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?
Solving Moon Origin Unsolves the Last Solution
April 9, 2015
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
April 8, 2015
Researchers find that the most common dating method can produce "spuriously old" dates.
Of Brontosaurus, Cartoons, and Revisionism
April 7, 2015
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
April 6, 2015
With MESSENGER in its final days before impact, the innermost planet has become a familiar place.
Stone Tools Still Have Animal Residue
March 25, 2015
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
March 23, 2015
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
March 19, 2015
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
March 13, 2015
More and more planets and moons are suspected of having liquid water, but what should be the logical implications?
Fudging Evolution to Avoid Falsification
March 12, 2015
Evolutionary theory follows Finagle's Rule #4: "Draw your curves, then plot your data."
Another "Oldest Homo" Contender Alleged
March 5, 2015
Not again: another jawbone is making the rounds in the human-evolution saga.
March 4, 2015
Cosmologists act less like scientists and more like actors, the more that anomalies threaten their paradigm.
Triassic Trackways Are Unique
March 2, 2015
Secular geologists claim that unique conditions prevailed when trackways were made by tetrapods in Triassic strata. Is this special pleading?