Piltdown Forger Fingered
August 10, 2016
One man committed the greatest hoax in the history of anthropology, but others are not so easily exonerated for believing it.
Sunflower Motion Is Complex
August 9, 2016
They follow the sun, but how? Scientists are just finding out the mechanisms behind light tracking in sunflowers.
Chinese Flood Legend Was Historic
August 8, 2016
A dam breach flood in China known only from legend appears to be supported by geological evidence.
Big Science Joins US Democrat Party Campaign
August 7, 2016
Science journals and reporters—even those outside the US—position themselves to defeat Trump and elect Clinton to promote their leftist causes.
Silly Stories Demean Science
August 6, 2016
If science had an icon like the Statue of Liberty, she would be hanging her head in disgrace for what passes for science these days.
Let Your Mind Marvel at Its Brain
August 5, 2016
Amazing processes go on in the physical brain that most of our minds do not even know about.
Fossil DNA Stuns Geologists
August 4, 2016
None of them would have believed DNA could survive over a million years. They have no explanation for its preservation.
Smart Scientists Borrow Natural Designs
August 3, 2016
Scientists and engineers are back in school, learning from the best teachers: plants and animals.
Scientists Can Be Inept Philosophers
August 2, 2016
An undergrad philosopher could make mince meat out of some scientists' claims.
Platypus Evolution "Remains a Mystery"
August 1, 2016
Evolution spectacularly fails to explain one of the planet's most intriguing animals.
Big Science Succumbs to Political Correctness
July 31, 2016
Is science immune from cultural trends? In theory, hopefully; in practice, often not.
Hydrothermal OOL Chemistry Is Unlikely
July 30, 2016
A favorite way for theorists to get around the lack of enzymes at the origin of life is shown to be implausible.
Bacteria You Can Love
July 29, 2016
Wrongly feared only as agents of disease, many bacteria are allies in our quest for health.
More Upsets in Human Origins Stories
July 28, 2016
When it comes to a consensus on how humans evolved, there's no "there" there.
Media Perpetuates Lazy Thinking
July 27, 2016
Lazy reporters don't do their homework, two critics in different fields complain.