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UAE bans Iran flights over virus; at least 15 dead in Iran  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
The United Arab Emirates has banned all flights to and from Iran over the outbreak of the new coronavirus, just a day after its... more
Iran confirms 15 deaths from new coronavirus amid 95 cases  ABC NEWS · 12 hours
A spokesman at Iran’s Health Ministry says the outbreak of the new coronavirus has killed 15 people in the Islamic Republic amid 95 confirmed cases more
Inflammation caused by radiation can promote survival of triple-negative breast cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
While radiation is successfully used to treat breast cancer by killing cancer cells, inflammation caused as a side-effect of radiation can have a contrary... more
New study offers clues to origin of laws  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Speculation about where laws come from ranges from crediting judges and legal scholars to God. more
3,000-year-old Canaanite temple discovered in buried city in Israel  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
A 3,000-year-old temple, built by the Canaanites around the time of the ancient Israelite invasion, has been unearthed in southern Israel. more
Transcendental meditation correlated with specific changes in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A new study conducted at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca shows that the subjective feeling of well-being experienced by many people with the practice of meditation is correlated with... more
Cases rise in S Korea, China, as Iran, Italy battle outbreak  ABC NEWS · 3 days
South Korea and China have both reported a rise in new virus cases, as the South Korean prime minister warned that the fast-spreading outbreak linked to... more
Infections climb in South Korea as world fights virus  ABC NEWS · 3 days
South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, and the death toll in Iran climbed... more
Virus spreads in South Korean city as thousands are screened  ABC NEWS · 4 days
South Korea on Saturday reported an eight-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 433, most of them linked to a church and a hospital in and... more
Virus spreads in S Korean city as thousands are screened  ABC NEWS · 4 days
South Korea has reported a six-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 346, most of them linked to a church and a hospital in and around... more
Virus cases jump in S Korea to 346, China daily count drops  ABC NEWS · 4 days
South Korea has reported a six-fold jump in viral infections in four days to 346, most of them linked to a church and a... more
Virus cases swell in South Korea as outbreak shifts, spreads  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Schools are shuttered, churches are telling worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings are banned as South Korea grapples with a ballooning number of cases of a... more
Virus cases balloon in S. Korea as outbreak shifts, spreads  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Schools are shuttered, churches are telling worshipers to stay away and some mass gatherings are banned as South Korea grapples with a ballooning number of cases of a... more
South Korea ups emergency response as viral cases surge  ABC NEWS · 5 days
South Korea declared a southeastern city region a “special management zone” as a surging viral outbreak, largely linked to a church there, threatens to overwhelm the local health system more
S. Korea reports 1st virus death; 2.5M urged to stay home  ABC NEWS · 5 days
South Korea is reporting its first death from a new virus, as the mayor of a southeastern city urges its 2.5 million people to stay inside... more
Archaeologists Discover Ruins of 3,100-Year-Old Canaanite Temple in Israel  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
The remains of a previously unknown Canaanite temple, dating from the 12th century BCE, have been uncovered in... more
More purple than blue: Religiously unaffiliated vary in political beliefs  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For decades, research examining the intersection of religion and politics counted the religious "nones"—or the unaffiliated—as a small, homogeneous and liberal group, and conservatives have treated them as... more
Kitsch religious souvenirs can rekindle pilgrimage experience  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
'Tacky' and 'kitsch' religious souvenirs brought back from pilgrimage sites offer pilgrims and their friends and family who cannot make the journey a deeper religious connection. more
Faith-centered tattoos are analyzed in study of university students  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
With more than a quarter of U.S. adults now having tattoos—and nearly half of millennials sporting them—only a handful of studies have focused on religious tattoos. But a new study... more
Study finds link between meditation, the endocrine system, health and wellbeing  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
New collaborative research at Queen's University Belfast and Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia aims to better understand the link between meditation and improved mental health outcomes. more
Disgust drives some religious thoughts and feelings—new research suggests  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Even the most secular people and societies usually have their behaviour shaped by religion. We can see its influence in behavioural codes that set out what is considered right and... more
Ancient 'outlaw temple' discovered in Israel  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
According to the Jewish Bible, there was just one temple in the ancient Kingdom of Judah: the First Temple, which sat in Jerusalem. However, a new discovery just upended that perception. more
The necropolis of Asyut as an important element of Egypt's cultural memory  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
About 4,000 years ago, Asyut was an important cultural center in Middle Egypt. The ancient city with its temples, palaces, libraries, and houses later... more
The Amish and the Anthropocene: Religion, science and climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Religion and science are often pitted against one another. "I wanted to start a conversation that was different," says Nicole Welk-Joerger about her article "Restoring Eden in the... more
What's the difference between race and ethnicity?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
If someone asked you to describe your identity to them, where would you begin? Would it come down to your skin color or your nationality? What about the language you speak, your religion, your... more
Trial begins for archaeologist accused of forging earliest portrayal of Jesus' crucifixion  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
A criminal trial has begun of an archaeologist accused of forging a trove of Roman artifacts that allegedly show a third-century depiction of Jesus'... more
Bright magnetic dipole radiation from two-dimensional lead-halide perovskites  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Light-matter interactions in semiconductors are uniformly treated within the electric dipole approximation; multipolar interactions are considered "forbidden." We experimentally demonstrate that this approximation inadequately describes light emission in two-dimensional (2D) hybrid organic-inorganic... more
Why is Jerusalem important? A Q&A with historian and author Simon Sebag Montefiore  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Jerusalem is the epicenter of several of the world's major religions, but its importance is much more than just spiritual. more
Dates Like Jesus Ate? Scientists Revive Ancient Trees From 2,000-Year-Old Seeds  NPR · 3 weeks
Researchers in Israel have grown date palm trees from ancient seeds found at the same site as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Those trees might soon produce... more
Hidden baby Jesus revealed under Leonardo da Vinci’s 'Virgin of the Rocks'  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Baby Jesus and his wings are just some of the images hidden beneath da Vinci's "Virgin of the Rocks". more
Oh my aching back: Do yoga, tai chi or qigong help?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
About 80 percent of Americans will experience low back pain at some point. Patients are often advised to manage their back pain with exercise and mind-body... more
Whales coordinate deep dives to evade predators  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Groups of beaked whales reduce predation risk through extreme diving synchronization, according to a study in Scientific Reports. This behaviour has not been observed in other deep diving whales and the underlying reasons have... more
Conflict between ranchers and wildlife intensifies as climate change worsens in Chile  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Scientists from the University of La Serena, Newcastle University, UK, and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile surveyed ranchers to find out what they... more
Study provides neurobiological insight into how yoga may help to alleviate depression  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The benefits of yoga have been widely documented by scientific research, but previously it was not clear as to how yoga exerts its physiologic... more
Heroes and villains: Why we should challenge children's simplistic moral beliefs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The protagonist of the decorum-defying but wildly entertaining new film, Jojo Rabbit, sees the world in black and white. The film is set in Nazi Germany... more
Religiousness could improve quality of life for adults living with HIV  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Adults living with HIV in Washington, D.C., were more likely to feel higher levels of emotional and physical well-being if they attended religious services regularly, prayed... more
How U.S. Christians imagine God contributes to discriminatory hiring practices  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
How people visualize God can have real consequences to life on Earth, Stanford research has found. more
Sarcophagus dedicated to sky god among latest ancient Egypt trove  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Egypt's antiquities ministry on Thursday unveiled the tombs of ancient high priests and a sarcophagus dedicated to the sky god Horus at an archaeological site in Minya governorate. more
Research team finds possible new approach for sleeping sickness drugs  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Using ultra-bright X-ray flashes, a team of researchers has tracked down a potential target for new drugs against sleeping sickness: The scientists have decoded the detailed spatial structure... more
Report: The role of faith-based organizations in responding to modern slavery  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Faith-based charities working with survivors of modern slavery should adopt a standard on freedom of belief, religion and thought, a new report has recommended. more
Trove of Jewish artifacts discovered beneath a synagogue destroyed by Nazis during WWII  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
In a historic Polish synagogue dating to the 18th century, restorers found a secret stash of Jewish ritual objects, concealed under the... more
Diving into Denver's geese controversy  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Last summer, nearly 2,000 Canada geese were killed across four of Denver's largest parks. Implemented to mitigate overpopulation, the move stirred great controversy in the city and culminated in a Washington Park protest as well as a signed... more
Humanity's collective history revealed through religious rituals and practices  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Penn doctoral student David Yaden practices mindfulness, a simple habit he uses to re-center himself after stressful situations. It's also one that's backed by science, having been analyzed and written... more
Durian skin biocomposite for take-out containers and 3-D printing  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers at the International Islamic University Malaysia have developed biodegradable food packaging container featuring the skin of the durian fruit that can also be used as 3-D printing filament. more
Political Islamophobia may look differently online than in person  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Islamophobia was rampant on social media during the midterm elections, but researchers say future Muslim candidates running for office should know that the hatred they see online may be different... more
Loaded with a pile of underwear to the Berlin City Mission  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A group of dedicated employees of the Berlin based laboratory instrument manufacturer KNAUER spent their annual “Social Day“ at the Berlin City Mission of the Protestant... more
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