Welcome to the Anthropocene
September 5, 2016
Geologists are adding a new era to the geologic column: the Anthropocene, when humans began man-handling the planet.
Birds and Pterosaurs Flew Together
September 2, 2016
Does it make evolutionary sense to find birds flying with pterosaurs?
Dark Matter: Now You See It, Now You Don't
August 30, 2016
All detectors fail to find dark matter. So how can a whole galaxy be made of it?
Latest Fossils: Dinosaurs, Whales and More
August 26, 2016
Here's a quick survey of news about fossils, including remains of some monstrous creatures and a tiny one, too.
Spirit Lake Threatens Megaflood
August 22, 2016
36 years after Spirit Lake was destroyed by a volcano, it has come back with its own threats of destruction.
Radiation, Mistakes, and Assumptions
August 19, 2016
Three news items about atomic radiation should cause us to beware of academic overstatement.
Protein Residue Found on Hominin Stone Tools
August 17, 2016
Would you expect pieces of meat to survive on flakes of rock in the desert for 250,000 years?
Two if By Sea: Earliest Americans Boated Down the Coast
August 15, 2016
The textbook theory of the first migration to the Americas across a land bridge is "dead in the water."
Piltdown Forger Fingered
August 10, 2016
One man committed the greatest hoax in the history of anthropology, but others are not so easily exonerated for believing it.
Chinese Flood Legend Was Historic
August 8, 2016
A dam breach flood in China known only from legend appears to be supported by geological evidence.
Fossil DNA Stuns Geologists
August 4, 2016
None of them would have believed DNA could survive over a million years. They have no explanation for its preservation.
Hydrothermal OOL Chemistry Is Unlikely
July 30, 2016
A favorite way for theorists to get around the lack of enzymes at the origin of life is shown to be implausible.
More Upsets in Human Origins Stories
July 28, 2016
When it comes to a consensus on how humans evolved, there's no "there" there.
Media Perpetuates Lazy Thinking
July 27, 2016
Lazy reporters don't do their homework, two critics in different fields complain.
Joshua Was Right about Hazor
July 25, 2016
Broken statue pieces from Tell Hazor indicate the Bible was right about the importance of this archaeological site in Israel.