A recent moon explosion was so bright it could be seen from the Earth without the aid of a telescope.
The incident, occurring March 17, was caused by a boulder-sized meteoroid slamming into the lunar surface and creating a crater.
"It exploded in a flash nearly 10 times as bright as anything we've ever seen before," Bill Cooke, of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office told CNN. more >>
A struggling Christian school teaching creationism in South Carolina is receiving some unexpected financial help after an atheist website posted an exam from the school on the Internet. Aid has come from Answers in Genesis and concerned readers.
"It is unmistakable that our culture greatly needs well-equipped warriors for Christ. Even though the attack on the school was meant to be harmful, God has used it to provide affirmation regarding the importance of our work," Diana Baker, an administrator at the Blue Ridge Christian Academy in Landrum, S.C., said in a press release emailed to The Washington Post regarding the recent controversy over a quiz provided to the school's fourth grade class, which included questions relating to creationism.
"We are hopeful that the recent unexpected interest in our school and in Christian Education will provide support for a future for BRCA," Baker added. more >>
What is believed to be the oldest water on Earth has been uncovered in a Canadian mine deep into the surface by scientist.
The discovery was made beneath a zinc and copper mine a mile and half underground and the water is estimated to be between 1.5 and 2.5 billion years old.
"We were expecting these fluids to be possibly tens, perhaps even hundreds of millions of years of age," said Chris Ballentine, a geochemist at the University of Manchester in the U.K. He was on site when the water was trapped, reported the Inquisiter. more >>
New research suggests that Charles Darwin's "tree of life" that describes the relationships between living animals and their extinct ancestors could be wrong and that the linear image depicted by Darwin's work is outdated and oversimplified.
Darwin's theories regarding animal evolution have long been a point of contention for the general public, but research conducted by geneticists gives weight to the notion that Darwin may have been mistaken when developing his diagram representing evolutionary relationships over time.
His diagram, commonly referred to as the "tree of life," depicts a linear relationship between past and present animal species where genes can easily be traced back to previous generations and species of animals. more >>
A new study could in fact lead to Charles Darwin being proven wrong about one of his more controversial theories regarding the formation of coral atolls.
The new study, which was recently published in the May 9 issue of the journal Geology, suggests that while the formation of coral atolls is a very complex issue, Darwin could have been partly wrong regarding his theory about how they form.
Darwin theorized in the mid-19th century that coral atolls were created as the tiny organisms that make up coral grow upwards towards the sun and that they were actually several thousands of feet thick, not the thin sheath of coral that was a popular conception when Darwin released his findings in 1842. more >>
The National Right to Life Committee responded to news of a milestone breakthrough in human cloning by speaking out against the killing of human embryos for medical science.
"These researchers created many human embryos, male and female, and allowed them to grow for up to seven days, for the sole purpose of killing them and harvesting their stem cells," said NRLC Legislative Director Douglas Johnson.
"We will certainly continue to oppose attempts in Congress to provide federal funds to create human embryos for the purpose of harvesting their cells – which is a step towards human embryo farms." more >>