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Atheism, the Computer Model - Issue 45: Power

In the United States, the nones have it. The nones being people with no organized religion and increasingly no belief in God or a universal spiritual …

Religion

Saudi Arabia to 'inoculate' children against Westernisation, atheism and liberalism

Saudi Arabia is launching a programme to “inoculate” children against Westernisation, atheism, liberalism and secularism.<p>They were listed as threats …

Stephen Fry backs humanist funerals as '14 per cent of Britons say they want one'

Television presenter Stephen Fry has lent his voice to a new campaign promoting a humanist approach to life's big moments, like weddings, funerals …

Carl Sagan’s Ambitious College Reading List: Plato, Shakespeare, Gide, and Plenty of Philosophy, Math & Physics (1954)

Carl Sagan may have passed away almost twenty years ago, but he continues to influence minds of all generations through intellectual heirs like Neil …

Los Angeles

Take Carl Sagan’s Classes with His Personal Lecture Notes

When you hear the name Carl Sagan, you may think of his revolutionary television series, <i>Cosmos</i>, NASA’s Viking missions, or maybe just that silky …

Donald Trump appears to have read a leaked Clinton email doctored by Russian media

Trump on Monday told his crowd of supporters in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, that "sleazy Sidney" was "now admitting they could have done something about Benghazi. This just came out a little while ago."<p>The problem, though, is that the "admission" Trump was referring to — a line in the leaked email …

Donald Trump

What the FBI Files Reveal About Hillary Clinton’s Email Server

New documents tell the full, strange story of a technophobic VIP, a sloppy State Department, and the jerry-rigged computer that held it all together.<p>The scandal of Hillary Clinton’s “home brew” email server, as it is played out over more than a year and a half, has served as a Rorschach test for …

Why give a F**k about Colonizing Mars?

On the back of the recent flutter created by Elon Musk, where he unveiled his ambitious plans to colonize Mars (Well, he stated this ambition when he …

A physics genius reveals the smartest way to inspire a child's love of math and science

Theoretical physicist and one of the world's leading string field theorists, Brian Greene came by to discuss how to get kids fired up over science.<p>Greene is the co-founder of the World Science Festival, which has a new initiative called "City of Science" which is a 5-event series. The third event …

Physics

Mars Mobile

Be A Martian!<p>Mars needs YOU! In the future, Mars will need all kinds of explorers, farmers, surveyors, teachers . . . but most of all YOU! Join us on …

Posters

Opinion: What America’s gun fanatics won’t tell you

Can we please stop pretending that the Second Amendment contains an unfettered right for everyone to buy a gun? It doesn’t, and it never has. The …

Guns

FACT CHECK: Woman Chooses Death Over Trump or Clinton

CLAIM<p>A woman's obituary said that she chose death over the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. See Example( s …

Canadian teen locates lost Mayan city using satellite images and ancient astronomy

A 15-year-old boy is reported to have found the location of a lost Mayan City, recently. William Gadoury, from Quebec, Canada used ancient astronomy …

Pakistan Village Elders Burned a Teen Girl to Death: Cops

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Village elders burned a 16-year-old girl to death in rural Pakistan after she helped a local couple elope, police said Thursday.<p>Deputy Inspector General of Police Saeed Khan Wazir said the victim's mother and 15 members of a village jirga — a group that resolves local disputes …

Groundbreaking trial will attempt to bring the brains of the clinically dead back to life

Scientists seeking to bring the brains of dead people back to life have won approval for a groundbreaking trial.A biotech company has been granted …

Thou shalt not tell us how to behave any more

MOST of the people who have ever lived believed in a god – or more likely, gods. Cognitive science tells us that human minds are extremely receptive …

These NASA inventions are saving thousands of lives on Earth

When most people think of NASA, they think of astronauts, space shuttles and men on the moon. What’s less well known is that in making space travel possible, the US space agency has created new technology that’s saving lives all over the planet.<p>NASA’s Technology Transfer Program makes the …

Inventions

Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos

See sample pages from this book at Wink.<p><i>Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos</i><p>by Stephanie Roth Sisson<p>Roaring Brook Press<p>2014, 40 …

14 Science Books That Changed People's Lives

We asked BuzzFeed readers for the science books that changed their lives. This is what they told us.

Congressman Wants A 'National Day Of Reason' As Atheist Alternative To Day Of Prayer

Because not everyone has a god to pray to.<p>Each year, on the first Thursday of May, elected officials gather in Washington, D.C., and around the country for the National Day of Prayer. It's a day when public servants from the president on down encourage Americans of all faiths to pray and …

Secular activist who criticised Islamism killed in Dhaka

Nazimuddin Samad, whose family live in London, was hacked to death by at least four assailants after posting on Facebook<p>Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of Dhaka to demand the capture and punishment of those responsible for the murder of a law student who criticised Islamism on his …

Extremism

March 2015

The conflict between science and religion lies in our brains

The conflict between science and religion may have its origins in the structure of our brains, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and …