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Can You Shrink a Dinosaur to Make a Bird?

A new research paper claims that birds emerged from a long process of dinosaur miniaturization. The news media loved it.

Enceladus Geysers Still Unexplained

The number of geysers has topped a hundred on Saturn's overactive moon. How could they be sustained for billions of years?

Dinosaur Extinction Story Becomes More Chancy

Why did dinosaurs die but birds and butterflies survive? The latest idea involves sheer dumb luck.

Reality Check: Favored Planet Theory Dries Up

Three "hot Jupiters" sing "how dry I am," casting serious doubt on the leading theory of planet formation.

Featherlike Structures Are Not Feathers

The media have jumped all over a discovery of fuzz on a small ornithischian dinosaur, ignoring the evolutionary problems.

Real Feathers Found on Imaginary Dinosaur

We've reported "imaginary feathers" on dinosaurs over the years, but this new fossil bird could fly.

Start Over: The Evolution of Planets Is All Wrong

Ideas about planetary evolution are so far off base with observations of exoplanets, it's time to wipe the slate clean.

New Archaeopteryx Fossil Grounds Evolutionary Ideas About Flight

The 11th fossil of Archaeopteryx, found in German limestone, has dished up some surprises that finish off the old evolutionary icon.

Inflation Concocted to Avoid a Young, Perfect Universe

Alan Guth concocted inflation theory in 1980 to avoid evidence for a 10,000-year-old universe. For his wild, evidence-free speculation, he may win a Nobel Prize.

Light Speed Implications Are Staggering

A new paper revises the speed of light. This could change everything in the universe.

Keeping Titan Old

As the Cassini orbiter makes its 103rd close pass by Titan, have long-agers found ways to keep it billions of years old?

Neanderthal Ancestry Becomes More Convoluted

Reports from a Spanish Cave are producing a welter of opinions about what evolved into whom, and when.

Beware of Misinterpreting Water Claims

A claim of vast reservoirs of water deep in the earth is based on indirect evidence, and likely has little or nothing to do with surface water or floods.

Your Inner Ape Just Got Older

Evolutionists have doubled their date of the chimp-human split from 7 million to 13 million years ago. How, and why?

Lunar Tunes: Do Impacts Ring a Bell?

By looking at current dust and craters, cosmologists think they can hear the echoes of an impact that created the moon. Is that lunar, or looney?
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