Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has said that while he is not sure if God exists, he finds the lack of benevolence in the universe as something that might question divine existence.
"I'm not here to tell people whether God exists or doesn't exist for them," Tyson said in a recent video for Tech Insider.
"I can say that if God is benevolent, and I look at the universe and see asteroids rendering life extinct, there's an absence of benevolence in the actual universe that I see. So that's always been a point of contention between philosophers and theologians," he added in the video posted on Monday. more >>
More often than not when people think of demolishing an old building, they think controlled explosions that send debris and dust everywhere.
A Japanese company, however, has developed an ecofriendly demolition method that gradually "shrinks" a building away.
Taisei Corporation has created an innovative new way to get rid of skyscrapers scheduled for demolition, which they dubbed the "Ecological Reproduction System." more >>
For years, decades actually, people have wanted to have their own hoverboard. Heck, thanks to the movie "Back to the Future," some people thought they might even be real.
Well now something far closer to reality may have singlehandedly knocked the hoverboard from its place of being the most sought after futuristic toy.
Presenting … the hoverbike! A machine that combines the aerodynamics of a helicopter with the ease of use of a motorcycle. more >>
NEW YORK — Two-time Academy Award nominee Will Smith plays Christian Dr. Bennet Omalu in the film "Concussion," which documents the relentless pursuit of the truth to reveal how football is causing long-term brain damage to players amidst backlash from the NFL.
The inspiring story of "Concussion" is about Omalu, the Nigerian-born forensic pathologist who made headline news after discovering how concussions affact the brain. The film is widely expected to be an Oscar contender and Omalu had nothing but praise for Smith.
"He spent time with me and he was very observant. And, in fact, he (Smith) had said what made him accept the role was meeting me," Omalu told The Christian Post. "The spiritual stuff is deep. We met, we shared and we communed the love of God, and he also saw the light. The spirit of God also touched him." more >>
While epidemiological research has stated for a while now that lifestyle affects lifespan, researchers have also discovered that higher intelligence translates on average to a longer life.
Writing in Scientific American, David Z. Hambrick, a professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University, notes the work of Ian Deary and his colleagues at the University of Edinburgh using data from Scottish Mental Surveys to track the relationship. The survey was administered in 1932 by the Scottish government in the form of an IQ test presented to nearly all 11-year-old children attending school in a single day.
Deary and colleague Lawrence Whalley set out to identify who from the cohort was still alive, at age 76 some 60 years later, focusing on the city of Aberdeen, and they were stunned by what they found. more >>
New information surrounding the oldest discovered written version of the Quran, the Islamic holy text, has led some scholars to believe it was compiled for Egypt's first mosque.
"It's the most important discovery ever for the Muslim world," declared Jamal bin Huwareib, managing director of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, in a BBC News report on Wednesday.