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The Best Careers for Your Brain

The Wall Street Journal: by Rachel Feintzeig — Complex occupations such as architect help preserve cognitive function, according to a study appearing in the journal Neurology Work might help keep your…

Second Quran and Science Symposium Today, 10 AM EST

Epigraph: Blessed is He (Allah) in Whose hand is the kingdom, and He has power over all things; … Who has created seven heavens in harmony. No incongruity canst thou…

Why Richard Dawkins is no scientist, the survival of the least selfish, and what ants can tell us about humans

There is a terrifying beauty in the bustling activity of an ants’ nest. The selfless sacrifice of the sterile workers to the fertility of queen and colony appears to be…

Evolution: Natural Selection or Divine Choice?

Source: Muslim Sunrise, September, 2014 By Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times To grasp the paramount importance of the issue, ‘Natural Selection or Divine Choice,’ we…

Reminding people of their religious belief system reduces hostility, study shows

sciencedaily.com: Few topics can prove more divisive than religion, with some insisting it promotes compassion, selflessness and generosity, and others arguing that it leads to intolerance, isolation and even violence.…

Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant

Source: BBC News   A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord. Darek…

Scientists Pinpoint Genetic Origins of More Than 20 Autoimmune Diseases

Scientists have discovered genetic links that could put them closer to finding better treatments for a range of diseases, including multiple sclerosis, juvenile diabetes, lupus and arthritis. Their genetic research…

Pope Francis Does Believe in Demons. Do You?

Epigraph: And most of them follow nothing but conjecture. Surely, conjecture avails nothing against truth. Indeed, Allah is well aware of what they do. (Al Quran 10:37) Pope Francis Thanks…

Science chief warns on acid oceans

The UK’s chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions. The oceans absorb about a third of the CO2 that’s being produced by…

Breakthrough device heralds future of cancer detection

1 drop of blood & 60 minutes: Early cancer detection can save millions of lives but current diagnostic methods remain costly and invasive. However, a new startup is developing a…

Why play is important to us all

theguardian: by Lauren Laverne — Life is a serious business. But new research shows that the way to get the most out of it is to be more playful. So…

Science and fundamentalism are tearing religion apart

Science is playing a steadily larger and more personal role in helping us tell the difference between what is and what ain’t. In that capacity it has undermined what many…

This Vatican Astronomer Thinks Religion and Science are Compatible

In modern society, an individual is almost forced to side between science and religion. However, some people, including the Vatican Astronomer, feel that religion and science are not only capable…

Life after death? Largest-ever study provides evidence that ‘out of body’ and ‘near-death’ experiences may be real

ADAM WITHNALL Author Biography Tuesday 07 October 2014 There is scientific evidence to suggest that life can continue after death, according to the largest ever medical study carried out on…

Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books

 Mic.com: by Rachel Grate — It’s no secret that reading is good for you. Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress by 68%, and numerous studies have shown…

Coffee Genes

How much coffee do you drink every day? One cup in the morning? Or do you gulp it all day? Scientists have long known that your DNA influences how much…

2014 Nobel Prize in Physics: Invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to Isamu Akasaki, of Meijo University in Nagoya and Nagoya University, Japan; Hiroshi Amano, of Nagoya University, Japan; and Shuji Nakamura…

Nobel Prize for the brain’s GPS discovery

BBC.com: by James Gallagher — Edvard Moser, John O’Keefe and May-Britt Moser share the Nobel Prize The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who…

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