The pandemic has made livestreamed worship services the new normal, but research finds an existing and growing role for technology in religious life.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
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In an experiment focused on public schools, researchers found religious discrimination against Muslims and atheists was more likely than against Christians.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~10 min
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While a new study finds broad support in the US for pro-vaccine public policy, it also shows that misinformed beliefs are the biggest driver of opposition.
Sept. 10, 2020 • ~6 min
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Few white evangelicals in the U.S. say they believe in human-made climate change. This strand of science denial seems to have as much to do with conservative politics as the Bible's teachings.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~10 min
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Many people misunderstand the relationship between religion, scripture and violence, a new book argues. Some people worry that scriptures such as the Qur’an
Sept. 1, 2020 • ~5 min
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The discovery of a carved stone box suggests that Lake Titicaca was a locus of ritual and ceremonial activity by the Inca, researchers say.
Aug. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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Hagia Sophia has been a cathedral, a mosque, a museum, and now again a mosque. But past conquests don't fully explain its legacy, a historian says.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~10 min
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At the evangelical Creation Museum, dinosaurs lived alongside humans and the world is 6,000 years old
A Kentucky museum tells the history of the universe according to the Bible in an effort to debunk evolution. Its owner, the Christian group Answers in Genesis, promotes right-wing political causes.
July 27, 2020 • ~9 min
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Ending the pandemic will take global access to COVID-19 treatment and vaccines – which means putting ethics before profits
The high cost of pharmaceuticals often means only the richest patients get lifesaving medicines. As coronavirus drugs emerge, it will require hard, creative work to ensure they're available to all.
July 16, 2020 • ~9 min
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