$250,000 Shark-Spotting Drone Debuts In Australia

Photo credit: Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock A great white, one of the types of shark spotted off the coast of New South Wales. Although the chance of dying...

SpaceX Will Attempt Its Latest Rocket Launch Today – Here’s How To Watch It...

Photo credit: SpaceX SpaceX hasn't yet performed a successful barge landing. Here we go again: SpaceX will attempt to launch the SES-9 mission on a Falcon 9 rocket...

Europe stands with Bangladeshi atheists at Solidarity Book Fair in The Hague

Secular bloggers who fled Bangladesh in fear for their lives, and two survivors of machete attacks, joined human rights organizations at the Bangladesh Solidarity Book Fair...

Scientists Create Synthetic Bacteria With Only 473 Genes

Photo credit: Shutterstock A team, led by synthetic biologists at the J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, California, have come up with an answer...

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...

IHEU calls on UN to reinforce human rights mechanisms protecting LGBTI people and SRHR

Today at the United Nations, the International Humanist and Ethical Union’s director of advocacy, Elizabeth O’Casey, again called on the Human Rights Council to...

Freedom of Thought Report 2015

Today the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) is launching the Freedom of Thought Report 2015 at the European Parliament in Brussels, and around the world via freethoughtreport.com. The 2015 edition of the report documents how persecution of the non-religious has escalated in the past year. There has been a rise in extrajudicial violence, and in several states harsher [...]

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...

Headdress Made Of Deer Skull Is The Earliest Known Shamanic Costume

Photo credit: Depiction of an Evenki shaman in Mongolia wearing an antler headdress similar to those found at Star Carr (after Witsen 1785, 655)....