For those who are planning to spend some time under the night sky this month of August, here is a list of phenomenal celestial events to plan your activities around.
Love meteor showers? Better plan to stargaze on the on the evening of Aug. 12 towards the early morning of August 13. This year's Perseids meteor shower will peak on these said dates.
The Perseids meteor shower occurs from July 17 to around Aug. 24. When this event peaks, the night sky becomes a beautiful backdrop to more than 60 meteors at a time. more >>
A federal judge upheld a New Jersey law that prohibits conversion therapy for minors.
U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson of the District of New Jersey rejected the second lawsuit against the law to be brought before the court.
Wolfson ruled last Wednesday in Doe v. Christie that the unnamed parents and their minor child who filed suit against the law did not have their rights violated by the therapy ban. more >>
Science can sometimes be very difficult to understand. In this case, gravity is explained in detail for us. This is something we can often get confused with, especially when you're considering how spacetime affects the "illusion" of gravity.
Comedian Edward Current takes a shot at explaining this phenomenon to us by simplifying it. Sort of like "Gravity For Dummies." Edward shows the audience how gravity makes things fall.
After watching this video, I'm sure you will understand how gravity works a lot better: more >>
Creation Museum CEO Ken Ham has clarified a number of recent media headlines that claimed he said "aliens are going to hell" by stating that he never said such a thing, and that he does not believe God created extraterrestrial life.
"I gave a theological reason why not. Understanding the Gospel that God's son became a man, became a descendent of Adam, became the God-man and remains the God-man our Savior, and that only humans can be saved — so obviously Jesus did not become a God-klingon, he became a God-man," Ham said in an interview with fellow creationist Ray Comfort on "The Comfort Zone," posted Wednesday.
Following a blog post on Answers in Genesis, where Ham criticized NASA's ongoing search for alien life, several news headlines came out suggesting that he said aliens are "going to hell." One such headline on Huffington Post last week read: "Creationist Ken Ham Says Aliens Will go to Hell so Let's Stop Looking for Them." more >>
Texas has experienced a 13 percent decline in its abortion rate since lawmakers pased a bill that requires abortion providers to meet basic health and safety standards at their facilities. The new law has led some clinic owners to close instead of paying for the mandatory upgrades.
According to a recently published study by the Texas Policy Evaluation Project, which tracked the rate of abortions in the Lone Star State from November 2012 to April 2014, the drop in abortions might be linked to HB2, which increases regulations on abortionists and abortion clinics.
Dr. Daniel Grossman, an abortion advocate, is the lead author of the study and vice president for Research at Ibis Reproductive Health. more >>
Sierra Leone's head doctor in fighting the current outbreak of the Ebola virus, the deadliest in history, has himself contracted the disease. Sheik Umar Khan, who has treated more than 100 Ebola victims, has been hailed as a "national hero" by the health ministry.
The 39-year-old doctor has been transferred to a treatment ward run by humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, Reuters reported on Wednesday. Another three nurses in the same treatment clinic have reportedly died after contracting the disease.
The outbreak has killed 206 people alone in Sierra Leone since it began in February, and over 600 in total, including deaths in Guinea and Liberia. more >>