In advance of the likely approval and administration of COVID-19 vaccination to many younger children, it’s worth revisiting an important question in pharmacological research generally: How long does evidence gathering need to extend in order to deem an intervention “safe” or “effective”?
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Latter-day Saint scholars generally agree that “the place called… Nahom,” where Ishmael was buried (1 Nephi 16:34) is identified as the Nihm tribal region in Yemen. Significantly, a funerary stela with the name y s1mʿʾl — the South Arabian equivalent of Ishmael — was found near the Nihm region and dated to ca. 6th century bc. Although it cannot be determined with certainty that this is the Ishmael from the Book of Mormon, circumstantial evidence suggests that such is a possibility worth considering.
Another important step in the fight against cancer has been enabled thanks in part to research from BYU scientists.
As the inhabitants of an ancient Middle Eastern city now called Tall el-Hammam went about their daily business one day about 3,600 years ago, they had no idea an unseen icy space rock was speeding toward them at about 38,000 mph. Flashing through the atmosphere, the rock exploded in a massive fireball around 1,000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
In spite of the incredible growth of access to information, highly educated people who think they know what they are talking about can easily act in zeal, driven by their passionate loyalty for misguided causes, sharing information and teachings that are based on ignorance and a lack of accurate data.
In any handful of earthly soil there exists countless microorganisms. Anywhere you dig it up — the deepest ocean trenches, the most acidic geothermal systems, the driest arid deserts — soil on this life-sustaining planet is teeming with life. Until now.
Of the countless uses of light harnessed by humans, from enabling sight to generating images of the body with medical scans, perhaps the most incredible is its use in communication. What can that teach us about communication with the Lord?