Culture

November 21, 2014
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to the University of Massachusetts Lowell to develop an electronic tongue to test water and beverages.
CNSNews
November 20, 2014
At a House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Military Personnel on Wednesday, Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.) confronted one witness with derogatory remarks he made about Christians, which the lawmaker said exemplifies the threat to religious liberty in the U.S. Armed Forces.
CNSNews
November 19, 2014
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said on Wednesday that the diverse gathering of religious leaders from around the globe for the Vatican’s marriage conference shows the universal belief in marriage being between one man and one woman and that efforts to redefine the institution will ultimately fail.
AP
November 18, 2014
Pope Francis reasserted the Catholic Church’s teaching on marriage on Monday, stressing the “complementarity” between man and woman – the two complete each other – and adding that “children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother.”
By RAHIM FAIEZ
November 21, 2014
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Excitement builds in the queue forming behind the barbed-wire security fence outside Afghanistan's first amusement park as children in bright clothes clutch their parents' hands and hop from foot to foot in anticipation of the pleasures waiting behind the high concrete blast walls.
By LISA BAUMANN
November 20, 2014
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — As they stood linking arms and holding bouquets, Linda Gryczan and Constance Enzweiler of Helena married Thursday after waiting 31 years.
November 20, 2014
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school administrator is on leave after acknowledging that she retweeted an image that prompted a group of students to walk out of class in protest.