Dinosaur Soft Tissue "Explained"
November 26, 2013
The discoverer of soft tissue in dinosaur bone now has a new explanation for its preservation – but does it really answer the obvious question?
On Ethical Gray Zones
November 26, 2013
Examples from World War II and the present illustrate that just because some people compromise ethics doesn't mean ethics itself is a matter of opinion.
Look Up, Look Down at Natural Design
November 25, 2013
Swimmers, flyers, and things that just sit in the sun are the envy of bioengineers.
Trillions of Helpers in Your Body and Brain
November 24, 2013
Recent discoveries in human physiology should cause us to stand in awe of the design of our earthly dwelling, especially at the scale of cells.
Cosmic Lottery: How Many Habitable Planets?
November 23, 2013
News media ran with a suggestion that one in five stars has a habitable planet, but they didn't read the fine print.
Reporter Perpetuates Evolution Stereotypes in Texas Ed Article
November 22, 2013
AP reports are often multiplied uncritically across the world, even when their facts are wrong.
Lunar Dust Problem Re-opened
November 21, 2013
Long-lost Apollo data on lunar dust accumulation has been found, showing a tenfold increase over previous estimates. What does that imply about the age of the moon?
Bacteria Take Up Dead DNA, Scrambling Evolution
November 20, 2013
It's not just horizontal gene transfer that can obscure evolutionary history. Scientists have found bacteria recycling fragmented DNA from long-dead organisms. The impact on evolutionary theory could be substantial.
Jewish Radio Host Takes on Atheist Cosmologist
November 19, 2013
A popular radio talk show host held his own against a PhD cosmologist who argues the universe came from nothing.
Obvious Things Scientists Are "Discovering"
November 18, 2013
Do we really need scientists to tell us the obvious?
Surprising Things Science Didn't Know
November 17, 2013
Scientists presume to speak with confidence about the origin of the universe and billions of years, but have been clueless about some everyday things close to home in the present.
Tropical Trees Found in Antarctica
November 16, 2013
Fossilized stumps of tropical trees show that Antarctica was once forested.
Three New and Different Biomimetics Stories
November 15, 2013
There appears to be no end of ways to imitate nature's designs.
What Do Geologists Know About the Early Earth?
November 14, 2013
There's not much data, and there's a lot of doubt and debate. That's what a geologist admits about theories of early earth history.
Cool Tools in your Cellular Toolkit
November 13, 2013
Biochemists can't help using familiar tools to describe what they are finding in living cells.