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Why Astronomers Hammer Planets

Secular planetary scientists have a skeleton key that unlocks any planetary mystery: the BFH.

Welcome to the Anthropocene

Geologists are adding a new era to the geologic column: the Anthropocene, when humans began man-handling the planet.

Wedding Gown Turns Into Pillar of Salt

An art project demonstrated the crystal potential of Dead Sea waters.

Latest Fossils: Dinosaurs, Whales and More

Here's a quick survey of news about fossils, including remains of some monstrous creatures and a tiny one, too.

Spirit Lake Threatens Megaflood

36 years after Spirit Lake was destroyed by a volcano, it has come back with its own threats of destruction.

Radiation, Mistakes, and Assumptions

Three news items about atomic radiation should cause us to beware of academic overstatement.

Protein Residue Found on Hominin Stone Tools

Would you expect pieces of meat to survive on flakes of rock in the desert for 250,000 years?

Secularists Battle Over Which Life Theory Is More Wrong

Origin-of-life camps don't recognize that RNA-World theories and hydrothermal-vent theories suffer from the same basic problem.

Two if By Sea: Earliest Americans Boated Down the Coast

The textbook theory of the first migration to the Americas across a land bridge is "dead in the water."

Mars Life Hopes Reduced

Key assumptions about habitability on Mars have fallen, but astrobiologists try to keep hope alive.

Chinese Flood Legend Was Historic

A dam breach flood in China known only from legend appears to be supported by geological evidence.

Fossil DNA Stuns Geologists

None of them would have believed DNA could survive over a million years. They have no explanation for its preservation.

Hydrothermal OOL Chemistry Is Unlikely

A favorite way for theorists to get around the lack of enzymes at the origin of life is shown to be implausible.

Radar Reveals Former Warm Landscape Under Greenland

Under the world's fastest moving glacier, radar has revealed a network of V-shaped canyons carved by temperate rivers.

The Ostriches of Wyoming

Small as a chicken, this fossil ratite shows exquisite preservation and new puzzles for evolution.
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