Many missionaries and Japanese believers were martyred during the Japanese suppression of Christianity in the 16th and 17th centuries. The martyrdom of Diego Hayato Kagayama, a chief vassal of the Hosokawa family, and banishment of Genya Ogasawara for religious believes was previously only known from reports to Rome by Jesuit missionaries. Now, a primary historical document written by Hosokawa family officials has clarified the authenticity and limitations of the missionaries' documents.
Rich nations should not engage in "vaccine nationalism" and keep the COVID-19 vaccine to themselves when poorer nations need them, according to Nicole Hassoun, professor of philosophy at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Hassoun's paper, "Against Vaccine Nationalism," was published in the Journal of Medical Ethics.
A new study from the University of Kansas in the journal Mortality details how older environmentalists consider death care and how likely they are to choose "green" burials and other eco-friendly options.
A new study suggests that despite considerable adversity, many people have also experienced positive effects in lockdown as a result of a less frenetic life.
A Roman church has since the sixth century AD held relics, believed to be the remains of two apostles. Now, they have undergone scientific analysis, casting light on their age and origin.
New research just published identifies and explores the impacts of salient viral or COVID-19 behavioural identities that are emerging.
The Special Issue, Volume 10, of Inter Faculty takes up the theme of resonance in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and its ensuing societal shifts. It brings together different perspectives from a broad spectrum of researchers from the Human and Social Sciences, placing the individual studies within the wider consideration of a critical turning point for humankind in relation to the natural world.
Spiritualist mediums might be more prone to immersive mental activities and unusual auditory experiences early in life, according to new research.
An historical document clearly indicates that the Hosokawa clan of Japan's Kokura Domain stopped producing wine in 1632, the year before the shogunate ordered them to move to the Higo Domain. Researchers believe the reason for halting wine production was directly related to the move and because wine was considered a drink of Christianity, which was harshly suppressed at that time in Japan.
In the past, research on curiosity has mostly tried to quantify it, rather than to understand the different ways it can be expressed. Now, a new study led by researchers at Penn and American University uses Wikipedia browsing as a method for describing curiosity styles. Using a branch of mathematics known as graph theory, their analysis of curiosity opens doors for using it as a tool to improve learning and life satisfaction.