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NIH Plans To Lift Ban On Research Funds For Part-Human, Part-Animal Embryos

08/07/2016 21:28
The federal government announced plans Thursday to lift a moratorium on funding of certain controversial experiments that use human stem cells to create animal embryos that are partly human. The National Institutes of Health is proposing a new policy to permit scientists to get federal money to...

Evangelicals oppose implanted devices like brain chips

08/03/2016 19:32
Gene editing, brain chip implants, and synthetic blood may reduce the risk of disease, sharpen minds, and improve body strength. But messing around with nature in order to enhance humans isn’t something many Americans are excited about. A new survey from the Pew Research Center asked approximately...

Pope Francis becomes newest Krakow JCC member

08/03/2016 19:22
Pope Francis is the newest member of the Krakow Jewish Community Center. JCC Executive Director Jonathan Ornstein presented the pontiff with a JCC membership card and an acid-green JCC T-shirt during a reception Sunday at the residence of the archbishop in Krakow. Francis was concluding...

Another gay Anglican priest marries long-term partner

08/03/2016 19:16
Another gay Anglican vicar has married his long-term male partner, defying the Church of England's ban on clergy entering same-sex marriages. Rev Paul Collier has kept his position as priest of St Hugh's in the Diocese of Southwark after he converted his civil partnership to a marriage in early...

Gay subculture and Grindr at Irish seminary

08/03/2016 19:12
The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin, has decided to stop sending trainee priests from the diocese to the Irish national seminary because of what he calls "strange goings-on" there, amid reports of a "gay sub-culture". Reuters Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin Instead...

Temple Institute announces school to train Levitical priests

08/03/2016 19:02
The Temple Institute, dedicated to reestablishing the Holy Temple in Jerusalem, announced it is opening a school for training Levitical priests for their eventual service in a new temple. The institute ran several pilot programs in recent years and now “is embarking on a mission to teach Kohanim...

Earth's Fever Is Rising, Scientists Say in Annual Report

08/03/2016 18:57
WASHINGTON— Earth's fever got worse last year, breaking dozens of climate records, scientists said in a massive report nicknamed the annual physical for the planet. Soon after 2015 ended, it was proclaimed the hottest on record. The new report shows the broad extent of other records and...

Anglicans approve same-sex marriage after vote recount

07/23/2016 22:55
Anglicans in Canada narrowly rejected, then approved allowing support of same-sex marriage, after an error was found in the voting process. On Monday, the church's members attending the General Synod voted to deny gay and lesbian couples the ability to have same-sex marriages performed in Anglican...

Lesbian Bishop Calls for Church to Remove Crosses, to Install Muslim Prayer Space

07/23/2016 22:42
The Bishop of Stockholm has proposed a church in her diocese remove all signs of the cross and put down markings showing the direction to Mecca for the benefit of Muslim worshippers. Eva Brunne, who was made the world’s first openly lesbian bishop by the church of Sweden in 2009, and has...

Days after Nice attack, 200 French Jews immigrate to Israel

07/23/2016 22:04
Some 200 French Jews immigrated to Israel on a group flight Wednesday, in a sign of a continuing trend amid European jitters over increased anti-Semitism and terror attacks on the Continent.   The flight, the largest of the summer from France, came less than a week after a terror rampage in...
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