Astrobiology Hopes Diminish
December 6, 2014
Recent findings both near and far create challenges for beliefs that life is common in the universe.
Full Moon Has Magnetic Secret
December 5, 2014
Ponder this under tonight's full moon. Scientists now say the moon once had a magnetic field stronger than Earth's is now.
Homo erectus Joins Art Society
December 4, 2014
Etchings on a shell said to be 500,000 years old are shaking up evolutionary paleoanthropologists. Why? Evidence of abstract thinking far too early.
The New Horse Series: Genomes Confuse "Textbook Example of Evolution"
December 3, 2014
Horses, asses and zebras show evidence of gene flow despite extreme chromosome rearrangements.
Mosquitoes Developed a Taste for Human Blood Recently
December 1, 2014
An experiment with disease-carrying mosquitoes in Africa showed a surprising result: they switched to human blood just thousands of years ago.
Saturn Rescues Earth: Outer Planet Wonders
November 22, 2014
How Saturn saved the Earth, and other news from the ringed planet, its family, and other bodies in the outer solar system.
November 21, 2014
We need to clear the deck of evolution news. Here's a list of headlines presented "as is" for interested readers to research further.
Quasar Alignment Is "Spooky"
November 20, 2014
Quasar rotation axes show a peculiar alignment over billions of light-years.
November 19, 2014
We need to clear the deck of geology news. Here's a garage sale of interesting headlines, provided "as is" for researchers to pursue further.
Astronomers Missed Half the Visible Universe
November 10, 2014
Dark matter is still a mystery, but meanwhile, half of the real stars in the universe have been hiding in plain sight.
Dinosaur Variety was Extreme
November 8, 2014
Here are news stories about dinosaurs, from dwarfs to giants that lived in all kinds of habitats.
Fantastic Fossils Challenge Paradigms
November 7, 2014
A flood of amazing fossils from around the world has hit the news lines recently.
Nature Reports Armitage Discrimination Case
November 5, 2014
The leading scientific journal has reported Mark Armitage's lawsuit against California State University for firing him as a creationist.
Fish News and Fish Stories: Water You Know?
November 1, 2014
Some marine biology news is amazing; some just plain dumb.
When Does Paleoanthropology Become Archaeology?
October 27, 2014
Was there ever a time when humans were "pre-human"? Recent finds are overturning assumptions about human ancestors.