Mysterious Features On Pluto Dazzling Scientists

Mysterious Features On Pluto Dazzling Scientists

Pluto is 3 billion miles away. It’s?cold, dark, and mysterious. Pluto is about to get less mysterious?as we are illuminated with knowledge in?the next two days. If you haven’t been paying attention, NASA launched a craft?into space in 2006 called the New Horizons spacecraft, its primary mission: to gather intel on Pluto, the controversial dwarf-planet. […]

Only 25% of Americans Smart Enough To Know That Humans Didn’t Live With Dinosaurs

Only 25% of Americans Smart Enough To Know That Humans Didn’t Live With Dinosaurs

In the wake of the record-setting blockbuster, Jurassic World, online polling company YouGov.com?asked pollers between June 15 and 17, 2015, whether they think humans and dinosaurs lived together in the past. YouGov reports that over 40% of their pollers?believe that dinosaurs and humans walked the Earth?at the same time. Only 25% of Americans polled were […]

Native Americans Battle Scientists Over Ancient Relative – Kennewick Man

Native Americans Battle Scientists Over Ancient Relative – Kennewick Man

There has been controversy surrounding an 8,500 year old ancient skeleton that some?Native American tribes have been calling their own. The skeleton was found in Kennewick, Washington at Columbia Park by?Will Thomas and David Deacy?in 1996. Even though radio-carbon dating confirmed the skeleton’s old age in the region, definitive evidence that the skeleton was Native […]

After Seven Months Of Silence, Philae Lander Starts Talking

After Seven Months Of Silence, Philae Lander Starts Talking

Darmstadt, Germany?-?According to the European Space Agency, their lander, Philae, has finally awakened from its long hibernation. “Philae is doing very well: It has an operating temperature of -35?C and has 24 Watts available,” explains DLR Philae Project Manager Dr. Stephan Ulamec. “The lander is ready for operations.” After 60 hours of operation, the solar-powered […]

Nudity And Urine Kill 18 People In Malaysia Earthquake

Nudity And Urine Kill 18 People In Malaysia Earthquake

  (AP News) – Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia, A 6.0?magnitude earthquake?occurred on June 5th?in which?18 people tragically died. ?Repeated earthquakes have been happening in the region as recently as June 11th. The cause??According to some indigenous tribes and government officials, this was the fault of 10 foreigners who?offended the mountain spirits by undressing and urinating on […]

Clergy Take A Stand On Climate Change And Evolution

Clergy Take A Stand On Climate Change And Evolution

Clergy Take A Stand On Climate Change And Evolution Introduction A number of conservative creationist organizations wish the public to perceive?that there is a great schism between the world of science and religion. Though?there is a divide?between religious fundamentalism and some science, most believers,?perhaps?unconsciously,?tend to compartmentalize their faith and ignore any potential conflicts with science.?Fundamentalist […]

Could Chimp Laughter Be Further Evidence Of Human Evolution?

Could Chimp Laughter Be Further Evidence Of Human Evolution?

Could Chimp Laughter be further?evidence of Human Evolution?   Anyone familiar with?chimp behavior are aware of?their complex human-like behaviors and adaptive skill. It’s?no secret to evolutionary biologists and geneticists?that humans and chimps share a common ancestor. Recent evidence on the facial expressions of chimps once again reveal our humble origins. PLOS ONE (2015) – Researchers […]

Virgin Births – It’s Not Just For Mythology

Virgin Births – It’s Not Just For Mythology

Virgin Births – It’s Not Just For Mythology   Background There are many myths which have tales of mothers?giving birth without conception. In our current reality, no human has this ability. ?This isn’t the case however for?some sharks, reptiles, and birds. Parthenogenesis is the ability for an organism to reproduce without fertilization of eggs. ?This […]

Fossil Skull Indicates Evidence Of Lethal Interpersonal Violence Among Early Hominins

Fossil Skull Indicates Evidence Of Lethal Interpersonal Violence Among Early Hominins

PLOS ONE?(May 27th, 2015), An early hominin skull?was discovered in Spain’s Sima de los Huesos cave indicating what some have called the first recorded murder. ?The skull,?dating back to at least 430,000 years, is most likely an early hominin known as Homo heidelbergensis, a species of which it is considered that neanderthals, denisovans, and modern […]