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Live updates: 49ers dominate Browns on Monday night, win 31-3

first_imgFollow along Monday at 5:15 p.m. for in-game insights and analysis when the 3-0 49ers take on the Cleveland Browns in a nationally televised showdown in Santa Clara. GAME ESSENTIALS: 49ers (3-0) vs. Cleveland (2-2) at Levi’s Stadium on Monday at 5:15 p.m. (PT)TV: ESPN, ABC-TV (Ch. 7), Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Booger McFarland (analyst), Lisa Salters (reporter).ODDS: 49ers -5 (opened at 49ers -4). OVER/UNDER: 47.5 (opened at 47). SERIES: Browns lead 12-7. LAST …last_img

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Darwinism Seen in Action!

first_imgAn example of Darwinian evolution in action was reported by EurekAlert.  This dramatic announcement called it a “rare example” of a “controversial theory of genetic conflict” in the reproduction of certain fish:The conflict has been likened to a “battle of the sexes” or an “arms race” at the molecular level between mothers and fathers.  At stake: the fetus’s growth rate and how much that costs the nutrient-supplying mother.    The new research supports the idea of a genetic “arms race” going on between a live-bearing mother and her offspring, assisted by the growth-promoting genes of the father.The gist of the story is that some placental minnows had higher levels of a gene called insulin-like growth factor two (IGF2).  “The researchers found that the biggest genetic changes were in those species of the minnows that had developed placentas, supporting the Darwinian theory of natural selection,” the article claimed.    The researchers from UC Riverside believe that the male and female compete for control of the offspring.  The male wants “fast fetal growth, so that his offspring will be the hardiest, best survivors and the ones who demand the most of the mother’s placental nutrients,” while the female gives all her offspring equal maternal care (i.e., equal levels of the growth hormone), “so that her nutrients will be available to support her and the offspring from all her matings.”You have to laugh at the lengths the Darwinists will go to in trying to prop up Charlie’s idol.  They did not see these fish evolve.  They admitted that “The placenta is a complex organ of maternal and fetal tissues that nourishes the developing fetus in the uterus,” but did not explain how this complexity arose; they only found differing levels of one growth hormone.  They admitted that their theory of genetic conflict is controversial.  And they committed the usual grievous sin of the Darwinists, personifying poor little fish that don’t know their right fin from their left with goal-oriented actions and human patterns of conflict.  This was not evolution in action.  The only thing in action was the Darwin fogma machine (05/14/2007).(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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How to Do Biology Without Evolution

first_imgEverything in biology can make perfect sense without the darkness of Darwinism. Take a look.PhysOrg wrote up a new video series by MIT scientist Lorna Gibson, a professor of materials science and engineering. An exceptional communicator, Gibson has produced a series of short video clips examining how woodpeckers avoid brain injury.  It’s a delightful set, taking the viewer out into the woods and through museum drawers, studying fossils and living specimens on a quest to figure out how all that hard pecking against hard wood doesn’t give the birds a severe headache (or concussion). After all, the birds experience a deceleration of 600 to 1,500 g’s – over 10 times more than what a human can endure (100 g).What’s notable about the article and the video clips is that “evolution” is nowhere mentioned. Apparently Gibson never heard, or doesn’t believe, that “nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.” It’s not that she is a creationist or advocate of intelligent design. She never sings a hymn or prays. There’s no hint of religion at all. She just applies her scientific methods and reasoning to address an interesting question in science and gain understanding about it. Along the way, she conveys a great deal of information about birds, biology, ecology, physics, mathematics, engineering, history and conservation, keeping it fun. The entire 8-part series is on YouTube. Each episode ranges from 2 to 8 minutes.This is an excellent illustration of how to teach science that we recommend highly! You’ll enjoy watching and learning from Dr. Gibson. She’s not flashy or flamboyant; just factual and to the point. The films are nicely edited with good graphics and locations without being ostentatious. Great for home school parents, teachers and nature lovers of all ages.The birds themselves steal the show. What is most delightful is the complete absence of evolutionary storytelling – and that makes perfect sense. We can see kids gaining a real interest in science through this set.Another good science teacher on the internet is Destin of Smarter Every Day. His YouTube videos illustrate science principles in all kinds of fun situations, all Darwin-free. Subscribe and enjoy!(Visited 206 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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New Guidebook for Earthlings Published

first_imgA new book by two CEH authors can help readers understand their spacecraft and its mission.Dr Henry Richter, distinguished NASA scientist, former Caltech professor and inventor, the last surviving manager of Explorer 1 (January 31, 1958), has a new book worth sharing. Its title appeals to all readers on the planet: Spacecraft Earth: A Guide for Passengers. Published by Creation Ministries International (CMI), this highly accessible and fact-filled book will interest everyone who has a human body and is interested in where life, our planet, and the universe came from. The publisher’s summary states,We hear so much today about how the universe, the earth and life all supposedly came about by chance events and processes. In this book, a bona fide rocket scientist, Dr Henry Richter—a pioneer in aerospace—challenges these views by exploring what is required for us to exist in the universe. He shows that our planet can be thought of as a sophisticated spacecraft designed for our benefit. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand this fascinating book, so dive in and discover for yourself the truth about our amazing universe and how it came to be.Attractively printed on glossy paper with dozens of color illustrations and specially-commissioned cover art, this new book makes a great impression and invites page turning. Just the right length to look inviting (164 pages), it makes a great gift to share the gospel with teens and adults in our scientifically-minded society. Cost is only $12 for one, but you can buy 5 for just $8 each – a 34% savings. (The book is not yet available from Amazon, but should be in due time.)Since Dr Richter was instrumental in the design and success of the first US satellite, the book is organized around the theme of Earth as a well-designed spacecraft. Although the term “Spacecraft Earth” is not original, this may be the first book-length treatment from an intelligent design and Biblical creationist viewpoint. Here are the chapter titles:Foreword by David CoppedgeIntroduction by Henry Richter1. The Spacecraft: Planet Earth2. The Spacesuit: The Amazing Human Body3. The Other Passengers: Plants and Animals4. Explaining the Observations5. Populating the Spacecraft6. The Final Frontier7. A Matter of Time8. From One Passenger to AnotherEpilogueCEH regulars will recognize Dr Richter’s name from his occasional contributed articles to this website. The new book began as an upgrade project for a small book he had self-published years ago, called The Universe: A Surprising Cosmological Accident. Richter had written about some of the scientific discoveries that led him from nominal church attender (but practical atheist) to vibrant Christian. With no marketing or distribution channel, he would hand out copies to friends and acquaintances. CEH editor David Coppedge felt that the book had potential for a much wider audience, but needed updating and polishing. Three years ago, they began the long task of revision.Many of the latest design evidences, often drawn from news items here at CEH, were added. Chapters were rearranged and a new title was chosen. CMI agreed to publish the book in 2016, but many months of review and revision continued into 2017. CMI staff and co-author David Coppedge spent months fact-checking and referencing each claim, choosing illustrations, and formatting pages, all with Dr Richter’s approval. By summer of 2017, Spacecraft Earth was ready for launch… but printing required several months more. Finally, this November, it is in stock and ready for shipment.Each page of Spacecraft Earth is packed with amazing evidence for intelligent design: from the cosmological level on down: stars, planets, life, human life, animal life, plant life, the cell, and genetics. The book makes crystal clear why Darwinian evolution cannot account for any of it. Most importantly, it leads the reader to the implications: there is a Designer, and we need to get right with him. That story is told gently through Richter’s own story. We hope CEH readers will find this resource “just right” as a message well aimed for modern readers.No one needs to see themselves adrift on a planet in a vast universe, wondering what it all means. Here’s “A Guide for Passengers” to open their eyes to the wonders around them – the greatest of which is God’s love.Richter and Coppedge at JPL in 2008.Dr Richter and I pray that this book will reach many people for the Lord. Would you like to help? Please buy it, read it, share it, and promote it. Once it comes out on Amazon, you can help by writing a good review and rating it.View Henry Richter’s Author Profile to see his previous articles on Creation-Evolution Headlines.At Richter’s personal web page, you can order his previous book, America’s Leap Into Space: My Time at JPL and the First Explorer Satellites. This engaging book describes the early days of rocketry and space travel from the viewpoint of the Russians, the Germans, and the Americans, capped by his insider’s view of the development of America’s answer to Sputnik. A valuable history from a key person on the team that brought America to pre-eminence in space flight.(Visited 539 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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SA scientist wins award for TB research

first_img Her work as a mentor to students engaged in TB research also contributed to winning the prize. “Valerie’s work is characterised by an incredible ability to engage with students in research, through supervising and coaching. The way she does this widely acknowledged,” Cossart said. “For me, the most gratifying part of it is that the award committee recognised my commitment to, and passion for, developing people,” Mizrahi said. “I’ve trained so many young scientists – and this award is for them.” The prize money will be used to hire senior researchers with a focus on chemical biology and bioinformatics, as well as invest in laboratory equipment. “Given the shortage of career opportunities for outstanding early-career who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedical research in South Africa, I believe this would be a great investment,” she said. SAinfo reporter 23 April 2013 South African scientist Valerie Mizrahi from the University of Cape Town’s Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine has been awarded the Grand Prix Christophe Merieux Prize by the Institute de France in Paris for her tuberculosis research. The institute’s Academy of Sciences presents the annual €500 000 (approximately R6-million) prize to talented scientists and for innovative research projects. “What characterises Valerie Mizrahi’s work is not only her excellent research on Mycobacterium tuberculosis and tuberculosis, but also her very active involvement in the tuberculosis community in South Africa, on the African continent and internationally,” Academy of Sciences member, Pascale Cossart, said in a statement. The award was announced last week, and the prize will be conferred to Mizrahi in Paris on 5 June.last_img read more

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M.P. ex-MLA’s daughter alleges torture

first_imgThe daughter of a former BJP MLA from Bhopal has approached the Madhya Pradesh High Court claiming she was being given “injections” by her family to force her to marry a legislator’s son, police said on Saturday. Bharti Singh (28) is the daughter of Surendra Nath Singh, former MLA from Bhopal Central.Mr. Singh had filed a case with the Kamla Nagar police station here on October 16 about his daughter going missing and had claimed she was “mentally unwell”, Inspector Vijay Sisodia said. A local news channel played a video clip showing the woman talking about the alleged torture.last_img

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Tiger Woods pulls out of Bay Hill with neck strain

first_imgHong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 1st female gamers qualify for NBA 2K League draft pool MOST READ P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – US golfer Tiger Woods waits for his turn on the green of the 18th hole during the third round of the PGA World Golf Championship, at Chapultepec’s Golf Club in Mexico City on February 23, 2019. (Photo by Alfredo ESTRELLA / AFP)ORLANDO, Fla. — Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Arnold Palmer Invitational with what he describes as a neck strain.Woods announced his decision Monday on Twitter. He says his lower back is fine and he has no concerns over the long run. Woods says he’s had the neck strain for a few weeks and it hasn’t improved with treatment to the point he feels he can play.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES This is the first time the 43-year-old Woods has withdrawn from a tournament in two years, shortly before his fourth back surgery to fuse his lower spine.Woods is an eight-time winner at Bay Hill.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesHe says he hopes to be ready the following week for The Players Championship.Woods has played three times this year, with his best finish a tie for 10th in Mexico City. View commentslast_img read more

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Faced with global warming aviation aims to turn green

A computer generated image of the hybrid-electric regional aircraft being developed by Zunum Aero, a start-up partly financed by US aeronautics group Boeing that could enter service as soon as in 2022. Explore further Norway aims for all short-haul flights 100% electric by 2040 Citation: Faced with global warming, aviation aims to turn green (2018, April 8) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-global-aviation-aims-green.html Will we someday be able to fly without the guilt of causing environmental damage? A handful of firms and regulators hope that the electric revolution in cars will also take to the skies, helping the industry cope with an expected boom in travel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Many people say that we must get rid of air transport because we will never be able to deal with emissions and noise, but this is an outdated approach,” said Norwegian Transport Minister Ketil Solvik-Olsen, who recently hosted an aviation conference in Oslo.Norway, the largest oil and gas producer in western Europe, is paradoxically a pioneer in the field of electric transport. The Nordic nation aims for all new vehicle registrations to be zero emission by 2025 and launched a first electric ferry in early 2015.After land and water, the northern kingdom is now turning to the sky with the goal of electrifying all short haul flights in just over 20 years.”In my mind, there is no doubt: by 2040 Norway will be operating totally electric,” said Dag Falk-Petersen, head of the country’s public airport operator, Avinor. Tesla of the skies?Air transportation’s impact on global warming is estimated at around five percent through CO2 emissions and other substances, including nitrogen oxide and water vapour.As the number of air passengers is expected to almost double by 2036 to 7.8 billion per year, according to the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) projections, aviation’s impact is on a course to increase substantially if nothing is done.Meanwhile, the airline industry aims to cut its CO2 emissions in half by 2050 from 2005 levels.While the international umbrella group Climate Action Network (CAN) says these goals are unrealistic, some airlines are beginning to look at electric-powered aircraft as an answer.The small regional carrier Wideroe Airlines, operating in Norway’s far north, plans to renew its fleet of twin-engine Bombardier Dash 8 planes with electric-powered aircraft by 2030. “Aircraft producers see that they have to do it because otherwise there will be a new Tesla taking their positions,” said Falk-Petersen, referring to how the upstart US electric car manufacturer has shaken up the traditional automobile industry. Both of the major manufacturers of large passenger aircraft, Airbus and Boeing, are exploring the viability of electric planes. “One of the biggest challenges is electricity storage,” Glenn Llewellyn, general manager for electrification at Airbus, told AFP. As with cars, the performance of batteries is a critical element, with the added problem that they are heavier than fuel and carrying them into the air is the most-energy intensive part of the flight.”But at the same time battery technology is probably the technology in the world which has the most investment. So it will evolve,” added Llewellyn.’Any place in the world’Zunum Aero, a start-up partly financed by US aeronautics group Boeing, meanwhile plans to bring a 12-seat hybrid plane to the market by 2022.”The price that we’re targeting is very much in line with the current aircraft but the operation cost is just a fraction, it’s literally 60 to 70 percent lower than an equivalent aircraft in operation right now,” said the startup’s founder Matt Knapp.The expected lower operating costs of electric planes, both due to cheap electricity and simpler motors, means that the highly competitive airline industry could end up adopting them quickly.Airbus offered several years ago updated aircraft with 15 percent fuel savings, and as jet fuel is a major cost for airlines, they quickly placed orders for thousands as they tried to get ahead of rivals.The transition to electric could also provide another advantage: they are much quieter, meaning they may win exceptions to restrictions imposed due to noise near residential areas.Combined with the fact that electric planes don’t need such long runways, they could be used at some smaller airports close to city centres.Avinor said switching to electric would also help airlines avoid any climate change related penalties that regulators could impose, such as higher taxes and flying restrictions.Norway sees itself as a good test bed for electric planes.”There are a lot of issues to deal with, with icy conditions, with heavy winds,” says Widero CEO Stein Nilsen. “But if we can do that here in Norway, I’m certain that this air plane will cope with any conditions in any place in the world.” © 2018 AFP Zunum Aero hopes that cheaper operating costs will entice airlines to go electric Airbus aims to develop a hybrid model called E-Fan X, and has teamed up with British engine maker Rolls Royce and German industrial group Siemens. 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