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Politicians do not know how to stop radicalisation

Scientists warn that there is a deep lack of knowledge about how radicalisation is created and prevented.

Bringing Einstein and Kafka to the stage

History professor is creating theatre from scholarship in a new stage play entitled “Transcendence”, which shows new sides of Einstein’s theory of relativity

Scientists warn: creationism is on the rise in Europe

More and more people in Europe are beginning to believe that a god -- not evolution -- shaped life on Earth and there are no signs this development will stop.

Study links autism with circumcision

A new study suggests that circumcision increases the risk of developing autism. Pain could be a possible reason for the connection, says scientist.

Anthropologist: this is how I met the spirits

What a scientist learned from his encounter with a necromancer and the spirits of his ancestors.

Sacred sites in Southern Lebanon are losing their value

Several sacred sites in Southern Lebanon have been lost as a result of the country’s many conflicts. This has created sharper dividing lines between the various religious groups in the region.

General prosperity is a key to democracy

All of today's countries could become democratic regardless of their present form of government. Prosperity is a greater factor than religion in democratization.

Norway was controlled from the pulpit

Norwegian society was totalitarian during the nearly four centuries that Norway was ruled from Copenhagen. Sermons were closely supervised and controlled by the rulers.

Prosperity leads to violence in India

The violent clashes between Hindus and Muslims in India are generally attributed to religion. Economic factors may provide a better explanation.

An historical look at meditation

Nowadays, numerous people meditate without a religious purpose, but the word "meditation" does in fact come from Christianity.