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DARWIN'S GOD In this article from the NY Times, Anthropologist Scott Atran argues that humans are hardwired to believe in the supernatural--a contention I agree with, despite the fact that I'm an atheist myself. But here's an anecdote Atran cites as proof:[Atran's] research interests include cognitive science and evolutionary biology, and sometimes he presents students with a wooden box that

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ASTRONAUT ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER FREE ON BAILNowak ordered to remain on Earth until arraignmentSorry, one-liners are about all I have time, right now. Expect no updates for the remainder of the week frowny-face-emoticon.

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Rest 3-5 Minutes Before Serving, Momofuku Ando

Last Friday, Momofuku Ando, inventor of instant ramen noodles and chairman of the company that makes Top Ramen, passed away. He was 96. His body will be cremated in accordance with his wishes, and the ashes sealed into a tiny, square, foil packet.

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Pluto Vows To Run As An Independant Rocky, barren mass, having lost "major planet" status by a narrow vote in the International Astronomical Union, fends off charges that its orbit is "erratic" and slams rival UB313 for being "on the fringe of the solar system."

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Shafted

BEACONSFIELD, Australia (CNN) -- Rescuers have freed two Australian gold miners who had been trapped underground in a steel cage since April 25, when a small earthquake triggered a rock fall in the Tasmanian gold mine where they worked. They have been getting oxygen, food, water and items such as magazines and iPods through a plastic pipe since they were

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Sark Defends Port Deal

Sark today sought to quell the growing controversy over his decision to grant the MCP control of several major ports throughout the region. "I believe that this arrangement with the Master Control Program should go forward," Sark told reporters aboard Solar Sailer One. He emphasized that security would continued to be handled by Tank and Recognizer programs, with the MCP

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BUNNY FOO-FOO ARRAIGNED ON CHARGES OF ASSAULT Bodies of field mice found in forest D.A. may seek goon penalty KING COLE VETOS FREEDOM OF MATRIMONY ACT "Marriage is between a dish and a spoon," says monarch CRYPTOLOGISTS CLOSE TO CRACKING 'FARMER'S DOG CIPHER' Baffling code, in which letters are replaced by claps, has confounded linguists for centuries "We're pretty sure

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Roberts Continues To Stonewall On Logan v. Wayne

Judge John Roberts weathered another round of questioning today as his confirmation hearing entered its second day, but the controversal pick for Chief Justice of the Supreme Court left many senators frustrated and angry as he repeatedly declined to explicate his position on Logan v. Wayne. Though he remained calm and composed while addressing members of the Senate judiciary committee,

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Bush Appoints Bolton To UN

In a move that critics decried as "a slap in the face to a venerable institution," President George Bush today bypassed Congress and appointed Michael Bolton as ambassador to the UN. "As the winner of two Grammies and six American Music Awards, and as an artist who has sold over 52 million albums and singles worldwide, Michael Bolton is unique

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