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Neanderthals Were Just Another Ethnic Group of Real People
April 29, 2019
It's taken more than a century, but scientists are now promoting Neanderthals to their rightful place in the modern human family.
Archive Classic: Where Do Gems and Precious Metals Come From?
April 13, 2019
How did gems and precious metals get to the Earth's surface?
Questionable Categories of Human Ancestors: The Denisovans
April 8, 2019
What happens when you derive a whole people group from a fingerbone? Confusion and every evil work.
Saturn’s Ring Moons Collect Ring Dust
April 1, 2019
How long have these little moons been gathering ring dust on their equators? Scientists continue rummaging through more than 635 gigabytes of data collected by the Cassini spacecraft during its 13-year mission at Saturn. Recently, they processed detailed images of the innermost “ring moons” of Saturn, some of them which orbit within gaps inside the […]
Soft Tissue in Biggest Ever Cambrian Fossil Bonanza
March 23, 2019
Chinese scientists are uncovering shale with the best-preserved Cambrian animals ever found.
Los Angeles Ice Age Fossils Are Changing Tar Pit Story
March 20, 2019
More Ice Age fossils have turned up in a Los Angeles subway tunnel, and there are surprises.
How Well Do Astrophysicists Understand the Origin of Heavy Elements?
March 15, 2019
Elements heavier than iron form in supernova explosions. End of story. We can all rest now. But wait...
New Waterfall Theory Affects Interpretations of Climate, Tectonics
March 14, 2019
How do waterfalls form? Geologists tested them in the lab, and found that some of them can make themselves. It has been long assumed that you need some external event to form a waterfall: a change in rock, a change in flow, a landslide, or some other “allogenic” source. Three scientists, publishing in Nature this […]
Why Is China the Leader in Feathered Dinosaur Fossils?
March 6, 2019
China a Leader in Both New Dinosaur Discoveries and Fraud by Dr Jerry Bergman A cover story in a recent Smithsonian Magazine focuses on the modern Chinese boom in dinosaur and other fossil discoveries. Many of the discoveries were made in the Liaoning and nearby provinces in China. Actually, so many finds were made […]