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Current Topic: Baseball

Petco Park, home to the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB)
Baseball is a team sport popular in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and East Asia. The modern game was developed in the United States from early bat-and-ball games played in Britain and is known as the "national pastime" of the United States, although American football may arguably draw more fans and television viewership.

Featured Article: Phenomenology

Edmund Husserl, founder of Phenomenology
Phenomenology is, in its founder Edmund Husserl's formulation, the study of experience and the ways in which things present themselves in and through experience. Given its continual development and appropriation in various other disciplines (most notably - ontology, sociology, psychology, ecology, ethics, theology, philosophy of mind) it is considered to be one of the most significant philosophical movements of the twentieth century.

Popular Article: Holy Sepulchre

One of the altars at the place of Calvary in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
According to the Bible, the Holy Sepulchre refers to the temporary tomb in which Jesus was reportedly buried following his crucifixion. Following Jesus' death, the tomb was venerated by the early Christians; however, the destruction of Temple of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. caused it to fall into neglect. Emperor Constantine then ordered a grand church to be built at the site of the tomb, which is now known as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. From the time of its original construction and through its numerous renovations, it has been venerated by most Christians as the authentic site of Jesus' crucifixion and burial.

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The word galaxy derives from "galaxias" meaning "milky," the Greek term for our own Milky Way galaxy (read more)