By Dennis Overbye
It was one of the great fireworks displays of recent cosmic history.
On Feb. 23, 1987, Earth time, a massive star blew apart right in front of the world’s astronomers, strewing ribbons and r […]
By Mike Cason
Alabama State Rep. Will Dismukes, R-Prattville, who last week came under fire for attending a birthday party for the Ku Klux Klan’s first leader, has been charged in connection with a theft at a b […]
By Larry D. Curtis
The Satanic Temple says its members’ religious rights are exempt from state laws or regulations that hinder access to abortion services.
“TST bases its assertions of abortion mandate […]
By Alison Flood
The Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, who was held as a political prisoner in Nigeria in the 1960s, has written a letter of solidarity to the detained Nigerian humanist Mubarak Bala on his 100th day […]
By Stephanie Pappas
Today’s humans carry the genes of an ancient, unknown ancestor, left there by hominin species intermingling perhaps a million years ago.
The ancestor may have been Homo erectus, but no […]
By Val Wilde
At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, it was a story we saw over and over: Christian pastors like the notorious Tony Spell defiantly announcing their intention to continue gathering in large […]
By Geoff McMaster
A recent literature review by a University of Alberta cult expert and his former graduate student paints a startling and consistent picture of institutional secrecy and widespread protection […]
By Justin Vallejo
Donald Trump, who has been courting religious voters ahead of the 2020 election, said on Thursday that Catholic rival Joe Biden is “against the Bible”.
During a wide-ranging radio interview […]
By Ashley Strickland
The calcium in our bones and teeth likely came from stars exploding in supernovas and scattering this mineral across the universe in massive quantities, according to a new study.
By Claire Giangravé
An article in a Jesuit magazine describing alleged exploitation of nuns in Catholic convents has been criticized as an attempt to silence members of women’s religious orders who have begu […]
By J. Edward Moreno
Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University and a staunch evangelical ally of President Trump’s, came under scrutiny Tuesday from other conservatives after a photo surfaced of h […]
By Robert Pasbani
The government of Iran is continuing its crusade against heavy metal music in the country, trying to censor bands and imprison them for the crime of… playing heavy metal. The latest band is n […]
By Sharon LaFraniere, Katie Thomas, Noah Weiland, Peter Baker, and Annie Karni
In April, with hospitals overwhelmed and much of the United States in lockdown, the Department of Health and Human Services produced […]
By James Loeffler
Last week, the State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights issued its draft report on the global status of human rights. The report, which resulted from a year of cerebral d […]
By André Gagné
Dr. Stella Immanuel received considerable attention after President Donald Trump retweeted a video where she recommends the use of hydroxychloroquine and asserts that masks are unnecessary to ha […]
By Kenneth Chang
The first astronaut trip to orbit by a private company parachuted to a safe conclusion in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.
It was the first water landing by NASA astronauts since 1975, when the […]
By Joel Anderson
In mid-June, as the pandemic surged across the country, hundreds of students were living on Liberty University’s campus. Tayvion “Tank” Land was one of them, taking a summer math class with about […]
By Linda Greenhouse
I know I should be jaded by now by the persistence of the Supreme Court’s conservative justices in seeking to elevate religious interests over those of secular society. After all, in the c […]
By RNS Press Release Distribution Service
On Saturday International Association of Atheists (IAA) announced their newest initiative, #oneATHEIST, an effort to build a positive, outspoken community under the la […]
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