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Chinese Teeth Upset Early Man Timeline

Is the truth in the teeth? Modern-looking human teeth in a Chinese cave create improbable migration patterns and dates.

Inventing Stars, Solar Systems and Universes

Always look into the methods used when scientists speak confidently about models for making things appear out of nowhere.

Were Our Bodies Created for Self-Repair?

Studies of amphibians are suggesting that higher animals also had regenerative abilities that have been lost over time.

Cassini Plunges Through Enceladus Geyser, and Other Saturn News

Yesterday's daring plunge through a plume of an Enceladus geyser is the highlight of recent Saturn news.

Notable Vertebrate Fossils

Vertebrate fossils are only a tiny fraction of the record, but they are usually the most interesting to us.

Entropy in Space Seen at All Scales

Entropy at all scales: clearly seen. Creation of order: not so much.

Origin-of-Life Speculation Goes Off the Rails

Astrobiologists and their accomplices in the media are finding life everywhere where it isn't or couldn't be. Time to call in the science rangers.

Rapid, Plentiful Gold Possible

Geologists have up-estimated the process of gold ore transportation from deep underground to surface by a factor of ten to a hundred.

Pounding Headaches for Solar System Dates

It's hard to tell when things crashed into each other.

Pluto Shock Rebounds

The first research paper from the New Horizons team focuses and amplifies the shock waves coming from the first images in July.

Breathtaking Cretaceous Fossil Mammal Preserves Soft Tissue

A mammal fossil from Spain perfectly preserves fur and internal organs, but is said to be 125 million years old.

Evolutionary Anthropologists Startled by Racial Mixing in Africa

If they didn't expect recent genetic mixing from Europe into Africa, how certain are they about older human migrations?

Bird Flew Over Dinosaurs

An exceptionally-preserved fossil bird could be mistaken for a modern agile flyer—except it's dated early Cretaceous.

Will the Dinosaur Paradigm Be Next to Fall?

"Cold dinosaur" fossils have paleontologists questioning everything they thought they knew about dinosaur physiology.

Experts Misled Public About Yellowstone Fossil Forests

The old story of successive forests buried over long ages silently disappeared from Yellowstone park signs without remorse or apology.
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