Christianity disrupts Amazonian ecosystem
February 11, 2013, 5:10 p.m. by Megan Gannon
In the wake of missionaries converting Amazonian tribesmen, converts are killing animals they were previously barred against hunting.
History's 10 most intriguing popes
February 11, 2013, 2:12 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
From a cadaver on trial to a three-timing pope, here are 10 of the most interesting church fathers in history.
Dog attends Mass daily where owner's funeral was held
January 21, 2013, 4:43 p.m. by Laura Moss
Each day when the bells ring to mark the start of services, this German shepherd makes his way inside an Italian church — just as he did when his master was alive.
Mass bathing in Ganges river kicks off Kumbh Mela pilgrimage [Photos]
January 15, 2013, 12:15 p.m. by Catie Leary
Touted as the largest religious gathering on Earth, the Kumbh Mela is a Hindu pilgrimage organized every 3 years, rotating between the cities of Allahabad, Nashik, Haridwar and Ujjain.
Scientologists' alleged 'alien space cathedral' found
January 2, 2013, 11 a.m. by Marc Lallanilla
A journalist has alerted the public to the existence of a secret Scientology bunker hidden in the New Mexico desert, marked by a gigantic symbol etched in the ground.
The strangest non-stories in science from 2012
December 27, 2012, 12:55 p.m. by Benjamin Radford, LiveScience
It would have been nice if Bigfoot had been proven or aliens had made their presence known this year, but it was not meant to be.
Santa's 'flying' reindeer story traced back to magic mushrooms
December 21, 2012, 11:41 a.m. by Douglas Main, LiveScience
Shamans in the Siberian and Arctic regions used to give dried Amanita muscaria mushroom as gifts on the winter solstice.
How the Mayan calendar works
December 19, 2012, 9:52 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
The Mayans actually had three different calendars that all served difference purposes.
Why Mayan doomsday prediction isn't like the others
December 18, 2012, 9:55 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
The Mayan apocalypse sprang up entirely online, unlike other end of the world theories focused on portents or religious leaders.
Monks as bakers: The silent, tasty life
December 18, 2012, 9:45 a.m.
For 25 years, the Trappist monks at Assumption Abbey in Ava, Missouri have been baking and selling holiday fruitcakes to support themselves. Some say the dark, spicy cake is a taste of heaven on Earth.