Dr. Ragbir Bhathal, who leads Australia's Optical SETI project, thinks if there is extraterrestrial life out there, we may be just a generation or two away from finding it.
Thoughts on how and why people put so much of themselves into their pursuit of sex.
Every person in Appalachia has a relationship with God, intentionally or otherwise. You could say the same thing about these pictures taken by Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden.
Around 20 percent of Brazil's population is Evangelical, and Faceglória is a place for them to connect and talk about God without worrying about foul language or someone's bikini pics.
According to one theologian, Jesus Christ was both a top and a bottom.
Like Medieval martyrs before her, Amy fell to a fate that was only inevitable because we willed it so.
According to a new study, the folks who don't believe in evolution are not good at thinking analytically.
Transgender priests like Father Shannon Kearns even have trouble finding work or acceptance with supposedly liberal or progressive churches.
Zionist but not Jewish, Israel's "Black Hebrews" immigrated to Israel from the United States with a pitstop in Liberia. To these believers, it was an act of homecoming.
When God allowed for "that life to be terminated," he was looking out for everybody, including the three-year-old.
Romania has 18 religions, none of which have very much in common with each whatsoever—bar the fact all believers are buried by the same men.
After hearing rumors of Thai monks burning stillborn babies for luck, I went on a journey to see if there was any truth to them.
Every year, devotees of Jesús Malverde gather in Culiacán to parade a bust of the Robin Hood–esque figure through town and honor him with gifts of cigarettes and whiskey.
Statistics from the Catholic Church in England and Wales reveal that the number of women entering convent life has hit a 25-year high. I talked to one aspiring nun in her 20s to find out why.
Nasser El-Ahmad has endured horrible abuse at the hands of his closest relatives, but today he's a gay rights organizer working to move on from his past.
The cult of Santa Muerte is growing in popularity among Canadians and Americans, despite its gruesome associations—or maybe because of them.
Studies have found that considering atheism leads many to thoughts of death—even when those people are atheists themselves.
Father Charlie Burrows is often the last man people speak to before they face a firing squad.
Fans of The Avengers aren't the only lovers of Thor. We looked into the current observations of Odinism and Asatru, religions that celebrate the Norse gods, to reveal their dark, white supremacist underbelly.
Niño Fidencio and his legendary healing abilities may not be officially recognized by the Catholic Church, but 40,000 people gather in a small Mexican village each year to celebrate the unofficial saint.
Post-Evangelicals—mostly millennials like me, who grew up in the church in the 80s and 90s—are rejecting harsh doctrines in lieu of feminism, liberalism, and new ways of practicing religion.
The satanic panic of the 80s and early 90s gave birth to a squad dedicated to hunting satanic crimes, and today the status of the unit remains shrouded in mystery.
As legalization takes hold, some Muslims and Christians are getting tripped up. But Jews may find pot and faith to be perfectly compatible.
My sobriety made me a social outcast until I realized I could just pretend to drink and no one would notice that I was faking it.