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Cosmos 2.0 Repeats the Flaws of Cosmos 1.0

Neil de Grasse Tyson is showing himself to be a good disciple of Carl Sagan, never questioning his master.

Has Cosmic Inflation Been Discovered?

Claims of a major breakthrough about the big bang are swirling in the news: is it inflation, or inflating the evidence?

Rescuing Dinosaur Soft Tissue from the Ravages of Time

The reaction of scientists to irrefutable evidence for soft tissue in dinosaur bone sounds all too human: ignore, rant, rationalize; repeat.

Giant Virus Rises from the Past

The media are shocked that a virus resurrected from 32,000-year-old permafrost can still actively invade amoebas.

Geology Fails Oxygen Test

A rock used as a signature for the rise of oxygen in the early earth turns out to be misleading and useless for dating.

Record Impact on Moon Ups Cratering Rate Estimates

The brilliant flash lasted 8 seconds on 9/11 – 2013, that is – the brightest impact ever witnessed on the moon.

Chile Whale Fossil Site Explained

At least 40 baleen whales and other species of marine mammals fossilized in a dry desert of Chile have been explained with a "toxic bloom" theory. Does it explain all the findings?

Archaeologist Walks a Mile for Camel Smoke

History should provide warnings to those who say the Bible is wrong. Did camels arrive in Israel too late for Abraham?

The Spin on Planets

As the orbs whirl around Sol, human understanding of our space neighborhood rises and falls.

Ichthyosaur Fossilized Giving Birth

Caught in the act: another fossil shows an extinct marine reptile giving birth to live young.

New Craters Found on Mars

Orbiters can count new craters forming on Mars, refining cratering rates. One spectacular new crater has appeared since 2010 with vivid rays.

New Cambrian Fossil Quarry Beats Burgess Shale

A new outcrop of the Burgess Shale formation in Canada appears to be richer and more diverse than the original.

Downfall of Homo antecessor, Ancestor in Name Only

Details make the story of Homo antecessor an improbable tale of human evolution.

Chinese Dinosaurs May Have Been Buried in Volcanic Ash

A new analysis of Chinese fossils claims a Pompeii-style eruption buried them suddenly. What does this imply about dating the fossils?

Grand Canyon Age Changes Again

Is the Grand Canyon old or young? Both, geologists are now saying. The latest theory, though, is unlikely to end the 140-year debate.
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