Russian President Vladimir Putin, accompanied by Patriarch of Russia Kirill and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (in background), at a monastery outside Moscow in 2017.

Russian church leader puts the blame of invasion on those who flout ‘God’s law,’ but taking biblical law out of its historical context doesn’t work

April 22, 2022

Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, preached a sermon on March 6, 2022, in which he suggested the violation of “ God’s law ” provided divine license for the war against Ukraine. In particular, Kirill pointed to Ukrainian acceptance of gay rights and the promotion of gay...

The Moon.

A rocket is going to crash into the Moon–the accidental experiment will shed light on the physics of impacts in space

March 3, 2022

Scientists will have a rare opportunity to study how natural collisions pummel and scour planetary surfaces.

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Women lead religious groups in many ways—besides the growing number who have been ordained

Jan. 19, 2022

A scholar of gender and US religious history explains how women are trying to make religious communities more inclusive. Women’s ordination is only one piece of this ongoing work.

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Here’s where (and how) you are most likely to catch COVID

Jan. 13, 2022

Researchers have crafted a COVID-19 Aerosol Transmission Estimator for people to discover their risk of catching coronavirus for any given situation.

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‘West Side Story’ may be timeless—but life in gangs today differs drastically from when the Jets and Sharks ruled the streets

Dec. 24, 2021

Gangs have changed in the decades since ‘West Side Story’ first came out—they are deadlier, and their demographics are different—as are the means law enforcement use to control them.

An ornament on a Christmas tree reads, "Happy Hanukkah."

To tree, or not to tree? How Jewish-Christian families navigate the ‘December Dilemma’

Dec. 21, 2021

Figuring out whether to celebrate holidays, and how, is tricky for lots of interfaith families—but thoughtful communication makes a difference

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Is COVID-19 here to stay? A team of biologists explains what it means for a virus to become endemic

Nov. 5, 2021

The contagious nature of SARS-CoV-2 and our highly interconnected society constitute a perfect storm that will likely contribute to sustained virus spread, researchers find

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Kids and their computers: Several hours a day of screen time is OK, study suggests

Oct. 12, 2021

New data suggests that lots of time on screens may even improve peer relationships. But the study comes with caveats.

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Study shows an abortion ban may lead to a 21% increase in pregnancy-related deaths

Sept. 22, 2021

CU Boulder research finds that carrying a pregnancy to term is riskier than having an abortion, especially for non-Hispanic Black women.

The Jewish High Holy Days commemorate concepts such as renewal, forgiveness, freedom and joy. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

What are the Jewish High Holy Days? A look at Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and a month of celebrating renewal and moral responsibility

Sept. 1, 2021

Religious calendars and festivals can force people to encounter certain ideas in the year.

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