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Exploding stars created the calcium in our bones and teeth, study says
Aug 5, 2020

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By Ashley Strickland The calcium in our bones and teeth likely came from stars exploding in supernovas and scattering this mineral across the universe in massive quantities, according to a new study. We truly are made of star stuff, as famed astronomer Carl Sagan once said. In fact, half of the calcium in the universe …


Magazine report is aimed at silencing nuns on sex abuse, says Vatican critic
Aug 5, 2020

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By Claire Giangravé An article in a Jesuit magazine describing alleged exploitation of nuns in Catholic convents has been criticized as an attempt to silence members of women’s religious orders who have begun to speak out against sexual abuse by priests. “I think there is a possibility of a revolt of religious sisters,” said Lucetta Scaraffia, the …


Prominent conservatives question Jerry Falwell Jr. vacation photo
Aug 5, 2020 · 1 

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By J. Edward Moreno Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University and a staunch evangelical ally of President Trump‘s, came under scrutiny Tuesday from other conservatives after a photo surfaced of him on a yacht with his pants unzipped and his arm around a woman. The photo appeared to be posted on Falwell’s Instagram account, but has …


Iranian Metal Band ARSAMES Arrested, Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For “Playing Satanic Music”
Aug 5, 2020

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By Robert Pasbani The government of Iran is continuing its crusade against heavy metal music in the country, trying to censor bands and imprison them for the crime of… playing heavy metal. The latest band is notable Iranian death metal band Arsames. Earlier this month, members of the band was arrested. Metal Injection has seen the …


NASA Goes Looking for Tiny Ancient Martians
Aug 4, 2020

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By Marina Koren The very first time NASA put a robot on Mars, it was looking for one thing: life. When scientists examined the mission’s early findings, they sent for champagne. They were convinced they’d discovered proof, quietly metabolizing, in the soil. But the data turned out to be muddled, and one experiment designed to …


Scientists Worry About Political Influence Over Coronavirus Vaccine Project
Aug 4, 2020

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By Sharon LaFraniere, Katie Thomas, Noah Weiland, Peter Baker, and Annie Karni In April, with hospitals overwhelmed and much of the United States in lockdown, the Department of Health and Human Services produced a presentation for the White House arguing that rapid development of a coronavirus vaccine was the best hope to control the pandemic. “DEADLINE: Enable …


The Problem With the ‘Judeo-Christian Tradition’
Aug 4, 2020

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By James Loeffler Last week, the State Department’s Commission on Unalienable Rights issued its draft report on the global status of human rights. The report, which resulted from a year of cerebral discussions with a carefully curated set of scholars and activists, brought the conversation back to where it started: an impassioned celebration of religious …


The “Spiritual Warfare” Worldview of Trump’s Conspiracy Doctor is Part of a Transnational Movement
Aug 4, 2020

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By André Gagné Dr. Stella Immanuel received considerable attention after President Donald Trump retweeted a video where she recommends the use of hydroxychloroquine and asserts that masks are unnecessary to halt the transmission of COVID-19. More information about the actors who funded the video retweeted by Trump has also been uncovered. But what’s been a major source of …


‘Thanks for Flying SpaceX’: NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down After Journey From Orbit
Aug 3, 2020

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By Kenneth Chang The first astronaut trip to orbit by a private company parachuted to a safe conclusion in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday. It was the first water landing by NASA astronauts since 1975, when the agency’s crews were still flying to and from orbit in the Apollo modules used for the historic …


Liberty University Poured Millions Into Sports. Now Its Black Athletes Are Leaving.
Aug 3, 2020

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By Joel Anderson In mid-June, as the pandemic surged across the country, hundreds of students were living on Liberty University’s campus. Tayvion “Tank” Land was one of them, taking a summer math class with about 10 other students—half of them his football teammates. One Thursday morning, class was partway through when the instructor told one …