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Scientists suggest reason for religion's decline

Religion may be on the verge of extinction in nine nations.

Scientists: society needs power and corruption

Scientific fact is objective, but sometimes it's easy to see whose side certain scientists are working on.

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Popcorn, pizza and poison

Chemists had been looking for the likely origin of certain chemicals that appear as contaminants in human blood. Apparently, they're from food packaging.

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GOP drags Virginia backwards

Cuccinelli was the first state attorney general to announce that he was suing to overturn the Obama health care reform, has fought scientific study and has even flirted with the "birthers."

Atheists know more about religion than believers says poll

 A study released September 28 by the Pew Research center says atheists and agnostics know more about the world's religious faiths than believers.

“Pro-Muslim” textbooks banned in Texas

By focusing on Texas, the extreme right has been able to keep Thomas Jefferson and Thurgood Marshall out of textbooks in districts around the country.

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Cheers for Anne Feeney, jeers to Chamber of Commerce

CHEERS for troubadour Anne Feeney, who has sung her lungs out to help America's workers.

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Meteor shower dazzles a crowd

It was after midnight, the morning of August 13, and we were among the 100 or more stargazers who had driven 17 miles of winding road to observe the Perseid Meteor Shower.

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