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  • In Theory: Pray alone, or in a group?

    A study published in the September issue of the Southern Medical Journal, titled "Study of the Therapeutic Effects of Proximal Intercessory Prayer on Auditory and Visual Impairments in Mozambique" involved examining two groups of people — 14 with impaired hearing and 11 with impaired vision — before and after members of a local church prayed for their healing. The subjects reported a small but statistically significant improvement in hearing and vision following the prayers. Critics of the study say it did not account for psychosomatic factors (such as the placebo effect), the pre-existing beliefs of the patients, and the small number of patients studied.
  • Two new Pac-10 teams: Their home turfs are also a travel opportunity

    Two new Pac-10 teams: Their home turfs are also a travel opportunity
    The familiar symmetry of the Pacific 10 Conference is changing, and that calls for a road trip. By joining the Pac-10 in 2011, the universities of Utah and Colorado will make it the Pac-12. With that, the rhythms of USC and UCLA fans traveling to the...

    Brigham Young museum readies exhibition of Christ paintings by Carl Bloch

     
    If the Mormon church has a favorite artist, it may be 19th century Danish painter Carl Heinrich Bloch, whose florid depictions of the life of Jesus Christ are often featured in literature and other promotional material published by the Church...

    Scary books: Read any good grimoires lately?

    Scary books: Read any good grimoires lately?
    Thanks to their conspicuous use by Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the girls of the TV show "Charmed," Elphaba in the Broadway musical "Wicked" and plenty of other prominent pop culture figures, grimoires have become far more familiar to the general public....

    Deseret Ranch owners pull request to rezone property

    Owners of the massive Deseret Ranch pulled their request to get a portion of their Orange County property rezoned for development. County Commissioner Linda Stewart said the decision was made because "there were too many questions" about the proposal....