"Immodest Acts" tells the story of Benedetta Carlini, a lesbian nun who claimed to be a mystic visionary but failed to convince the leaders of her faith.
By toppling medieval Europe’s mightiest political power, the Protestant Reformation ushered in a new age of freedom, religious and otherwise.
The German-American cartoonist introduced the idea that Santa Claus traveled with a sleigh and reindeer.
Bernini created art for 8 different popes. In the process, he helped reinforce and redefine Christianity’s visual culture.
Yorkicystis lived during the “Cambrian explosion,” 539 million to 485 million years ago – hundreds of million years before the dinosaurs.
The photometric filters for the Vera Rubin Observatory are complete and showcase why they are indispensable for astronomy.
When Saint Ambrose of Milan was venerated, his life became public property, its meaning expanding with the unique interpretations of each new generation.
"The hardest thing is the flying side of things."
By taking Satan out of the religious context, storytellers explored the nature of sin in new ways.
This map of Hutterite colonies in North America says something about religion and evolution — and more precisely, speciation.
The Big Bang was hot, dense, uniform, and filled with matter and energy. Before that? There was nothing. Here's how that's possible.
"It's just a joke," right?
Despite all the challenges, Hubble has vindicated this discovery. Practically everywhere we look in the Universe, the large-scale objects that we see — small galaxies, large galaxies, groups and clusters of galaxies, […]
And can scientists even agree on what ‘nothing’ means? The more curious we get about the great cosmic unknowns, the more unanswered questions our investigations of the Universe will reveal. […]
You might be inclined to modify gravity instead, but those ideas have grossly unequal evidence supporting them. What is it, exactly, that you’re supposed to do when the predictions of […]
We should care about constitutional rights for all, says lawyer and religious freedom scholar Asma T. Uddin. If they are denied for some, history demonstrates how they may be at risk for us all.
The 'People Map of the United States' zooms in on America's obsession with celebrity
Americans lost $116.9 billion gambling in 2016.
Maryland officials want lawmakers to support language that would require vendors of elections services to disclose when a foreign actor takes control of one of their companies.
How mutual admiration was torn asunder by the sex drive: Freud, Jung and the schism at the heart of psychoanalysis.