Humans by Mistake
July 25, 2012
Scientists from Scotland claim to trace our origins to a genetic mistake 500 million years ago.
Asteroids as Water Balloons Gave Us Oceans
July 23, 2012
Planetary scientists are looking to asteroids as the source of Earth's water – not from evidence, but from desperation.
The Sociology of Climate Science
July 22, 2012
What has become known as "climate science" offers an opportunity to investigate the sociology of science and ask how political biases influence individual scientists. Since the lukewarm political response to the Rio conference, news articles indicate that climate science has a climate of its own – one that's heating up over the inability to convince the public.
Dark Matter Remains Missing
July 21, 2012
The most sensitive test to date for dark matter in the form of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) has turned up nothing.
Can Science Explain Mass Murder?
July 20, 2012
As the carnage of the latest mass murder is being assessed, TV commentators look predictably to psychologists for answers.
Scientific Ignorance Becomes Apparent
July 18, 2012
Two reports indicate that what we know we don't know vastly exceeds what we think we know.
Venter: Life Is Robotic Software
July 15, 2012
What is life? It's software that runs biological robots, says a leading geneticist.
Arsenic Life Isn't
July 10, 2012
Remember the claim in 2010 that living organisms were discovered using arsenic instead of phosphate? Further tests show it was not the case.
Inflation Again: This Time with Feeling
July 9, 2012
Inflation is dead. Long live inflation.
Stellar Dust Disk Vanishes in 3 Years
July 7, 2012
According to widely accepted theory, planets evolve from orbiting dust disks surrounding stars. If so, planets trying to form in the dust around one young star didn't have much time. The disk evaporated within 3 years.
Are You a Musical Animal?
July 6, 2012
Music continues to be a distinctively human trait, despite evolutionists' attempts to find its origin in mutation and natural selection.
Psychologists Go Demonic
July 5, 2012
Delving into Ouija boards, committing fraud... is there anything secular psychologists won't stoop to?
Explanatory Filter in Action: Fairy Circles in Africa
June 30, 2012
The old "crop circle" craze fanned the curiosity of many, till humans were filmed making them. Now, scientists have a different circle mystery, and they're stumped.
Evolution Worked Magic in Plants
June 29, 2012
Some evolutionary papers are filled with verbs like arose, emerged, and originated. Do these convey scientific understanding, or are they veils concealing ignorance? Is it like saying "abracadabra" to say something "arose" by evolution? A recent paper about sophisticated metabolic enzymes in plants is a case in point.
Who Owns Science? Publication Revolution Underway
June 27, 2012
A revolution in scientific publishing may fundamentally alter the power structure over science and result in openness for all.