Young-Earth Creationist Ken Ham has said that while a small group of atheists are planning to protest the Ark Encounter, the newly-opened life-sized replica of Noah's Ark in Kentucky, there have been tens of thousands of visitors in two days alone, with many more expected to come.
"Many news sources today (including my homeland of Australia) are reporting on a group protesting the life-size Ark opening today in N. Kentucky. News.com.au states there'll be a 'renewed wave of protest' — as if there's some sort of massive protest against the Ark. One news source had the headline 'Protesters fire up as Aussie's ark opens.' Wow. This must be some massive protest!" Ham wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday, the day of the official opening of the theme-park.
"Now let's see — first of all, it is a group of primarily atheists who will be protesting a Christian facility — not a surprise! Secondly, according to their Facebook, they have just over 100 going to protest," he added, posting a screenshot of the planned atheist protest's Facebook page, which shows 112 people who have said they are going. more >>
A new scientific study strengthened earlier claims that there is a possibility of alien life on Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Researchers from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, discovered that the surface of Titan possesses conditions that may allow the development of life forms.
Chances of Alien Life on Saturn's Titan
Last year, a team of chemical engineers and astronomers from Cornell University claimed that alien life is possible on Saturn's moon because of its Earth-like characteristics. Aside from Earth, Titan is the only known place in the universe that has a surface formed by rainfall, rivers and lakes. Scientists believed that this surface could allow the existence of alien life beyond the limits of water-based chemistry. more >>
A team of Norwegian scientists created a microscopic real life-and-death simulation of the classic Japanese arcade game "Pac-Man." Researchers from the University of Southeast Norway released some microorganisms into a videogame-like maze where predators hunt for the weaker ones.
Norwegian Scientists' Real-Life Version of "Pac-Man"
In a YouTube video, Norwegian scientists showcased an epic real-life version of the 1980s cult videogame "Pac-Man" by unleashing single-celled euglena and ciliates into a liquid-filled 3-D maze, together with the multi-celled rotifers. The maze, which has a diameter of less than one millimeter, possessed neon blue top-light and lens flare effects. more >>
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) observed the rare events of the active asteroid 324P/La Sagra.
Astronomers recently took the Hubble to observe active asteroids like 324P/La Sagra. They observed that the asteroid is in active state but small and when it continues in its state it could possibly not be observed for very long because of its decreased lifetime.
324P/La Sagra Findings According to the observations made using the HST, the 324P/La Sagra active asteroid has a semimajor axis of 3.1 AU and a 0.154 eccentricity. The asteroid is considered to be small in size and may not be active for more than 100,000 years. Asteroids like 324P/La Sagra are normally just icy space rocks but its active state enabled the astronomers to observe it through Hubble. more >>
What role, if any, should the church play in combating climate change?
It was this kind of question former Vice President Al Gore answered over two decades ago when he wrote that men should harness religion as a political tool. "The fate of mankind," he wrote, "as well as of religion, depends upon the emergence of a new faith in the future. Armed with such a faith, we might find it possible to resanctify the Earth."
After its five-year journey, traveling over 1.8 billion miles (2.85 billion kilometers), NASA's Juno spacecraft mission reached its final destination and entered into Jupiter's orbit.
"Welcome to Jupiter!" flashed into multiple screens at the mission control as the team was held breathless for another historic moment in human history.
People at the mission control hugged, shouted and cheered. Pride and patriotism enveloped the room. more >>