Two women embrace before a Yom Kippur service held outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles.
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Many religions value forgiveness, but the details of their teachings differ. A psychologist of religion explains how Christian and Jewish attitudes compare.
Pope Francis on his three-day trip to Kazakhstan in September 2022.
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Christianity is the second-largest religion in Kazakhstan, with 26% of the population practicing the faith. But many Christians, especially in the smaller denominations, have experienced persecution.
Long to reign over whom and how?
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The world changed a great deal in the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Her son’s legacy may be determined by how he adapts to new dynamics within the UK and across the Commonwealth.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona marches in a Fourth of July parade in Arizona on July 4, 2022.
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Arizona has been a reliable vote for GOP candidates for the past 70 years. But the 2020 election of Democrat Joe Biden underscores the political impact of the state’s changing demographics.
Whitetip sharks amid a school of anthias near Jarvis island in the South Pacific.
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Sharks are much more severely threatened by humans than vice versa. A marine biologist explains how people can help protect sharks and why some strategies are more effective than others.
Police suggested the 5-year-old boy was a ‘beast’ who needed to be put in a ‘crate.’
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A lawsuit against police and school officials for how they responded to the kindergartner has been settled, but deeper systemic issues remain.
The film reportedly includes a graphic rape scene.
Movies carrying the NC-17 rating have traditionally been difficult to screen and promote, as they were locked out of some movie theater chains and traditional advertising.
Fotograma de la versión cinematográfica de la profética novela de 1922 de Hugo Bettauer
La ciudad sin judíos.
“Los versos satánicos” no ha sido la primera novela, ni será la última, que ha provocado la ira de un fanático que no conoce los matices de la literatura. El nazismo también nos da algunas claves.
A still from the film version of Hugo Bettauer’s prophetic 1922 novel ‘The City Without Jews.’
Writers seem to be especially vulnerable in polarized times, when the nuances of works are more likely to be overlooked.
Fire-breathing, fearsome dragons may represent chaos and the human impulse to conquer that threat.
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Enormous, scaly, fire-breathing dragons have fascinated civilizations for centuries. A scholar who studies monsters explains their power and appeal.
Selama zaman es, lapisan es seperti yang ada di Greenland telah menutupi sebagian besar permukaan bumi.
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Bumi telah memiliki setidaknya lima zaman es utama, dan manusia muncul tepat waktu untuk yang terbaru. Faktanya, kita masih di dalamnya.
Berbasis bukti dan mudah dibaca adalah dua kriteria penting.
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Menjadi orang tua bisa jadi rumit, dan banyak yang beralih ke panduan pengasuhan anak untuk mendapatkan bantuan dalam mencari tahu apa yang harus dilakukan dengan tips dari ahli di bidangnya.
A silicon disc, or ‘wafer,’ yields dozens of semiconductor chips.
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Semiconductor chips are electronic devices that store and process information. Today they can contain billions of microscopic switches on a chip smaller than a fingernail.
The U.S. BRAIN Initiative seeks to elucidate the connection between brain structure and function.
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From figuring out where memories are stored to how sensory information translates to behavior, new technologies are helping neuroscientists better understand how the brain works.
Repairing storm damage is expensive, and insurance covers less than many people realize.
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Telling people they have a flood risk rating of 10 is less powerful than explaining how much they’re likely to pay to deal with flooding over the next five years.
The Saint Sophia Cathedra as seen from a surrounding wall tower in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 26, 2022.
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Saint Sophia Cathedral was built under the reign of Grand Prince Yaroslav, whose father, Volodymyr, converted the region to Christianity.
“Impeach and remove partisan zealots from the court,” reads one protester’s sign in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on July 9, 2022.
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History shows that political contests over the ideological slant of the court are nothing new.
Is originalism now the dominant Supreme Court ideology?
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The judicial theory has been a major talking point during the Supreme Court’s last term. But what does it actually mean?
Factories can be large sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
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A review of S&P 500 companies finds carbon disclosure doesn’t necessarily mean emissions fall.
The ruin of Detroit, Michigan.
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When a local authority runs out of cash, it is its most vulnerable citizens who suffer the most from the cuts to services and staffing that follow.