Rescuing Dinosaur Soft Tissue from the Ravages of Time
March 15, 2014
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
March 5, 2014
The media are shocked that a virus resurrected from 32,000-year-old permafrost can still actively invade amoebas.
Geology Fails Oxygen Test
March 4, 2014
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
March 2, 2014
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
February 26, 2014
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
February 20, 2014
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
February 18, 2014
As the orbs whirl around Sol, human understanding of our space neighborhood rises and falls.
Ichthyosaur Fossilized Giving Birth
February 14, 2014
Caught in the act: another fossil shows an extinct marine reptile giving birth to live young.
New Craters Found on Mars
February 13, 2014
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
February 11, 2014
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
February 10, 2014
Details make the story of Homo antecessor an improbable tale of human evolution.
Chinese Dinosaurs May Have Been Buried in Volcanic Ash
February 4, 2014
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
January 27, 2014
Is the Grand Canyon old or young? Both, geologists are now saying. The latest theory, though, is unlikely to end the 140-year debate.
Another Geyser World Erupts: Asteroid Ceres
January 23, 2014
The asteroid Ceres is popping off with water vapor on two sides. What's that world coming to? One thing is sure: DAWN is coming to it.
Tiktaalik Is Back, This Time With a Hip Twist
January 14, 2014
Discoverer of a putative ancestor of tetrapods thinks it came with rear-wheel drive.