interesting Facts About Hinduism You May Not Know

The world’s 3rd largest religion closely following Christianity and Islam is Hinduism. Hinduism is the world’s oldest known religion and originally …

Darwin Day Revelation: Evolution, Not Religion, is the Source of Morality

As the world celebrates another Darwin Day, much of humanity still refuses to accept evolution.<p>Creationists pretend that their argument is with …

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Who were the first atheists?

Atheists, like believers, can feel pride in the pedigree of their beliefs, as Tim Whitmarsh's new book on atheism in the ancient world shows.<p>When</i> …

The Zen of Dying

<i>"We're all just walking each other home."</i>-- Ram Dass<p>When I was a little girl I had a recurring nightmare of my mom dying. I'd wake up out of breath, panicked. I'd run into my parent's bedroom, quietly put my tiny face up to her beautiful mouth and then let out a sigh of relief when I felt her …

Where Are All the Aliens? Taking Shelter From the Universe’s Radiation

The hunt for signs of intelligent life elsewhere in the cosmos has been frustratingly quiet. But maybe the reason aliens aren't talking is because …

Brussels Sprouts Recipes

Don’t want to eat your Brussels sprouts? Try them again. Here are 20+ recipes that will make them irresistibly good.<p>1 of 39<p>Our Best Brussels Sprouts …

Religulous?

Can I be the only one with this love/hate thing for Bill Maher? Millions of us must tune into <i>Real Time</i> on Friday nights -- martini or doobie in hand -- for the pleasure of watching Bill eviscerate all those Right Wing boobs (most congressmen from the Bible Belt, and EVERY Fox News reporter). I …

Why humans find it hard to do away with religion

The new atheists decry religion as a poisonous set of lies. But what if a belief in the supernatural is natural?<p>An American scientist visiting the …