Water Theories Evaporate
March 20, 2017
After decades of telling the public comets brought Earth's water, scientists are giving up on the idea. It was volcanoes, now they say.
Mars Madness Hits
February 7, 2017
The Curiosity rover is sending back photos of things mission scientists are struggling to understand.
Secular Ocean Theory Evaporates
January 26, 2017
The divination experts see a new vision emerging from meteorites, portending disaster.
Pluto and Ceres: Young Dwarf Planets
December 28, 2016
With all its data downloaded, New Horizons continues to surprise astronomers with evidence of active geology and youth at Pluto.
Inspiring Life Tricks
November 14, 2016
These tricks are enough to make an inventor run to the patent office.
Mars Life Hopes Reduced
August 12, 2016
Key assumptions about habitability on Mars have fallen, but astrobiologists try to keep hope alive.
Bacteria You Can Love
July 29, 2016
Wrongly feared only as agents of disease, many bacteria are allies in our quest for health.
Ceres Shows Serious Youth
March 28, 2016
The latest high-resolution images from asteroid Ceres show "mysteries" including surprisingly young features.
Possible Super-Grand Canyon Found Under Antarctica
January 14, 2016
Another record-breaking canyon may exist under the ice of the south polar continent, carved by water.
Stuff Geologists Think They Know Till Tomorrow
December 22, 2015
The science of geology is like quicksand, ever shifting and not rock solid.
New Earth Ocean Theory Is All Wet
November 16, 2015
Time to rewrite the textbooks again. Earth started out wet, scientists now claim, overturning decades of dogma.
Is Water Miraculous?
October 10, 2015
It depends on your definition of miracle, but one professor thinks the word might aptly be applied to H2O.
Mars Life Would Spit Out the Water
October 2, 2015
Finding minimal amounts of salty water contaminated with perchorates is not helpful to life.
Astrobiology: The Joy of Being Wrong
August 18, 2015
An astrobiologist looks forward to the day when everything he says is totally wrong.
Planets Defy Bottom-Up Assembly
August 15, 2015
As much as they want to imagine planets forming from dust, secular astronomers run into insurmountable difficulties.
Desperately Seeking Life Beyond Earth
July 7, 2015
Earth life cannot be unique. How about you, Mars? Europa, anything? Enceladus? Comet 67P? Please break the silence!
Plentiful Water in the Early Universe, and Other Surprises
May 14, 2015
Based on the following unexpected findings, secular astronomers' ignorance of reality has reached cosmic proportions.
Geology Upset: Wind Carves Canyons Fast
March 19, 2015
According to a new study, wind carves canyons ten times faster than water. This has implications for theories on Mars and Earth.
Water Worlds Tempt with Life, Not Youth
March 13, 2015
More and more planets and moons are suspected of having liquid water, but what should be the logical implications?
First Rosetta Science Results Are Surprising
January 26, 2015
The first suite of science papers from the Rosetta mission has been published, giving new insights about comets.
Fish News and Fish Stories: Water You Know?
November 1, 2014
Some marine biology news is amazing; some just plain dumb.
Of Molecules and Men
September 27, 2014
Atoms and molecules are tiny but can have a big influence on the habitability of planets and astrobiologists' theories about them.
Reality Check: Favored Planet Theory Dries Up
July 26, 2014
Three "hot Jupiters" sing "how dry I am," casting serious doubt on the leading theory of planet formation.
Beware of Misinterpreting Water Claims
June 16, 2014
A claim of vast reservoirs of water deep in the earth is based on indirect evidence, and likely has little or nothing to do with surface water or floods.
Lunar Tunes: Do Impacts Ring a Bell?
June 12, 2014
By looking at current dust and craters, cosmologists think they can hear the echoes of an impact that created the moon. Is that lunar, or looney?
Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, I: Inner Planets
May 3, 2014
"Surprise" or "puzzling" are the most common words in news reports about bodies in the solar system. Here are recent examples that discuss the inner planets.
Enceladus Ocean Means Dating Trouble, Not Life
April 5, 2014
News media are jumping over an announcement that Saturn's moon Enceladus may have a large body of water under its icy crust, but what does it mean?
Water Theories Dry Up
April 2, 2014
Theories for how Earth got its water are parched for evidence, except for the tears of secular astronomers.
Imagining Worlds – No Evidence Required
January 11, 2014
Science fiction is fun, but science demands evidence, not imagination.
Europa Joins the Geyser Club
December 12, 2013
Hints of watery plumes have been detected on Europa – like Enceladus, at its south pole, too.