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American Atheists Are on the Rise. They Have Radically Different Visions of the Future.
Society & Culture  (tags: atheism, science, Reason Rally )

Freya
- 54 days ago - vox.com
Reason Rally 2016 believes science can cure the social ills of religion. But it isn't sure what a "healthy" society will look like.
Chris Hadfield Invites Ahmed Mohamed, Teen Inventor, To Hang Out With Him
Society & Culture  (tags: Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut, Ahmed Mohamed, inventions, science, Chris Hadfield's Generator science show, Toronto )

Lynn
- 342 days ago - huffingtonpost.ca
Texas teen Ahmed Mohamed began his week in handcuffs, after a teacher had mistaken his homemade clock for a bomb. But just two days later, he's being asked to share his passion for science with prominent people on both sides of the border.
Hiroshima 70 Years on- Remembers & Calls for An End of Nuclear Weapons
Society & Culture  (tags: destruction, conservation, climate-change, ecosystems, environment, healthconditions, humans, nature, oceans, politics, pollution, protection, radia-active, science, wildlife, world, energy, animals, water, weather, trees, war, news, media, culture, educa )

Wendy
- 384 days ago - care2.com
We must never forget this awful event that happened 70 years ago, please visit the page and comment - http://www.thepetitionsite.com/367/305/091/end-n uclear-weapons-testing-forever-by-supporting-the-c omprehensive-nuclear-test-ban-treaty/:
Keep Religion Out of Science Classrooms
Society & Culture  (tags: education, science, religion, creationism, ignorance, Alabama, petitions )

Freya
- 467 days ago - forcechange.com
Alabama educators may soon be legally permitted to teach creationism as an alternative to evolution in public schools if new legislation is passed. This is entirely unconstitutional, since it is a government endorsement of religion in public schools.
Men Can Be Such 'Pigs' ~ TEXT and VIDEO
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, interesting, research, sex, physical attraction, pheromones, pigs, world, science, animals, study )

Carrie
- 558 days ago - nymag.com
Imagine if you could become more sexually attractive to others simply by spraying a chemical on yourself. The American Chemical Society has a new video out explaining how pheromone products work (and don't), as well as their surprising connection to ...
GOOD NEWS! Play It By Ear: Baseball for the Blind
Society & Culture  (tags: technology, science, humans, society, sports, goodnews, freedoms )

Cal
- 662 days ago - cbsnews.com
Not your usual regulation baseball. It's called a "Beep Baseball" It announces its location, speed and direction with its every beep, allowing some very determined lovers of the game to "play it by ear."
The 5 Awkward Times Experts Shut Down News Anchors By Being Experts - Video
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, children, culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, experts, family, government, politics, safety, Science, society )

Kit
- 810 days ago - upworthy.com
These are just the times experts talked back when news hosts were misleading viewers. What happens when these experts aren't around?
The God Decision. Christian Parents Teach Their Children To Believe In God, Atheists Teach Them Not To. Who Is Doing The Right T
Society & Culture  (tags: world, philosophy, science, religion, God, belief, atheism, society, children, family, interesting, freedoms )

Carrie
- 933 days ago - aeon.co
Morally speaking, ought you to believe in God or not? The 19th-century English mathematician and philosopher William Kingdon Clifford spoke of the 'ethics of belief': you ought to believe only that for which you have good grounds.
Map: Publicly Funded Schools That Are Allowed to Teach Creationism.
Society & Culture  (tags: education, children, ethics, society, religion, science, Americans )

Carrie
- 940 days ago - slate.com
A large, publicly funded charter school system in Texas is teaching creationism to its students, Zack Kopplin recently reported in Slate. Creationist teachers don't even need to be sneaky about it--the Texas state science education standards,
Hollywood Medical Myths Part 1: Shocking Someone Who Has "Flat-Lined" Can Get Their Heart Going Again
Society & Culture  (tags: tv, movies, death, myths, medicine, science, society )

Carrie
- 1065 days ago - todayifoundout.com
It never fails. You're watching television and someone is circling the drain, in the toilet that is their life. The noise from the heart monitor affirms they're still alive, with its consistent, rhythmic beeps. All of the sudden, alarms start going off.
A Few Takes On How To Fix The Tech Industry's 'Bro' Problem
Society & Culture  (tags: technology, sexist culture, science, environment, humans, society, women, rights, culture, government, freedoms )

Cal
- 1077 days ago - npr.org
The tech industry's sometimes sexist "brogrammer" culture came into focus at least , making it as good a time as any to highlight the running conversation about how to constructively change the systemic, entrenched issues that allow for offensive apps lik
Creationist: Christians Must Challenge the 'Culture Shift' to Rational, 'Humanist' Thought (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Jason Lisle, religion, science, education, americans, children, family, ethics, sadness, humans, society, culture )

Carrie
- 1086 days ago - rawstory.com
In the clip below from "Creation Today," Dr. Jason Lisle of the Institute for Creation Research decries the "cultural shift" away from Bible-based Judeo-Christian thinking to reason and science.
Support Women in Science - PLEASE SIGN THE PLEDGE!!!
Society & Culture  (tags: Women, Science )

Monica
- 1138 days ago - takepart.com
Women are underrepresented in the scientific community due to social and cultural barriers. Stand with organizations like the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science and support the advancement of women in the sciences.
Sacred Earth: Faiths for Conservation
Society & Culture  (tags: animals, climate-change, climate, climatechange, CO2emissions, conservation, destruction, ecosystems, endangered, energy, environment, forests, globalwarming, globalwarming, green, habitatdestruction, habitat, nature, pollution, protection, politics, Sust )

JL
- 1259 days ago - worldwildlife.org
Many of the most important conservation places in the world are sacred. Sites like the Amazon, South Dakota's Black Hills, and the Mekong River are deeply rooted in local spiritual and cultural traditions.
Bill Nye the Science Guy Slams Biblical Creationism: "They're Not Kidding"
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, science, culture, children, education, environment )

Carrie
- 1430 days ago - alternet.org
In a video that has been viewed 4,617,916 times on YouTube since August, Bill Nye "the Science Guy," politely explained that the Creationist movement brainwashed children and corroded America's capacity for growth and innovation.
 

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