Death for “apostasy” must not stand! Free Ashraf Fayadh

The International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) joins around 60 human rights organisations internationally, protesting the death sentence handed down last week to Ashraf Fayadh in Saudi Arabia. Following an unfair trial during which he was denied access to a lawyer, Fayadh was variously accused of promoting atheism in his poetry, insulting the Prophet Muhammad, as well as “having [...]

Arctic Sea Ice Sets New Record Low For This Time Of Year

Photo credit: tuthelens/Shuttersock The arctic is warming much quicker than the rest of the planet. Last year it was reported that the Arctic is warming twice as...

Psychiatric detention and charges against atheist show “Soviet era abuse of psychiatry, apparently alive...

An atheist in Russia, Viktor Krasnov (38) faces the threat of jail time for saying online that, “There is no god” and the Bible is...

Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal In All 50 States Thanks To Congress

While Congress was busy stripping away consumer protections and legalizing bank fraud, they managed to slip in a little provision which made many marijuana...

Roy’s Final Speech as an IHEU Delegate

As a delegate of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) at the United Nations over a 12 year period, former Head of Delegation, Roy Brown,...

Oldest Known Pine Tree Fossil Discovered

Photo credit: Falcon-Lang et al. 2016 The tiny fossil, on the left, measures just half a centimeter long. When triceratops and velociraptors stalked the forests of the...

IHEU appoints new Director of Advocacy

Elizabeth O’Casey has been appointed Director of Advocacy at the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU). Chief Executive of the IHEU, Carl Blackburn, said, “International advocacy is a key area of work for IHEU. Elizabeth will be working to create a higher profile for humanists at international institutions and campaigning for progressive policy changes.” Elizabeth [...]

Ice Shelf Bigger Than Manhattan Could Be About To Break From Antarctica

Photo credit: Nansen Ice Shelf and the crack, taken by Landsat 8 on December 16, 2015. USGS Antarctic scientists have documented ice shelves disintegrating from the southern continent at an unprecedente...

Newly Formed Neurons Help Brain “Catalog Memories In Time”

Photo credit: Kaonos/Shutterstock The human brain generates 1,400 new neurons per day, but their function had until now remained unknown. Sometimes it can feel every day is...

Oldest Human DNA Ever Sequenced Could Rewrite Human Evolutionary Tree

Photo credit: © Kennis & Kennis/Madrid Scientific Films It now seems like the Sima de los Huesos remains were likely from Neanderthals. Researchers have managed to...