Supernova Dating and Classification Is Not Simple
September 30, 2012
Bang! goes a star. Watch how fast its contents move, and you know the date, right? Watch its light curve, and you know the type, right?
Planets and Moons Beneath the Surface
September 29, 2012
Can science peel back the surfaces of objects to see what's underneath? Can they go under the observations to find the explanations?
Cambrian Soft Animal Survived Unchanged 200 Million Years
September 25, 2012
A fossil soft-bodied lobopodian has been found in Carboniferous strata in Illinois.
Earliest Galaxy Points Out Flaws in Secular Cosmology
September 23, 2012
More evidence points to a fully-formed universe very soon after the beginning.
Pristine Wood Found in Diamond Crater
September 19, 2012
A kimberlite crater in Canada, said to be 53 million years old, yielded exquisitely preserved unfossilized wood.
Man Is Man and Ape Is Ape: The Gulf Widens
September 18, 2012
Now that "human ancestors" from 300,000 years ago show comparable mental acuity to ours, the gradual upward slope to man looks more like a cliff.
Evolutionary Fish Story
September 16, 2012
Similar-looking blind fish couldn't have swum across the world, so did they evolve separately?
Geological Dates Collapse
September 13, 2012
Two papers in the journal Geology this month cast serious doubt on assumptions used to date rocks.
Turning Astrobiology Surprises Into Evolutionary Fiction
September 2, 2012
There's never been a surprise that a good astrobiologist hasn't been able to spin into an evolutionary tale.
Denisovan Genome Reveals Interbreeding With Modern Humans
September 1, 2012
With the publishing of the Denisovan genome, the genetic profile of interfertile humans has widened considerably.
Human Evolution Puzzles & Problems
August 20, 2012
Recent stories on human evolution continue to illustrate ongoing problems that overturn long-held beliefs.
Sun, Moon and Stars in the News
August 17, 2012
What's up in astronomy? Surprises, by heavens.
Rocks Don't Lie, But Liars Rock
August 14, 2012
A geologist, trying to be nice to religious people, not only deals fast and loose with rock, but rolls into circular reasoning.
Brazil's Islands in the Sky Defy Evolution
August 9, 2012
Isolated table mountains with sheer cliffs in South America should be natural laboratories for evolution. Why aren't they?
Palm Trees Thrived in Antarctica
August 2, 2012
Evidence for tropical trees has been found 5 km deep off the coast of Antarctica.