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2014-04-01 00:22:03

Studies Document and Examine Effects on Patients with Advanced Cancer, Decision-Making, Pediatric Crisis and Caregivers NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four new studies mark important advances in understanding the role of spiritual care in treating people facing serious illness. They will be presented today and tomorrow at the inaugural conference of HealthCare Chaplaincy Network (HCCN), Caring for the Human Spirit: Driving the Research Agenda in Spiritual Care in...

2014-01-23 08:31:44

Spring Conference Culminates First-Ever Research Collaboration on the Role of Spiritual Care within Patient-Centered Care NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Growing recognition of the role of spiritual care in providing effective patient care will take a major step forward at HealthCare Chaplaincy Network's (HCCN) first annual conference, Caring for the Human Spirit: Driving the Research Agenda for Spiritual Care in HealthCare, March 31 through April 3, 2014, at The New York...

2012-10-04 14:44:37

The winners of a contest that encourages scientists and students across the globe to explore fundamental, big questions in astronomy and cosmology will present their proposals and essays in a joint conference Oct. 12-13 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The New Frontiers in Astronomy & Cosmology International Grant and Essay Competition, led by Donald G. York, the Horace B. Horton Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, will award more than $4...

“New Frontiers” Award For Work On “Origami Universe” Received By JHU Cosmologists
2012-10-04 14:36:08

Two Johns Hopkins University research scientists who use the Japanese art of paper folding, known as origami, as a metaphor for understanding the complexity of the cosmos have been named winners of an award through the “New Frontiers in Astronomy & Cosmology International Grant and Essay Writing Competition,” funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Mark Neyrinck and Miguel Aragón-Calvo, both of the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy at the...

Immortality Project Set To Begin
2012-08-05 06:50:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A University of California at Riverside (UCR) philosopher will be placed in charge of a new project analyzing the concept of immortality after receiving the largest grant ever presented to a humanities professor at the school, various media outlets reported last week. According to a July 31 UCR press release announcing the grant, the university announced that philosopher John Martin Fischer would oversee research on all aspects of...

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2011-04-08 07:05:00

A British astrophysicist and cosmologist known for his studies into the origins of the universe and its future was awarded one of the world's top religious awards this week for his work in exploring life's spiritual dimension. Martin Rees, 68, who is an expert on the extreme physics of black holes and the Big Bang, is the recipient of the $1.6 million 2011 Templeton Prize, announced by the John Templeton Foundation on Wednesday. Rees was chosen for the award because of the nature of his...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.