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Saint James
James, ‘Brother’ of Jesus: His Ancient Remains Belong to Someone Else
  • 5 March 2021
A bone said to have belonged to Saint James has been radiocarbon-dated – and sadly...
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Clever Cuttlefish Show Advanced Self-Control, Like Chimps and Crows
  • 3 March 2021
Finding that cuttlefish are capable of some of the facets that are thought to be...
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Sheryl Sandberg and Top Facebook Execs Silenced an Enemy of Turkey to Prevent a Hit to the Company’s Business
  • 2 March 2021
Tech giants like Facebook handle censorship requests made by governments that routinely limit what can...
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President Trump Holds Make America Great Again Rally In Pennsylvania
Can QAnon Survive Another ‘Great Disappointment’ on March 4?
  • 2 March 2021
Apocalyptic movements rarely simply dissolve when prophecies are seen to fail.
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What Public School Students Are Allowed To Say on Social Media May Be About to Change
  • 26 February 2021
A Supreme Court decision may provide some clarity on the issue.
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Audio Chatrooms Like Clubhouse Tap Into Age-Old Appeal of the Human Voice
  • 26 February 2021
The attention the app is getting is part of a wider reinvention and reinvigoration of...
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Where Does Plastic Pollution Go When It Enters the Ocean?
  • 26 February 2021
Of the hundreds of millions of tons of plastic waste we produce each year, it’s...
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Misinformation-Spewing Cable Companies Come Under Scrutiny
  • 26 February 2021
If its services help deliver misinformation to your home, what responsibility does Comcast have for...
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Conspiracy Theories May Start to Take Hold at Age 14
  • 25 February 2021
Many adolescents have been home schooled and isolated from their peer groups for much of...
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What Is Fascism?
  • 25 February 2021
Important to most fascists is the idea that the nation’s “patriots” have been let down,...
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What Are the Origins of Lent?
  • 22 February 2021
The practice of fasting from food for spiritual reasons is found in the three largest...
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Can the Laws of Physics Disprove God?
  • 22 February 2021
‘If there is a God who created the entire universe and ALL of its laws...
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