Rare Fossils: Dead Animals Decay Rapidly
May 26, 2015
Why do some fossils leave soft tissue remains? It takes guts, some scientists propose.
Coral Islands Rise With Sea Level
May 25, 2015
Worries about sea-level rise inundating coral atolls and islands are unfounded, thanks to coral's rapid response to change.
News from Eden
May 20, 2015
Some recent findings fit naturally with a Genesis view of natural history.
Instant Islands and Ecology
May 19, 2015
A new volcanic island near Japan recalls the rapid colonization of Iceland's Surtsey island in 1963.
Neanderthal News and the Limits of Organic Material Survival
May 13, 2015
Red blood cells and DNA samples raise questions about the decay time of soft tissue and genetic material.
It's Curtains for Enceladus
May 11, 2015
The geysers of Saturn's little moon are like sheets instead of jets, spelling trouble for theories of its ancient age and possible life.
Moon, Mercury, and Magnetic Fields
May 8, 2015
After the crash of MESSENGER, magnetic fields in the solar system have become a key topic for planetary science.
Early Bird Exacerbates Dinosaur Transition
May 5, 2015
It flew, and looks like a modern shorebird, but it pushes back the evolution of birds from dinosaurs by millions of years. Then there's that unicorn thing.
Platypus Dinosaur: A Vegetarian T. Rex
April 28, 2015
A new dinosaur from Chile is as unbelievable as the first reported platypus was to English zoologists: a crazy mix of animals.
Improbable Sailors: Do Animals Raft the Oceans?
April 27, 2015
To keep their phylogenies and dates intact, evolutionists propose ocean voyages by unlikely animals—maybe even all of them.
Geologists Have Underestimated Catastrophes
April 25, 2015
One Colorado storm in 2013 caused hundreds or thousands of years' worth of mountain erosion. This is causing a rethink on the power of catastrophic events.
"Convergent Evolution" Widespread at All Scales in Ocean
April 20, 2015
A study of marine tetrapods that "evolved" for ocean life shows "convergent evolution" rampant at all scales over "hundreds of millions of years."
What You're Not Being Told About Earth's Magnetic Field
April 17, 2015
The simple story for the public: a dynamo creates the earth's magnetic field. The real story: complex scenario needed to start it and keep it running.
Cosmic Ruler Flawed
April 13, 2015
Type 1a supernovae, vital to estimates of the size and expansion of the universe, are not uniform. This has cosmic implications.
Human Epoch or Epic Hubris?
April 11, 2015
Evolutionary geologists are toying with an idea for a new time period, the "Anthropocene Epoch." What for?