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Does megachurch ‘high’ explain their success?

(RNS) A new study suggests that megachurch services produce a spiritual and biological “high” that keeps congregants coming back for more. By Chris Lisee.
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St. Paul Saints baseball team to become ‘Mr. Paul Aints’ on atheist night

(RNS) The St. Paul Saints, a Minnesota minor league baseball team, will become the "Mr. Paul Aints" in a game sponsored by a local atheist group. By Kimberly Winston.
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“God particle” discovery ignites debate over science and religion

 (RNS) Physicists' recent discovery of the 'God particle' marked a new chapter in scientific knowledge. It also reignited debate over the universe's origins -- and the validity of religious faith as scientific knowledge expands. By Chris Lisee.
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Nothing from something

The question of why there is something rather than nothing, creatio ex nihilo, is a standard starting point for discussions about the existence of God, or the last line of defense for wobbly believers and debaters. In a book that has generated much debate, Lawrence M. Krauss rather c...
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RNS GALILEO BRIEF

Galileo Galilei (seen here in a 1636 painting by Justus Sustermans) was condemned by the Roman Catholic Church in 1633 for supporting the theory that the sun was the center of the universe; the church formally apologized in 1992.
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In Galileo’s hometown, Vatican promotes science

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Four centuries after the Roman Catholic Church branded Galileo a heretic for positing that the sun was the center of the universe, the Vatican is co-hosting a major science exhibition in Galileo's hometown. By Alessandro Speciale.
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