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Syrian cease-fire backed by U.S. and Russia gets off to rocky start

BEIRUT — A U.S.- and Russian-backed cease-fire agreement that went into effect Monday was almost immediately violated, diluting hopes for an imminent halt to the relentless violence that has raged for the past five years and raising new questions about U.S. policies aimed at ending the …

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Atheism starts its megachurch: Is it a religion now?

<b>(Artur Bogacki via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>The non-religious Assembly is perhaps the fastest growing church in the world — and it’s coming to a mall near you<p>Katie Engelhart<p>September 22, 2013 10:59am (UTC)<p>Organized Atheism is now a franchise.<p>Yesterday, The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist …

Atheists Start PAC To Elect Nonreligious Candidates

Americans who count themselves among the "nones" — as in atheists, agnostics or those of no definite religious affiliation — have launched a new political action committee.<p>The goal? To support the election of like-minded lawmakers or, at a minimum, candidates committed to upholding the …

Humans sense 10 basic types of smell, scientists say

<b>The thousands of aromas humans can smell can be sorted into 10 basic categories, US scientists say.</b><p>Prof Jason Castro, of Bates College, and Prof Chakra Chennubhotla, of the University of Pittsburgh, used a computerised technique to whittle down smells to their most basic essence.<p>They told the PLoS …

More heavy rain looms in flood-stricken Colorado; 4 now confirmed dead

More heavy rain was expected on Saturday in flooded mountain towns in Colorado, where authorities raised the confirmed death toll to four and feared for many others stuck without food, water or power.<p>Officials said 172 people were unaccounted for late Friday, but stressed that those numbers could …

NASA using surplus military drones to investigate hurricanes

NASA is now utilizing surplus military drones to investigate hurricanes from Maine to the Caribbean.<p>WJZ 13 in Baltimore reports the space agency launched a drone from its Wallops Island facility in Virginia on Wednesday in order to get a close-up look at Hurricane Humberto, still lingering off the …

Japan's Nuclear Migraine: A Never-Ending Disaster at Fukushima

Japan is stumbling helplessly from one crisis to the next as it battles the ongoing disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. US nuclear …

Collection / Botany

Haven't done a collection in a while.. Today we have a botanical round up for you!<p>I love plants and floral illustrations, especially the vintage …