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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Cracks in the Climate Consensus?

January 18, 2017 in Cell BiologyEducationFossilsGeologyMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and Ethics

It’s still dangerous to challenge Big Science about climate change. In the new political climate, a growing number of voices are willing to take the risk.

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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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Moon Bombarded by Crashing Theories

January 10, 2017 in AstronomyDating MethodsDumb IdeasGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Strange things happen on our nearest neighbor. Stranger things happen in the heads of theorists trying to figure out our nearest neighbor.

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Excuses for Missing Dark Matter

January 9, 2017 in AstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Astronomers display creativity at rationalizing their inability to find what they believe makes up the bulk of the universe.

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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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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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Cave Climate Conclusions Compromised

December 22, 2016 in Cell BiologyDating MethodsGeologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsPolitics and Ethics

Widely used to infer past climates, isotope measurements from stalactites and stalagmites in caves can mislead researchers.

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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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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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Wishing Upon Star Formation

November 30, 2016 in AstronomyCosmologyDating MethodsEducationIntelligent DesignMediaPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

Many astronomy articles have a bad habit of assuming star formation without demonstrating or explaining it.

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Can Radioactive Decay Constants Vary?

November 28, 2016 in AstronomyDating MethodsPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSolar System

Three physicists claim to see cyclical variations in beta decay rates of two elements correlated with solar neutrino flux.

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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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More Original Protein Found in Older Bird Fossil

November 22, 2016 in Amazing FactsBirdsCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDinosaursFossilsGeologyPhysics

The new discovery from China dates back 130 million years on the evolutionary timeline.

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Chicxulub Crater Reports Begin

November 19, 2016 in Amazing FactsDating MethodsGeologyPhysicsSolar System

Scientists who drilled into the large crater in southern Mexico have started interpreting the cores.

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The End of SETI

November 16, 2016 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasIntelligent DesignMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsSETI

Here’s what a strong belief in materialistic SETI leads to: complete intellectual implosion.

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