Ferngully beware! There is a new machine that can effectively cut down and chop up a tree in as little as a handful of seconds.
Known as the EcoLog 590, this claw-like creature can grab hold of a tree, cut it down, and then quickly remove its branches while sawing it into more smaller parts.
In a video posted to YouTube back in March, the EcoLog is shown making short work of its arboreal prey. more >>
Ever wanted to see exactly what happens when you leave a slice of grapefruit unrefrigerated for 72 days straight?
Well wonder no more as the YouTube Account known as Temponaut Timelapse has uploaded a video that will satisfy your curiousity.
With some rocking instrumental music in the background, the video starts out showing a perfectly healthy grapefruit half. more >>
Last Christmas, Christian apologist Eric Metaxas published an article in the opinion section of the Wall Street Journal about a "miracle," or perhaps I should say "the miracle" the origin of the universe. That article, Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God went on to become, if not quite a miracle, at least a sort of wonder.
It was shared via email and social media more than any other opinion article in the history of the Wall Street Journal. That's really saying something, since the Journal is known to have one of the most popular op/ed pages in the world. Former editor Robert Bartley quipped that his was the only opinion page in journalism that actually sold papers.
Metaxas certainly tapped into something. As of this writing, that article has over 470,000 Facebook shares and well over 9,000 comments. The wonder is not the article itself, but the phenomenon that in an age of angry pop atheism and sloppy "God-is-dead" scientific journalism, intelligent well-educated people, the kind of people who read the Wall Street Journal, still have minds which are open to the idea that the universe is not closed; that there is something, or Someone, beyond it who can intervene into it, Who started it whirling into existence in the first place. more >>
If you think homosexual behavior is wrong, new research says you might not be right in the head.
This summer, the Supreme Court narrowly redefined marriage and handed the gay-rights movement a major victory: full "equality" and recognition by the government. With that box checked, the gay-rights movement can now focus on its ultimate goal: silencing those who disagree.
One new and troubling strategy has emerged from the scientific community. Instead of vilifying those who believe in natural marriage, suggest some researchers, we should diagnose them. more >>
A scientist has denounced the merit of a recently released study that claims atheist children are more altruistic than religious children.
Earlier this month academic periodical Current Biology published a study that concluded that children raised in non-religious homes were more altruistic than ones raised in religious households.
Tom Trinko, a scientist with a Ph.D. in physics, penned a column for the conservative American Thinker denouncing the study as "pseudoscience." more >>
A new shocking discovery about Mars was revealed by NASA recently. The Red Planet may be destroying its own moon Phobos, the space agency said.
Phobos, the bigger Mars satellite, is starting to fall apart because of the Red Planet's gravitational pull. The latest NASA report suggests that the stress of the pull may already be taking its toll on the moon, and this can be seen by the grooves on its surface, according to a Discovery News report cited by the Science Recorder.
"We think that Phobos has already started to fail, and the first sign of this failure is the production of these grooves," the Recorder quotes NASA scientist Terry Hurford's statement. more >>