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What are the origins of Lent?

Joanne M. Pierce, College of the Holy Cross In late winter, many Christian denominations observe a 40-day period of...

How a Native American coming-of-age ritual is making a comeback

Rosalyn R. LaPier, The University of Montana The Ojibwe, one of the largest indigenous groups in North America, with communities from Quebec to Montana, are...

Silicon Valley’s latest fad is dopamine fasting – and that may...

A. Trevor Sutton, Concordia Seminary Silicon Valley’s newest fad is dopamine fasting, or temporarily abstaining from “addictive” activities such as social media, music, internet gaming...

4 things to know about Ash Wednesday

William Johnston, University of Dayton For Christians, the death and resurrection of Jesus is a pivotal event commemorated each year during a season of preparation...

Why Ramadan is called Ramadan: 6 questions answered

Mohammad Hassan Khalil, Michigan State University Editor’s note: The Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, starts Friday, May 27, 2017. Mohammad Hassan Khalil, associate...

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It’s too soon to call 3D printing a green technology

Reid Lifset, Yale University; Martin Baumers, University of Nottingham, and Timothy Gutowski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Over the past decade 3D printing has captured the...