A 300 million-year-old forest that was discovered by a team on scientists in China is helping to shed light on how ancient climates affected ecosystems.
Pennsylvania State University's Hermann Pfefferkorn, a professor in the university's Department of Earth and Environmental Science, worked with three colleagues in China.
Jun Wang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yi Zhang of Shenyang Normal University, and Zhuo Feng of Yunnan University all helped contribute to the discovery. more >>
NASHVILLE – Christian apologists like Ken Ham, president and founder of Answers in Genesis, might see more opposition to their literal way of reading the Bible. That includes believing in a literal Adam and Eve and the fall of man, Ham told The Christian Post Sunday.
His belief that the Bible is the history book of the universe is increasingly under attack, he said.
"One of the things that we see happening in the Christian culture is that the battle over Genesis – the literal Adam and Eve, the literal fall – is really heating up," said Ham, who leads what is considered the largest biblical apologetics ministry in the United States. "Not just the battle over the age of the earth, between creationists and evolutionists, but now it's gone onto a battle over literal Adam and Eve, their literal fall." more >>
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 >>