That means if you took one pound of 100 percent carbon-14, in 5,730 years, you would only have half a pound left.

Carbon-14 is created in the upper atmosphere as nitrogen atoms are bombarded by cosmic radiation.

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Also, the atomic bomb testing around 1950 caused a rise in neutrons, which increased carbon-14 concentrations.

The great flood which Noah and family survived would have uprooted and/or buried entire forests.

However, evidence indicates that the opposite is true.

Experiments have been performed using the radioactive isotopes of uranium-238 and iron-57, and have shown that rates can and do vary.

Its presence in organic materials is used extensively as basis of the radiocarbon dating method to date archaeological, geological, and hydrogeological samples.

— Scientists have created a new structure by encapsulating a single layer of fullerene molecules between two graphene sheets. — A new material with micropores might be a way to fight climate change.are automatically placed based on the content of the page in which they appear.We do not have the option of choosing which ads appear on the site.As with any radioactive isotope, carbon-14 decays over time.The half-life of carbon 14 is approximate 5,730 years.As scientists will often claim something to be millions or billions of years old (ages that do not conform to the Biblical account of the age of the earth), Christians are often left wondering about the accuracy of the carbon-14 method.