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The US government's policy of fining broadcasters over the use of even a single swear word on live TV is justified, the Supreme Court has ruled...

2009-04-28

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Believers commonly use inferences about God's beliefs as a moral compass, but that compass appears especially dependent on one's own existing beliefs...

2009-07-27

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Scientists have shown they can change people's moral judgements by disrupting a specific area of the brain with magnetic pulses...

2010-03-30

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You've never heard of me, but there's a good chance that you've read some of my work. I'm a hired gun, a doctor of everything, an academic mercenary. My customers are your students. I promise you that. Somebody in your classroom uses a service that you can't detect, that you can't defend against, that you may not even know exists...

2010-11-12

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Malaysia has stepped up a campaign to stop Muslims celebrating Valentine's Day - labelling it a "trap" that could encourage immoral behaviour...

2011-02-13

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The US security firm at the centre of allegations that its guards killed civilians in Iraq is changing its name once more.

2011-12-12

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What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" -- call it Atheism 2.0 -- that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence...

2011-07

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