What Is the Temperature of the Earth?
January 16, 2015
The news are all reporting 2014 as the hottest year on record, but no one is asking how such a measurement can be made without bias.
Do Nature's Editors Want Another French Revolution?
January 15, 2015
By glorifying the French Revolution without mentioning its atrocities, Nature's editors give a terrible message about terrorism.
Animals Come Pre-Equipped With Machinery
January 14, 2015
Guidance systems, compasses, switchboards, motors, robotic machines: we're talking about systems inside animals—and you.
Fish Ancestry Turned On Its Head
January 13, 2015
A so-called "primitive" bony fish with traits of sharks confuses the usual story of fish ancestry.
Humans' Groovy Language Brain
January 12, 2015
More features are discovered that set humans apart from apes.
Densely-Packed Dinosaur Raptor Bones Found
January 10, 2015
A stunning matrix of densely-packed bones from multiple carnivorous dinosaurs has been found in a big block of Utah sandstone.
Theory of Early Oxygenation Undermined
January 9, 2015
Fossils living in and around newly-discovered methane seeps have cast strong doubt on a leading theory of earth's climate history.
Music Is a Human Thing
January 8, 2015
Many animals make sounds; birds and whales can sing; but there's nothing to compare with the human brain's capacity for music.
Magic Ribosome Appears as Missing Link
January 7, 2015
A father-daughter team takes on the "selfish gene" concept and considers the ribosome as the "missing link" for lucky LUCA.
Is Animal Play Just an Evolutionary Survival Mechanism?
January 6, 2015
Yes, your dog enjoys play, say biologists, and so do birds, dolphins and many other kinds of animals. How did "having fun" evolve?
Harvard Evolutionists Justify Terror as Darwinian Fitness
January 3, 2015
Their "study" involved native tribespeople, but the amoral implications give aid and comfort to evildoers.
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.