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.
Pathogens Don't Exist
December 10, 2014
It takes a partnership to have a disease, say two microbiologists who argue for ditching the word "pathogen."
Obamacare Architect Is a Eugenicist
December 9, 2014
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
December 8, 2014
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
December 7, 2014
A journal commentator comes to the rescue of conservatives, who get an undeserved bad rap about science.