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Source: BBC

How and why did religion evolve?

Today 01:30 GMT

It’s difficult to imagine religion without the capacity to experience these emotional elaborations for the same reason it’s difficult to imagine close social groups without them: such an emotional palette binds us to one another at a visceral level.

Although the neocortex figures prominently in many theories of the evolution of religion, Turner says the more important alterations concerned the subcortical parts of the brain, which gave hominins the capacity to experience a broader range of emotions.

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Source: Fox News

Douglas MacKinnon: The Good Friday-Easter three hour challenge

Today 09:55 GMT

No matter the cause, surely three hours of one person’s time – multiplied by millions – will make a positive and lasting difference.

On Good Friday – the day and time when Christians the world over reflect upon the crucifixion of Jesus Christ – can we use the inspiration, glory, and salvation from that ultimate sacrifice to make a real difference in the life of a fellow human being in distress? Millions of Christians pause in prayer from noon until 3 p.m. on Good Friday as a way to honor Jesus and thank Him for such a divine offering.

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Source: Fox News

NASA scientists send mice into space to study effects of microgravity on humans

Tuesday 20:00 GMT

To better understand the effects of microgravity on the human body, researchers with the government agency sent rodents in a specialized habitat to the International Space Station.

After the mice arrived at the space station, scientists observed the differences between "space mice" and those that remained on Earth. Mice in space appeared to adapt to their new weightless environment, even engaging in “typical mouse behaviors” such as grooming, feeding and interacting with one another, among other normal activities.

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Source: Fox News

Human heart made from human cells created with 3D printer for first time

Tuesday 20:00 GMT

For the first time in recorded history, scientists have created a working, vascularized engineered heart using human cells by printing it in 3D.

Although the heart was made with human cells and "and patient-specific biological materials," it's still too small to be used for an organ transplant, as it is only the size of a rabbit's heart, at just a few grams. For comparison purposes, the average size of an adult heart is between 250 and 350 grams and is often described as the size of a fist.

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Source: Fox News

Human remains found in Utah canyon may be those of woman who vanished during run

Wednesday 11:46 GMT

A set of human remains discovered in Utah canyon on Sunday may be those of a woman who was last seen going for a run over a year ago, according to officials.

The Utah County Sheriff's Office said in a news release a man contacted authorities around 8:30 p.m. to report he discovered the remains while climbing in American Fork Canyon near the Swinging Bridge picnic site, located about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City.

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Source: Fox News

Greg Garrett: Notre Dame Cathedral has meaning for us all – Here’s why the world now mourns

Thursday 08:58 GMT

When the Notre Dame Cathedral exploded into flames Monday, people around the world were shocked and saddened, not just because it is a place of historic and sacred significance, but because a thing of beauty was damaged and defaced before our very eyes.

MACRON VOWS TO REBUILD NOTRE DAME IN 5 YEARS AS DRAMATIC FIREFIGHTER FOOTAGE IS RELEASED. Like many who have lived in Paris or loved Notre Dame, I too feel stunned.

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Source: BBC

The border guards you can’t win over with a smile

Thursday 00:35 GMT

For many border control officers, that experience may not amount to much – it’s a position with a high turnover rate; border guards in the US quit at double the rate of other law enforcement positions.

The vast majority of people who are detained by border agents don’t present a threat, which slows down the already often lengthy process of crossing an international border. This swelling number of globe trotters also means growing queues at passport control.

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Source: DW

First Red Cross aid delivery arrives in Venezuela

Wednesday 22:45 GMT

Two dozen tons of medical supplies arrived in Caracas, after Nicolas Maduro granted the Red Cross permission to deliver the aid.

Francesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, said in a tweet. Last week, acting president Nicolas Maduro reached an agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to allow in the aid into the country, after years opposing such a move, on the basis that it represented intervention efforts against his government.

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Source: The Guradian

I co-founded the BDS movement. Why was I denied entry to the US?

Wednesday 11:45 GMT

Despite the efforts of Israel’s governments and its supporters in the Trump administration, we shall intensify our common fight against oppression and racism in all its forms through our struggle for freedom, justice, and equality.

As a co-founder of the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights, I have been smeared by the Israeli government and banned from travel repeatedly, including in 2018 when I was prevented from going to Jordan to accompany my late mother during cancer surgery.

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Source: Fox News

Carol Roth: Robots are not people -- let’s hope it stays that way

Tuesday 18:10 GMT

This may sound like a stupid set of questions, but the equivalent is already happening with robots, and it represents a dangerous trajectory for mankind.

A recent article in The Wall Street Journal talked about the ways that people are beginning to assign human attributes to robots. While you may have thought I was crazy about asking about the toaster, per the article, when a robot caught fire on the UC Berkeley campus due to its battery exploding, "students held a candlelight vigil for the charred robot ... about 60 people gathered to place candles where the fire had occurred."


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte