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 >>
The NASA just took 1,000 spectacular new photos of the Mars' surface, and they all look out-of-this-world.
In 2006, NASA sent the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) to circle our "Red Planet" neighbor to look for signs of water. Using a camera called HiRise, NASA has been taking detailed photos of the planet's surface and features so scientists can map it out.
This month's haul is pretty significant, however, as the planets are aligned in perfect geometry to create the perfect environment for photos. Every 26 months, the sun and Mars are on opposite sides of our planet, which means that we are currently enjoying direct communication with the orbiters for larger file transfers. more >>
Jupiter has fascinated humans since the beginning of time. For several decades, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has sent missions to the giant planet in an attempt to unearth its secrets.
On July 4, 2016, NASA announced that the Juno mission, which was launched on August 5, 2011, has successfully maneuvered into orbit around the gas giant. This added to NASA's long list of achievements in exploring Jupiter.
NASA's Jupiter exploration started decades ago with the belief that the giant planet is the key in tracing the origins and formation of the solar system. So far, here are the top five discoveries that NASA obtained throughout the years. more >>
Shooting stars will likely light up the night sky next week during a meteor shower known as Perseid, which will be more speculator than we have witnessed in the previous 20 years, according to experts at NASA.
The Perseid, which show up every year in August, are returning this year on the night of Aug. 11-12, and Bill Cooke with NASA's Meteoroid Environments Office in Huntsville, Alabama says, "Forecasters are predicting a Perseid outburst this year with double normal rates… Under perfect conditions, rates could soar to 200 meteors per hour."
An outburst is a meteor shower with more meteors than usual, NASA explains, adding that the last Perseid outburst occurred in 2009. more >>
Looks like the hunt for a second Earth may be sooner than expected, as the NASA Kepler mission drew a short list of 20 potential habitable rocky planets that can hold water, or even alien life.
"A Catalog of Kepler Habitable Zone Exoplanet Candidates" determined 216 Kepler planets within the "habitable zone," or the area around a star where a planet can hold liquid water. After three years of observation, the team concluded that 20 of the candidates are most Earth-like.