Did we use to have fins before we had fingers? Animals including humans may have evolved from fish.
Scientists from the University of Chicago found that a gene-edited mutant fish revealed how fish fins evolved to the fingers we have today. This may be how land animals formed and grew their limbs and digits to adapt to land.
Accidental Discovery of Fin Rays Actually Related to Fingers and Toes A new study published in the journal Nature revealed that fin rays are actually related to human fingers and toes. The New York Times report that the accidental discovery will give answers as to how our ancestors moved from water to land and how our fingers and toes came to be today. more >>
The Kilauea volcano is apparently putting on a spectacular show for curious tourists as it continues pouring its lava to the sea in a display of fire-meets-water.
This is reportedly the first time in three years that the Kilauea volcano has dripped to the Pacific Ocean. Thousands of curious tourists and visitors have gone to Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii to witness the phenomenon. The place might be extending its land mass as the cooled lava inevitably turns to land in the future.
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Popular culture might depict black holes as these behemoth, whirlpool-like galaxy sinks where the gravitational pull is so massive that nothing, not even light, can escape beyond the event horizon (anybody who watched Interstellar, of course, enjoyed the privilege of being slightly more knowledgeable about them than the other guy).
But long ago, prominent physicians Stephen Hawking and Jacob Bernstein theorized that black holes weren't actually black. Instead, they emitted energy, more commonly known as the Hawking radiation, that caused them to shrink and eventually, disappear. But while the theory greatly shook the scientific field, it has never been proven - well, until now.
After seven years, Jeff Steinhauer of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology simulated an analogue black hole through Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC, or supercooled state of matter) in his laboratory that seemed to emit the "Hawking radiation." more >>
Answers in Genesis President Ken Ham is blasting the Theory of Evolution as a "religion of death."
"Evolution is a supposed process involving death, death and more death — death is a necessary part — death for everyone — it's a religion of death," the outspoken Young-Earth Creationist said in comments posted on Twitter Tuesday morning.
In a couple of additional comments, Ham contrasted the death aspect of evolution with the life aspect of Christianity and Jesus Christ's resurrection. more >>
There is "no scientific basis" for transgender individuals to believe that they are trapped in the wrong body, the American College of Pediatricians argued in a recently released report addressing gender dysphoria in children.
While the Obama administration tries to enforce a transgender bathroom directive in schools across the nation to allow boys to use girls' bathrooms and locker rooms if they identify as female, ACP, a coalition of conservative pediatricians, stated in a report released earlier this month that it is unethical for adults to condition children to misperceive the "physical reality" of their own bodies.
Primarily authored by Dr. Michelle Cretella, a Connecticut-based pediatrician, the report states that gender dysphoria is merely a "psychological" condition and suggests that about 80 to 95 percent of children who believe that they are boys and girls trapped in the wrong body will eventually grow up to accept the reality of their biological sex. more >>
Bill Nye "The Science Guy" can be seen in a video telling a young girl at Young Earth Creationist Ken Ham's Ark Encounter theme park in Kentucky that she is a "wonderful, beautiful animal," though Ham argued back that she was created by God.
Ham has been posting online a series of videos showcasing the debate between himself and Nye at the Ark Encounter in July, with the latest addition on Sunday featuring a conversation the two men have with a young girl as they are walking through the life-sized Noah's Ark theme park.
The girl in the video asks "How did God create us?" to which Ham replies that "the Bible says He spoke and it happened." more >>