July 25, 2015
The fossil "transitional form" is not what reporters are making it out to be.
You Wouldn't Want to Live on "Earth's Cousin"
July 24, 2015
Despite the hype about another Earth-like exoplanet, Kepler 452b would not be as habitable as Venus.
Bacteria Share Antibiotic Resistance
July 23, 2015
Antibiotic resistance does not "evolve" in a Darwinian way. Rather, a new study shows that bacteria share their genetic information.
Lonely Billionaire Throws $100 Million at SETI
July 22, 2015
Yuri Milner gathered the SETI believers and gave them a pile of money to find aliens.
Creatures Worth Knowing and Imitating
July 21, 2015
Studies of animals and cells reveal designs in nature we can appreciate and imitate.
Feathered Velociraptor? Untangling the Spin
July 20, 2015
Discoverers admit this could be a flightless bird. That's not the only problem.
Tiny Organisms Control the World
July 19, 2015
An unexpected source that regulates global climate is found among the smallest of living things.
Science Site Rationalizes Sales of Baby Body Parts
July 18, 2015
The video that shocked the nation—Planned Parenthood selling fetal organs—is whitewashed by a science website.
Is Pluto Another Geyser World? "Shocking" Images Baffle Scientists
July 17, 2015
In addition to featureless plains, Pluto may even sport active geysers—with no recourse to tidal heating to power them.
Pluto Is Young
July 15, 2015
The New Horizons science team is stunned by surface features on Pluto and its large moon Charon that cannot be billions of years old.
Pluto Inbound Image Stuns Scientists
July 14, 2015
It's not a featureless orb: Pluto has a whale and a heart. A "complex and nuanced" surface shows that Pluto and its large moon Charon had a history.
Where Are the Earth's Impact Craters?
July 13, 2015
The number of impact craters on Earth is almost negligible compared to Mars and the moon. Can erosion explain this?
No Scientific Method Can Generate Integrity
July 12, 2015
The frequency of articles about misconduct, fraud and reproducibility show that scientists' integrity cannot be assumed by a "scientific method."
Admit It: Mars Is Lifeless
July 11, 2015
How much longer does the public have to be told that Mars "might" have life or space aliens "could" be found soon?
Human Eye Has Nanoscale Resolution
July 10, 2015
No more complaining about bad design in the human eye. Optical experts prove it can distinguish differences at billionths of a meter.