Calls for Pope Benedict’s sainthood make canonizing popes seem like the norm – but it’s a long and politically fraught process

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In the early church, Christianity was illegal in the Roman Empire. Those who were executed after refusing to renounce their faith were venerated immediately after their deaths.

US will give military tanks to Ukraine, signaling Western powers’ long-term commitment to thwarting Russia

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President Joe Biden announced on Jan. 25, 2023, that the U.S. would send 31 M1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine - following Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's repeated requests for more military tanks to help wage its war against Russia.

Climate change trauma has real impacts on cognition and the brain, wildfire survivors study shows

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Psychological trauma from extreme weather and climate events, such as wildfires, can have long-term impacts on survivors' brains and cognitive functioning, especially how they process distractions, my team's new research shows.

Lowering your pet's carbon pawprint with insect-based food

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(California News Service) Cats and dogs eat a lot of meat. In the U.S., they gobble up about a quarter of the calories derived from livestock. If they were counted as a country, America's pets would rank fifth in global meat consumption. Producing all that food generates about 64 million tons of carbon dioxide a year, not to mention the land, water, and other resources required to farm animals.