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Those Who Believe in Pure Evil Support More Harsh Criminal Punishments, Study Finds

May 14, 2015 — People who believe in pure evil are more likely support sentences such as life in prison without parole and the death penalty for criminals, a psychology study finds. The researchers added that ... read more

May 6, 2015 — People asked to rate the end-of-life care of an elderly loved one were significantly less likely to report care was excellent in a 2011-13 survey than those who were surveyed in 2000. The ... read more

Zombie Family Values: The Walking Dead TV Program Analyzed

Apr. 15, 2015 — Researchers studying the first three seasons of the AMC hit show The Walking Dead found the show and its characters push family as the best hope for the end times, rather than government, science or ... read more

Healthcare Professionals Must Recognize Importance of Human Rights to Improve Healthcare for Women, Experts Say

Apr. 14, 2015 — Women's human rights need to be addressed globally in order to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity, says an ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — The antiquated heating systems in many Spanish churches create abrupt variations in temperature and humidity which can negatively affect the conservation of its artistic heritage, especially in tall ... read more

Die-Hard College Sports Fans Defy Expectations

Mar. 16, 2015 — When March Madness kicks off, you might expect the bleachers to be filled with alumni and students from the competing colleges. In fact, only about a third of die-hard college sports fans are alumni ... read more

Keep Your Enemies Close? Study Finds Greater Proximity to Opponents Leads to More Polarization

Feb. 2, 2015 — Encouraging adversaries to have more interpersonal contact to find common ground may work on occasion, but not necessarily in the U.S. Senate, according to new ... read more

Many Religious People View Science Favorably, but Reject Certain Scientific Theories

Jan. 29, 2015 — A new study finds that many U.S. adults -- roughly one in five -- are deeply religious, know a lot about science, and support many practical uses of science and technology in everyday life, but ... read more

Relationship Between Religion and Educational Attainment

Jan. 23, 2015 — Researchers have long studied and documented the influence religion has on social groups; however, few have examined the role it plays in education. A new research article examines the relationship ... read more

Jan. 23, 2015 — Recent developments in science are beginning to suggest that the universe naturally produces complexity. The emergence of life in general and perhaps even rational life, with its associated ... read more

Attitudes, Practices Surrounding End of Life Care in ICUs Vary Among Asian Physicians

Jan. 12, 2015 — A majority of physicians surveyed throughout Asia reported almost always or often withholding life-sustaining treatment in end-of-life care for patients in hospital intensive care units when there is ... read more

Portly Pastors Make Up More Than a Third of American Clergy

Jan. 12, 2015 — More than a third of American clergy members are obese, with stress, longer hours, being underpaid and lack of self-care among the reasons, according to a study. But the pastoral profession has some ... read more

Dec. 23, 2014 — Several children's programs were aired during the Franco regime; however, they did not have their own programming. Children, otherwise known as young adults, could watch the television during a ... read more

Dec. 17, 2014 — Employees who openly discuss their religious beliefs at work are often happier and have higher job satisfaction than those employees who do not, according to a new ... read more

Returning West Africa Researcher Says Distrust of Health Workers Made Ebola Worse

Nov. 17, 2014 — For "rational and logical reasons," residents of rural Guinea often did not cooperate with volunteers and health care workers to stop the spread of Ebola, according to new ... read more

Creating Trust in the Time of Ebola

Nov. 17, 2014 — One of the key reasons the Ebola outbreak got out of control in West Africa in the early days of the crisis was a lack of trust among community members, frontline health workers and the broader ... read more

Nov. 24, 2014 — 'Memes' transfer cultural information like rituals in much the way that genes inherit biological properties. Now a study provides insight into the building blocks of cultural replication ... read more

Of Gods and Men: Societies Living in Harsh Environments Are More Likely to Believe in Moralizing Gods

Nov. 10, 2014 — New research finds that cultures living in harsher ecosystems with limited resources are more prone to a belief in moralizing, high gods. The results indicate that other cross-disciplinary factors, ... read more

Theologian Examines Implications of 13th Century Manuscripts of Saint Francis of Assisi

Nov. 14, 2014 — With the arrival in the United States earlier this week of several manuscripts from the Sacred Convent of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, a theology professor and specialist in St. Francis, has her own ... read more

Secrets in Stone: Art Historian Cracks the Code of an Ancient Temple

Nov. 12, 2014 — For 13 centuries, the Virupaksha Temple in Pattadakal has been one of the most recognizable landmarks in Indian art -- a towering layer cake of elaborate, hand-carved friezes populated by a bevy of ... read more

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