Last month the Economist reported on an ongoing study called Explaining Religion. The project's social scientists have spent the last three years gathering data on various aspects of religious practice with a focus on the "moral behaviour that religions often claim to govern." As the article puts it,
Last names and hometown were withheld from this story to protect the family's privacy.
A girl in New Hampshire celebrated her seventh birthday Sunday.
But she's had to spend the first few years of her life acting a lot more like a mother than a little girl.
Before entering the foster care system, she was forced to take care of herself and her two younger brothers. Now, her first instinct is to take care of everybody. It's the impulse that helped her survive.
While many families are kicking off their summer vacation with trips to the beach or a day of hitting the holiday sales, scores of others are remembering service members who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. For one Rhode Island family, Monday marks the first Memorial Day they will spend since their son died in Afghanistan.
David Adickes has fashioned 18-foot tall busts of all of the U.S. presidents. One set sits in his yard in Houston. Another is in a closed theme park in Deadwood, S.D. And the third is in another defunct theme park in Williamsburg, Va.
A series of upsets has eliminated the top three women players before the quarter-finals for the first time ever at the French Open. But on the men's side, the top players are all still in: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Doug Robson of USA Today tells Melissa Block the latest.
If you're spending Memorial Day in Washington, D.C., a new iPhone app can help you experience the National Mall in a whole new way. The D.C.-based music duo Bluebrain composed the National Mall application that keeps track of where you are, whether it's the Lincoln Memorial or the Washington Memorial.
The industry has faced a tough year so far. So it's using the formula of sequels and 3-D movies in hopes of getting back on track — including more pirates, more kung-fun fighting pandas and more hungover wedding guests. Critic Bob Mondello has a preview of the other retreads and the hidden treasures coming your way this summer.