The tropical rainforests of Brazil, once thought to be pristine habitats of noble savages, show evidence of mass reworking by humans for millennia.Read Full Article >
Newz Buzz Hot tips & wild ideas in the media
Planetary scientists now attribute the bright deposits on Ceres to cryovolcanism (Phys.org).
Scientists are changing their minds (again) about how Earth's water got here (The Conversation).
New cause of Permian extinction: not global warming, but an ice age (Science Daily).
What Trump's new travel ban means for science (Nature). They don't like it. Surprised?
How female tree frogs pick mates at a noisy party (Current Biology).
Secular scientists caught using intelligent design principles (Evolution News).
Creation Scientist of the Month
First to turn a telescope to the heavens; discoverer of sunspots, lunar craters, stars within the Milky Way, the phases of Venus, and the four large satellites of Jupiter (named the Galilean satellites in his honor); staunch proponent of experiment over authority, discoverer of laws of falling bodies (in the process disproving Aristotle’s contention that heavier bodies fall faster), popularizer and publisher, mathematician, his work is of monumental importance in the history of science.Read Full Article >
Creationism and intelligent design are being banned in Swedish schools, reported the English version of the Swedish news source, The Local. Intelligent design (ID) makes no claim about the Creator, but only the detectability of design;Read Full Article >
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