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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Did you know that in order for humans to gracefully move around on two legs, they must have a greater sense of balance than those creatures moving on four legs? Humans achieve this balance primarily through inner ears. Our inner ear has three, semi-circular...

Instant Canyon: Just Add Water

Instant Canyon: Just Add Water

Did you know that water can possess great power? A lot of water in a little time proved to be extremely catastrophic at Canyon Lake of Central Texas in the summer of 2002. Due to record spring rainfall, the water was diverted around the dam forming a massive canyon....

Kidney Signals

Kidney Signals

How often is science rewritten? Many features of the human body that have been historically promoted as “non-functional” are now known to have a useful function. A great example of one of these features is the tiny hair-like structure sticking out of the cells in the...

Mouse Pyramids

Mouse Pyramids

Did you know the Sahara Desert holds a second great pyramid mystery? Mice in the Sahara desert are found building stone pyramids in front of their burrows, but what exactly are they for? These mice pile up round stones forming small pyramid-like structures through...

Your Brain’s Defense System

Your Brain’s Defense System

Did you know the brain has a defensive system? The brain needs oxygen, nutrients, and food, all of which come from the blood supply. However, the brain’s neurons are sensitive to many chemicals that can be contained in blood. To solve this problem, God designed a...

The Toucan’s Beak

The Toucan’s Beak

Does the toucan's beak have an essential purpose for life? Darwin cited the large, brilliantly multi-colored beak of the toucan as an example of evolution. He said it was produced by natural selection in order to better attract a mate. New research is now showing that...

The Earth’s Cool Core

The Earth’s Cool Core

Did you know deep within the mantle of the Earth, 1800 miles below the Earth’s surface, melted rock is estimated to be 5,000° F? However, scientists recently found a continent-sized block of rock within this inferno which is 3,000° F cooler than the surrounding...

Backwards Comets

Backwards Comets

Do you know that some comets orbit backwards? Comets are balls of ice, gas and dust that fly through space. Recently two comets were found to be orbiting in the opposite direction to the planets. It was so odd to astronomers because it contradicts their “nebular...

The Tower of Babel was Real

The Tower of Babel was Real

Did you know the Tower of Babel is a historical event that has been captured in legends from cultures around the world? The Polynesians have a story about God coming down and destroying a tall building and giving the builders diverse languages. A Chaldean story tells...

The Peacock’s Amazing Optical Illusion

The Peacock’s Amazing Optical Illusion

Have you ever marveled at the elaborate blueprint of the peacock feather? The adult peacock has about 200 tail feathers, with 170 of those having the precise “eye” pattern. The pupil of the eye feather is a dark purple and the iris is blue, surrounded by bronze and...

Living Fossils Haven’t Evolved

Living Fossils Haven’t Evolved

Did you know that starfish, sea urchins and sea lilies lived at the same time as the dinosaurs? These creatures, called echinoderms, are very different from each other, yet they have changed little from those we still see today. Their fossils have been found in the...

Why Bugs Don’t Rule The World

Why Bugs Don’t Rule The World

Did you ever consider that insects could overtake the world? An entomologist approximates that a pair of potato beetles, if allowed to reproduce unchecked, would increase to over sixty million in one season. One female fly could hatch over one hundred thousand bushels...

Dragonfly Wings

Dragonfly Wings

Did you know the flight of a dragonfly is a wonder of physics? Almost all insects use two wings to fly. The dragonfly has four wings and can move forward or reverse at varying speeds. Dragonflies have a unique muscular system that allows their four wings to function...

Why Did God Make Planets?

Why Did God Make Planets?

Have you wondered why God made other planets in addition to the earth? Planets help to stabilize the solar system. Each planet was created by God with a specific size, gravity, rotation rate, magnetism, chemical makeup, and axis tilt. Gravity is the mysterious force...

The Gazelle’s Built-In Radiator

The Gazelle’s Built-In Radiator

Did you know that the African gazelle was designed with a radiator type feature in its nose? When chased by a predator, the African gazelle can accelerate to speeds of 50 mph. This activity increases the gazelle’s body temperature. Scientists monitored the temperature...

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