The Christmas Story As Told by a Secular Science Reporter
December 25, 2014
Here's how the Christmas Story fares under the lens of a secular science reporter who doesn't believe in a miracle-working God who enters into history.
Comparing Astronaut Christmas Greetings from 1968 and 2014
December 24, 2014
On Apollo 8 Christmas Eve 46 years ago, astronauts read from Genesis. You won't believe what today's astronauts had to say for holiday greetings.
Comets Are Not Life Givers
December 23, 2014
Astrobiologists dream of comets as bearers of life in spite of—not because of—the data from Rosetta's comet.
December 22, 2014
Here are some mammals with capabilities that exceed the requirements of mere survival.
Dinosaurs and the Battle of Killers
December 21, 2014
An impact drove the dinosaurs extinct; or was it volcanoes?
Storm Surge Carries Huge Boulders
December 20, 2014
A typhoon carried 180-ton rocks 150 feet up a beach—the largest transport recorded in recent times.
Birds Go Splat on Evolutionary Theories
December 19, 2014
A flock of surprising traits of birds has dropped a load on simplistic notions of evolution.
Science News Hype Getting Overdue Scrutiny
December 18, 2014
Finally, a journal is owning up to the propensity for scientists and reporters to exaggerate research.
Astrobiology Has No Bio
December 17, 2014
When you take the "bio" out of astrobiology, what do you get? Is it still a science?
Mars Methane Is Not Alive
December 16, 2014
Small periodic spikes in methane on Mars are turning the Mars-lifers into spin doctors.
The Silent Underground Network
December 15, 2014
Under your feet in the woods is a vast communication network where information technology keeps the ecosystem functioning.
Did Man Invent God?
December 14, 2014
A new study claims that religions with "moralizing gods" arise primarily in affluent nations.
Bird Evolution Explodes
December 13, 2014
Did birds arrive in a 'big bang' of evolution, or is their explosive appearance yielding a scattered jetsam of Darwinian theories?
Big Science Pushes Gay Marriage
December 12, 2014
Is it the business of science to convert people to support "gay marriage"? Look what the AAAS just published.
Comet Ocean Theory Debunked
December 11, 2014
Data from the Rosetta mission debunk the notion that comets brought Earth's ocean water. Now they're hoping asteroids could have.