Footnote: Evolution Adds Nothing
February 27, 2020
A new study of foot stiffness helps explain human walking and running, and might inspire robots. Evolution adds nothing.
Mars InSighters and Mars InBlinders
February 25, 2020
The Mars Insight lander has been on the red planet for a year, looking for evidence of geological activity and life.
Desperation to Keep Dinosaur Soft Tissue Old
February 18, 2020
The big guns are out to prove dinosaur blood vessels and collagen really can last tens of millions of years. Do they succeed?
SETI Wants Your Money to Look at Nothing
February 17, 2020
Since one cannot prove a universal negative, SETI believers can search forever without accountability.
Bumblebees Are Misnamed
February 6, 2020
They don't bumble. They use efficient techniques to get the most bang of weightlifting for the buck of wing flaps.
Tomfoolery in OOL
January 31, 2020
Origin-of-life scientists know chemistry, but not logic.
Molecular Machines Work for Us
January 30, 2020
Life runs on machinery. Here are examples of machines that keep us humming.
Good Science Bears Good Fruit
January 29, 2020
Science may not understand reality, but individual scientists know what can benefit other people.
You Can Trust Science! (to Reverse Itself)
January 28, 2020
Hardly a week goes by without a press release announcing that a common scientific belief is wrong. What does this imply?
Oldest Scorpion Stings Darwin
January 27, 2020
Storytellers caught in the act: making up an evolutionary tale when the fossil evidence does not support it.
What’s Happening at Betelgeuse?
January 24, 2020
Astronomers are puzzled by the dimming of one of the brightest stars in the sky, Betelgeuse in Orion.
How to Lubricate Your Body’s Gears
January 23, 2020
You have gears in your spine. Ask these Swedish researchers who say so, and learn some gear maintenance skills, too.
Calling the Extinction Game
January 18, 2020
The Mexico Asteroids pull ahead! But the India Deccans are not down for the count.
Dino Skin with Blood Vessels, Proteins Found
January 13, 2020
So well preserved is a hadrosaur's skin, the remnants of blood vessels and pigments are still visible with original molecules present.
Animals Thrive in Fukushima Nuclear Accident Zone
January 10, 2020
Scientists observe a surprise in danger zone around the Japanese nuclear accident zone after 10 years: animals love the place!