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What You're Not Being Told About Earth's Magnetic Field

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

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?

Evolutionary geologists are toying with an idea for a new time period, the "Anthropocene Epoch." What for?

Solving Moon Origin Unsolves the Last Solution

The moon's origin has been "demystified," scientists are claiming. That's what they said last time.

How Rocks Can Look Older Than They Are

Researchers find that the most common dating method can produce "spuriously old" dates.

Of Brontosaurus, Cartoons, and Revisionism

With the resurrection of Brontosaurus as a valid dinosaur name after a century of repudiation, what's a kid to think? Thoughts on science's arbitrary and tentative nature.

Messages from Mercury

With MESSENGER in its final days before impact, the innermost planet has become a familiar place.

Stone Tools Still Have Animal Residue

Claimed to be half a million years old, stone tools found in Israel still contain traces of animal fat and vegetable matter.

Orbital Ice Age Theory Melts

Orbital cycles do not cause ice ages, a new study suggests. Instead, the whole world experienced an ice age at the same time.

Geology Upset: Wind Carves Canyons Fast

According to a new study, wind carves canyons ten times faster than water. This has implications for theories on Mars and Earth.

Water Worlds Tempt with Life, Not Youth

More and more planets and moons are suspected of having liquid water, but what should be the logical implications?

Fudging Evolution to Avoid Falsification

Evolutionary theory follows Finagle's Rule #4: "Draw your curves, then plot your data."

Another "Oldest Homo" Contender Alleged

Not again: another jawbone is making the rounds in the human-evolution saga.

Cosmic Theater

Cosmologists act less like scientists and more like actors, the more that anomalies threaten their paradigm.

Triassic Trackways Are Unique

Secular geologists claim that unique conditions prevailed when trackways were made by tetrapods in Triassic strata. Is this special pleading?
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