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North Carolina's Proposed State Religion Isn't as Unprecedented as It Sounds

The history of established churches in the early United States shows why the Tar Heel State's proposal treads on precarious ground.<p>North Carolina is home to many great things: Beer City USA, great basketball, and the nation's best barbecue (yeah, I said it, Texas). It also has more than its fair …

3D Printing a Star Cluster: How the Blind Can Feel Hubble Space Pictures

Scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute devised a clever way for the blind to experience the wonder of the cosmos: 3D printing images from the Hubble Space Telescope.<p><b>This iconic image of star cluster NGC 609</b> depicts several bright, newborn stars wrapped in a resplendent bubble of gas …

Cool waves: the best surfing photography – in pictures

The storms that have flooded towns, battered coastlines and frozen North America have sent big waves barrelling across oceans all over the world, with some surfers going to extraordinary lengths to ride the extraordinary seas. Here Chris Power introduces the work of some of the world's best surf …

Selfies at night: Canadian photographer immerses himself in the wilderness - in pictures

Paul Zizka takes photos of himself in the wilderness of Canada. He began photographing night scenes but by adding himself into the shot he created a relationship between the central figure in the image and the nature around him. Paul uses the HDR technique to achieve these results

Dog-to-English translator funded on Indiegogo

A new dog-to-English translator for those who want to talk to the animals and have them talk back has now been fully funded for development.<p>No More Woof needed $10,000 in funding to get it off the ground -- a target exceeded by $5,000 already with two months still to go on the Indiegogo …

Ancient textile may contain lost Biblical blue dye, Israeli researcher says

An Israeli researcher says she has identified a nearly 2,000-year old textile that may contain a mysterious blue dye described in the Bible, one of the few remnants of the ancient color ever found.<p>Naama Sukenik of Israel's Antiquities Authority said Tuesday that recent examination of a small woolen …

New translation of Hebrew text reveals legend of Ark of the Covenant

A newly translated Hebrew tells a tale claiming to reveal where treasures from King Solomon's temple were hidden and discusses the fate of the Ark of the Covenant itself.<p>But unlike the Indiana Jones movie "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the text leaves the exact location of the Ark unclear and states …

SpaceShots: The best new 84 photos of our universe

SpaceShots: The best new 84 photos of our universe<p>The latest and greatest images of our solar system, the galaxy and everything else out there, putting you in touch with the most distant parts of the heavens.<p>nustar_hand_of_god_2<p>Religion and astronomy may not overlap often, but a new NASA X-ray …

Smallest, faintest galaxies of the ancient universe spotted

Two of NASA's most powerful space telescopes have teamed up to shed new light on the early history of the universe.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope utilized a natural zoom lens to capture nearly 60 of the smallest, faintest galaxies ever spotted in the distant universe. In a separate study, observations …

Time machines could also clone objects, researcher says

Time travel is often a way to change history in science fiction such as "Back to the Future" and "Looper." Now researchers suggest a certain kind of time machine could also possess another powerful capability — cloning perfect copies of anything.<p>However, scientists noted the way these findings …

'Duck Dynasty' recap: Robertsons kick off Season 5, introduce new family members

The Robertsons are back with a bang for the new season of their hit show, and the A&E stars stuck to what they know best: family values and their country-living roots.<p>Following several controversies over comments Phil made about homosexuality last month, the patriarch and the rest of his brood …

Source: Networks upset with A&E for 'caving' on Phil Robertson, 'Duck Dynasty'

A&E was quick to reinstate Phil Robertson on "Duck Dynasty" following last month’s controversy over comments he made to GQ magazine about homosexuality. Now an insider tells FOX411 there is still heat on the network for their about face.<p>According to a well-placed source, higher-ups at several …

T-Mobile will pay up to $650 to switch you from AT&T, Sprint or Verizon

With an appropriately cheeky name of Get Out of Jail Free Card, T-Mobile has announced that it will pay off early termination fees for customers who want to switch from other major carriers. This includes AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. The total value could be up to $650 per line when you add an …

Beyond MP3: New push for high-resolution music so clear you can hear a pin drop

The iPod marked a huge leap forward for the music industry -- and a step backward, too.<p>To make music conveniently portable, digital music players rely on compressed songs, which strip out parts of what otherwise would be very large music files.<p>It’s the only way to fit 10,000 files on that iPod, and …

Author preaches the Bible in everyday tweets

Author and tweeter Jana Riess was looking for a way to learn from the Bible, but on the go. Enter the Twible.<p>In her new book, “The Twible: All the Chapters of the Bible in 140 Characters or Less . . . Now with 68% More Humor!,” Riess includes her tweets on all 1,189 chapters of the Bible tweeted in …

Real life ‘Inception’: Headband lets you control your dreams

What if you could control your dreams? Turn a nightmare into a fantasy, fly across the world in one night or even travel to outer space all while you're sleeping?<p>A new headband that launched on Kickstarter this month promises to do just that by helping you reach what the creators call a “lucid …

Spotify lifts limit on music streaming service

Spotify has removed all time restrictions on its music streaming service, the company announced on its website.<p>Previously, users were limited to 10-hours-a-month of free music after a 6-month trial period. Restrictions also applied to how often a single song could be played.<p>[pullquote]<p>"We have …

Ad paints vulnerable Arizona Democrat as whistle-blower on ObamaCare woes

A Democratic Super PAC is launching an ad campaign to distance vulnerable Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick from ObamaCare, saying the Arizona lawmaker is fighting to fix the “stunning ineptitude” exhibited in the health law’s website.<p>The ad was released Thursday by the House Majority PAC, a DC-based group that …

America's Spies Want Edward Snowden Dead

"I would love to put a bullet in his head," one Pentagon official told BuzzFeed. The NSA leaker is enemy No. 1 among those inside the intelligence world.<p>Edward Snowden has made some dangerous enemies. As the American intelligence community struggles to contain the public damage done by the former …

Watch Ted Cruz’s Takedown of Big-Time Hollywood Producer Behind Upcoming Anti-NRA Movie

In an interview with Greta Van Susteren on Thursday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) outlined the hypocrisy of anti-gun movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has cashed in on countless films depicting graphic gun violence. Weinstein revealed earlier this week that he is making a “big movie” featuring Meryl …