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Another Geyser World Erupts: Asteroid Ceres

The asteroid Ceres is popping off with water vapor on two sides. What's that world coming to? One thing is sure: DAWN is coming to it.

Miller-Urey Spark Discharge Experiment Resurrected

Technicians provide detailed instructions how to spark gases to make amino acids without causing explosions in the lab.

Astrobiolo-SETI: Science or Fantasy?

Fantastical scenarios with no evidence – sometimes contrary to evidence – continue to get good publicity in science venues.

Materialists Shoot Themselves in the Foot

In science, it's never wise to propose a self-refuting theory.

Amazing Animals

The capabilities of animals large and small continue to fascinate scientists and the public. Here are some recent findings.

Pain: Evolution or Curse?

It doesn't take much "evolution" to create a toxin, or to switch on or amplify the pain response. Are these good things gone bad?

Formation Flight Physics Mastered by Birds

Birds fly in that beautiful V formation for a reason, and it requires sophisticated abilities in high precision aerodynamics.

Here Comes Cosmos Again

Carl Sagan's TV series Cosmos is coming back in version 2.0 with a new cast of atheists to spread the gospel of scientism.

Tiktaalik Is Back, This Time With a Hip Twist

Discoverer of a putative ancestor of tetrapods thinks it came with rear-wheel drive.

Hand of God Is Not Nebulous

An exploded star that resembles a giant hand provides opportunity to discuss theology and intelligent design.

"Inclusive Fitness" Is a Just-So Story Generator

Critics of the "inclusive fitness" evolutionary explanation for altruism liken it to Ptolemy's epicycles.

Imagining Worlds – No Evidence Required

Science fiction is fun, but science demands evidence, not imagination.

Sharks Traveled Far but Evolved Nowhere

A shark genome shows the slowest evolution ever, but prehistoric sharks were the first to figure out long-distance migration.

Evolutionary Tales Are Constructed Out of Imagination, Not Data

Fossil bits or genetic tidbits are often used as props for grand evolutionary tales, even when the data are problematic for Darwinian theory.

Flower in Amber Shows No Evolution

The details in a flower said to be 100 million years old look just like those in modern flowers.
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