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Supplements for Brain Health Don’t Work, According to Neurologist
Jun 21, 2019

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By Steven DeKosky Americans and others around the world have turned increasingly to dietary supplements in order to maintain or preserve their brain health. A recent study found that a quarter of adults over 50 take a supplement for brain-related health. But that same study, done by experts convened by the AARP, suggests that seniors should spend …


Archbishop revokes school’s Catholic designation over refusal to fire gay teacher
Jun 21, 2019

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By Jack Jenkins The archbishop of Indianapolis has revoked the Catholic designation of a Jesuit high school in the city after administrators refused to fire a teacher who is married to a same-sex partner. According to a statement released by the archdiocese on Thursday (June 20), Archbishop Charles C. Thompson has sent a canonical decree …


SCOTUS’ Bladensburg Cross Ruling is a Church-State Mess
Jun 21, 2019

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By Andrew L. Seidel The 40ft tall Christian cross, crumbling though it is, will remain in its traffic circle in Bladensburg, Md., because it’s been there for a long time and removing it would make people angry. The conservative bloc on the Court went into this case seemingly united in an effort to bring “some clarity” to the …


Alleged Child Molester Roy Moore Will Run for Senate Again in 2020
Jun 21, 2019

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By Hemant Mehta During a press conference this afternoon, disgraced two-time Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice and multiple-time creepster and alleged pedophile Roy Moore said he plans to run for U.S. Senate in 2020. (Watch the video below around the 17:15 mark.) Assuming Moore wins the GOP primary, which he no doubt will, Republicans will be putting …


Researchers use DNA to take pictures of cells
Jun 20, 2019

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By Mitch Leslie To look at a cell, you used to need a microscope. Now, researchers have found a way to view cells by using their own genetic material to take snapshots. The technique—called DNA microscopy—produces images that are less clear than those from traditional microscopy, but that could enable scientists to improve cancer treatment …


Supreme Court rules that Maryland ‘Peace Cross’ honoring military dead may remain on public land
Jun 20, 2019

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By Robert Barnes The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a 40-foot cross erected as a tribute to war dead may continue to stand on public land in Maryland, rejecting arguments that it was an unconstitutional endorsement of religion. The vote was 7 to 2, but the ruling prompted an outpouring of individual opinions as the …


Atheist ashram on Lord Krishna’s home turf roils India’s Hindu nationalists
Jun 20, 2019

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By Priyadarshini Sen In this major pilgrimage center for the Hare Krishna movement, Purnendu Goswami survives as a rare atheist. Goswami, 44, runs the Bindu Seva Sansthan ashram in this northern Indian town that is considered sacred in Vaishnavism, one of Hinduism’s main branches. Dressed in a white robe like any local guru, the plain-speaking …


Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement
Jun 20, 2019 · 2 

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By Lena H. Sun and Amy Brittain A wealthy Manhattan couple has emerged as significant financiers of the anti-vaccine movement, contributing more than $3 million in recent years to groups that stoke fears about immunizations online and at live events — including two forums this year at the epicenter of measles outbreaks in New York’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. Hedge …


Voracious Black Holes Could Feed Alien Life on Rogue Worlds
Jun 19, 2019

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By Mara Johnson-Groh Black holes are engines of destruction on a cosmic scale, but they may also be the bringers of life. New research on supermassive black holes suggests that the radiation they emit during feeding frenzies can create biomolecular building blocks and even power photosynthesis. The upshot? Far more worlds roaming the Milky Way and beyond …


This Is NASA’s Best View Yet (and Closest, Too!) of Asteroid Bennu
Jun 19, 2019

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By Meghan Bartels NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft inched closer still to an asteroid called Bennu, breaking the record it set previously — but the real reward is the stunning photographs the probe has captured since the maneuver. The spacecraft first slipped into orbit around Bennu, a near-Earth asteroid, on Dec. 31. At the time, the probe became the …


Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins Now Leads U.S. Religious Freedom Group
Jun 19, 2019

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By David G. McAfee Tony Perkins, the leader of the anti-LGBTQ hate group Family Research Council, is now the head of a legitimate government organization dedicated to religious freedom. Perkins, who once said religious liberties don’t apply to Muslims, was appointed by GOP Sen. Mitch McConnell last year to serve as a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious …


The Evangelical, the ‘Pool Boy,’ the Comedian and Michael Cohen
Jun 19, 2019

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By Frances Robles and Jim Rutenberg MIAMI BEACH — Senator Ted Cruz was running neck and neck with Donald J. Trump in Iowa just before the caucuses in 2016, but his campaign was expecting a last-minute boost from a powerful endorser, Jerry Falwell Jr. Mr. Falwell was chancellor of one of the nation’s largest Christian …