Robert Bate holds signs supporting same-sex marriage outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Ala., on Monday. On Tuesday, the chief justice of the state's supreme court said federal courts are overstepping their jurisdiction in deciding cases about the issue. Tamika Moore/AL.COM /Landov hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Federal Courts Don't Hold Sway On Marriage, Alabama Chief Justice Says

Chief Justice Roy Moore says a ruling by a U.S. district judge "raised serious, legitimate concerns about the propriety of federal court jurisdiction over the Alabama Sanctity of Marriage Amendment."

Some physicists are pushing back against ideas like String Theory and the Multiverse. Here, we see a computer-generated image of a black hole, which might, ultimately, be explained by ideas like String Theory. Alain Riazuelo/IAP/UPMC/CNRS hide caption

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

The Most Dangerous Ideas In Science

There's a battle going on over the methods we can use to get answers for the biggest cosmic questions humans can ask. Astrophysicist Adam Frank explains why it's a contest over the future of science.

Bob Belcher, titular hero of Bob's Burgers, bites into one of his creations. Each episode features daily burger specials with chuckle-inducing names. The burgers were born in the show writers' imagination, and brought to life in Cole Bowden's kitchen. FOX/via Getty Images hide caption

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The Salt

Watch 'Bob's Burgers'? Now You Can Eat Them, Too

What happens when you try to make a burger out of a pun? One blog, two years, and dozens of recipes later, millions of fans can now cook up their very own Bob's burgers.

A soldier from the Swedish army participates in a military exercise at Hagshult Airbase in Sweden in November 2014. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parallels - World News

Russian Threats Expose Europe's Military Weakness

A series of military confrontations and growing tensions between Western Europe and Russia mean armed conflict in Northern Europe seems plausible — and show how ill-prepared the region is now.

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