A new study suggests that climate change is having a profound effect on the way scientists calculate the date of old objects. July 23, Fossil-fuel emissions are not only messing with our future, but they are also messing with our ability to accurately date the past. A new study has found that fossil-fuel emissions could impact radiocarbon dating, which is a vital research technique used to determine the age of organic artifacts in fields like archaeology, geology, and ecology. The way radiocarbon dating works is by measuring the amount of carbon decay, or how much the fraction of carbon versus non-radioactive carbon has changed in an object. Fossil fuels like coal and oil are so old that they contain no carbon
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Scientists examining confiscated elephant tusks say that the majority come from elephants killed within the last three years. November 8, Despite increased awareness and activism seeking to protect wildlife, most illegal ivory likely comes from elephants that were killed by poachers in recent years, a new study has found. Published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study found that poaching still poses a severe threat to elephants, whose numbers continue to decline. While ivory bans in the US and Europe and a widespread push to protect endangered species have helped to curtail its distribution there, ivory remains popular and profitable in Southeast Asia, which has seen an economic boost that has ushered in a competitive market.
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The field of radiocarbon dating has become a technical one far removed from the naive simplicity which characterized its initial introduction by Libby in the late 's. It is, therefore, not surprising that many misconceptions about what radiocarbon can or cannot do and what it has or has not shown are prevalent among creationists and evolutionists - lay people as well as scientists not directly involved in this field. In the following article, some of the most common misunderstandings regarding radiocarbon dating are addressed, and corrective, up-to-date scientific creationist thought is provided where appropriate. MYTH 1.
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