A group of researchers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa made a startling revelation about the volcanic archipelago and the likelihood of it getting hit by a "mega-tsunami" in the next half a century. The said tsunami is projected to be caused by an earthquake with at least a 9.0 magnitude near the Aleutian Islands.
News about this potential tsunami was first reported by Hawaii News Now, based on a study published last week in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. Although the proponents of the study are giving the event a 9-percent probability of happening, the thought of it is in itself terrifying since there is a potential to wipe a substantial part of the archipelago.
If the earthquake indeed comes from the Aleutian Island, experts predict that the residents of the U.S.' 50th state will only have four hours to be able to react and find safety. According to lead scientist Rhett Butler in an interview with Hawaii News Now, it may be a rare event, but their job is to "define what that chance might be." more >>
What is likely dismissed of as just a mere product of wild imagination, a recent scientific report said that humans could now be close to creating his own kind from nothing.
According to Statnews, hundreds of scientists, business individuals as well as government officials from all over the world have gathered at a Harvard University to discuss the topic of creating human genomes from scratch.
Apparently, the meeting was held exclusively and no single member of the press was present to witness the proceeding. It took place on Tuesday, last week "to discuss the concept of an international project focused on large genome synthesis as the next chapter in our understanding of the blueprint of life," said George Church, a facilitator of the said event. more >>
When we encounter something beautiful and wondrous, the proper response should be awe and gratitude. Not marketing and maximizing profits.
God's active act of creation, as described in Genesis 1, begins with those familiar words, "Let there be light," or, as my Latin-loving colleagues prefer, "fiat lux."
Throughout the Scriptures, God's presence and power is associated with light. This is most obviously true in all of the writings the Apostle John. In fact, as 1 John tells us, "God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all." more >>
A PhD student from the University of Pennsylvania has identified a 12-million-year-old fossil discovered in Maryland as a new dog species with a particularly strong bite.
Cynarctus wangi, the newly named species, was a dog that was roughly the size of a modern coyote. It roamed the eastern North American coast about 12 million years ago and was a member of the subfamily Borophaginae, an extinct family of bone-crushing dogs characterized by their broad teeth and strong jaws. These dogs are believed to have lived between 10 million and 30 million years ago and may have become extinct due to fierce competition with the ancestors of today's coyotes, wolves, and foxes.
The new species was named for Xiaoming Wang, an expert on mammalian carnivores and curator at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. The identification of Cynarctus wangi was recently published in the Journal of Paleontology. more >>
A millennial filmmaker is planning to release within the next year a documentary that directly challenges skeptics who don't believe miracles are real with medical evidence.
Filmmaker Elijah Stephens plans "to thoughtfully engage intellectuals and medical professionals because these are individuals who deserve our respect."
In a teaser documentary (see below) designed to raise funds on Kickstarter, he interviews several people claiming to have been healed and follows up their claims with an investigation of their medical records by a team of doctors and researchers. He has successfully funded the film, raising over $130,000, and was interviewed over Easter weekend on Fox News. more >>
An unusual mummy has been dug up recently and it's said to be a first in the history of archaeology.
According to Independent UK, bioarchaeologist Anne Austin from Stanford University discovered a 3,000-year-old female Egyptian mummy. What's different with this mummy among all the mummies that has been found is that it comes with ornate tattoos of animals and plants.
Austin observed the unusual markings while trying to examine the preserved body of the woman that was discovered in the ancient village of Deir el-Medina, which was known to be a location in the past as the tombmakers in the neighboring Valley of the Kings. more >>