Pluto May Be Erupting
November 10, 2015
Two mountains that look like giant volcanoes hint at current activity on Pluto.
Chinese Teeth Upset Early Man Timeline
November 1, 2015
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
October 31, 2015
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?
October 30, 2015
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
October 29, 2015
Yesterday's daring plunge through a plume of an Enceladus geyser is the highlight of recent Saturn news.
Notable Vertebrate Fossils
October 27, 2015
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
October 22, 2015
Entropy at all scales: clearly seen. Creation of order: not so much.
Origin-of-Life Speculation Goes Off the Rails
October 21, 2015
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
October 20, 2015
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
October 19, 2015
It's hard to tell when things crashed into each other.
Pluto Shock Rebounds
October 16, 2015
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
October 15, 2015
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
October 13, 2015
If they didn't expect recent genetic mixing from Europe into Africa, how certain are they about older human migrations?
Bird Flew Over Dinosaurs
October 7, 2015
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?
September 29, 2015
"Cold dinosaur" fossils have paleontologists questioning everything they thought they knew about dinosaur physiology.