Seeds from Time of Christ Sprout, Grow Trees in Israel
February 5, 2020
Trees of a now-extinct date palm celebrated for its fruit have sprouted from 2,000-year-old seeds recovered from Israel.
Christmas Star Remains Mysterious, But Something Real Happened
December 24, 2016
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.
The Christmas Story As Told by a Secular Science Reporter
December 25, 2014
Here's how the Christmas Story fares under the lens of a secular science reporter who doesn't believe in a miracle-working God who enters into history.
Methuselah Seed Now a Tree
December 4, 2011
The world’s oldest viable seed is now a tree 8 feet tall. The Methuselah palm, discovered in the 1960s as a seed at the Judean fortress of Masada, sprouted in 2005 under controlled conditions. It is the oldest seed verified by radiocarbon dating to be 2,000 years old – from the time the Romans were besieging the mountain fortress built by Herod the Great.