This month, I want to write about some words important to the atheist movement that are frequently misused and abused by religious apologists. The first of these words is secularism. In the rhetoric of spokespeople for the religious right, secularism is often assumed to be the desire to ban all ...
Egyptian fruit bats apparently hit their food targets by deliberately not aiming at them. They point their sonar sound beam to either side of the target instead.
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says President Obama needs to go to war with Iran to boost his chances of re-election, adding that the US is “ready for another revolution”.
A deluge of snow has hit Washington, leaving 200,000 without power and the streets deserted as a mammoth blizzard holds Capitol Hill in its freezing grasp.
Obama “has not ruled out” a New York federal court trial for 09/11 planner Kalid Sheikh Mohammed, but is considering objections by the city’s mayor and police commissioner.
Toads have "taken over" almost all of the modern world after an ancestral mutation allowed the creatures to thrive under drier conditions that their amphibian peers.
Ukraine’s opposition leader and former prime minister Viktor Yanukovych has lived up to his name by claiming victory in eastern European country’s election run-off.
The New Orleans Saints danced as they celebrated trouncing the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 yesterday, marking the team's first ever Super Bowl win in its 43 year history.
Costa Rica has elected Laura Chinchilla as its first female president. The protégé of Nobel peace laureate President Oscar Arias won a landside victory.
A massive gas explosion ripped through a Connecticut-based power plant yesterday morning as workers cleaned a piping system, killing at least five and injuring many more.
Tourists will be disappointed by that the vertiginous observation deck of the world’s tallest tower has been unexpectedly shut down after just four weeks.
These are, to say the least, intimidating times for non-profits. With the coffers of even the wealthiest companies and individuals under such pressure, efforts to find a donor can seem fanciful and futile. Luckily, as today’s guest and president of the Lincoln Center Rey Levy makes clear, such ...
Alan Greenspan issued his own verdict about the American economy earlier today when he appeared on Meet The Press with former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. When Meet The Press host David Gregory asked Greenspan about the country’s economic prospects in the near future, Greenspan said the ...
Over 12,000 years ago, a caldera in the middle of Germany spread ash over Europe - and the Laacher See still seeps carbon dioxide.
That’s what five French journalists have been living on for the last five days as they were holed up in a farm house in the south of France. The journalists were taking part in an exercise in conjunction with Radio Canada to see how informed people could be—or perhaps how informed many people are ...