Geoscience Research Institute

News Archives – Jan-June 2014

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  • Galaxies in the early universe mature beyond their years / March 10, 2014 / Swinburne University of Technology / Science Daily — Mature galaxies were found at a record-breaking distance of 12 billion light years, seen when the universe was just 1.6 billion years old. Their existence at such an early time raises new questions about what forced them to grow up so quickly.
    • Cosmologists Were Wrong About Galaxy Evolution / March 11, 2014 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — fifteen years ago, no cosmologist would have predicted mature galaxies early on, but they keep getting found — earlier and earlier
  • Cosmos TV Relies on Imagination, Not Science / March 10, 2014 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — the first episode of the new Cosmos TV series makes it clear that imagination is its main message
  • The Vanishing Act of Human Evolution / March 7, 2014 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — props for human evolution are disappearing, but evolutionists still use them in their storytelling
  • Volcanoes helped species survive ice ages / March 10, 2014 / Australian National University / Science Daily — researchers have found evidence that the steam and heat from volcanoes and heated rocks allowed many species of plants and animals to survive past ice ages, helping scientists understand how species respond to climate change
  • Combating Evolution to Fight Disease / 7 March 2014 / Susan M. Rosenberg and Christine Queitsch / Science, v.343, n.6175, p.1088-1089 — molecular mechanisms that generate biological diversity are rewriting ideas about how evolution proceeds, with implications for treating disease
  • Ancient cheese found with mummies / 6 March 2014 / Nature, v.507, p.10
  • Algae dealt blow to ancient whales / 6 March 2014 / Nature, v.507, p.11 — the unearthing of more than 40 marine mammal fossils at a site in Atacama, Chile, has revealed that they probably died en masse in four events due to toxic algae
  • Epigenetics: The sins of the father / 5 March 2014 / Virginia Hughes / Nature, v.507, p.22-24 — the roots of inheritance may extend beyond the genome, but the mechanisms remain a puzzle
  • New dinosaur found in Portugal, largest terrestrial predator from Europe / March 5, 2014 / PLoS / Science Daily — T. gurneyi had blade-shaped teeth up to 10 cm long, which indicates it may have been at the top of the food chain in the Iberian Peninsula roughly 150 million years ago. The scientists estimate that the dinosaur could reach 10 meters long and weigh around 4 to 5 tons.
  • Giant Virus Rises from the Past / March 5, 2014 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — the media are shocked that a virus resurrected from 30,000-year-old permafrost can still actively invade amoebas
  • Geology Fails Oxygen Test / March 4, 2014 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — a rock used as a signature for the rise of oxygen in the early earth turns out to be misleading and useless for dating
  • China’s Jurassic Park Yields Fresh Feathered Dinosaur Finds / March 4, 2014 / Tanya Lewis / NBC News (LiveScience)
    • More Amazing Fossils in China Raise Questions / March 6, 2014 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — there was the Jehol biota (Cretaceous), with its “feathered dinosaurs,” but now the “prequel” Daohugou biota (Jurassic) is opening eyes wide again

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