Spirituality
Thieves steal Amazon fertility statues as synod nears end  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Pope Francis' controversial meeting on the Amazon took a criminal twist Monday after thieves stole indigenous fertility statues from a Vatican-area church and tossed them into the Tiber River. more
Archaeologists uncover 2,000-year-old street in Jerusalem built by Pontius Pilate  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the 'City of David' in... more
Ancient City of 'Mahendraparvata' Hidden Beneath Cambodian Jungle  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Archaeologists have mapped the ancient city of Mahendraparvata, hidden beneath thick vegetation on a Cambodian mountain not far from the temple of Angkor Wat. more
Archaeologists uncover 2,000-year-old street in Jerusalem built by Pontius Pilate  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the "City of David" in... more
Niger floods force 23,000 from their homes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Floods in southeast Niger have forced 23,000 people to flee their homes since early October, officials said Saturday, threatening a new humanitarian crisis in a region already wracked by Boko Haram Islamist violence. more
Adoption and fostering: Matching religion and ethnicity makes for happier families  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
There are around 75,000 children in England who live in care—73% of these children will be fostered and for 3% of these children adoption will be... more
Scientists discover new species of wasp-mimicking praying mantis  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Director of Research & Collections and Curator of Invertebrate Zoology Dr. Gavin Svenson and former Case Western Reserve University graduate student, Henrique Rodrigues, have discovered a new... more
Scientists discover new species of wasp-mimicking praying mantis  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Biologists have described a new species of praying mantis that displays the first documented example of conspicuous mimicking of a wasp among praying mantises. more
Temple researchers win NIH grant to study HIV-related neuroinflammation in context of opioid addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Temple research team a 5-year, $3.27 million grant to study neuroinflammation following... more
Belongings of warrior found on unique Bronze Age battlefield site  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Recent archaeological investigations in the Tollense Valley by a research team has unearthed a collection of 31 unusual objects. Researchers believe this is the equipment of a Bronze... more
Mindfulness meditation appears to alter how the brain processes fear memories  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to alter how the brain processes fear memories. more
Research highlights importance of religious vote amid changing social landscape  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Canadians who consider religion to be important in their lives were still more likely to vote for the Conservative Party in 2015, finds new research from the University... more
Lost in combat? Artifacts from the Bronze Age  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Recent archaeological investigations in the Tollense Valley led by the University of Göttingen, the State Agency for Cultural Heritage in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the University of Greifswald have unearthed a collection of 31... more
Discovered: Unknown yellow colors from antiquity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Archaeologists have long known that artefacts from the Antiquity were far more colorful than one would think when looking at the bright white statues and temples, left behind for today. more
Firefighting foam leaves toxic legacy in drinking water near military bases  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It was a Sunday tradition at Bethany Slavic Missionary Church. After morning services, Florin Ciuriuc joined the line of worshippers waiting to fill their jugs with... more
Study identifies religious bias against refugees  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Give me your Christian, your female, your English-speaking with a good education? While not the words on the Statue of Liberty, these seem to be the kinds of refugees that the American public prefers—according to a... more
Compound in human breast milk inhibits growth of pathogenic bacteria  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Iowa have identified a compound in human breast milk that fights infections by harmful bacteria while allowing beneficial bacteria... more
Research identifies factors influencing how religious identity interacts with workplace  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Religious beliefs can affect how employees do their jobs. But religious identity in the workplace is often neglected in human resources theory and practice, making it a diversity... more
A simple intervention enduringly reduces anti-Muslim sentiment  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the United States and Europe Muslims are often collectively blamed for extremist violence by individual Muslims, like Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik in San Bernardino, or the three coordinated attacks from members of... more
Growing minority of teachers in Northern Ireland working across sectarian divide  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A study by researchers at the University of Ulster has found that more teachers in Northern Ireland than ever before are working across the sectarian divide,... more
Museum of the Bible quietly replaces questioned artifact  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Museum of the Bible in Washington quietly replaced an artifact purported to be one of a handful of miniature Bibles that a NASA astronaut carried to the moon in 1971 after... more
Divers fight Senegal's plastic tide  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When the sight of plastic bags, bottles and other debris littering the seabed becomes too much, there's just one thing to do: don your diving suit, strap on an air tank and fish out the stuff yourself. more
Golden Ratio observed in human skulls  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Golden Ratio, described by Leonardo da Vinci and Luca Pacioli as the "Divine Proportion," is an infinite number often found in nature, art and mathematics. It's a pattern in pinecones, seashells, galaxies and hurricanes. more
Golden ratio observed in human skulls  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The Golden Ratio, described by Leonardo da Vinci and Luca Pacioli as the Divine Proportion, is an infinite number often found in nature, art and mathematics. It's a pattern in pinecones, seashells, galaxies and hurricanes. more
Ancient Egyptian Temple from Reign of King Ptolemy IV Unearthed Along Nile River  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Excavations for a sewer system inadvertently unearthed a 2,200-year-old temple in Egypt from the reign of King Ptolemy IV. more
Chair yoga more effective than music therapy in older adults with advanced dementia  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers assessed the ability of older adults with advanced dementia to participate in non-pharmacological interventions and compared chair yoga with chair-based exercise... more
Psychology of attraction to religious deities and super-heroes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new psychological study has addressed centuries-old questions about how and why supernatural beings are worshipped. more
Study identifies psychology of attraction to religious deities and superheroes  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new psychological study published by University of Otago researchers has addressed centuries-old questions about how and why supernatural beings are worshiped. more
Architects have recreated the Puerta de Triana (Triana Gate) in Seville  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Architectural researchers from the University of Seville have published a scientific article that documents and graphically reconstructs Seville's long vanished Puerta de Triana. This singular architectural... more
Viking Age mortuary house found in central Norway  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A Viking Age mortuary house was discovered during the excavation of the burial ground of one of the Viking Age farms on Vinjeøra in Hemne in Trøndelag. The house measured five by... more
Medical News Today: What are the benefits of hot yoga?  MNT · 4 weeks
Hot yoga takes place in a studio heated beyond normal room temperature. Learn about the possible benefits, as well as the risks, of hot yoga in this article. more
Basking sharks exhibit different diving behavior depending on the season  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Tracking the world's second-largest shark species has revealed that it moves to different depths depending on the time of year. more
Basking sharks exhibit different diving behaviour depending on the season, a new study shows  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Tracking the world's second-largest shark species has revealed that it moves to different depths depending on the time of year. more
Mice also fidget like humans while making decisions  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Almost everyone fidgets, said Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Associate Professor Anne Churchland. She referred to a collage of videos she compiled of different people rocking back and forth in their chairs, clicking... more
Medical News Today: What are the health benefits of yoga?  MNT · 4 weeks
Yoga is a practice with many possible benefits, including reduced back pain, improved mood, and less stress. Learn about these and other benefits in this article. more
Diving birds follow each other when fishing  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Diving seabirds watch each other to work out when to dive, new research shows. more
Diving birds follow each other when fishing  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Diving seabirds watch each other to work out when to dive, new research shows. more
What would Jesus do? Quite possibly, recycle  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Fundamentalist Christians tap into their willingness to sacrifice to conserve water and energy, shop environmentally and protect the Earth, according to a Michigan State University (MSU) study. more
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