Terry Fox was a successful athlete who excelled in basketball and distance running. But at the the age of 18, he was diagnosed with cancer, and following an operation was left with one leg. An amputee, Terry decided to take action and started running cross-country in Canada to raise money for cancer research. For 35 years, his legacy has sparked a worldwide fundraiser known as the Marathon of Hope, which will be held on Sunday.
Today, Terry's memorialized in many different ways: statues, documentaries and most of all, the Terry Fox Run for cancer research. This charitable run was founded in 1981 and is now supported in over 60 countries, making it the largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research.
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Alabama's Department of Education has voted in favor of new educational standards that will "require" students to learn about the theory of evolution.
Last week the state's Board of Education unanimously approved new science course standards meant to update current ones approved 10 years ago.
Coffee habit at night can indeed disrupt a person's sleep pattern, the first human trial on caffeine's effect on the circadian rhythm has been proven.
People who drink double espresso a couple of hours before bedtime can experience a 40-minute delay in sleep because it can disrupt the body's internal clock. This was the result of the world's first human trial on caffeine's effect on sleep pattern, according to NDTV.
The study was conducted by the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder and the Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. The researchers found out that caffeine intake in the evening delays the human circadian clock that dictates the body's sleep and waking up pattern, the report explains. more >>
The Creation Museum CEO and President Ken Ham has accused Bill Nye "the Science Guy" of promoting "the religion of naturalism" and seeking to "brainwash generations of kids" due to the release of his latest book focused on the dangers of climate change, titled Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World.
"The more you read what Bill Nye is saying, the more you should realize he is on a mission to brainwash generations of kids in the religion of naturalism — which in reality is atheism," Ham says in his Answers in Genesis blog.
"Bill Nye has previously made alarming claims about climate change and the coming disastrous effects of it, and likely this book will perpetuate those alarmist ideas," he adds. more >>
Dr. Ben Carson is winning among white Evangelicals, and celebrity billionaire Donald Trump is both the most loved and unloved candidate in Iowa, according to the most recent Iowa poll on the Republican presidential race.
In a survey of 1,038 likely Iowa Republican Caucus participants conducted by Quinnipiac University, 27 percent of respondents voiced support for the billionaire businessman and reality TV star, placing him at number one among the crowded GOP field.
However, in the same polling data Trump was also number one among the candidates respondents say they "would definitely not support" for the nomination, with 25 percent of those surveyed saying so. more >>
Scientists claim to have discovered a human-like species named Homo naledi that dwelled in the caves of South Africa and is believed to have buried its dead — something which was considered to be an exclusively human trait.
The Associated Press reported Thursday that scientists found a huge trove of bones in a deep chamber of a cave in South Africa in 2013, which yielded close to 1,550 specimens. Researchers said in the scientific journal eLife that the species had both human-like and primitive characteristics, and placed it in the "Homo" evolutionary group.
While the creature appears to have been able to walk upright, stood 5 feet tall, and had hands and feet belonging to the Homo tree, it had shoulders and a small brain linked more to ape-like ancestors. more >>