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The stars are aligned: Jupiter and Venus, closer and closer . . .

The stars are aligned: Jupiter and Venus, closer and closer . . .

Kelly Beatty, Sky and Telescope The two brightest planets are gliding closer together in the early evening sky, and their celestial dance culminates with an…

About that asteroid due to hit the Earth in September . . .

. . .  The Daily Mail has checked it out and it’s nothing to worry about. The rumor did force NASA to respond with a…

M45: The magnificent Pleiades (seven sisters) star cluster

M45: The magnificent Pleiades (seven sisters) star cluster

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Marco Lorenzi (Glittering Lights) Perhaps the most famous star…

Americans’ faith in organized religion falls from No. 1 to below the police

Americans’ faith in organized religion falls from No. 1 to below the police

Americans have less confidence in organized religion today than ever measured before — a sign…

What happens when an entire country becomes infested with demons?

What happens when an entire country becomes infested with demons?

Vatican City — Can a country with deep Christian roots like Mexico find itself at…

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Americans’ faith in organized religion falls from No. 1 to below the police

Americans’ faith in organized religion falls from No. 1 to below the police

Americans have less confidence in organized religion today than ever measured before — a sign that the church could be “losing…

Although its economy has hit the wall, Greece still has magnificent views (from the Temple of Poseidon)

Although its economy has hit the wall, Greece still has magnificent views (from the Temple of Poseidon)

[CLICK ON IMAGE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION, Alexandros Maragos Although it may look like a lighthouse, the rays of light near the…

Mayo Clinic discovers key to happiness, and it’s non-pharmaceutical

Mayo Clinic discovers key to happiness, and it’s non-pharmaceutical

After decades of studying and working with tens of thousands of patients, researchers at the Mayo Clinic say they’ve cracked the…

Gene blame game: Current lifestyle abuse could be passed on to future generations

Gene blame game: Current lifestyle abuse could be passed on to future generations

Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University…

America’s leftward lurch tied to changed views on sexual morality

America’s leftward lurch tied to changed views on sexual morality

Americans’ acceptance of [what was once widely considered] sexual immorality is growing, according to a Gallup report. When asked about the…

Cruz: If not for Dad’s conversion, ‘I would have been raised by a single mother’

Cruz: If not for Dad’s conversion, ‘I would have been raised by a single mother’

Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his presidential bid at Liberty University, a well-known conservative, Christian college founded by Jerry…

Porn and ‘World of Warcraft’ video games ‘digitally rewire’ boys, cause ‘manhood meltdown’

Porn and ‘World of Warcraft’ video games ‘digitally rewire’ boys, cause ‘manhood meltdown’

A distinguished psychologist has argued in a recently published book that pornography and video games are leading young men into alarmingly…

In the vast marketplace of ideas, there’s Drudge . . . and everybody else

In the vast marketplace of ideas, there’s Drudge . . . and everybody else

While as a liberal, I do not suggest the following with a great deal of pleasure, but Matt Drudge is by…

‘March for marriage’ swells in size, marked by diversity

‘March for marriage’ swells in size, marked by diversity

WASHINGTON — What may have been the most diverse gathering of activists ever in Washington, D.C., gathered Saturday to “March for…