Diana Hem

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Comic-inspired badge designs put the fun in scouting

Working in the creative industry often means you've still got a little bit of that kid curiosity that made the world so interesting all those years …

Atheism in the U.S.: Is It Really That Bad?

One of the more common questions I see atheists who live outside the U.S. asking those of us who live in the U.S. is, "Is it really that bad there?" …

Religion

Krauss promotes “militant atheism”—in the New Yorker, of all places

Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather when I heard that Lawrence Krauss had published a piece called “All scientists should be militant …

Charles Darwin confessed his atheism in a private letter which has gone up for auction

A private letter where Charles Darwin confesses to not believing in the bible or that Jesus was the son of God is set to sell for more than …

New Testament

Psychological Disorders in Animals: A Review of What We Know

An essay in BBC Earth summarizes what we know about mental illness in animals<p>Almost four years ago, I wrote an essay called "Do Wild Animals Suffer …

That time Pentecostals turned me into an atheist.

September 9, 2015 by Galen Broaddus<p><i>This guest post is by Dylan Walker, who blogs at SkeptimusPrime.net.</i><p>The journey from a staunch fundamentalist …

Agnosticism and atheism predominate among Harvard’s incoming (and virginal) students

This plot, which appeared in an article in the <i>Washington Post</i>, is taken from a survey by the <i>Harvard Crimson</i> (the student newspaper) of that …

College & University

The Evolution of "Two" in the Indo-European Language Family

The Indo-European language family includes most of the languages of Europe as well as many languages in Asia. There is a long research tradition that …

Language

That's Me in the Corner, Losing My Religion

Governor John Kasich (R - OH) worries that the Kentucky spectacle of Christian extremism will turn people away from religion. He is right to worry. I am disgusted by the un-American, hypocritical, mean-spirited rallies and shows of support for Kim Davis. The whole business besmirches organized …

Mother's 911 call: My sons are trying to kill me

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Two Atlanta-area brothers are behind bars and charged with multiple felonies after police said they attempted to kill their own parents over the weekend.<p>Yvonne Ervin called 911 Saturday morning and reported that she and husband Zachary were being attacked in their own home.<p>The …

Crime

People Learn The True Meaning Of The Lyrics To Macarena

It's a simple, excruciatingly catchy song with original lyrics sung in Spanish, and it seems many people have no idea what the lyrics to Los del …

Music

Sweet Toucan Who Lost Her Beak Gets a 3D-Printed Prosthetic Replacement! (PHOTOS)

Last April, we reported on the heartwarming story of Grecia, a male toucan who lost his beak in a “senseless attack.” He was fitted with a prosthetic …

Ornithology

The Original Human Language Like Yoda Sounded

Many linguists believe all human languages derived from a single tongue spoken in East Africa around 50,000 years ago. They've found clues scattered …

Linguistics

8 Ways You Can See Einstein's Theory of Relativity in Real Life

1 of 8<p>Profound implications<p>Relativity is one of the most famous scientific theories of the 20th century, but how well does it explain the things we …

Why I Became A Lunchbox Dad And Started Making Bento Lunches For My Kids

Three years ago, I started making these fun characters out of food for my daughter’s school lunches. Anonymous internet parents started telling me …

Kids

Scientists hunt for clues in mysterious deaths of 60,000 antelopes in four days

Researchers have clues that might explain why thousands of saiga, an endangered antelope, died suddenly.<p>It started in late May.<p>When geoecologist …

Wildlife

Dolphins are vicious wild animals and no one should ever give birth in the water with them

YouTube/Kim Jam<p>Dorina Rosin and her partner, Maika Suneagle, had an unusual plan to deliver their baby: birth by dolphin midwife.<p>This is dangerous …

Where Do Fish Go in a Storm?

The authors can’t say exactly where the fish disappeared to, but they think they either ducked into the reef for shelter, or swam for calmer …

American Catholics Clash With Church Over 'Sins,' Survey Finds

The Catholic Church teaches that premarital sex, gay marriage, contraception, and divorce are wrong — but a major survey ahead of Pope Francis' trip to the United States finds that much of his American flock does not agree.<p>The new poll by the Pew Research Center reveals that Americans who identify …

This Software Makes Cyberbullies Think Twice Before Sending Mean Messages

Thanks to the relative anonymity the Internet provides, it's all too easy to type up something snarky—if not downright mean—and fire it off without …

India's top court suspends ban on Jain suicide ritual

India's Jain community has scored a legal victory when the Supreme Court temporarily lifted a ban on the traditional ritual of Santhara, or fasting to death.<p>Community leaders welcomed the ruling on Monday and said it would give them time to make their case to the Supreme Court.<p>"Our principles have …

How often do you really need to shower?

Most people think showering once a day is the norm, but there are plenty of people who don't — and it might be healthier.<p>If you don't shower much — …

Hair Care

The Science Behind A More Meaningful Understanding Of Sexual Orientation

People who are attracted to others of the same sex develop their orientation before they are born. This is not a choice. And scientific evidence …

Divers find 'priceless' hoard of gold coins off Israel's Mediterranean coast

Scuba divers have discovered the largest trove of gold coins ever found off Israel’s Mediterranean coast – about 2,000 pieces dating back more than 1,000 years, the country’s antiquities authority said on Tuesday.<p>“The largest treasure of gold coins discovered in Israel was found in recent weeks on …

Archaeology

WHO: Limit Yourself to 1 Hour of Music

How It Works: The Large Hadron Collider

To chaotically combine particles, you need a lot of space ... and a lot of power<p>The world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), famously upended physics with the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson in 2012. But it was only operating at half power. Since then, …