Religion : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture There is so much more to say about science and spirituality than we hear when predictable polarities play out in the media. We explore the places where science and religion find common ground, and the places where they appear to be in conflict.

Arfan Najar, an archaeologist at the Israel Antiquities Authority, introduces a replica of the Magdala Stone at the Magdala Archeological Park in Israel on Dec. 2, 2013. Li Rui/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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This Hubble Space Telescope image shows a star known as R Sculptoris, located 1,500 light-years from Earth, in the constellation of Sculptor. The black region at the centre of the image has been artificially masked. ESA/NASA hide caption

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The star in the center, as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope, is known as V1331 Cyg and is located in the dark cloud LDN 981. Karl Stapelfe/ESA/Hubble, NASA hide caption

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