To Be Habitable, a Planet Needs Inhabitants
June 6, 2014
In a chicken-or-egg conundrum, astrobiologists are asking whether inhabitants are needed to make a planet habitable.
Antimatter Conundrum Remains After Precision Test
June 5, 2014
Why isn't the universe half ordinary matter and half antimatter? Both should have emerged from a big bang.
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.
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?
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.
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.
May 21, 2014
Biologists continue to find unexpected wonders in living things.
Evolution Is Rapid Except When It Is Static
May 18, 2014
A new living fossil and others that must have changed rapidly or not at all are described in recent news.
Cosmology Goes Off the Reservation
May 17, 2014
If science were ever restricted to observation, experimental demonstration, and evidence, some cosmologists left that reservation far behind long ago. Being smart does not preclude going nutty.
Even the Plants Have Eyes
May 16, 2014
How do plants steer toward the light? They have eyes the size of molecules.
Science Site Justifies Burning Aborted Babies for Energy
May 15, 2014
The response may be outrage or ho-hum, depending on whether the observer is a theist or an evolutionist.
Three More Ways to Benefit from Nature's Designs
May 12, 2014
Three completely different biological mechanisms, at different scales of size, studied by different universities: all agree nature's designs are wonderful, but difficult to imitate.