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Six Steps to Take to Prepare for the Coming Culture Shift

I have written before about the generation of younger kids who’ll follow Millennials and Generation iY. They’re still young (12 or younger), but they …

Homeland Security

Demonstrations in France against Front National fail to attract large numbers

Protests have taken place in France against the victory of the Front National in the European elections last weekend.<p>Police estimates have put the number of demonstraters at a mere 4,200 people in Paris, a small fraction of the 1.3 million people who took to the streets against the party in 2002 …

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Supreme Court favors environmentalists in urban runoff case

The<p>U.S. Supreme Courton Monday refused to review a long-running Los Angeles County case, handing a victory to environmentalists in a battle over polluted urban runoff that fouls Southern California's coastal waters.<p>The justices let stand a federal appeals court ruling that held the Los Angeles …

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Gear & Gadgets

Scientists can trace your ancestors to within 30 miles using DNA

You might know where your forebears lived a few generations prior, but how about the exact village they came from -- <i>1,000 years</i> ago? Thanks to DNA sequencing, it's now possible to find that out in many cases according to researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK. The aptly-named GPS or …

Scio Pocket Molecular Scanner Is a Google-like Device for Physical Objects

A couple weeks ago I had a fascinating video call with a gentleman named Dror Sharon, the CEO of a company called Consumer Physics. He showed me a …

Atoms

Scientists closer to turning human skin cells into sperm cells

Scientists at Stanford University have successfully managed to reprogram human skin cells and turn them into sperm cell precursors. Their findings, published in the journal <i>Cell Reports</i>, show that skin cells of infertile men can be changed into stem cells and take on the characteristics of …

Scientists uncover a secret of aging: Young blood helps restore elderly mice

A group of studies focused on properties of blood linked to rejuvenation, and human clinical trials are coming soon<p>Three studies, two from Harvard and one from Stanford, track the miraculous ability of young blood to rejuvenate both mental and physical abilities in aging mice. Harvard reported …

FEATURE: Kurt Cobain’s Freedom Now

<b>On April 8, 1994 I was sitting behind my desk at WFNX-FM in Boston. Around 11 AM one of the station’s disc jockeys walked into my office and said</b> …

Christians are under pressure to keep quiet about their faith, says former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey

Christians are under pressure to be “silent about their faith” and display “increasing timidity” about admitting they have a faith at work, according …

Bush's Middle East 'crusade' hasn't been very good for Christians

One of the saddest unintended consequences of the U.S. invasion of Iraq has been the progressive de-Christianization of the country, home to churches that trace their lineage to the earliest days of the religion. In reporting on Christmas Day bombings in Christian areas of Baghdad, the<p>New York …

Hallelujah? Christian rock is gaining popularity in Pakistan — under the radar

Christians have been using music in Pakistan since the first missionaries accompanied European colonizers to the region in the 18th century.<p>Reverend Imam Deen Shahbaz was a convert to Christianity and a pastor appointed by the United Presbyterian Church of North America. In the 1880s he started …

Is Affirming Christianity Still Relevant?

By now, anyone who doesn't live in a monastery knows <i>Duck Dynasty</i> patriarch Phil Robertson made anti-gay and racially insensitive remarks in an interview with <i>GQ</i>, and that the religious right has leapt to his defense. Much has been written about it, but my lessons learned are a bit different.<p>First, …

LGBTQI

United Nations too Christian, claims report

Study calls for greater religious tolerance with Hinduism and Buddhism under-represented and funding a major issue<p>Christianity dominates the United Nations and more diversity is needed to increase non-Christian representation in world peacemaking, according to a study.<p>Research undertaken by Prof …

Survey: Twice as Many Christian Martyrs in 2013 as in 2012

‘I am worried,” writes Harvard geneticist David Reich in the New York Times, “that well-meaning people who deny the possibility of substantial …

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Australia's 'Judeo-Christian heritage' doesn't exist

Christopher Pyne's newly appointed curriculum reviewer was quick to argue for more recognition of Australia’s Judeo-Christian tradition in schools – never mind that it's a fallacy<p>Last week, federal education minister Christopher Pyne gave a totally deadpan promise of "balance" and "objectivity" …

Violence against Egypt's Christians endangers US foreign policy, Egypt

Since the removal of President Morsi from office in July, Egypt’s vulnerable Christian minority has been caught in the middle of a highly destructive zero-sum political showdown between the Muslim Brotherhood and the military-backed government.<p>While violence against Christians is nothing new in …

The World's War on Christianity

Last spring, I was having supper with Christian workers who had devoted their lives to North Africa. They were retired missionaries. I left the table to take a call from a reporter. He wanted my opinion on the subject of the persecution of Christians, claiming many of his sources in the media and …

Human Rights