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Strasbourg Gives Bad Marks to Crucifixes in Italian Schools
... courtrooms) might be jarring to those in the US and UK — even the religiously inclined — where separation of church and state is drawn with clear lines. ...
Italy challenges ruling that crucifix in class violates religious freedom
... had taken the issue to Strasbourg on the grounds that displaying crucifixes in classrooms contradicted the separation of Church and state in Italy. ...
Atheist group takes message to Lakeland via billboard
The bottom of the billboard lists the Web site of Atheists of Florida, the group that paid for the message, wwwatheistsofflorida.org. ...
Atheists Concerned Over UN Defamation of Religions Resolution
By American Atheists , An Educational Organization for Atheists - 9 Minutes Ago An Atheist civil rights group today expressed concern that a proposed UN ...
Atheist billboard vandalized a second time
KHQ Right Now
An atheist billboard in Moscow, Idaho has been vandalized for the second time in two weeks. The billboard originally read "Millions are good without God" ...
Atheist group gathering in Seattle
Longview Daily News
By Janet I. Tu SEATTLE -- When some 600 atheists, agnostics and other nonreligious folks gather in Seattle starting Friday for a Freedom From Religion ...
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Human Evolution Lucy and Neandertals Scientific American Podcast
October 23 2009 | 9 comments. Human Evolution Lucy and Neandertals. Anthropologist Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London talks about ...
'The Greatest Show on Earth'
San Francisco Chronicle
Most recently he vented his anger with a splenetic defense of atheism in "The God Delusion," but now he has largely avoided rancor and has laid out the most ...
Despite Recent Controversy, Understanding "New Atheism' Is Simple:
Media Newswire (press release)
Amherst, NY - The so-called New Atheist movement that topped the bestseller lists a couple of years ago-with books by Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, ...
On 'Nova,' Theories of How the Apes Became Us
New York Times
Human evolution is the subject of a new “Nova” series. The latest on the arts, coverage of live events, critical reviews, multimedia extravaganzas and much ...
EVOLUTION, CREATIONISM, I.D.
Home economics and evolution
In other words, the sabre-toothed tiger was directly responsible for the evolution of Dolly Parton's cleavage. Or perhaps I am missing something. ...
Creationism, Minus a Young Earth, Emerges in the Islamic World
New York Times
ORIGINS Darwin's finches on the Islamic symbol in art work used at a conference in Massachusetts about the acceptance of evolution among Muslims. ...
There's a Speed Limit to the Pace of Evolution, Penn Biologists Say
PHILADELPHIA –- Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a theoretical model that informs the understanding of evolution and determines ...
Biologist Richard Dawkins on the evolution debate
Los Angeles Times
Author of 'The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution' shares his passion for spreading an understanding of scientific processes with the ...
Evolution of man - Singapore joins first steps of gene study
Channel News Asia
Taking Darwin's theory of evolution to another level,the project will allow scientists to reconstruct the evolutionary history of the human and other ...
Genes plan sheds light on evolution
The Press Association
An ambitious project to create a "genome zoo" containing the complete genetic codes of 10000 vertebrate species has been outlined by scientists. ...
Nepotism Has Its Benefits When It Comes To Survival, At Least For Spiders
ScienceDaily (Nov. 1, 2009) — While nepotism may have negative connotations in politics and the workplace, being surrounded by your relatives does lead to better group dynamics and more cooperation in some animals. That certainly seems to be the case for spiders, according to a new study published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology...
What Causes Blood Cells To Deform, And How Does Deformation Affect Blood Flow?
ScienceDaily (Nov. 1, 2009) — Red blood cells, which make up 45 percent of blood, normally take the shape of circular cushions with a dimple on either side. But they can sometimes deform into an asymmetrical slipper shape. A team of physicists have used simulations to explore how fluid flow might be responsible for this deformation, as well as how the deformation in turn affects blood flow...
E-Infrastructures Give Real Boost To Virtual Observatories
ScienceDaily (Nov. 1, 2009) — New tools and systems developed by European researchers are helping astronomers access data centres from anywhere in the world. From charting new stars to finding new meaning in old stellar objects, the result will be virtual observatories with very real impact...
New Analyses Of Dinosaur Growth May Wipe Out One-third Of Species
ScienceDaily (Oct. 31, 2009) — Paleontologists from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Museum of the Rockies have wiped out two species of dome-headed dinosaur, one of them named three years ago -- with great fanfare -- after Hogwarts, the school attended by Harry Potter...
New DNA Method Makes It Easier To Trace Criminals
ScienceDaily (Oct. 31, 2009) — DNA samples often convict criminals. But many of today's forensic tests are so polluted by soil, tobacco and food remains, for example, that they can not be used. Now researchers at Lund University in Sweden, working together with the Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Science, SKL, have improved a critical part of the analysis process...
LANL Roadrunner Models Nonlinear Physics Of High-power Lasers
ScienceDaily (Oct. 31, 2009) — For years scientists have struggled with the difficult physics of inertial confinement fusion. This is the attempt to compress a target capsule containing isotopes of hydrogen with high-powered lasers to high enough pressure and temperature to initiate fusion burn...
Roadrunner Supercomputer Simulates Nanoscale Material Failure
ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2009) — Very tiny wires, called nanowires, made from such metals as silver and gold, may play a crucial role as electrical or mechanical switches in the development of future-generation ultrasmall nanodevices...
No Pain, No Gain: Mastering A Skill Makes Us Stressed In The Moment, Happy Long Term
ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2009) — No pain, no gain applies to happiness, too, according to new research published online in the Journal of Happiness Studies. People who work hard at improving a skill or ability, such as mastering a math problem or learning to drive, may experience stress in the moment, but experience greater happiness on a daily basis and longer term, the study suggests...
Exploring The Final Frontier: Disease Proposed As Major Barrier To Mars And Beyond
ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2009) — A new report appearing in The Journal of Leukocyte Biology argues that human missions to Mars, as well as all other long-term space flights might be compromised by microbial hitchhikers, such as bacteria. That's because long-term space travel packs a one-two punch to astronauts: first it appears to weaken their immune systems; and second, it increases the virulence and growth of microbes...
Battery Of The Future: New Storage Material Improves Energy Density Of Lithium-ion Battery
ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2009) — High-performance energy storage technologies for the automotive industry or mobile phone batteries and notebooks providing long battery times -- these visions of the future are being brought one step nearer by scientists from Graz University of Technology...
'Culture Of We' Buffers Genetic Tendency To Depression
ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2009) — A genetic tendency to depression is much less likely to be realized in a culture centered on collectivistic rather than individualistic values, according to a new Northwestern University study...
Largest Bat In Europe Inhabited Northeastern Spain More Than 10,000 Years Ago
ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2009) — Spanish researchers have confirmed that the largest bat in Europe, Nyctalus lasiopterus, was present in north-eastern Spain during the Late Pleistocene (between 120,000 and 10,000 years ago). The Greater Noctule fossils found in the excavation site at Abríc Romaní (Barcelona) prove that this bat had a greater geographical presence more than 10,000 years ago than it does today, having declined due to the reduction in vegetation cover...
Surgery Potentially Best Option For Severe Migraine Headaches
ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2009) — The disability from migraine headaches is an enormous health burden affecting over 30 million Americans...
Opening Up A Colorful Cosmic Jewel Box
ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2009) — Star clusters are among the most visually alluring and astrophysically fascinating objects in the sky. One of the most spectacular nestles deep in the southern skies near the Southern Cross in the constellation of Crux...
SEPARATION CHURCH / STATE
Forks officials undecided in church-state debate
Allentown Morning Call
... to a local church violated the constitutional separation of church and state ended Thursday in two failed motions and no clear direction moving forward. ...
rules: No indoor displays this year
... factions might simply move outdoors, according to a leader from a Wisconsin group that works to maintain the separation of church and state. ...
Should prayers be covered?
... the constitutional separation of church and state; and the question of whether faith-based approaches should be treated as equivalent to science-based ...
SCHOOL PRAYER: The Establishment Clause debate
The News Herald
From that clause, the American legal system has interpreted the ideal of the “separation of church and state.” It's a phrase not found anywhere in the ...
Parade canceled amid legal concerns, protests
Dayton Daily News
When the village hoped to avoid problems over the constitutional issue of separation of church and state by changing the Christmas parade to a "holiday" ...
Christmas parade canceled
... by village solicitor Laura Abrams it shouldn't be called a Christmas parade because the village could be sued over the separation of church and state. ...
Palmetto Christian to become public charter school
The move has some questioning whether school officials are skirting state law and also violating the separation of church and state enshrined in the ...
US Supreme Court weighs challenge to wording of pledge of allegiance
... of allegiance a new court case could help settle once and for all if those words violate the American tradition of the separation of church and state. ...
Italy appeals European Court's ruling against crucifix in schools
Crucifixes are present in Italian public buildings although the postwar Constitution ordered a separation of Church and State, while Catholicism ceased to ...
Christmas vs. Holiday Parade
However, as mayor he worries about separation of church and state legalities. The parade is being formed by a private party and the committee continues to ...
Should Signers of Anti-Gay Rights Petition Be Exposed?
What I have a problem with is if there is true separation of Church and State then why does the state make money on a religious ceremony via a Marriage ...
Controversy ends Christmas parade
Members of Village Council figured the government could sponsor the event and avoid the constitutional issue requiring separation of church and state by ...
Italy school crucifixes 'barred'
... Italy to see crucifixes in public buildings, including schools, despite the constitution saying that there should be a separation of church and state. ...
Town will no longer plow church parking lot
by Lauren Tiner Worried about a lack of separation between church and state, selectmen decided last week to indefinitely table a Memorandum of Understanding ...
Provision in Health Care Bill Governing Prayer Treatments May Be Unconstitutional
Critics fear the precedent this could have on the constitutional separation of church and state, as well as whether it would encourage other religious ...