Science http://wkyufm.org en "Science Guy" Debates Evolution with CEO of Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky http://wkyufm.org/post/science-guy-debates-evolution-ceo-creation-museum-northern-kentucky <p>One of TV’s best known science educators, Bill Nye, wrapped up this week’s visit to Kentucky by debating the founder of the Creation Museum Tuesday evening.</p><p>Ken Ham, the founder and CEO of the museum in Northern Kentucky, challenged Nye to debate the topic, “Is Creationism a viable model of origins in today’s modern scientific era.” &nbsp;</p><p>Ham believes science can be reconciled with a belief that the world was created in six days and is only six thousand years old, a view that comes from a literal interpretation of the Bible.</p><p>“I don’t know of any other religion that has a book that starts off by telling you there’s an infinite God and talks about the origin of the universe and the origin of matter and the origin of light and the origin of darkness and the origin of day and night," Ham said during the debate.</p><p>Ham invited Nye to debate following Nye’s 2012 YouTube video in which he stated that teaching divine creation was harmful to children and to American society. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:33:22 +0000 John Hinsbergen 43382 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Creation Museum Debate Tickets Already Sold Out http://wkyufm.org/post/kentucky-creation-museum-debate-tickets-already-sold-out <p>Tickets to an evolution debate with science advocate Bill Nye at Kentucky's Creation Museum have sold out on the first day.</p><p>The Creation Museum said in a news release Monday that tickets for the debate in its 900-seat auditorium sold out just minutes after they were offered online in the morning. Nye, a former TV star known as "The Science Guy," has agreed to visit the museum and debate founder Ken Ham.</p><p>As a creationist, Ham is a critic of evolution and says the Bible's Old Testament provides the answers to the Earth's beginnings. Nye spoke out against teaching creationism to kids in a YouTube video that went viral last year.</p><p>The debate is set for 7 p.m. EST Feb. 4. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 14:57:42 +0000 Associated Press 42107 at http://wkyufm.org Kentucky Creation Museum Debate Tickets Already Sold Out Bill Nye, "Science Guy", to Debate at Creation Museum in Kentucky http://wkyufm.org/post/bill-nye-science-guy-debate-creation-museum-kentucky <p></p><p>Science guy Bill Nye is set to visit Kentucky next month for a debate on science and creation with Creation Museum founder Ken Ham.</p><p>Ham wrote on his Facebook page that the museum will play host to Nye, the former host of a popular youth science show, on Feb. 4.</p><p>Nye has been critical of creationists for their opposition to evolution and asserting that the Old Testament is a literal account of the earth’s beginnings. Last year in an online video that drew nearly six million views, Nye said teaching creationism was bad for children.</p><p>The video prompted a response video from the Creation Museum and Ham later challenged him to a debate.</p><p>The event will be titled “Is Creation A Viable Model of Origins?” The museum is planning to charge admission. Thu, 02 Jan 2014 18:36:12 +0000 Associated Press 41914 at http://wkyufm.org Bill Nye, "Science Guy", to Debate at Creation Museum in Kentucky Look Up And Smile: NASA's Taking More Photos Of Earth http://wkyufm.org/post/look-and-smile-nasas-taking-more-photos-earth <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/06/27/196226342/7-billion-people-and-trillions-of-creatures-to-be-photographed-together-on-july-" target="_blank">As Robert Krulwich says</a>, "it's going to be a very small picture, but we're all going to be in it — all trillions of us on Earth."<p>NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which is about 898 million miles away in the Saturn system, is turning a camera back toward Earth and will snap away between 5:27 p.m. and 5:42 p.m. ET. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:52:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 34295 at http://wkyufm.org Look Up And Smile: NASA's Taking More Photos Of Earth Indiana's Mitch Daniels to Co-Chair Panel Reviewing Space Program http://wkyufm.org/post/indianas-mitch-daniels-co-chair-panel-reviewing-space-program <p></p><p>Former Indiana governor, now Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, has joined a panel that will make recommendations about the future of the nation's space program.&nbsp;</p><p>The Committee on Human Spaceflight is part of the 2010 NASA Authorization Act. Its purpose is to review the space program's long-term goals and direction and suggest ways to sustain it.&nbsp;</p><p>Daniels says Purdue has a long history with the space program and that he's honored to serve on the panel. Purdue's alumni include astronauts Virgil `Gus' Grissom, Roger Chaffee, Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan. Armstrong was the first man on the moon, and Cernan was the last.&nbsp;</p><p>Daniels will serve as co-chairman of the committee through June 30, 2014. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 26906 at http://wkyufm.org Indiana's Mitch Daniels to Co-Chair Panel Reviewing Space Program Scientists Claim No Link Between Meteor that Hit Russia Friday, Asteroid Flying By Earth http://wkyufm.org/post/scientists-claim-no-link-between-meteor-hit-russia-friday-asteroid-flying-earth <p><strong>Update at 9:04 a.m.:</strong></p><p>NPR just reported that at least 900 people in one Russian community have sought medical help following Friday's meteor hit.</p><p><strong>Original post:</strong></p><p>A meteor slammed into the Ural Mountains in Russia Friday, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/02/15/172080937/no-link-between-meteor-that-hurt-hundreds-and-asteroid-about-to-fly-by" target="_blank">reportedly injuring hundreds</a>. The Associated Press says at least three people are hospitalized in serious condition.</p><p>This comes on the same day NASA is tracking an asteroid the size of an office building that will fly by Earth today.</p><p>Still, scientists say there is no link between the two events. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:31:00 +0000 WKU Public Radio 26540 at http://wkyufm.org Tennessee School to Help Military Study Use of Robots, Drones http://wkyufm.org/post/tennessee-school-help-military-study-use-robots-drones <p>Middle Tennessee State University has signed a deal with the Army and Marine Corps to study how to coordinate robots on the ground with unmanned vehicles in the air. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 20:51:52 +0000 Associated Press 17361 at http://wkyufm.org Tennessee School to Help Military Study Use of Robots, Drones Recycling Program to Start Tuesday at Paradise Fossil Plant http://wkyufm.org/post/recycling-program-start-tuesday-paradise-fossil-plant <p>TVA is unveiling a new program, designed to encourage paper and aluminum recycling at the Paradise Fossil Plant in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. The facility in the bluegrass state is the first of&nbsp; four in the Southeast starting such programs. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:02:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 13496 at http://wkyufm.org Recycling Program to Start Tuesday at Paradise Fossil Plant Forest Service Extends Cave and Mine Closures http://wkyufm.org/post/forest-service-extends-cave-and-mine-closures <p>The USDA Forest Service is extending mine and cave closures to help protect bats, in the fight against white nose syndrome. The disease is expected to spread to caves and abandoned mines in the Daniel Boone National Forest.</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 13:01:15 +0000 Dan Modlin 13276 at http://wkyufm.org Mammoth Cave National Park Making Use of Low-emission Vehicles http://wkyufm.org/post/mammoth-cave-national-park-making-use-low-emission-vehicles <p>Mammoth Cave National Park is making use of some new propane-fueled vehicles, thanks to a partnership between the National Park Service and the Department of Energy&#39;s Clean Cities Program. The vehicles are helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the park. Mon, 07 May 2012 11:40:00 +0000 Dan Modlin 11891 at http://wkyufm.org Mammoth Cave National Park Making Use of Low-emission Vehicles