Swiss scientists have recently made the decision to turn up the juice on a quest to find what is known as the "God Particle" by increasing the energy on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to 8 trillion electron volts.
The Large Hadron Collider works as an atom smasher and is primarily used to find the Higgs boson that is also known as the "God particle" since it is thought to be responsible for giving mass to all things.
With the increase in energy, scientists will not only increase their chances of finding the particle, but will also break a power record set last year by increasing the juice by 14 percent. more >>
More than 500 churches in ten different countries have agreed to consider this weekend whether Darwinism is compatible with Christianity, as a result of the prompting of The Clergy Letter Project, a group promoting Darwinism as sound science.
Officials from the project say churches all across the United States will be celebrating "Evolution Weekend." But the event has troubled some who note that one of the intentions of the event is to advance the idea that Darwin's theory of evolution is sound.
Michael Zimmerman, founder and executive director of the Project, told The Christian Post that the purpose of "Evolution Weekend" is for the sake of interfaith dialogue regarding religion and science and that deeply religious individuals can also believe that Darwin's theory is true. more >>
NASA has released new images from one of its latest projects, the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System.
The instruments entered Earth's atmosphere in Oct. 2011 and was able to capture and produce its first images on Jan. 29. The mission, according to NASA, is "helping to assure continued availability of measurements of energy leaving the Earth-atmosphere system."
Investigator Norman Loeb stated, "Amassing a long record of data is important in order to understand how Earth's climate is changing in response to human activities as well as natural processes." more >>
Paleontologists have discovered the oldest known site of dinosaur fossils in Golden Gate Highlands National Park, South Africa.
The details of the discovery were published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dating back to 190 million years ago, the site includes several dinosaur nests, eggs, hatchings, and remains of adults for the dinosaur species known as Massospondylus.
The plant-eating species was a predecessor of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth – the long-necked sauopods, such as a Brachiosaurus. more >>
The sun is currently experiencing what is the strongest solar storm since 2005 causing it to deal a significant amount of radiation to the Earth.
This solar flare began around 11:00 p.m. on Sunday and is expected to hit the Earth three different times with three different effects. Radiation being the most dangerous of these, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center in Colorado (NOAA).
This radiation can cause various satellite disruptions and also disturb astronauts in space. It can create problems with communication for polar-traveling airplanes as well. more >>
A University of Maine professor has concluded that voters whose polling place is either at or near a church tend to be influenced in their electoral decisions.
Psychologist Dr. Jordan LaBouff made his conclusion based on research conducted in a religiously diverse part of the Netherlands. His research paper was published in the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion on Thursday.
"These data demonstrate that people in religious contexts expressed more conservative attitudes and more negative attitudes toward a variety of non-Christian groups," said LaBouff to The Christian Post. more >>