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Oprah interview stirs debate: What is an atheist? - Religion News Service

Oprah interview stirs debate: What is an atheist? - Religion News Service | economics | Scoop.it
(RNS) Most saw in the talk show host’s rejection of Nyad’s atheism what polls, studies and often their own experience tell them -- that atheists are among the least trusted and least liked Americans.
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A Rapid Shift For Jews Away From Religion, But Not Jewishness

A Rapid Shift For Jews Away From Religion, But Not Jewishness | economics | Scoop.it
A survey found a growing number of Jews are identifying as nonreligious and marrying non-Jews.
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To wrest power from Cong, BJP needs to woo Punjabis - Hindustan Times

The Punjabi vote in Delhi has always been a decisive factor for any election. One reason why the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is seeking to wrest power from the Congress in Delhi.
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Richard Dawkins: I’m not like Christopher Hitchens!

Richard Dawkins: I’m not like Christopher Hitchens! | economics | Scoop.it
The memoirist/scientist/atheist says he's felt something akin to a mystical experience -- but it's not supernatural
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How do religions die?

How do religions die? | economics | Scoop.it
Andrew Brown: How to believe: Do they waste away, or get conquered by something better? Perhaps it is easier to think in terms of gods dying, rather than religions
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Product Innovation thru Realistic Simulation: Solutions for the High-Tech Industry

Product Innovation thru Realistic Simulation: Solutions for the High-Tech Industry | economics | Scoop.it
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Atheism Added to Irish School Curriculums | TIME.com

Atheism Added to Irish School Curriculums | TIME.com | economics | Scoop.it
A new lesson plan will teach 16,000 Irish schoolchildren about atheism, agnosticism and humanism
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God Reveals He Occasionally Eats Humans

THE HEAVENS—Speaking candidly during a rare interview this Thursday, God Almighty, Our Lord and Heavenly Father, revealed to the public that He occasionally eats human beings.
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Radioactive waste: Where to put it?

Radioactive waste: Where to put it? | economics | Scoop.it
As the U.S. makes new plans for disposing of spent nuclear fuel and other high-level radioactive waste deep underground, geologists are key to identifying safe burial sites and techniques.
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Brief exposure to performance-enhancing drugs may be permanently 'remembered' by muscles

Brief exposure to performance-enhancing drugs may be permanently 'remembered' by muscles | economics | Scoop.it
Brief exposure to anabolic steroids may have long lasting, possibly permanent, performance-enhancing effects, shows a new study.
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Economics' odd couple highlights a Nobel folly

Economics' odd couple highlights a Nobel folly | economics | Scoop.it
from Steve Keen I would love to be in the audience watching the body language at this year's "Nobel" ceremony for economics. Robert Shiller, who is far too polite a person to make it obvious, will ...
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Why Doesn’t Highest Paid CEO, Zuckerberg, Quit?

Why Doesn’t Highest Paid CEO, Zuckerberg, Quit? | economics | Scoop.it
The news is out. The highest paid CEO is Mark Zuckerberg. You can read the link to understand how he earned more than $2 billion. OK, my guess is that most people reading this are saying, “If I made
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Could ethics exist without religion?

Could ethics exist without religion? | economics | Scoop.it
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Infosys faces record fine in US: Report - The Times of India

Infosys faces record fine in US: Report - The Times of India | economics | Scoop.it
US plans to punish Infosys with the largest immigration fine ever for seeking visas fraudulently for workers at big clients in America.
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Making Robots More Like Us

Making Robots More Like Us | economics | Scoop.it
In a shift away from robots made to perform in factories, designers are putting the “human” into humanoids so that they can safely interact in public.
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The worst cannot be ruled out post-2014

The worst cannot be ruled out post-2014 | economics | Scoop.it
Daily Pioneer: Leading News paper
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Why Should Anyone Be Afraid Of Dying?

Why Should Anyone Be Afraid Of Dying? | economics | Scoop.it
We seem to be inundated now with books about death -- and about how great it is.
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Feeling Happier During an Unhappy Time

Feeling Happier During an Unhappy Time | economics | Scoop.it
Sometimes, it’s not possible — or at least not easy — to feel happy. However, it’s sometimes possible to feel happier. Here are some strategies to consider:1. Remind yourself of reasons to be
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Atheist students use federal law to pursue same rights as Christians for ‘secular safe zones’

Atheist students use federal law to pursue same rights as Christians for ‘secular safe zones’ | economics | Scoop.it
A 30-year-old federal law created to protect the right of Christian students to gather now is being used to protect the rights of students with opposite beliefs.
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The College Student Behind Viral ‘God is Gay’ Poem | TIME.com

The College Student Behind Viral ‘God is Gay’ Poem | TIME.com | economics | Scoop.it
Video of a slam poetry performance by a twenty-year-old University of North Carolina drama student is going viral, with nearly 70,000 views on YouTube. The controversial title and message of his poem:  "God is gay.
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Surprises discovered in decoded kiwifruit genome

Surprises discovered in decoded kiwifruit genome | economics | Scoop.it
A new study that decoded the DNA sequence of the kiwifruit has concluded that the fruit has many genetic similarities between its 39,040 genes and other plant species, including potatoes and tomatoes.
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Smart neurons: Single neuronal dendrites can perform computations

Smart neurons: Single neuronal dendrites can perform computations | economics | Scoop.it
When you look at the hands of a clock or the streets on a map, your brain is effortlessly performing computations that tell you about the orientation of these objects.
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Atheists plan Salt Lake convention

Atheists plan Salt Lake convention | economics | Scoop.it
A national atheist group is planning to hold its annual convention in Salt Lake City, worldwide headquarters of the LDS Church.
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Dear Glenn Beck, human rights have never come from god

Dear Glenn Beck, human rights have never come from god | economics | Scoop.it
Whenever you hear someone claim that rights come from god, that speaker is a person who (intentionally or unintentionally) wants to take your rights away. That is someone who wants a theocracy.
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Inflation on its mind, RBI likely to hike repo rate by 25 bps - The Economic Times

Inflation on its mind, RBI likely to hike repo rate by 25 bps - The Economic Times | economics | Scoop.it
Rajan is likely to raise the repo rate by another 25 bps in his next policy announcement , according to a majority of 16 economists polled by ET.
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