New technology saved the life of an infant with a rare disease that prevented him from breathing properly. A 3D printed breathing tube is the latest in new technology and will allow Kaiba Gionfriddo to have a healthier life.
Gionfriddo was born with tracheobronchomalacia, a respiratory condition that caused his airways to collapse. His parents first noticed the condition when he was six weeks old and turned blue due to a lack of oxygen. Gionfriddo had to be intubated and required a ventilator to breathe, but he still struggled even with the equipment.
"Quite a few doctors said he had a good chance of not leaving the hospital alive. At that point we were desperate. Anything that would work, we would take it and run with it," the boy's mother, April, said in a written statement. more >>
Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum has posted a video of atheist Internet users who are planning on protesting his participation at a homeschool convention in Texas.
In a two-hour video chat titled "Home School Abuse by Creationists," the atheist members talk about their opposition to Ham's planned speech at the Texas Home School Coalition Convention on Aug. 1–3.
"Every pastor, Christian leader, homeschooler, teenager, Christian parent, and, in fact, all Christians need to see this video chat featuring a number of very intolerant atheists (and some are hateful and angry)," the creationist writes about the video, which he breaks down into separate parts in his blog post to address the various criticism thrown at him. more >>
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 >>