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Mars Methane Is Not Alive

Small periodic spikes in methane on Mars are turning the Mars-lifers into spin doctors.

The Silent Underground Network

Under your feet in the woods is a vast communication network where information technology keeps the ecosystem functioning.

Did Man Invent God?

A new study claims that religions with "moralizing gods" arise primarily in affluent nations.

Bird Evolution Explodes

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

Is it the business of science to convert people to support "gay marriage"? Look what the AAAS just published.

Comet Ocean Theory Debunked

Data from the Rosetta mission debunk the notion that comets brought Earth's ocean water. Now they're hoping asteroids could have.

Pathogens Don't Exist

It takes a partnership to have a disease, say two microbiologists who argue for ditching the word "pathogen."

Obamacare Architect Is a Eugenicist

Jonathan Gruber has published papers justifying abortion for improving the lives of the living. Did he suggest that for the elderly in the Affordable Care Act?

Monday Morning Design Cheer

Start your week with nuggets of good news about all the things inventors are learning from animals, plants, and the human body.

The Democratic Party Does Not Own Science

A journal commentator comes to the rescue of conservatives, who get an undeserved bad rap about science.

Astrobiology Hopes Diminish

Recent findings both near and far create challenges for beliefs that life is common in the universe.

Full Moon Has Magnetic Secret

Ponder this under tonight's full moon. Scientists now say the moon once had a magnetic field stronger than Earth's is now.

Homo erectus Joins Art Society

Etchings on a shell said to be 500,000 years old are shaking up evolutionary paleoanthropologists. Why? Evidence of abstract thinking far too early.

The New Horse Series: Genomes Confuse "Textbook Example of Evolution"

Horses, asses and zebras show evidence of gene flow despite extreme chromosome rearrangements.

Earthbound Martians Go Nuts

How 90,000 Earthlings sent greetings to imaginary friends on Mars, and other Martian nuttiness.
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