News to Note, October 25, 2008

A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint

on October 25, 2008

The eruption of life, flying off with the truth, dinos at the disco, Godwit Airlines, and more!

1. Electricity Introduced Into Classic Evolutionary Experiments

Zzzzzap! All it took was a helping of primordial stew and a bolt of lightning—or perhaps the hot gases of an angry volcano—and, voilà, you’ve got life.

2. Chinese Paleontologists Discover New Feathered Dinosaur

Chinese paleontologists have discovered another “feathered dinosaur.” So how should we interpret it: a “feathered” dinosaur or a feathered “dinosaur”?

3. Dancing Dinosaur Footprints Found In Arizona

Out come the dinosaurs and down comes the disco ball—a lively social scene from 190 million years ago?

4. Bird Sets Nonstop Flight Record at 7,257 miles

Boeings and Airbuses of the world, step aside: there’s a newly recognized king (or, in this case, queen) of the long-haul flight.

5. London Busses Bear “No God” Slogans

“There’s probably no God”: a friendly reminder from your neighborhood atheist?

6.Extrasolar Planet Now Hottest Ever Discovered

If Earth’s neighbor Venus—known for high pressure, high temperatures, and toxic gases—sounds unwelcoming, wait till you learn about planet WASP-12b.

Remember, if you see a news story that might merit some attention, let us know about it! And thanks to all of our readers who have submitted great news tips to us. If you didn’t catch last week’s News to Note, why not take a look at it now? See you next week!

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