Monarch Butterflies Do Not Have to Migrate
October 7, 2014
When 101 butterfly genomes were compared, there were surprises.
China Celebrates Non-Discovery of Dark Matter
October 6, 2014
A huge dark matter detector in China celebrated the publication of its first results: nothing.
Does Science Need Diversity Training?
October 5, 2014
One would think science would be concerned with facts, not with what special interest group searches for them.
Canyons on Earth, Mars Reinterpreted as Flood-Caused
October 4, 2014
Catastrophic floods formed canyons long thought to have been formed by slow, gradual processes.
Twist of the Wrist: Dino-Bird Magic
October 3, 2014
The hand of the evolutionist is quicker than the eye of the reporter.
Left-Handed Life: Is the Chirality Problem Near Solution?
October 2, 2014
Cells use only left-handed amino acids and right-handed sugars. A new hypothesis involving the weak nuclear force tries to address this asymmetry.
Less Darwin, More Pasteur
October 1, 2014
Pasteur's vision of eradicating rabies remains unfulfilled 129 years after he cured a boy. Isn't that a nobler goal of science than storytelling about evolution?
Of Stars and Significance
September 30, 2014
The farther out we look, the more questions we have. But does secular astronomy ask the right questions?
Earth as a Habitable Planet
September 29, 2014
When viewed as a planet among planets, Earth is surprisingly surprising, considering how close it is to scientists' investigating eyes.
Of Planets and People
September 29, 2014
Here's a quick tour of the planets to see what's newsworthy.
Of Minds and Men
September 28, 2014
So many psychological theories have come and gone; does anything remain worth clinging to?
Of Molecules and Men
September 27, 2014
Atoms and molecules are tiny but can have a big influence on the habitability of planets and astrobiologists' theories about them.
Entrepreneurs Seek to Cure Ageing
September 26, 2014
Could scientists cure ageing, allowing humans to live Old Testament lifespans? A contest is on to fix the "chronic disease" of growing old.
Inflation Claim Crumbles into Dust
September 25, 2014
The much-hyped proof of cosmic inflation a few months ago has been discredited, revealing more about how science is done in the media age than about reality.
Navajo Sandstone Dates Are Incoherent
September 24, 2014
Can concretions really be 190 million years younger than the rock in which they are embedded?