Neil deGrasse Tyson debates pastor: Killer asteroids and genitalia debunk God as intelligent designer

Neil deGrasse Tyson debates pastor: Killer asteroids and genitalia debunk God as intelligent designer

Travis Gettys Neil deGrasse Tyson debated science, religion and the existence of God with a celebrity pastor Wednesday on “The Nightly Show.” “Any time someone describes their understanding of God, it typically involves some statement of benevolence or some kind of kindness,” Tyson said. “I look out to the universe — and yes, it is

Labs make new, dangerous synthetic cannabinoid drugs faster than we can ban them

Labs make new, dangerous synthetic cannabinoid drugs faster than we can ban them

The Conversation XLR-11, PB-22, AB-FUBINACA, MAB-CHMINACA, 5F-AMB. These are the cryptic and sometimes unpronounceable names of the most dangerous drugs you’ve never heard of. They are responsible for kidney injury, psychosis, seizures, coma and death. For instance, AB-FUBINACA was responsible for a spate of recent poisonings at Wesleyan University. And MAB-CHMINACA was associated with more

Surprise! Science proves kids with religious upbringings are less generous — and so are adults

Surprise! Science proves kids with religious upbringings are less generous — and so are adults

Medical Daily

Instilling a strong sense of religious faith in your children probably won’t turn them into saints. If anything, it might make them less altruistic than kids who grow up in a nonreligious home. That’s the perhaps counterintuitive conclusion reached by a new study published Thursday in Current Biology. Testing over 1,000 kids from a diverse variety…

Breakthrough: Scientists use ‘designer’ immune cells to reverse 1-year-old girl’s cancer

Breakthrough: Scientists use ‘designer’ immune cells to reverse 1-year-old girl’s cancer

Agence France-Presse A one-year-old girl in Britain has become the first in the world to be treated with “designer” immune cells genetically engineered to reverse her cancer, doctors said. Layla Richards was suffering from leukaemia, but was cured after scientists used a new gene-editing technique to manipulate cells to fight the disease at Great Ormond

NASA cuts Boeing from competition for delivery rights to International Space Station

NASA cuts Boeing from competition for delivery rights to International Space Station

Reuters U.S. space agency NASA has dropped Boeing Co from a multibillion-dollar competition to fly cargo to the International Space Station and will delay selecting one or more winners for about two months, officials said on Thursday. Losing the contract is another blow to Boeing’s defense, space and security business, coming days after Boeing lost

US astronauts dodge ammonia on risky spacewalk

US astronauts dodge ammonia on risky spacewalk

Agence France-Presse Two US astronauts successfully dodged hazardous ammonia flakes during a risky spacewalk Friday to complete the repair of a cooling system at the International Space Station. Highly toxic ammonia is used to cool electronics at the orbiting outpost, and the thermal system has been plagued by problems. Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren switched

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