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Astronomy Grab Bag

For year's end, here's a clean-out of astronomy articles—from planetary science to cosmology—to motivate further inquiry.

Titan Is as Titan Does

Saturn's giant moon Titan keeps revealing mysterious dynamics in the here and now, leaving interpretation to fallible scientists who sometimes predicted otherwise.

Globular Clusters Look Young and Old: Is This Scientific Explanation?

Globular clusters supposedly all formed at the same time long ago, but some look young. How do astronomers rescue the belief that they are ancient groupings of stars?

Evolution of Flight: A Story Looking for Evidence

An evolutionary dogma is that land dinosaurs evolved into flying birds. When the claims are acid-washed with critical analysis, what evidence remains?

Two Studies May Indicate Problems for Vast Ages

Two articles in secular science literature point to possible upsets in long-age assumptions for the earth and mankind.

New Volley Cast into the Grand Canyon Age Wars

Age estimates for the Grand Canyon by secular geologists differ between 100,000 years to 70 million years. Who are you going to believe?

Flaky Cosmic Notion Gets Good Press

Does the universe grow like a giant brain? If anyone but a scientist said that, it would be in the cartoons.

Proteins Conduct Electricity

A remarkable finding at the single-molecule level shows a protein can conduct a large amount of electricity.

Even for Quantum Particles, Time Flows One Way

Claims of time symmetry at the quantum level have been discounted by a high-reliability experiment by the Department of Energy.

Mars Radiation May Not Be That Bad

Data from the Curiosity rover's RAD instrument seem to indicate astronauts could survive radiation reaching the surface.

Find Is Like iPods in Ancient Rome

Discovering hafted spear points half a million years old is like finding iPods at a Roman archaeological site, a paleoanthropologist said.

Jellyfish for Your Health

Jellyfish have inspired a cancer cell search tool – just one of new products and services inspired by nature.

"Very Unreal and Fantastic": Electric Cables Created by Bacteria

Researchers discovered bacteria at the ocean floor that conduct electrons at distances more than a centimeter through elaborate cables.

The Creation of Evolutionism

A press release titled "The Evolution of Creationism" in a geology journal is just asking for a spoof.

Inventions Inspired by Mother Nature's Designs

Biological solutions to physical challenges are inspiring new technologies.
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