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Published on May 12, 2013
A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.
With thanks to…
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Scientists at Harvard University think they have found a way to possibly reverse the aging process in human organs.
Dr. Richard Lee, Director of the Regenerative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Amy Wagers, of the Department of Regenerative Biology at Harvard, made the discovery when they were working with younger and…Continue
(not Cori Withell)
A row has erupted over a priest banning yoga from a church hall because the class was “not compatible” with the Catholic faith.
Instructor Cori Withell said the classes she booked for yoga and pilates at St Edmund's Church building in Southampton were cancelled with 10 days to…
This week, 34 well-regarded Mauritanian religious and national leaders signed a fatwa, or Islamic law, banning female genital mutilation (FGM). The fatwa is considered a huge stride toward women's rights in the Islam world.
Female genital mutilation, or genital cutting, is a form of female circumcision. It entails removing all or part of the external female genitalia, including the clitoris and labia.
It is often practiced on girls between the time they're born and their early…Continue
Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, in an essay that drew a deluge of comments, British comic, actor and filmmaker Ricky Gervais…Continue
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Pope Benedict XVI has said the use of condoms is acceptable "in certain cases", according to a new book.
He said condoms could reduce the risk of infection with HIV, such…Continue
A Catholic priest in Spain has been arrested over the alleged possession of thousands of images of child sex abuse.
Police said they found 21,000 images on computers inside the 52-year-old's church in Vilafames, in the east of the country.
The priest, who has not been named,…Continue
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A child-sex offender who believes giving a DNA sample would condemn
him to eternal damnation wants an exemption from inclusion on a national
David Hugh Chord, 37, appeared before Judge Peter Butler in
Wellington District Court on Friday for a hearing to decide whether he
will have to provide a DNA sample for a national database.
Chord is a Christian and believed…Continue
LA VERRIERE, France, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Eleven people jumped out of a second-floor window Saturday after apparently thinking they had seen the devil, French authorities said.
Police told Sky News the incident took place in the early hours in La Verriere, west of Paris.
Some of the injured were children, including a 4-month-old baby, who was in a serious condition in a Paris hospital.
"Thirteen people were in an apartment on the second floor when, at around 3 a.m., one of…Continue
JERUSALEM The Dead Sea Scrolls, among the world's most important, mysterious and tightly restricted archaeological treasures, are about to get Googled.
The technology giant and Israel announced Tuesday that they are teaming up to give researchers and the public the first comprehensive and searchable database of the scrolls — a 2,000-year-old collection of
Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek documents that shed light on Judaism during
biblical times and the origins of…
FOND DU LAC, Wis. - A Wisconsin priest has God on his car but Best Buy's lawyers on his back.
Father Luke Strand at the Holy Family Parish in Fond Du Lac says he has received a cease-and-desist letter from the electronics retailer.
At issue is Strand's black Volkswagen Beetle with door stickers bearing the name "God Squad" in a logo similar to that of Best Buy's Geek Squad, a group of electronics troubleshooters.
LAKELAND | Atheists of Florida announced its intention this morning to file a federal lawsuit against the City of Lakeland, challenging its
practice of opening its meetings with…