Inspiration for this week’s post comes from Facebook, but bear with me. I assure you it has nothing to do with politics or meme generators. In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, several virtual friends have posted real things for which they are thankful. Last week my blogging cohort posted a few gems from Hugh Ross’ thanksgiving list—one that includes gas giants and whale excrement. Oh joy!

For me, the big bang theory comes to mind when I think of features found in nature for which I’m grateful. (more…)

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Hugh Ross and a whipped creamy dessert

Over the last few weeks RTB scholars Fazale Rana, Hugh Ross, Jeff Zweerink, and Kenneth Samples have taken us on a virtual journey through the events that took place on the ms Zuiderdam. On this final look back at RTB’s Cruise Conference, we check in with the modestly named Average Joe, host of I Didn’t Know That! and other RTB podcasts. (more…)

Hugh’s breathtaking shot of a glacier

In my last post I caught up with biochemist Fazale Rana to discuss RTB’s Cruise Conference. This week astronomer Hugh Ross and astrophysicist Jeff Zweerink give their take on this year’s conference. Be sure to keep reading to the end because I reveal a special offer for Take Two readers! (more…)

O Christmas Tree!

Used in both secular and religious festivities, Christmas trees have become a ubiquitous holiday symbol. (The modern Christmas tree originated in sixteenth-century Germany.) It’s my favorite holiday decoration. Yet, as I put the finishing touches of tinsel on our aromatic evergreen, I said to my husband, Darren, “Have you ever thought about how weird this tradition is? We bring a 6-foot tree into the house and hang shiny objects on it. Why?” (more…)

This week Maureen and Sandra offer a double serving of thankfulness—science style. See what makes our list of things to be grateful for. Dig in! (more…)

“It’s alive! It’s ALIVE!”

That’s what people will likely say when I finally creep out of the 10’ x 15’ foot cave* (my office) I’ve been held up in for the past few weeks. Though, considering how busy the rest of the editors are, it’s unlikely anyone will have noticed my self-imposed ostracism. (more…)