Sperm Cells Gain Respect
June 4, 2014
Millions of tadpole-like sperm cells rush to fertilize one egg. They deserve more respect than they often get.
Astrobiology Hopes Dim with Exoplanet Findings
June 3, 2014
Harsh "space weather" around dim red dwarf stars may make planets uninhabitable. "Godzilla Earths" may not fare much better.
Mars Rivers Carved by Lava, Not Water
June 2, 2014
A controversial theory is being revived: lava carved Mars channels. This could discourage hopes to find life on the red planet.
Scientists Want to Toss Peer Review
June 2, 2014
It has been a criterion of science, but peer review is loaded with problems and probably should be replaced.
When Is a Fossil Not a Fossil? Oldest "Fossil" Debunked
June 1, 2014
Certain trace fossils said to be 3.45 billion years old are probably not fossils at all, a reassessment finds.
Secular Scientists Continue to Push Leftist Agendas
May 31, 2014
Evidence is abundant that secular science organizations and their media outlets are committed to leftist positions on a variety of issues, even on subjects outside of science.
Virus Motors Show Mechanical Design
May 30, 2014
A virus efficiently packs its DNA into its capsule with a powerful molecular motor working against repulsive forces.
Life Shows Exquisite Engineering and Optimization
May 29, 2014
Engineers drool over animal capabilities. How would mutation and natural selection deal with these examples of design perfection?
The Early Hummingbird Gets the Evolutionary Nectar
May 28, 2014
A three-inch fossil bird is said to be the earliest nectar-feeder, meaning pollination by birds is older and more complex than thought.
Media Swarm to Latest Human Evolution Tale
May 27, 2014
We had to lose muscle to grow bigger brains, some evolutionists said, and the media went ape.
SETI Advocates Try to Persuade Congress for Funds
May 26, 2014
In hopes of keeping funding flowing, the SETI Institute promised US congresspersons that scientists will find extraterrestrial life in our lifetime.
Atheists Usually Prosper Over Creationists in the Media
May 25, 2014
With rare exceptions, atheists get the edge in media coverage over creationists.
How Big Bird Evolved into Little Kiwi
May 24, 2014
The latest story about flightless birds is so counter-intuitive, maybe it belongs on Sesame Street instead of textbooks.
If Brain Determines Politics, It Also Determines Science
May 23, 2014
Recognizing a self-refuting position is a shortcut through the paralysis of scientific analysis.
Psychology Struggling to Regain Scientific Image
May 22, 2014
In the wake of scandals and replication failures, psychiatry and social psychology are enduring scrutiny some practitioners call an "inquisition" or "bullying".