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?
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.