Virginia Montagner

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Mind-Blowing (And Terrifying) Facts About The Deep Sea

We humans often take the ocean for granted, vastly exploring the mysteries of space, while disregarding what’s right here on Earth’s surface. Below, …

Oceans

Fear of spiders in our DNA, according to new study

Researchers claim our ancestors developed an ability to spot and identify spiders quickly as part of a necessary survival instinct<p>A fear of spiders could be something we are born with rather than something we learn, according to a new scientific study.<p>Research suggests that arachnophobia could be …

Did an asteroid really, really kill the dinosaurs?

<b>Up until 1980, one of the prevailing theories about the causes of the mass-extinction event that saw the dinosaurs wiped out 65million years ago was</b> …

Not Having The Patience Of Job

The sociologist of religion Peter Berger posits that modern atheism emerged as “a rebellion against the monotheistic faiths that originated in the …

The Reinvention Of Evil

John Gray investigates how we understand evil today – and looks back with appreciation at the wisdom of St. Augustine, who found “the source of evil …

Different Ways Of Being Damned

In a memoir of hell’s place in her evolving Christian faith, Meghan O’Gieblyn reminds us of how the concept has changed over time:<p>Christian theology, …

Early human ancestors were 'aquatic apes': 'Living in water helped us evolve big brains and walk upright'

Early human ancestors were 'aquatic apes': Living in water helped us evolve big brains and walk upright, scientists say<p>Supporters of the aquatic ape …

Dinosaurs

Stonehenge secrets revealed by underground map

<b>Archaeologists have unveiled the most detailed map ever produced of the earth beneath Stonehenge and its surrounds.</b><p>They combined different instruments to scan the area to a depth of three metres, with unprecedented resolution.<p>Early results suggest that the iconic monument did not stand alone, but …

Archaeology

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

45,000-Year-Old Bone Pinpoints Era of Human-Neanderthal Sex

DNA from an ancient man in Siberia shows how Stone Age people spread into Asia.<p>Unearthed by an ivory carver from a Siberian riverbank, a man's 45,000-year-old thigh bone reveals when people first mated with Neanderthals, an international genetics team reports Wednesday.<p>The Ust'-Ishim man's thigh …

Ancient human bone helps date our first sex with Neanderthals

An ancient leg bone found by chance on the bank of a Siberian river has helped scientists work out when early humans interbred with our extinct cousins, the Neanderthals.<p>A local ivory carver spotted the bone sticking out of sediments while fossil hunting in 2008 along the Irtysh river near the …

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveals: Half of the Warriors Were Female

Shieldmaidens are not a myth! A recent archaeological discovery has shattered the stereotype of exclusively male Viking warriors sailing out to war …

Solving the Genesis equation: Biblical creation as explained by modern science

Faith and reason have fought over creation for centuries. Now science is closer than ever to cracking the code<p>It began not with a word, but a bang. That statement is as ambiguous as any in the Bible. The Psalms are confident about what happened; the universe was the work of the Lord: ‘Of old hast …

How original sin led to a western obsession with self-help

Trendy diets, self-improvement creeds and feelings of inadequacy are the marks of a civilisation shaped by biblical guilt<p>"Original sin" is the creation story of the western world. It provides the framework, as such stories always do, for how our culture approaches what it means to be a human …

University guide 2015: league table for anthropology

The study of the human species, its culture, social relations, systems of knowledge and history - may cover language, physiology, art, ritual and belief<p>University guide 2015: league table for anthropology

Cultural anthropology is an A-level option

Schools can already offer students a broader alternative to religious education<p>Philip Wood (Letters) argues that cultural anthropology should be taught in schools instead of religious education "so that children are exposed to a more critical awareness of other cultures and world views". Without …

Persuasion: Fascinating Study Shows How To Open A Closed Mind

What’s the best way to persuade people whose beliefs stand in the way of the facts?<p>Let’s do a role play. I’ll be the entrepreneur. You be the jerk investor who hates my idea.<p>I need to persuade you I’ve invented a better mousetrap. But you, the expert, <i>know</i> that mousetraps are so over.<p>The facts say …

LE DIVINITA'? POSSONO ESSERE ALIENI SCESI SULLA TERRA AFFERMA LA NASA

<b>Secondo un libro edito dalla Nasa, “Archeology, Anthropology and Interstellar Communication”, gli Alieni potrebbero averci fatto visita in …

Did violence shape our faces?

What contributed to the evolution of faces in the ape-like ancestors of humans? The prehistoric version of a bar fight —over women, resources and …

Study indicates Neolithic people from Near East migrated to Europe via island hopping

(Phys.org) —A multinational team of researchers has concluded that Neolithic farmers migrated to Europe from the Near East via the islands that dot …

Evidence of cannibalism from Palaeolithic Siberia

6/11/2014 03:30:00 PM<p>Embedded in a hillside where it has lain for around 14,000 years, the adult jaw from Afontova mountain on the outskirts of …

New research shows that gravitational fields around black holes might eddy and swirl

Fasten your seatbelts – gravity is about to get bumpy. Of course, if you're flying in the vicinity of a black hole, a bit of extra bumpiness is the …

Why so many Christians still believe in demons and Satan

Harvard’s black mass controversy is far from an anomaly, and reveals how unreformed the Catholic Church remains<p>If there's anywhere in the U.S. where you'd expect aggressively conservative, domineering religion to be a relic of the past, it's tolerant and culturally liberal Massachusetts. But even …

The Many Meanings of Dharma

What does dharma mean? When we study Hinduism in World History, we define dharma as a Hindu's religious duty. But Robert E. Buswell, Jr. and Donald …

Stunning Sacred Sites

Here are two amazing sacred sites, the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar and the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá in Colombia. The Shwedagon Pagoda is a …

The Connection Between Love And Death

Morgan Meis ponders it after viewing Rossellini’s 1954 film <i>Journey to Italy</i>, which follows an estranged couple through the ruins of Pompeii:<p>The real …

Our godless brains: Emerging science reveals mind-blowing alternatives to a higher power

Science has yet to uncover many mysteries of the mind. But there are more reasons than ever why God isn’t necessary<p>Physics is the mother science. As such, it holds the greatest power for discovering the true nature of the universe and life within it. Physicists these days seem preoccupied with …

Why We Can’t Leave Beauty Behind

In an interview, the writer and editor Gregory Wolfe, who helms the journal <i>Image</i>, explains why so much of his work grapples with beauty rather than …