When 8-year-old Olivia McConnell proposed a state fossil for South Carolina, she probably didn't expect her request to prompt a drawn-out fight with creationists in her state legislature.
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A new study links believing in hell, and perhaps even thinking about it, with lower levels of happiness and satisfaction in life.
States across the South and Utah once again keep their high ranking on an annual list of the most religious U.S. states. Vermont leads the pack of least religious states.
Myers-Briggs personality type may contribute to whether one believes the Earth was created in six days versus a more symbolic view of the Bible's Book of Genesis, new research suggests.
An ancient timber structure that may have once enclosed a tree that the Buddha's mother clung to during his birth ha been discovered in Nepal. The structure dates to the 6th century B.C.
Karma, a Sanskrit word that roughly translates to "action," is a core concept in some Eastern religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism.
Voodoo is a sensationalized pop-culture caricature of voudon, an Afro-Caribbean religion that originated in Haiti.
By patrolling the wilderness and teaching non-violence, Tibetan monks are playing a critical role in protecting endangered snow leopards in the Himalayas, new research has found.
Although the Vikings have a popular reputation as being raiders, they were also farmers, traders and explorers, and the craftsmanship seen in this jewelry demonstrates their artistic skills.
People who go to church more often have lower blood pressure, a new study from Norway says, and the researchers were surprised by the findings, because church attendance is uncommon there.
From his birthplace in Nazareth to his crucifixion at the hands of the Roman, here are some facts about the historical Jesus.