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Two-face god in sound: Directionality beyond spin-directed acoustics
Understanding unidirectional and topological wave phenomena requires the unveiling of intrinsic geometry and symmetry for wave dynamics. (2020-05-12)
Newly discovered exoplanet dethrones former king of Kepler-88 planetary system
A team of astronomers led by the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy has discovered a planet three times the mass of Jupiter in the Kepler-88 system. (2020-04-29)
Religious believers think God values lives of out-group members more than they do
In a new paper, which will appear in print in an upcoming special issue of Social Psychological and Personality Science, Michael Pasek, Jeremy Ginges, and colleagues find that, across religious groups in Fiji and Israel, religious believers see God as encouraging people to treat others in a more universal, or equal, manner. (2020-04-06)
Young people's faith doesn't grow in a vacuum
Young people who are given a religious upbringing at home by both parents have the strongest faith in God throughout their adolescence. (2020-03-26)
Two-faced bacteria
The gut microbiome, which is a collection of numerous beneficial bacteria species, is key to our overall well-being and good health. (2020-03-05)
New study offers clues to origin of laws
The study found that despite living in separate countries and legal codes separated by thousands of years, people have a universal intuition about whether a punishment fits a crime. (2020-02-24)
Researchers report progress on molecular data storage system
A Brown University team has shown that they can store and retrieve more than 200 kilobytes of digital image files by encoding the data in mixtures of new custom libraries of small molecules. (2020-02-04)
Religiousness linked to improved quality of life for people with HIV
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 daily, felt 'God's presence,' and self-identified as religious or spiritual, according to research published online Jan. (2020-01-31)
Last remaining glaciers in the Pacific will soon melt away
The last remaining tropical glaciers between the Himalayas and the Andes will disappear in the next decade -- and possibly sooner -- due to climate change, a new study has found. (2019-12-09)
'Dual login' mechanism found to resist fungal infection in cells
Indiana University researchers have identified how two immune receptors coordinate closely to trigger a powerful response against fungal invaders, which could help advance research on cancer therapies. (2019-11-18)
Ancient Egyptians gathered birds from the wild for sacrifice and mummification
In ancient Egypt, sacred ibises were collected from their natural habitats to be ritually sacrificed, according to a study released Nov. (2019-11-13)
Golden ratio observed in human skulls
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. (2019-10-03)
Otago study identifies psychology of attraction to religious deities and super-heroes
A new psychological study published by University of Otago, New Zealand, researchers has addressed centuries-old questions about how and why supernatural beings are worshipped. (2019-09-29)
Use of mental health services after weight-loss surgery
With data from nearly 25,000 patients who underwent weight-loss surgery in Western Australia over 10 years, this study examined the association between bariatric surgery and the use of outpatient, emergency department and inpatient mental health services. (2019-09-25)
Developed countries may become more religious in 20 years
Researchers from HSE University and RANEPA found that in high-income countries, age, rather than the cohort effect, has more impact on religiosity. (2019-09-25)
Battery icons shape perceptions of time and space and define user identities
Research from Cass Business School finds battery icons on mobile phones shape how people view time and space, and how battery conservation practices define user identities. (2019-09-12)
Music was form of resistance for women during Civil Rights Movement
'Freedom songs' were key in giving motivation and comfort to those fighting for equal rights, in addition to helping empower Black women to lead others when formal leadership positions were unavailable. (2019-08-02)
Experiencing awe from science influences beliefs about God
Though many Americans perceive science and religion as incompatible, a study from the ASU Department of Psychology found how people engage with science can change how they think about God -- and even promote belief in God. (2019-07-17)
New species of lizard found in stomach of microraptor
A team of paleontologists led by Professor Jingmai O'Connor from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, together with researchers from the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Nature, have discovered a new specimen of the volant dromaeosaurid Microraptor zhaoianus with the remains of a nearly complete lizard preserved in its stomach. (2019-07-11)
Arts & Medicine: Video, articles look back at 1978 novel 'The House of God'
The 1978 novel 'The House of God' is a fictional account of the internship experience of Samuel Shem, the pen name of Stephen Bergman, at Beth Israel Hospital in 1973-1974. (2019-07-10)
God doesn't play dice -- does cancer?
Colorado study suggests that changes to the tissue ecosystem and not necessarily mutations allows growth of cancer. (2019-06-20)
Godzilla is back and he's bigger than ever: The evolutionary biology of the monster
Godzilla first made his debut in 1954 as a 50-meter tall metaphor for indiscriminate destruction, particularly US hydrogen-bomb testing in the Marshall Islands, which, in the film, destroyed Godzilla's deep-sea ecosystem. (2019-05-29)
Vatican hosts major atheism conference with University of Kent
The global Understanding Unbelief program to advance the scientific understanding of atheism and nonreligion will today present results from its research at the Vatican in Rome. (2019-05-27)
Belief in the 'prosperity gospel' does not turn people into successful entrepreneurs
Belief in the 'Prosperity Gospel' -- that God financially blesses faithful followers -- does not turn individuals into successful entrepreneurs. (2019-05-22)
Regenstrief, IU Health study helps chaplains provide proactive care to families in crises
A new model developed and implemented by the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Health provides chaplains with a framework to deliver better care to families and other surrogate decision makers during health emergencies. (2019-04-30)
Experiences of 'ultimate reality' or 'God' confer lasting benefits to mental health
In a survey of thousands of people who reported having experienced personal encounters with God, Johns Hopkins researchers report that more than two-thirds of self-identified atheists shed that label after their encounter, regardless of whether it was spontaneous or while taking a psychedelic. (2019-04-23)
Study: Messages of stewardship affect Christians' attitudes about climate change
Christians' attitudes toward the environment and climate change are shaped by whether they hold a view of humans as having stewardship of the Earth or dominion over the planet, and reading material from religious sources advocating a stewardship interpretation can increase their concern for environmental issues, a new study found. (2019-03-11)
Women more likely to take Bible literally, but that may be tied to intimacy, not gender
Women are more likely than men to believe the Bible is literally true, but a recent Baylor University study finds this may have more to do with how people relate to God than it does gender. (2019-02-19)
New Zealand academic offers new explanation for Alexander the Great's death
It may have happened more than 2300 years ago, but the mystery of Alexander the Great's death could finally be solved, thanks to a University of Otago, New Zealand, academic. (2019-01-21)
Are the late Stephen Hawking's religious beliefs typical of U.K. scientists?
The late Stephen Hawking famously didn't believe in God. Neither does the renowned Richard Dawkins. (2018-12-19)
Astronomers discover the giant that shaped the early days of our Milky Way
Some ten billion years ago, the Milky Way merged with a large galaxy. (2018-10-31)
When the Syrians bathed like the Romans
Classical scholars from Münster explore rare Roman bathing facility and magnificent early Christian basilica in southeastern Turkey -- Researchers from the Cluster of Excellence make new archaeological findings in the ancient town of Doliche -- northern Syrian town flourished across epochs and religions -- Roman and Christian influences can be proven (2018-10-30)
Nanoplatform developed with three molecular imaging modalities for tumor diagnosis
Nanotechnology and biotechnology are bringing us increasingly closer to personalised cancer treatment. (2018-10-05)
Adolescents whose religious mothers die are likely to be less religious as young adults
Bereaved children whose late mothers were very religious are likely to be less religious after their mother dies than youths who did not suffer a maternal loss. (2018-09-11)
Friending God increases purpose in life in the socially disconnected
Religious people who lack friends and purpose in life turn to God to fill those voids, according to new University of Michigan research. (2018-08-30)
32-year Australian study reveals steep decline in student belief that God created humans
Australian university students give far more credit than the previous generation to the science of human evolution and far less to creationism or divine guidance, according to a landmark new study. (2018-08-21)
Environmental concerns stronger among younger religious Americans
Younger generations of religious Americans tend to closely harbor concerns for the environment via stewardship more so than older parishioners, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher. (2018-08-11)
Study: Prayer makes families connected, unified and bonded with less relational tension
In a recently-published study in the Journal of Family Psychology, BYU researchers explored how family prayer influences family relationships, finding a connection between prayer and a number of benefits for families. (2018-07-31)
Discuss religion, spirituality when treating young adults with severe mental illness
A majority of young adults with severe mental illness -- bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or major depression -- consider religion and spirituality relevant to their mental health, according to a new study from Baylor University's Diana R. (2018-07-30)
Two faces offer limitless possibilities
Named for the mythical god with two faces, Janus membranes -- double-sided membranes that serve as gatekeepers between two substances -- have emerged as a material with potential industrial uses. (2018-07-19)
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