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ICR's New In-Depth Science Book: Chimps and Humans
Evolutionists frequently claim that human and chimp DNA are over 98% similar. They need this percentage to support their hypothesis that humans and chimps shared a common ancestor three to six million...
Fossil Chromatin Looks Young
What are the odds that a buried animal would still have intact DNA after 125 million years? Researchers publishing in the journal Communications Biology said exactly that.1 But it’s what...
Inside October 2021 Acts & Facts
How is the Lord’s handiwork on display at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park? Does the universe look old? What can we learn about science and logic from Trinidad spider behavior? And what is...
Two-Volume Series: Restoring the Truth about Origins
The subject of origins continues to attract interest from the public and the scientific establishment. Understanding our origins informs us of who we are in the greater scheme of things: beloved creatures...
Saturn’s Moons Continue to Challenge Secular Theorists
A recent article in Sky & Telescope magazine explains why secular theorists have difficulty agreeing on the ages of Saturn’s moons.1 In the process, the article provides a reminder...
Support Creation Ministry in Texas and Beyond
ICR scientists and support staff recently completed a two-week science expedition through the Great Plains and western mountain states to conduct scientific research and produce two documentaries. And...
Great Unconformity Best Solved by Global Flood
The Great Unconformity is one of the most baffling mysteries in the geological sciences.1 It is marked by a massive surface of erosion that appears all over the world at about the same time....
ICR’s 2021 Science Expedition Update–Dinosaur Fossils
A team of 11 people from the Institute for Creation Research is currently traveling on a multistate science expedition to dig up fossils, conduct field research, and capture footage on location for two...
ICR’s 2021 Science Expedition Update
A team of 11 people from the Institute for Creation Research is currently traveling on a multistate science expedition to dig up fossils, conduct field research, and capture footage on location for two...
ICR’s 2021 Science Expedition Begins!
The Institute for Creation Research launched its 2021 multistate science expedition last week as a nine-member team left the ICR headquarters in Dallas, Texas, and headed to western Kansas, joined on...
Inside September 2021 Acts & Facts
Why does ICR focus on scientific research? How could paleontologists mistake a lizard fossil for a dinosaur? Is animal death before the Fall theologically or scientifically sound? How should you respond...
ICR Contributes to 2021 Creation Research Society Meeting
About 150 people attended the 2021 Creation Research Society Meeting (July 23-24), roughly double the number of attendees at the first meeting in 2009.1 With the exception of the Creation Science...
Does Ganymede Look Young?
On June 7, 2021, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew closer to Jupiter’s moon Ganymede than any spacecraft had ever before. Ganymede is the largest moon in the Solar System—a body larger than...
Seed Water Sensor Confirms CET Design Model
The sprouting of a seed is crucial to not only the beginning of a plant’s life, but all life on earth. Despite this fundamental process of importance to plant biology, scientists are baffled over...
Venus Likely Geologically Active
In June 2021, researchers used radar images from the Magellan spacecraft to show that crustal blocks on the Venusian surface jostle against one another like blocks of pack ice on a lake.1 This...
North Pole Dinosaurs Point to the Flood
Eight species of dinosaurs were recently unearthed in the Prince Creek Formation of northern Alaska.1 The latest discovery, published in Current Biology, claims the bones were near the North...
DNA in Sheep and Dinosaurs
About 1,600 years ago, salt miners in Iran apparently left their lamb lunch down the shaft. Their loss became scientists' gain. The now-mummified sheep carcass suggests that salt helps preserve sheepskin...
Inside August 2021 Acts & Facts
Can a merciful God create parasites? How do diamonds confirm biblical history? Why won't the gospel die? And why is consensus thinking anti-science? Discover the answers to these questions and more...
Latest DNA Tech Still Light-Years Behind
Let’s say you recorded a library of books onto DNA. Hundreds of books could fit on your fingertip, but how would you find the one book you wanted? As it stands, digital data occupy hard drives...
Giant Rhinos Are Still Rhinos
Fossils from two giant rhinos dated by evolutionists to be “22 million years old” in the evolutionary timetable have been discovered in China.1 They were much larger than today’s...
Diverse Devonian Plant Assemblage from Early Flood
Scientists recently discovered a diverse assemblage of fossils in South Africa claimed to be some of the earliest land plants.1 Known as seedless vascular plants, the fossils were determined...
ICR Hosts Christian Educators Conference
As creation scientists continue to demonstrate that biblical creation makes far better sense of scientific data than evolutionary theory does, there is a great need for others to share this information...
Inside July 2021 Acts & Facts
Were dragons real creatures? How balanced was our universe 6,000 years ago? Why is Acadia National Park significant for biblical creation? Can scientists replace God with nothing? Discover the answers...
Celebrate Independence Day at the ICR Discovery Center
Celebrate Independence Day at the ICR Discovery Center! Bring your family and friends on Saturday, July 3, or Monday, July 5.* Enjoy special activities, hear from ICR scientists, explore creation science...
Honeybee Design Saves Energy
Biomimicry is the making of systems or materials that are modeled after flora or fauna found in God’s creation (e.g. the artificial fabric Velcro is modeled after burrs). Scientists have uncovered...
Innate Speed-of-Sound Engineering Revealed in Bats
Bats have the amazing ability to accurately and consistently detect the speed of sound.1 This enables them to employ a complex system of echolocation in the dark of night to find food in mid-flight...
Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis Conference Coming to.,.
Are you looking for real answers to the tough questions of faith and science? Come to the Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis Conference on June 26 at Lincoln Christian School in Lincoln, Nebraska. ICR...
Inside June 2021 Acts & Facts
How do the Everglades illustrate Bible-affirming biology? Why do marine sponges inspire engineers? What can we learn about God’s providence from sea otters and seaweed? How do Permian fossils...
Two Excuses for Human Evolution Confusion
Public school textbooks assert that apes and humans emerged from an ape-like animal, whereas Genesis 1 says that God created humans and the different animal kinds right from the start. What difficulties...
Life Is More Than Biomolecules
In order to have evolution, you must first have life. Both sides of the evolution-creation debate agree that the chance of all the correct biomolecules coming together by chance to form even the simplest...
Mutation, Design & Randomness
Article highlights: • A genetic mutation is a change—most are bad and some are good. • Evolutionists claim that good mutations come from random processes. • Genetic mutations...
Ireland’s First Dinosaur Bones Found in Flood Rocks
Ireland finally has some dinosaur fossils of its own.1 The ground-breaking discovery came as a bit of a surprise, however, as the bones were found in marine rocks! This has left secular scientists...
Control Loops in Humans and Nature
Ever had a blood test? Along with a value measured, there are also the normal max/min limits for that value. This implies that the body normally controls that quantity between those limits. How does it...
Creation and Climate Science with Dr. Jake Hebert
ICR physicist Dr. Jake Hebert* recently made a guest appearance on Good Heavens! A Podcast About the Universe with Wayne and Dan. Dr. Hebert presented his perspective on climate science, its relevance...
Inside May 2021 Acts & Facts
How should Christians respond when authorities are in conflict with God’s Word? Can we trust scientific measurements and reports about fossil discoveries? Why is the Bible powerful evidence for...
Can Asteroids Select Life?
A recent study published in Science claims that an asteroid caused new forms of plants to evolve.1-3 But can an asteroid really be responsible for selecting new forms of life? Mónica...
Greenland: Ice-Free Not That Long Ago
Preserved leaves and twigs in a tube of soil show Greenland was largely ice-free in the relatively recent past.1 This discovery has important implications both for the ages that uniformitarian...
Extra-biblical Flood Legends
“Creation stands or falls on the Genesis Flood,” stated a creation geologist years ago. The fact of the Flood covering all the earth is undeniable. As described in Genesis 7, 19 And the...
Human Genome 20th Anniversary—Junk DNA Hits the Trash
The first rough drafts of the human genome were reported in 2001 (one in the private sector and one in the public sector).1-2 Since then, after 20 years of intensive globally conducted research,...
Bacterial Proteins Use Quantum Mechanics
Researchers have found a dimmer switch inside a protein. It tunes the protein’s configuration to take advantage of quantum mechanics during photosynthesis. Two parallels with human engineering leave...
Dr. Bill Cooper, ICR’s Adjunct Professor, Now in Glory
Earlier last month on March the 9th, Dr. William R. Cooper, ICR’s Master Faculty (known to ICR-SOBA’s faculty as “Dr. Bill” since 2009), left this temporal world to join the Lord...
Inside April 2021 Acts & Facts
How will ICR expand biblical creation education this year? How do fossilized fish and land creatures confirm Genesis history? Does recent research support human evolution? What lessons can Christians...
Flood Solves Mystery of Amazon Sea
In the past 15 years, it’s been determined that a vast ocean once covered the western Amazon drainage basin.1 However, studies of the Miocene fossils reveal a conflicting story.1...
Human High-Altitude Habitation Reveals Adaptive Design
Humans have the remarkable ability to inhabit high altitudes where living conditions are especially harsh and challenging. A new study in Genome Biology and Evolution has shown that specifically directed...
The Pope, the Flood, and Global Warming
In a new book, Pope Francis warns that a “great flood” could result if civilization fails to stop global warming, and he draws an analogy between future sea level rise and Noah’s Flood....
Mammoth DNA: The Oldest Ever Found?
Scientists have sequenced small amounts of DNA from the teeth of two Siberian mammoths said to have lived more than a million years ago.1,2 The discovery has set an official record for the oldest...
Big Fish Fossil Recalls Big Flop
One of the most famous living fossils is back in the news. The coelacanth is an endangered deep-sea fish. Its fins fit to unique, wrist-like bones, and unique bony plates envelop what scientists call its...
Destruction of Plants Fits Flood Narrative
A recent study has found that the destruction of plants preceded the destruction of many forms of animal life in the rock record.1 This is exactly what was predicted in ICR’s Flood model.2 According...
No Evidence T. rex Hatchlings Had Feathers
The recent discovery of a tiny tyrannosaur jaw bone fragment and a claw has some scientists again pushing dinosaurs as birds.1 But is there any evidence that T. rex had feathers, as so often...
Inside March 2021 Acts & Facts
Why does ICR uphold the clarity of Scripture? How do we know that canyons were formed by the Genesis Flood? How do fossilized fish confirm biblical creation? Do we see complex design in mosquito eggs?...
Are Creationists Conspiracy Theorists?
Paul Braterman, emeritus professor of chemistry at the University of Glasgow, recently claimed online that creationism “meets all the criteria” for a “conspiracy theory.” He says...
How Algae Do Fine When Tossed at Sea
How would you do if someone spun you around every few seconds all day long? Marine algae repeatedly get tossed about in coastal surf, and they cope quite well. Researchers want to find out how. The latest...
Butterfly Wing Design Repudiates Evolution
The takeoff and flight of butterflies has long been derided by evolutionists as being an unstable and inefficient product of evolution. However, a new study has shown that the spectacular complexity and...
Reconciling Two Different Calculations of the Hubble Co.,.
An interesting article1 on physics.org caught my attention. Its title is “Solved: The Mystery of the Expansion of the Universe.” But this can be misleading. The material covered...
Reminder: Saturn’s Moon Titan Really Looks Young
Scientists led by Valerio Poggiali of Cornell University’s Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science have used Cassini spacecraft data to learn a little more about Saturn’s largest moon...
Is Newfound Dinosaur Fossil the Biggest Ever?
Whether dealing with athletes, sports teams, skyscrapers, or animals, we always want to know who or what takes the top spot. Researchers just published details about a new candidate for the biggest-ever...
Inside February 2021 Acts & Facts
What is the mission of the Institute for Creation Research? What legacy did Dr. Henry M. Morris III leave behind? How will our Ice Age model impact the future of creation research? How does Arches National...
Change in Plant Fossils at K-Pg Fits Flood Model
A new study published in Paleobiology has found that many plant species changed dramatically at the K-Pg (Cretaceous-Paleogene) boundary in Argentina.1 Although secular scientists insist this...
RNA Ties and Unties Itself
There are two types of nucleic acids (genetic molecules): DNA and RNA. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is a large linear molecule designed to store genetic information in all cells. RNA (ribonucleic acid)...
Does Oddball Platypus Genome Reveal Its Origins?
How in the world did a creature as odd as the duck-billed platypus originate? This creature lays eggs like a reptile, has venom like a reptile, spurs like a chicken, excretes milk from belly patches to...
Is Evolution ‘Fake Science’?
The organization BioLogos, which advocates that Christians accept secular evolutionary claims, recently published an online essay entitled “How to Spot Fake Science.”1 The not-too-subtle...
Cambrian Explosion Alive and Well
A new editorial in GSA Today is claiming that secular scientists should cease using the term “Cambrian Explosion.”1 It’s not for any particularly revealing scientific discovery...
Abraham Ate Bananas?
Since the word banana does not occur in Scripture, any evidence of bananas in ancient Middle Eastern diets would have to come from the ground. New research found just that, and the details unwittingly...
3-D Human Genome Radically Different from Chimp
All plant and animal genomes studied so far exhibit complex and distinct three-dimensional (3-D) structures in their chromosome configurations depending on the type of cell (e.g., heart, liver, brain,...
Amazonian Artwork and the Post-Flood Ice Age
An extensive series of South American Ice Age artwork may be of interest to biblical creationists. In 2017 and 2018, scientists discovered a nearly eight-mile-long series of Ice Age rock paintings in the...
Inside January 2021 Acts & Facts
How is ICR winning science and scientists back to Christ? What is the significance of fossil bone collagen discoveries? Did pterosaurs have feathers? How does Grand Canyon confirm the global Flood of...
Hyperbaric Research and the Pre-Flood Atmosphere
Creationists have long speculated about the earth’s environment prior to the global Flood—conditions which may have contributed to the long human life spans recorded in the Biblical record...
Plate Beneath China Verifies Rapid Subduction
Scientists have identified a large slab of cold oceanic lithosphere1 dipping far beneath China.2 The newly imaged plate is presumably a leftover piece of ocean that was consumed as...
Cretaceous Bird Beak Pecks Holes in Evolution
Rock layers in China have yielded yet another strange bird. Two features in its partial skull—the only parts found—make it both a unique discovery and a challenge to nature-only origins stories. First,...
Rare 'Christmas Star' Conjunction
On December 21 about an hour before sunset, the planets Jupiter and Saturn will appear very close together low in the western sky in a celestial event called a conjunction.1 In fact, the two...
Babies Are Born Ready to Read
Dogs don’t read the words on a page. Neither did Coco, the famous gorilla that learned to communicate using simple hand signs. So what affords humans the unique ability to read and write, and why...
How Octopus Tentacles Find Crab Dinners
Sever an arm from an octopus, and like an underwater zombie it’ll keep groping its surroundings. Even without a brain, its suckers still detect and grab crabs in lab experiments. Now Harvard researchers...
Sahelanthropus Femur Likely Makes It a Chimp
Nearly 20 years ago, a team of anthropologists presented the finding of a fossil skull that was very chimp-like in many respects.1 However, the skull had several unusual features that led to...
Flood Buried Dinosaurs with a Bang
Scientists from the University of Bath have found that dinosaurs were thriving up to the end of the Cretaceous.1 This discovery conflicts with earlier claims that dinosaurs were declining in...
Greenland Lakebed Fits Flood Narrative
Scientists from the Lamont-Doherty Observatory discovered an enormous ancient lakebed beneath the ice on Greenland.1 Although scientists have found other lakes beneath the ice in Greenland...
Inside December 2020 Acts & Facts
What is ICR’s mission? Why are volunteers vital to our ministry? How do you prepare for creation ministry? What legacy does Dr. Henry M. Morris III leave behind as he retires from ICR leadership?...
Thanks for Everything
“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 5:20) Being thankful for everything that happens in his or her life to a Christian...
Even Sherlock Holmes Can’t Explain African Dinosaurs
A new species of duck-billed dinosaur, Ajnabia odysseus, was recently unearthed in North Africa.1 This is the first hadrosaur-type dinosaur ever discovered on the continent of Africa, and it...
Glow-in-the-Dark Platypuses Illuminate the Creator
The platypus is perhaps the most evolution-defying creature on Earth. It’s not enough that it’s a mammal that lays eggs, has a bill like a duck, tail like a beaver, dense fur like an otter,...
Rapid Crystal Growth Supports Flood Model
Secular scientists are finding exactly what Flood geologists have predicted all along—huge crystals can and did grow extremely fast. In other words, magmas can cool into minerals in a matter of days! Geology...
Hot Neptune Atmosphere "Shouldn't Exist"
An exoplanet 260 light-years away is being described as the first of its kind ever detected.1,2 This exoplanet, catalogued as LTT 9779b, is called an “ultra-hot Neptune” because...
Inside November 2020 Acts & Facts
Where can we see God’s engineering? What is ICR’s new scientific theory? How do hummingbirds reveal God’s design? How can you refute evolution? Discover the answers to these questions...
A Supernova and the Scripture
Well, there goes another star, disappearing into the night as if it had never existed. For an entire year, Hubble scientists used the space telescope to record snapshots of SN 2018gv—a supernova...
Milankovitch Ice Age Theory in the News
A letter to the editor in Nature Geoscience notes that this year marks the 100-year anniversary of Milutin Milankovitch’s (Milanković’s) book explaining how slow changes in Earth’s orbital...
Viking DNA Highlights Post-Babel Genetic Diversity
The standard theme often given for Viking history is that of blond-haired, blued-eyed, burly men exploring, trading, ransacking, and pillaging across Europe, Asia, and the North Atlantic. While historical...
Getting Carbon into the First Cell
Today’s secular mindset replaces “In the beginning God…” with “In the beginning, hydrogen….” The extreme specificity of life’s chemical building blocks—let...
Secular Science Struggles to Explain Origin of Earth’.,.
Tim Clarey, Ph.D., and Jake Hebert, Ph.D. Secular scientists continue to struggle to explain the origin of Earth’s water. And a new study published in Science calls into question their...
South American Plant Fossils Confirm Flood Boundary
Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D., and Tim Clarey, Ph.D. Fossil pollen, leaf and fruit impressions, and petrified wood taken from multiple locations across the massive Central Andean Plateau in South...
Record-Breaking Mouse, Higher Than Any Mammal
Recently, researchers have reported on the world’s “highest-dwelling mammal,” the yellow-rumped leaf-eared mouse, observed upon a dormant volcano 6,739 meters (22,110 feet) above sea...
Have Scientists Found Life on Venus?
Secular scientists are obsessed with attempting to show that life on Earth is not unique and therefore must exist, if not elsewhere in our solar system then somewhere in our Milky Way Galaxy. It is this...
Was This Cave Bear Really “Prehistoric”?
The preserved carcass of a “prehistoric” cave bear has been discovered in melting permafrost on an Arctic Russian Island.1,2 Reindeer herders discovered the remains of the adult...
Inside October 2020 Acts & Facts
What is ICR’s vision for the next chapter of creation ministry? Why do mosquitoes attack humans? How did we celebrate the first anniversary of the ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth...
Was a Franken-Fish “Created”?
In 2020, Hungarian zoologists described the hybridization of a Russian sturgeon and American paddlefish.1 Some sources have reported the scientists created a “franken-fish”—as...
"100-Million-Year-Old" Bacteria?
Researchers from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology have recovered what they claim are 100-million-year-old microbes. Drilling 74.5 meters beyond the South Pacific seafloor, the JOIDES...
Origin of Tectonic Plates Best Explained by the Flood
A new study published in Nature Communications claims to have figured out how the tectonic plates may have originated.1 It’s been over 50 years since the theory of plate tectonics became...
Give Today and Support Biblical Creation Ministry
North Texas Giving Day is here once again! Will you help us reach the next generation? Your generosity will empower ICR and our Dallas Museum—the ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth History—to...
Mammalian Brains Prove Evolutionary Disconnect
The evolutionary model of brain development predicted that the complexity of neural connectivity should have increased as brains became larger and the creatures more complex. However, a groundbreaking...
Celebrating One Year at the ICR Discovery Center
Thank you to all who joined us for the ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth History’s First Anniversary Celebration! ICR staff enjoyed meeting many of you who came to enjoy our new planetarium...
North Texas Giving Day Next Week!
North Texas Giving Day is almost here! Will you help us reach the next generation? Your generosity will empower ICR and the ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth History to help families, children,...
New Evidence Hurts Feathered Dinosaur Theory
Is a dinosaur still a dinosaur if it has flight feathers? A new study points to some fascinating evidence that contradicts the idea of feathered dinosaurs and confirms created kinds. It’s no secret...
Inside September 2020 Acts & Facts
What's the story behind ICR's new President? What milestone are we celebrating this month at the ICR Discovery Center? How do comets affirm recent creation? Did someone really find Noah’s...
New Planetarium Show: Exploring Deep Space
The ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth History is celebrating its first anniversary since the Grand Opening on September 2, 2019. To commemorate this milestone, our Dallas museum is offering...
Sunflower Heliotropism: August Sunlight for Making Tons.,.
August is an important month for sunflowers—those gigantic, bright-yellow flowers with brownish, round seed heads bordered by radiating yellow ligules (petal-like rays) that resemble a shining, summer...
Human Brain Research Finds New Folds
Brain researchers from San Diego State University have just reported digitally capturing the dense folds of a preserved human cerebellum using a high resolution MRI device.1 Once thought to...
Picture Perfect: A Youthful Saturn
This summer, the Hubble Space Telescope took a brilliant new photograph of Saturn and its rings.1 Saturn’s moons Mimas and Enceladus can also be seen in the photo. For a number of years...
Celebrate the First Anniversary of the ICR Discovery Center
Come celebrate the one-year anniversary of the ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth History! Each day of this event includes unique programs and fun activities. We’ll have food trucks, hands-on...
Meet Dr. G: ICR Scientists Share Their Perspective on I.,.
On August 1, 2020, ICR National Representative Dr. Randy Guliuzza was appointed as the organization's new President & Chief Operating Officer. Hear ICR's science team talk about their personal...
Venus May Be Geologically Active
Using computer simulations, a team of researchers has concluded the planet Venus could still be geologically active.1,2 The scientists used computers to simulate the formation of coronae—ring-shaped,...
Nose-Horned Lizard: Extinct, or Hiding for 129 Years?
Did Modigliani’s striking lizard—a variety of Agamidae “dragon lizard”—go extinct, or has it just been hiding in Indonesia for 129 years? Recently, this sneaky reptile...
Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Next Week
Both amateur and professional stargazers have an opportunity to see a little more of God’s glory revealed in the heavens1 next week. The Perseid meteor shower is probably the best of all...
Great American Outdoors Act, Signed into Law by President
In a bipartisan legislative achievement to promote better stewardship of American public lands, U.S. Senators and Representatives finalized their bill (H.R. 1957) called the “Great American Outdoors...
Grandmothers, Eat Fish to Protect Your Brains!
This month the American Academy of Neurology published a medical science study showing that senior women can fight air pollution hazards, including brain shrinkage, by eating seafood rich in omega-3 fatty...
Embarrassment Continues over Evolutionary Blunder about.,.
Recent research from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) continues to highlight how evolutionary theory influenced scientists to foolishly conclude that DNA in organisms...
Inside August 2020 Acts & Facts
Have you heard about ICR’s new President and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Randy Guliuzza? What can we learn from an old prayer? Is creation evidence ambiguous? What are people saying about their...
God’s Plan Is Best: Salmon Need Saltwater Acclimation
Once again, results are better when aquaculture imitates the natural life cycle of Atlantic salmon.1,2 In other words, the closer fish farmers get to imitating God’s natural program for...
After 30 Years, Red Kites Soar in British Skies
Good news is always welcome. So, it’s good to learn of another conservation comeback. This time it’s the red kite happily soaring in Great Britain’s skies. Conservationists are...
Pollinators Working Hard as July Wraps Up
The latter days of July are very busy for many pollinators.1 These include birds, bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, bats, and more.1-3 Pollination is essential to a healthy...
Sudden Appearance of Flowering Plants Fit Flood Model
A new study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution has claimed that flowering plants, the most common type of plant on Earth, first appeared in small numbers in rocks of the Early Cretaceous. Fossils...
Albatrosses Aid Law Enforcement
Recently, albatrosses were used for a surprising and unintended purpose: catching criminals.1,2 On behalf of BBC News, Samantha Patrick reported on her tagged and satellite-tracked albatrosses....
Bearded Vulture Visits England’s Oldest National Park
Peak District National Park was established in 1951 as Great Britain’s first national park. Now that upland park is experiencing another historic highlight—the rare bearded vulture has arrived...
Glow-in-the-Dark Creatures Show Off on Warm July Nights
In America, the month of July is accompanied by fireworks, even in the heavens.1 However, July is also a time when certain glow-in-the-dark animals—creatures of the sky and sea—shine...
Manatees Visit Warm Waters of North Carolina
During July 4th weekend, manatees made a patriotic appearance on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.1,2 Manatees stopped to visit the Outer Banks over the holiday weekend, showing up in...
Thermometers and Fish: What’s the Mercury Reading?
For centuries, mercury has been used in thermometers for reading our body temperatures, but now we measure mercury levels to see if seafood is safe to eat.1-4 If you are hungry for fish, maybe...
Belugas Select Friends Who Aren’t Close Kin
Beluga whales don’t select their friends according to what Darwinists would expect, a new Florida Atlantic University study shows.1,2 The research findings are taken from ten Arctic beluga...
First Human Chromosome Fully Sequenced
Most people might be surprised to learn that the human genome has not been fully sequenced. Gaps still remain that have not yet been bridged because of the nature of the DNA sequence coupled with past...
July Astronomical Highlights
This month (July 2020), multiple astronomical objects highlight God’s glory displayed in the heavens.1 For the next two weeks, all five planets visible to the naked eye—Mercury,...
Alaskan Alcids: Efficiently Designed for Air and Water
Recent research on the flying behavior of Alaskan alcids shows how Earth has two kinds of fluid-filled “oceans”, the liquid ocean of sea-water and the gaseous “ocean” of air.1-3...
Electrical Signaling Among Plants Via Soil Fungal Network
If you were standing in a field of tomatoes, you might be surprised to know that the soil underneath your feet is teeming with electrical signals being sent among plants as described in a new research...
Environmentalist Apologizes for Climate Change Alarmism
In late June, Forbes magazine published an article by environmentalist and climate activist Michael Shellenberger in which he apologized for thirty years of climate alarmism promoted by the environmental...
Ghost Crabs Growl by Gnashing their Gut Teeth!
A recent science news video shows barium-marked fluoroscopy of a ghost crab’s gut teeth in action. The video reveals how that species of crab can control friction of its gastric mill teeth (i.e.,...
Global Agriculture Is Not a Climate “Villain”
The United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently claimed that agriculture is a major producer of greenhouse gases and should be considered a climate “villain.”...
Comet Now Visible to the Naked Eye
Stargazers have been disappointed earlier this year by comets ATLAS and SWAN, which disintegrated before they could put on good celestial shows. But another comet is now appearing in the sky and delighting...
Saharan Dust Cloud Strikes United States
Recently, the southeastern United States was hit by a huge cloud of dust from the Sahara desert that drifted across the Atlantic Ocean. A second such cloud arrived soon after.1,2 These Saharan...
Design Principles Confer Optimal Light Harvesting in Plants
Photosynthesis in plants starts with the absorption of light energy from sunlight, but scientists have been baffled as to how plants utilize the noisy solar spectrum to power the photosynthetic process....
Seals Help Swedes to Chart ‘Paths of the Seas’
Swedish researchers have recently reported some newly documented “paths of the seas”1,2 thanks to some helpful (and high-tech) Weddell seals, plus some satellite-linked “glider”...
Evolutionists Struggle to Explain Canadian-Australian C.,.
A new species of a split-footed lacewing was recently unearthed in British Columbia, Canada, creating a bit of controversy among secular paleontologists.1 All living relatives of this insect...
Titan Receding from Saturn Faster than Expected
Data obtained from the Cassini space probe show that Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is receding away from Saturn a hundred times faster than scientists previously thought.1,2 Titan is...
Surveillance Tracing: Red Pandas in Himalayan Nepal
It’s tough to be a red panda in this fallen world, especially after the global Flood. Conservationists are satellite tracking red pandas in the mountains of Nepal to find out more about the...
Maine Lobsters Make International News
The life of a Maine lobster is mostly a matter of crawling around on muddy continental shelf seafloors, not far from a coastline. Benthic scavenging is periodically interrupted by molting and ecdysis.1,2...
Should We Grouse About Not Seeing Grouse?
A recent report in Chesapeake Bay Journal laments the decline in ruffed grouse populations in the Chesapeake watershed region of its natural range. Ruffed grouse (Bonasa umbellus), a strikingly beautiful...
Honeybees: How Sweet It Is, Again
After some scary population downturns and scarier rumors of bee populations crashing, honeybees are making a comeback, populationally speaking.1,2 After a year of devastatingly bad news,3...
Meet Dr. G: Roller Skating, Evangelism, and a Changed Life
Have you heard the news? ICR’s Board of Trustees recently appointed Dr. Randy Guliuzza to be ICR’s new President & Chief Operating Officer. During the 12 years he served as ICR’s...
Liberty and the Word of God
“And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts” (Psalm 119:45). July 4th is called Independence Day here in our country because on that date 244 years ago our Declaration of Independence...
Dolphins Learn Tricks from Peers to Catch Fish
Dolphins—like other cetaceans such as whales, wholphins, and porpoises—are highly intelligent marine mammals, capable of astonishing feats. A recent University of Leeds study, led by Sonja...
Wandering Albatross: Wide Wings on the Winds
Wandering albatrosses have the largest wingspan of any living bird, so they live much of life soaring above the oceans. With their wings—and a lot of winds—it is no wonder that their use of...
Inside July 2020 Acts & Facts
Where can we find hope during times of waiting? How has ICR reached a new global audience? How does evolution conflict with the Bible's teaching about sin? And why should we believe in recent creation?...
Soft Dinosaur Eggs Deflate Bird-Dinosaur Evolution
A pair of new studies found that some dinosaurs, and possibly some marine reptiles, laid squishy eggs. One study discovered that many dinosaurs, like turtles and snakes, laid soft leather-like eggs—not...
ICR Announces New President & Chief Operating Officer
After a focused international search, the Institute for Creation Research Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Randy J. Guliuzza as ICR’s new President & Chief Operating Officer,...
Humans and Neanderthals More Similar Than Polar and Bro.,.
A study led by Oxford University researchers was recently published confirming that Neanderthals and humans were very genetically similar and interfertile. They were even closer than polar and brown bears...
Complex Metabolic Process in Fish Startles Evolutionists
A complex metabolic process called Chaperone-Mediated-Autophagy (CMA) was thought to be a recent evolutionary development in land vertebrates as it was only previously documented in mammals and birds....
Artificial Plants Help Keep the Peace at Tilapia Farms
Once again, a scientific study shows how “farmed” or ranched creatures live better if their domesticated context resembles their natural habitat.1 According to a recent study published...
Lunar Recession in the News
Recently, the issue of the moon’s motion away from Earth was discussed on a popular science website.1,2 The author of the article is a geologist who disputes the creationist claim that...
Cherry Orchards, Nutrition, and Providential Phenology
As June transitions into July, it’s time for fruit harvesting—including apples, peaches, pears, and cherries. Notice how fruit phenology (seasonal life cycles) is linked to the timing of agricultural...
Like Father, Like Son, in the Deepest Deep
Two of the remotest places ever visited by humans are the moon and the deepest part of the ocean. Earth’s lowest point is called the “Challenger Deep,” a depression inside the southern...
Ant Behavior Informs Computer Search Algorithms
The social behavior of ants continues to amaze scientists with its complexity and efficiency of organization and design. In a new study, scientists have shown how ant communities foraging for food and...
Was a Fossil “Fish-Hand” Discovered?
In order for the bizarre theory of evolution to be validated, evolutionists must show how inorganic non-life organized itself into carbon-based (organic) life. They also must show how major transitions...
Protective Yet Flexible Design of Carp Scales
Recently reported research demonstrates how astonishingly helpful scales are to fish—such as the common carp (Cyprinus carpio), whose scales blend armor-like protection with flexibility needed for...
Billions of Years of Lunar Rockfalls?
A team of researchers used more than two million images obtained by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter to construct the first near-global map of rockfalls on the moon. The map shows more than 136,000...
Deep Earthquakes Provide Insight into Global Flood
A new analysis of thousands of deep earthquakes has revealed several large structures at the base of the mantle.1 Known as ultra-low velocity zones, these structures may give us better insight...
Noisy Narwhals in Greenland’s Frigid Fjords
Recently, after audio-recording underwater in Greenland’s fjords, two geoscientists published research on vocalizations made by narwhals. The sounds included shrill whistle tones, repetitive clicks,...
Young Coral Reefs, Quick-Growing at Low-Sunlight Depths
Recent research surprises those who study coral reefs, especially those who assume that they grow slowly.1,2 To the surprise of old-earth evolutionists, these findings reveal that reef ages...
Strange Ocean Crust Waves Discovered
While searching for a missing plane on the ocean floor, scientists made an interesting geological discovery. On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight MH330 disappeared with all 239 people on board...
Archaeologists Find Iron Age Dice in Norway
When archaeologists found ancient dice in a Norwegian burial excavation—dating back to pre-Viking times of the Scandinavian Goths, they probably felt lucky.1,2 Last month, Norwegian...
Guppies Dodge Predators Like Spanish Bull-Fighters
Have Trinidadian guppies learned evasive maneuvers from Spanish bullfighters? Recent research published in the journal Current Biology1 reports how gutsy guppies confront a regular predator,...
Clock-like Cicadas, Abuzz with Amazing Activity
For a generation of millions (maybe billions) of North American jumping bugs called cicadas—often mislabeled in America as locusts—life changes dramatically after 17 years, yet for others the...
Camels Once Roamed America’s Uplands
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D., and Tim Clarey, Ph.D. A recent study published in the journal Frontiers in Earth Science indicates that North America was once home to large populations of...
Pine Martens, Squirrels, and Territorial Distancing
A recent study, from the University of Exeter in England, provides insight into how and why European pine martens need each other—but also like to keep their distance from each other. The research...
Birdwatching Through the Internet
As ICR previously reported, more Americans are enjoying birdwatching as other recreational opportunities are reduced by pandemic politics.1 Of more importance than mere recreation, of course,...
Jellyfish Serves Variety of Venoms in Stinging Cocktail
Chinese researchers recently reported on venomous toxins of the giant jellyfish. They revealed that this aquatic creature mixes a “cocktail” of toxins to produce stinging agony and sometimes...
Are Timber Buildings Environmentally Helpful?
Is it a safe and healthy practice to build using lots of timber, or not? Some French and Norwegian policy-makers say yes, while some British policy-makers disagree.1 The French support their...
Pangolins Protected from Use in Oriental Medicine
Pangolins just received an odd form of political protection.1 Found in southeast Asia and Africa, these creatures look like a cross between a Texas armadillo and an aardvark anteater.2 (When...
Jungle Biodiversity Discoveries in Perilous Times
An ancient city found deep in a Central American rainforest yields a surprising discovery. A recent BBC report earlier this month is revising assumptions about “Mosquito Coast” jungle biodiversity....
Yellowstone Super-Eruptions Declining
Recently, renewed activity has had scientists, and the general public alike, alarmed about an impending supervolcano eruption at Yellowstone.1 However, as we predicted, this does not look to...
Falling Birth Rates of Nordic Countries, Except Faroes
If not for incoming immigrant growth, most Nordic nations would continue to lose human population because birth rates remain so low.1-3 Maybe this is not surprising when evolutionist publications...
Possible Parasites Found on Cambrian Brachiopods
Scientists from China, Sweden, and Australia have discovered what they claim is the oldest known parasite, publishing their results in Nature Communications.1 The evidence comes from small tube-shaped...
Russia’s Oil Spill: Don’t Delay the Alarm!
Disaster sometimes strikes suddenly, like an enormous petroleum accident off the coast of Russia!1,2 On May 29, 2020, twenty thousand tons of oil leaked into the river Ambarka, which flows...
Dinosaur Washed Out to Sea with Its Last Meal
In 2017, a large dinosaur was discovered washed out to sea,1 similar to the dinosaur bone found 70 miles off Norway’s coast.2 Only this one was partially intact, nearly perfectly...
Coast Guards and Corvids: Flying to the Rescue!
Days ago, a fishing boat near the Shetland Islands needed emergency help, and received it in a timely manner. So, a fearful predicament had a happy ending.1 In many places of the world, fishing...
Universe’s “First” Stars Are Missing?
A recent attempt by European astronomers to use the Hubble Space Telescope to find evidence for the first stars expected by secular theory has failed. This is despite the Hubble Space Telescope’s...
Divinely Engineered Sinus Bacteria Essential for Health
Many people are aware that our digestive tract is full of beneficial bacteria that not only help us process our food, but also support a strong immune system. Now, a new research study has just been published...
Children’s Tree Book Rings of Evolutionary Agenda
A new book on tree rings—Valerie Trouet’s Tree Story—blends some serious tree science with some uniformitarian mythology. The book is being heavily promoted by Johns Hopkins University.1...
First Tapejarid Pterosaur Found In Great Britain
The very first tapejarid pterosaur identified in the United Kingdom was recently found on the Isle of Wight along the southern coast of England.1 But the discovery also raises some questions...
Plethora of Life Found On Sea Turtle Shells
An amazing abundance of life can be found in the strangest places—such as the backs of turtles. It was previously known that an array of life was present on the backs of loggerhead sea turtles, and...
Testing a Climate Change Assumption: Update
About a month ago, some experts suggested that the coronavirus shutdown presented an opportunity to test the assumption that humans are responsible for increasing amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide...
First Land Bug Buried in the Flood
The Scottish island of Kerrera has produced the earliest known bug in the fossil record, a millipede.1 It was found in Silurian System rocks recently claimed by secular scientists to be 425...
Sweden’s Fun in the Sun, Nature Hiking
Sweden is encouraging Hittaut (recreational nature hiking) with the added encouragement of exploring places to find specific checkpoints along the hike.1 With the coming of spring, for...
Micro-Plastic Wastes, European Dippers, and the Genesis.,.
European dippers are making the news lately, including science news in Wales.1-3 These riparian habitat birds are indicators4 of freshwater stream quality, as noted below. Scientists...
Oysters and Opportunities
Under ideal circumstances, we can do a lot of good. But when circumstances handicap or restrict our potential—in ways we cannot circumvent—we just do the best that we can. That principle...
Desperate Dinosaurs Cannibalized During Global Flood
Scientists recently discovered evidence that large theropods were possibly guilty of cannibalism.1 The new study, published in PLOS ONE, examined over 2,300 bones from the Mygatt-Moore Quarry...
The Rocket Bug: Lone Insect of the Open Ocean
Various water-striding insects use small body sizes, long legs, and fine hairs on their feet to skate on the surfaces of ponds and streams. But life on the open ocean presents tougher challenges than landlocked...
Dumbo Octopus, God's Wonder in the Deepest Deep
About 3,000 years ago, the Bible taught that the “wonders in the deep” are the “works of the Lord.”1 Now that truth has been illustrated with even greater depth by the...
Inside June 2020 Acts & Facts
How can we find joy, peace, and hope during dark times? What's going on in ICR's virtual classroom? How does the Flood model solve the Antarctica rainforest mystery? Does Scripture say anything...
Cuckoo Completes Mammoth 7,500-Mile Migration
One particular common cuckoo will soon complete a mammoth migration through both Africa and Asia—a migration that is anything but common. Onon is “one of five Cuckoos that were satellite...
‘Grand Canyon’ of Greenland Formed by Genesis Flood
A massive canyon rivalling Grand Canyon has been discovered beneath the ice on Greenland, and uniformitarian scientists are explaining it as a consequence of flooding.1 We couldn’t agree...
Norwegians Find Viking Grave Under House Floor
In America we have the idiomatic expression “skeletons in the closet,” but what about finding a 1,000-year-old Viking grave, literally buried under the house that you live in? That’s...
Hungry Bumblebees Hurry Pollen Production
May and June are abuzz with busy bees, really clever bumblebees.1,2 And their practical cleverness continues to astonish researchers, as a recently published study in the journal Science illustrates.3,4 Bees...
Many Martian Volcanoes May Be Mudflows
Tens of thousands of volcano-looking features exist across the northern lowlands and other areas across Mars.1 In the past, these volcanoes were thought to be caused by lava flows from the planet’s...
Invasion of the Giant Lizards
We are already contending with the COVID-19 virus and the recent spate of murder hornets in the Pacific Northwest, but now sobering news coming out of Georgia sounds like a B-level horror movie. According...
Most Distant Rotating Disk Galaxy Challenges Secular Models
Astronomers have determined that a distant galaxy discovered three years ago is rotating, making it the most distant rotating disk galaxy yet observed.1 This disk galaxy has been designated...
Secret Life of Moths Vital to Plant Life
God’s handiwork is not just apparent in the amazing complexity of individual creatures, but also in how they interact to form vital parts of entire ecosystems and even to keep life on this planet...
New Australian Dinosaur Surprises Evolutionists
A new study published in the journal Gondwana Research has identified a rather out-of-place bone from a theropod dinosaur called an elaphrosaur that apparently didn’t eat meat.1 In fact,...
Fish Body Design Reveals Optimized Swimming Mechanics
Engineering-minded scientists have taken notice that many types of fish have bodies shaped like a low-drag airfoil that are characteristic of airplane wings. Now, a new research study has proven that the...
Jungle Crickets Use Sophisticated Design to Avoid Bats
One hundred percent effective. How often does that happen, especially in the dog-eat-dog world of biology? Researchers from the University of Bristol in the UK and Graz University in Austria found exactly...
Spinosaurus Swam! How a Swimming Spinosaurus Fits Scripture
Spinosaurus aegyptiacus had a longer body than the enormous T. rex. In Nature journal, researchers published a new reconstruction of the extinct reptile’s tail, showing that it would have undulated...
A Day to Remember
"And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever" (Exodus 12:14). The...
Maple Syrup, Gold Nanoparticles, and Gratitude
It’s springtime in New England—an important season for maple syrup production. The maple syrup season is short, only lasting between four and six weeks. The flavor of syrup can change depending...
T. rex Had Legs Designed for Walking
A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE has found that T. rex had legs made more for walking, rather than running.1 Their long legs were well designed for sustained foraging. T. Alexander...
Physics Today Article Ignores Monster Milankovitch Problem
An overview of the Milankovitch (or astronomical) ice age theory appears in the May 2020 issue of Physics Today.1 This theory (hypothesis, really) holds that Earth’s rotational and orbital...
Finding Hope in Flooding
On the morning of May 19, 2020, the Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, declared a state of emergency for Midland County after two dams broke from heavy rain that poured across the state.1 According...
Lone Scotland Tree Survived Deadly “Elm Disease”
One lone elm tree survived a deadly “elm disease.” Nicknamed “Ent Tree” (alluding to arboreal heroes in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings), this elm won Scotland’s...
World’s Largest Volcano Found Hiding Under the Ocean
A new study published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters has determined that Pūhāhonu volcano is the world’s largest by volume and the hottest.1 Found almost 700 miles northwest...
Experts: We Need More Color in Our Lives
Researchers are now seeking to broaden the spectrum of colors typically represented in manmade products, the BBC reports.1 Experts in the color industry have had a longstanding, behind-the-scenes...
Astronomy Magazine: Big Bang in Crisis?
The May 2020 issue of Astronomy magazine asks what might have once been seen as an unthinkable question: Is the Big Bang in Crisis?1 The article cites four major problems with the model: 1)...
Harvard Researchers Recognize Benefits of Church Attendance
A recent study conducted by researchers from Harvard University found that deaths from despair are significantly less common among healthcare workers who regularly attend religious services.1...
Pig Population Problems: Ups, Downs, and Ruining Neighb.,.
Pig populations are having their ups and downs. For domestic swine raised as livestock, the problem is a decreasing population. Some herds have succumbed to the swine flu,1 and some pork...
Dinosaur “Raptors” Likely Hunted Alone
A new study published in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology has found that the behavior of dinosaurs in movies is not very accurate at all.1 This should come as no surprise because...
Ancient Rivers on Mars
Geologists have used high-resolution images obtained by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to infer the existence of past rivers on the Martian surface. Geologist Francesco Salese of Ultrecht University in...
We Still Can’t Determine the Sex of Dinosaurs
Recently, a new study led by Queen Mary University of London concluded that dinosaur bones tell us little about their sexes.1 In the past, secular scientists have made various claims about the...
Scottish Population Movements and the Genesis Mandate
Some lands welcome newcomers, while others oppose incoming foreigners. Scotland is no exception—and recent population news can be compared to prior controversies with “foreign” newcomers.1,2 Because...
Rapid Burial in the Flood Explains Strange “Squid” .,.
A new study published in Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association has found what is claimed to be the oldest recorded attack by a squid-like creature.1 Uniformitarian scientists are...
Providential Programming for Christian Radio Broadcasting
Sometimes providential programming includes a disastrous interruption with our plans which God directs toward His plan. Many Christian ministries, including ICR, are now challenged and stretched to...
Orphaned Manatee Rescued in Florida Keys
Necessities can be keys to forming new friendships, an orphaned baby manatee learned earlier this month.1 Maybe there is also a lesson for us humans. “Keys” refers to the Florida...
Eagles Have Landed in the Chesapeake Bay Area
Recovering from a “ghost town” shutdown is worth the effort. Ask a bald eagle. In the Chesapeake Bay Journal, Whitney Pipkin recently reported that bald eagles have made a comeback along...
Salmon Young Take the Plunge in May
In May, hundreds of salmon fry are experiencing their own version of “live-streaming,” according to a report from Maine Audubon’s Molly Woodring. May is when we typically release...
Another Attempt to Solve the Mystery of Plate Motion
The beginning of modern-style plate tectonics is another unsolved mystery in uniformitarian geology. No secular geologist seems to have a good answer. Some have even speculated that massive meteorites...
Whale and Ship Collisions in Chesapeake Bay
A recent study, published in Frontiers in Marine Science, reports on the recurring problem of humpback whales colliding with large estuary-trafficking ships.1 During winter months, humpback...
Do Shrinking Shrews Cheat Evolution?
Common shrews are uniquely engineered creatures that have a high metabolism—very different from your average mammal. And now biologists have just discovered the shrew’s built-in adaptive secret...
Still Trying to Explain the Great Unconformity
A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has again tried to explain a global erosional surface known as the Great Unconformity.1 This boundary surface marks...
Estonia’s Greens Singing the Blues
Estonia’s peaceful outbreak from the former Soviet Union is famously known as the “Singing Revolution”1—but its Green Party is now singing the blues.2 Despite...
Will Comet SWAN Put on a Celestial Show?
For families seeking worthwhile home-based science activities, Comet SWAN presents another opportunity to do some backyard astronomy and to celebrate God’s celestial handiwork.1,2 For...
Recycling in Pompeii Shows Human Ingenuity
A recent report from The Guardian suggests that the ancient city of Pompeii may have had the world’s oldest known recycling program.1 A team of researchers has uncovered evidence that...
Plates Wobble Before Big Quakes
A new study published in Nature has found that tectonic plates may change directions rapidly, or “wobble,” several months before a massive quake is released.1 Scientists are not...
Locust Plague Now 20 Times Worse
Question: What is worse than a large locust swarm plaguing eight African countries as the worst locust outbreak there in 70 years? Answer: A second swarm larger than the first.1 It was...
Our Calm Sun: Crazy Coincidence or Deliberate Design?
The unique nature of the sun is causing many experts to scratch their heads. Extensive studies show that most sun-like stars demonstrate about five times the magnetic activity of our sun. Others reveal...
Hero Shrew Spine Design Glorifies the Creator
When you first look at a hero shrew, you might wonder, “How in the world did this critter get this name?” But these little mole-like creatures are considered to be the Clark Kents of the animal...
Prayers for America and Our Divine Editor
Today is America’s National Day of Prayer. How should we pray for America? Some might feel led to apply 2 Chronicles 7:14, where God says, “If My people who are called by My name will...
Massive Cache of Dangerous Carnivores Found
Recently, a new study published in the journal ZooKeys has claimed to have found the most dangerous location to live in Earth’s history.1 And it is possible they are entirely correct,...
Frog Fossils Found in Antarctica!
Can you imagine frogs in snow-covered, frigid Antarctica? A recent fossil discovery has significant implications for Earth’s climate history as well as the fossil record. In April a Swedish paleontologist,...
Last Supermoon of 2020 This Week
The third and last supermoon of 2020 occurs this week on May 6 and 7.1 For families isolated due to the coronavirus, this is a nice opportunity to do some backyard astronomy and to appreciate...
Common Seals Display Extraordinary Bioengineering
Fishermen and sailors have many occasions to see wonders of the oceans.1 All marine creatures give witness of God’s glory and providence, showcasing the amazing Creator He is. One such...
If Pronghorns You Chase, They’ll Win the Foot-Race
Many urban and suburban recreational opportunities are closed to public use, yet many rural and wilderness areas now are reopening to allow recreational visits. For example, most of America’s...
Predicting Volcanic Eruptions Using Muography
Recently, a new study published in Scientific Reports outlined a novel method to predict volcanic eruptions.1 However, the technique only seems to work on a site-by-site basis and requires a...
Steller’s Jays, Dumpster-Diving, and Comparing What i.,.
Springtime, in many places—especially Texas—is a very active time for birds.1 Nests are built. Mating and egg incubation leads to raising hatchlings. Before long, those hatchlings...
‘Early’ Spiral Galaxy Surprise
The naked eye allows us to see just a little of God’s heavenly handiwork, but even this little bit clearly declares God’s glory.1 As more powerful telescopes peer deeper into space,...
Inside May 2020 Acts & Facts
Why is Mount St. Helens considered a living laboratory? How does dinosaur DNA confirm recent creation? How do hominids fit with the Bible? What can we learn from Dr. Tim Clarey’s new geology book, Carved...
Monkey Fossil Confirms Neogene-Quaternary Flood Boundary
A newly published analysis of four fossil molar teeth from a monkey dug up along the left bank of the Yuruá River in the Peruvian Amazon is causing a great deal of evolutionary confusion.1...
Did Our Brains Evolve Language Pathways?
A Newcastle University press release title reads, “Origins of language pathway in the brain at least 25 million years old.”1 How can science measure the origins of brain pathways...
Cities Are Quieter Now, But Not Silent as Owls
Although details differ according to where you are, it is often quieter these days due to stay-at-home restrictions on normally noisy human activities. Less loudness and more calmness—some of that...
Predicting Earthquakes More Complex than Thought
The accurate prediction of an earthquake could potentially save thousands of lives. Everything from the study of strange animal behavior to satellites mapping changes in surface elevation have been employed...
Bats Have Always Been Bats
Bats have been in the news lately,1 but bats themselves are not new—they were created on Day 5 of Creation Week, along with other flying creatures. Bats are a large and fascinating...
Deepwater Oil Fields Have Small Environmental Footprint
Recently, geologist Harry S. Pettingill has found that deepwater oil and gas fields may be more environmentally friendly than first thought.1 In this day and age of trying to find an energy source that...
Do Our Wisdom Teeth Show Poor Design?
Wisdom teeth crowd most mouths. We no longer use these teeth, so why do they take up space in the backs of our jaws? Back in 2008, the Wall Street Journal ran an article titled “Smart Riposte...
Crowds Soon to Gather at Delaware Bay’s Beaches
The Delaware Bay beaches will soon host an annual (and enormous) get-together, unrestricted by any unusual “social distancing” guidelines. But local police will not issue punitive fines. Neither...
Massive Releases of CO2 from Mountain Streams
Recently, a new study published in Nature Communications found that mountain streams may be much larger contributors to the global carbon cycle than previously believed.1 The study suggests...
Hubble Telescope’s 30th Anniversary
Today (April 25th) marks the 30th anniversary of the deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope by the crew of the space shuttle Discovery.1,2 The Hubble has greatly enhanced...
Arbor Day: Planting Trees in April
Recently, when speaking at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, President Trump announced his intention to promote America’s participation in an enormous planting of trees: the One Trillion Trees...
A Single String Just Helped Confirm Genesis
A piece of string about 6 millimeters long is threatening standard evolutionary theory about the history of humanity. The BBC reported that researchers from the United States, France, and Spain recently...
National Volunteer Week 2020
This week (April 19-25) marks National Volunteer Week 2020 in the U.S.1 All across our nation, tens of millions of people donate their time to help causes close to their hearts. Every April...
A Whopper Mystery for Nearly 20 Years
Recently, Joshua Rosenfeld made a new attempt to explain an ongoing conundrum in secular geology.1 Although a mystery to those holding to a uniformitarian worldview, it is easily solved by accepting...
Clock Synchronization in Plants Shows Divine Engineering
Biological systems that allow organisms to function, grow, and adapt bear the hallmarks of being exquisitely engineered. These complex systems exhibit the same design principles that human engineers use...
Massive Releases of CO2 from Volcanism Rival Humans
Recently, a new study published in Nature Communications has suggested that pulses of massive amounts of lava can release as much CO2 as humanity will produce for the entire 21st century. This indicates...
Norwegian Wind Farm to Power Oil Production
This week the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Industry approved the development of a floating wind farm to provide power to two oil platforms in the North Sea.1 Yes, ironically, wind energy...
Asteroid or Adam?
“Were it not for the asteroid, humans would never have evolved,” said Ian Miller, curator of paleobotany and director of earth and space sciences at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.1 Such...
Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks This Week
The heavens are expected to declare even more of God’s glory1 this week. Probably early Wednesday morning, the Lyrid meteor shower will peak.2 For those who are socially isolated...
Surprising Health Benefits of Music
For thousands of years, music has been an essential part of human society. Even Scripture mentions music very early on. Genesis 4:21 tells us that Jubal was "the father of all those who play the lyre...
Flooded Ice Age Forest Revealing its Secrets
Tim Clarey, Ph.D., and Frank Sherwin, M.A. The recent discovery of a flooded Ice Age forest in Mobile Bay, Alabama, has scientists diving for even more hidden secrets.1 In December 2019,...
New Amber Discoveries Down Under
Paleontologists in Australia have recently discovered a treasure trove of amber with trapped insects, spiders, and fungi.1 These new fossils are revealing some animal behavioral secrets and...
Chicken, Magpie, and Easter Greetings
“Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!” For centuries, Christians have used this greeting to celebrate Resurrection Day, better known as Easter.1 Ironically, there are two birds that...
Length of the Cretaceous Year Still Leaves Questions
Recently, a team of geochemists from Belgium reported that days might have been 30 minutes shorter in the Late Cretaceous compared to today, giving 372 days in a year.1 They published their...
New Pterosaur Discovered
Pterosaurs were amazing flying reptiles that came in all shapes and sizes.1 Not surprisingly, when these bizarre creatures are found in the fossil record they are 100% flying reptiles. Some...
Another New 'Whopper Sand' Discovery
Another major oil discovery in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico has been recently announced.1 Equinor, a Norwegian-based oil company, and partners Progress Resources USA Ltd. and Repsol...
ICR Releases Game-Changing Flood Geology Book
The Institute for Creation Research (ICR) just released Carved in Stone: Geological Evidence of a Worldwide Flood, the second addition to ICR’s In-Depth Science series. Thanks to author Dr. Tim Clarey’s...
Event Recap: ICR Scientists Examine Human Origins
Last month, the ICR Discovery Center hosted “Origins: Re-examining the Evidence,” a special event featuring three of ICR’s scientists—experts in geology, fossils and human origins,...
Dark Matter Search Keeps Coming Up Empty
A recent study has ruled out a possible candidate for dark matter, the mysterious invisible “stuff” said to comprise 85% of the matter in our universe.1,2 The Big Bang model needs...
Discovery of Smallest Known Mesozoic Bird
Evolutionists are celebrating the discovery of what they claim is a small dinosaur skull trapped in Burmese amber.1 Oculudentavis khaungraae is declared to be a tiny Mesozoic dinosaur that...
Mishandled Data Determine New Hominid Ages
A recent report in the journal Science mixed detailed archaeological finds with stories about human origins. As is typical, age assignments for fossils fit evolutionary time instead of the Bible’s...
New Study: How to Clean Our Oceans by 2050
In centuries past, our pristine oceans teemed with schools of fish, and whales thrived. But today, our oceans take a beating. Literally tons of waste are dumped into the oceans every year—industrial...
Opossums in the Neighborhood, Relevant to Human Health
Nowadays, many folks (including some with leashed dogs) are taking walks in their neighborhoods, keeping six feet away from other walkers who are not family members (“social distancing”). While...
Neanderthal DNA Muddles Evolutionary Story
Neanderthals are classified by evolutionists as archaic humans given that both their DNA and bones are essentially human. Yet, new stories constantly hit the headlines with the supposedly shocking news...
Supermoon Tonight
Tonight’s (April 7) full moon is special because it occurs when the moon is close to perigee, the point in its orbit where it is closest to Earth.1,2 This event is called a perigee-syzygy...
Are Plastivores the Best Solution to Our Plastic Problem?
Since the first entirely synthetic plastic was made in 1907,1 the plastic industry has grown exponentially. While it is difficult to estimate exactly how much plastic has been produced in the...
High-Speed Bird Communication Is Complex
High-speed creature communication has been making the news recently. There was underwater research on deep-sea squid,1 and now bird communication. In fact, the rapid signaling discovered in...
Earthquake Jolts Idaho
March went out with a jolt in central Idaho. March 31 saw a magnitude 6.5 earthquake strike about 45 miles west of the town of Challis at about 6:52 pm local time.1 The recent quake was about...
Do You Really Have a Jaguar?
It’s not right to bluff about something you don’t have.1 Yet some government bureaucrats tried to gain control of over 100,000 acres of land, basing their entitlement grab upon claims...
Earthquakes Still Active in Utah
On March 18, 2020, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook the Salt Lake City area. Specifically, it hit underneath the town of Magna, Utah. Since that time, over 650 aftershocks have continued to rumble through...
It’s Bluebonnet Season!
Now is the season—late March and April—for bluebonnets to blossom in Texas!1 Establishing these beautiful flowers is difficult, as many have learned. But that difficulty is itself...
Volcanoes, Geoengineering, and the Post-Flood Ice Age
A recent study in March 2020 suggested that sulfur dioxide (SO2) injected into Earth’s stratosphere could fight global warming, with a minimum of adverse effects.1,2 Here at ICR we...
Inside April 2020 Acts & Facts
How is ICR preparing for our next season of ministry? How does science confirm that turtles have always been turtles? Were dragons really dinosaurs? What can we learn about geology, biology, and the...
Unfounded Fears Arise from Deep Canyon
New concerns have surfaced this week about melting ice from within the deepest point on the continents.1 Worry over the rapid melting of the ice-filled Denman Canyon has sparked more environmental...
Woodcocks: Fit for Different Situations
In today’s change-filled world, God is ubiquitously displaying His creativity to provide for our most important needs. God’s creative providence fulfills what we need to solve the challenging...
Volcanic Ash Turns to Stone in Months
How long does it take for the volcanic ash to turn to stone? Most uniformitarian scientists claim this is a slow process that should take many years, even thousands of years. But what does empirical science...
Turtles, Birdwatching, and Living Through Tough Times
How can learning about turtles and doing some birdwatching be useful during this time? Local disasters are declared, and ordinary life activities are restricted, or even banned, under penalty of monetary...
Traces of "Oldest Ancestor" Found
A new study released on March 23, 2020, claims that evolutionary scientists have identified the oldest human ancestor. The fossil evidence for this assertion was found in rocks from Nilpena, South Australia.1...
Deep Water Squid Communication Mystifies Scientists
In the deep, dark, cold waters of the Pacific Ocean—about 1,500 feet below the surface— hundreds of Humboldt squid the size of small humans (~ 5 feet long) were recently observed feeding on...
Yellowstone Supervolcano Unlikely to Blow
For several years, secular scientists have been predicting a possible supervolcano eruption at Yellowstone National Park. Recently, the London Daily Mail reported that the Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone...
ICR Beginning Search for a New President
As was noted in my article “Biblical Succession” in the April issue of Acts & Facts, the ICR Board of Trustees has authorized a national search to find a new President to lead ICR into...
Mountains Rise When Subduction Ceases
Evolutionary scientists are still trying to understand what happens when tectonic plate subduction stops. They are also baffled by rapid crustal uplift near subduction zones. Yet, we see clear evidence...
Earthquake Causes Tsunami Fears
On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck just east of Russia’s Kuril Islands, sparking fears of impending tsunamis.1 According to the United States Geological...
Think Twice Before Whacking a Mole
It’s mole season. Moles get active in springtime, especially during March and April. Moles are mostly hidden out of plain sight, but they are actually important members of God’s creation. Many...
Ants Demonstrate Characteristics of Engineered Adaptability
Darwin’s theory of evolution makes several predictions about adaptation. But recent genetic findings raise questions about the accuracy of evolutionary theory, since the findings point toward different...
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