Fast Flight Specializations in Birds and Bats

January 20, 2017 in Amazing FactsBirdsIntelligent DesignMammalsMind and BrainPhysics

When you are moving rapidly, you need to see things differently.

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Extraordinary” Radiocarbon Anomaly Found in Tree Rings

January 19, 2017 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

A tree ring sample from a bristlecone pine reveals something weird happened to the sun around 5480 BC.

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Big Science Loves ID – Sometimes

January 14, 2017 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyDarwin and EvolutionFossilsIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Despite institutional rejection of intelligent design, researchers are attracted to ID when it can make money, make them famous, or advance understanding of nature.

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Mammals Ate Dinosaurs

January 13, 2017 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursEducationFossilsGeologyIntelligent DesignMammalsMediaPhilosophy of Science

Fossil shows a mammal with a big bite could have munched on small dinosaurs for lunch.

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Copper Mine at Timna Shows Solomon’s Power

January 12, 2017 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyMind and BrainPolitics and Ethics

Continuing discoveries in the Timna Valley in southern Israel near the Gulf of Aqaba show the widespread and dominant influence of Solomon’s kingdom.

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Animals Can Be Smarter Than You Think

January 4, 2017 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsCell BiologyIntelligent DesignMammalsMind and BrainTerrestrial Zoology

Here are four organisms with surprising mental powers.

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People Have an Innate Preference for Logical Truth

January 2, 2017 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyEarly ManEducationHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

Experiments show that logical conclusions reached by abstract reasoning make people feel better than illogical conclusions do.

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Year-End Biomimetics Parade

December 31, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

What better way to end the year than a celebration of biomimetics, where fun and useful science never ends thanks to nature’s inspiring designs?

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Pluto and Ceres: Young Dwarf Planets

December 28, 2016 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

With all its data downloaded, New Horizons continues to surprise astronomers with evidence of active geology and youth at Pluto.

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Small Molecules Play Key Roles in Cells

December 26, 2016 in Amazing FactsCell BiologyGeneticsHuman BodyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of Science

Molecular biologists are finding a universe of functional small proteins and RNAs that were considered junk or not even known to exist.

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Christmas Star Remains Mysterious, But Something Real Happened

December 24, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyBible and TheologyDating MethodsEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and EthicsSolar System

Theories rise and fall about the nature of the star that led the wise men to Bethlehem, but the fact remains: they saw something, and came on time to see Jesus.

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More Body Wonders

December 16, 2016 in Amazing FactsDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEarly ManHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

Things you probably didn’t learn about in anatomy or physiology.

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Why Monkeys Don’t Talk

December 13, 2016 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of Science

It’s not that they don’t have the vocal apparatus. They just don’t have the mind for it.

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Finding More Gifts in the Cellular Stocking

December 12, 2016 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionGeneticsHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMediaOrigin of LifePhysics

Improving techniques are allowing biochemists to find surprising new things in cells. Here are some recent examples.

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Cassini Gets Higher Look at Saturn’s Youth

December 10, 2016 in Amazing FactsAstronomyDating MethodsGeologyMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Now entering its final dramatic high orbits, the Cassini spacecraft is finding unexpected things for an assumed old planet.

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Proof of Dinosaur Feathers?

December 9, 2016 in Amazing FactsBirdsDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursFossilsGeology

Opinions are swirling about an amazing piece of amber with enclosed feathers. Let’s look at what is known so far.

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What Good Is a Hairball?

December 7, 2016 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyCell BiologyIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMind and BrainPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

When you start looking for clues to good designs in nature, the results are everywhere.

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Rapid Earth Changes in Historic Times

December 6, 2016 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsEducationGeologyMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

What happened to the Sahara desert? What’s going on in Java, man? Geologists are surprised sometimes by recent major changes.

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Biblical Archaeology Finds to Watch

December 2, 2016 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyDating MethodsEducationMediaPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Are Moses and Jesus corroborated by extra-Biblical artifacts? Here’s the good and the bad about two interesting yet controversial finds.

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Reasons for Thanksgiving in Your Body Cells

November 23, 2016 in Amazing FactsCell BiologyHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsPhysics

Here are things you probably didn’t know about your body. Now that you know, you’ll have more reasons to be thankful tomorrow.

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