Magic Ribosome Appears as Missing Link
January 7, 2015
A father-daughter team takes on the "selfish gene" concept and considers the ribosome as the "missing link" for lucky LUCA.
Comets Are Not Life Givers
December 23, 2014
Astrobiologists dream of comets as bearers of life in spite of—not because of—the data from Rosetta's comet.
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.
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.
Astrobiology Hopes Diminish
December 6, 2014
Recent findings both near and far create challenges for beliefs that life is common in the universe.
Primordial Soup as a Wizard's Potion
November 17, 2014
Certain concepts in materialistic origin of life seem to have more to do with witchcraft than reputable science.
Curtains for OOL: Oxygen Was Present from the Start
October 10, 2014
Free oxygen is death to life trying to evolve, but it was present early on, being formed naturally from atmospheric carbon dioxide.
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.
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.
The Miller Experiment Is Dead; Long Live the Miller Experiment
September 12, 2014
The image of Stanley Miller pondering his spark-discharge apparatus is too valuable an icon to toss on the trash heap of history.
Planets Don't Fit Evolutionary Models
September 8, 2014
Secular planetary scientists are surprised by almost every object they observe in the solar system. Their models cannot reproduce our system of planets.
Mars Radiation Fries Organic Compounds
September 5, 2014
Don't expect the "building blocks of life" to last very long on Mars.
Impacts: Creators or Destroyers?
September 3, 2014
Some astronomers invest a lot of creative power in bangs, crashes and explosions.
Peer Reviewed Science Can Mislead in a Major Way
September 1, 2014
Sociology is under scrutiny, but the issues apply to all of science.