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By Alison Abbott Leading neuroscientists are joining forces to study the brain — in much the same way that physicists team up in mega-projects to hunt...

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By Chris Massie and Andrew Kaczynski In a pair of 2015 speeches, President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas described transgender children...

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By Hemant Mehta Australians are debating whether to legalize marriage equality, and just as we saw in our own country, religious people are coming out...

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By Justin Gillis As Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Texas coast, few people in that state seemed to understand the nature of the looming...

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By Cristina Marcos The House voted on Thursday to prevent D.C. from receiving funding to implement a local law making it illegal for employers to...

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By Hemant Mehta When students in Turkey begin school today, it’ll be the last time they hear the words “evolution” or “Darwin” in the classroom....

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By Alexandra King Scientist and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson said Sunday that, in the wake of devastating floods and damage caused by Hurricanes Harvey and...

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By Kimberly Winston (RNS) — Nearly 1 in 5 Americans incorrectly believe that Muslim citizens don’t have the same First Amendment rights as other American...

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By Maia Szalavitz In the story of America’s opioid crisis a recent tripling in prescriptions of the painkillers is generally portrayed as the villain. Researchers...

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By Jack Jenkins The U.S. House of Representatives quietly passed a spending bill on Thursday that could transform churches and other houses of worship into...

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By Leah Crane Cassini is dead; long live Cassini. On the evening of 14 September, the Cassini spacecraft sent back its final images of the...

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By Hemant Mehta In Pakistan, where even perceived slights against Islam are considered blasphemy, a Christian man has been sentenced to death for allegedly insulting the Prophet...