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God is on the ropes: The brilliant new science that has creationists and the Christian right terrified

A young MIT professor is finishing Darwin’s task — and threatening to undo everything the wacky right holds dear<p>The Christian right’s obsessive hatred of Darwin is a wonder to behold, but it could someday be rivaled by the hatred of someone you’ve probably never even heard of. Darwin earned their …

Physics

Just Thinking: 12 Apologetics Quotes

<i>[As a Muslim], I began to try to knock the faith out of people whether they were Hindus, Buddhists, Christians, Jews. It didn’t matter to me. But</i> …

Does the human eye prove that God exists?

Darwin was baffled by it; Christians see it as evidence of the divine. Will science ever unlock the secrets of the human eye?<p><b>When the body of Dr Yoshiki Sasai,</b> an eminent Japanese biologist, was discovered in August this year, his death was widely mourned across the world of <b>science</b>. Not just for …

Ten of the world's best destinations for drinkers

Instead of cracking a can at home, why not search out one of these boozy hotspots? Whether you fancy guzzling a pint, sipping a cocktail or knocking back a dram or two, we can help you quench your thirst in style.<p>Pivni Lazne Bernard, Prague, Czech Republic<p>Sure, a pint of pilsner wouldn’t go amiss - …

Wine

Off the beaten track in Rome

From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome's headline acts need no introduction. But away from these historic crowd-pleasers, there are a host of lesser-known sights and neighbourhoods waiting to be discovered. Here's a selection of our favourites.<p>Chiesa di Santa Prassede<p>The interior of the …

Italy

National Geographic Travel

Pope Francis urges new cardinals to avoid Vatican intrigue and gossip

Former archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols among 19 new cardinals told to embody holiness with zeal and ardour<p>Pope Francis has instructed his new "princes of the church" – among them Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the archbishop of Westminster – to avoid "intrigue, gossip, cliques, favouritism and …

Ukraine Lawmakers Brawl in Parliament — Again

A debate in Ukraine's parliament descended into a brawl on Friday as lawmakers clashed over how to resolve the crisis which has put the country on the brink of civil war.<p>Fighting broke out when the speaker declared a pause, delaying a debate on a possible resolution calling for President Viktor …

Europe

China training for 'short, sharp war' against Japan

US military analyst says Beijing's military exercises designed to invade and gain control of the disputed Senkaku islands<p>China is stepping up its training for a "short, sharp war" designed to seize the disputed Senkaku islands from Japan, according to the head of US naval intelligence in the …

China

Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite China warnings | Reuters

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - President Barack Obama held low-key talks with the Dalai Lama at the White House on Friday after warnings from Beijing that the meeting with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader would “seriously damage” ties with Washington.<p>The private meeting lasted about an hour, …

Study: US abortion rate drops to lowest point in decades

Report does not identify cause for decline, which could accelerate due to the Affordable Care Act and state restrictions<p>The US abortion rate hit its lowest point in decades in 2011, according to a report released on Monday.<p>The abortion rate declined steadily from 1990 to 2005, plateaued through …

Coca-Cola's America Is Beautiful ad: why liberals should be upset

Coke's Super Bowl ad tugged at our heartstrings with its diverse US portrait, but the goal is to get minorities hooked on soda<p>My favorite Super Bowl commercial last night was Coca-Cola's #AmericaIsBeautiful. The spot, shot with an Instragram-filter aesthetic, featured a multi-lingual rendition of …

'Time Is Short' On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary Says

Warning that "simply delaying action on the debt limit can cause harm to our economy," Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew repeated Monday that he believes Congress should act soon to raise that limit so the federal government avoids even looking like it might default on its debts.<p>"Time is short," Lew …

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