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Cosmos Does Not Look Evolutionary

Evidence continues to mount that the universe and its contents appeared mature from the beginning.

Tiger in Oil and Other Surprising Fossils

Deposits in North and South America reveal a rich diversity of mammals discovered by oil workers, some fossils in the oil.

Solomon Corroborated: It's His Copper Mine

Copper mines in the Aravah of Israel were most likely Solomon's property, not the Egyptians', new date estimates show, supporting the Biblical chronology.

Snowball Earth: Manufacturing a Narrative

The press and TV treat presumed scenarios like a "snowball Earth" as historic facts. A look at how the sausage is made, however, shows little empirical meat and mostly filler in a process characterized by tweaking, picking, and constant debate.

Grand Canyon Demoted by New Discovery

A canyon longer than Grand Canyon has been discovered under the ice of Greenland. Scientists are surprised that it has persisted through the ice ages.

Fossilization Requires Special Conditions

A science writer wrote a semi-amusing account on how to become a fossil. In so doing, he pointed out that fossilization is a very rare fate for most organisms.

Scientists Dodge Youthfulness of Saturn Moon Titan

Like Enceladus, Saturn's moon Titan shows multiple signs of being far less than 4.5 billion years old – yet the press releases are strangely silent about the implications.

Jurassic Mammal: Puzzle or Prize for Darwin?

Two recently-reported Jurassic mammal fossils can be seen as puzzles for evolutionary theory, or confirmations of it – depending on the reporter.

Scientists Dodge Youthfulness of Saturn Moon Enceladus

Planetary scientists have figured out that the geysers of Enceladus vary during its orbit, but seem oddly silent about the question of how long the little moon could remain so active.

New Archaelogical Findings at Judean Fortress Khirbet Qeiyafa

A hilltop near where David fought Goliath has revealed buildings and artifacts suggestive of royal organization during the time of King David.

Longevity of DNA Estimated

How long can DNA survive in a fossil? Claims of ancient DNA can be compared with a new estimate based on a crime scene.

Mystery Moon (and Meteorites, and Stars)

One would think astronomers would not be stumped in 2013 by common objects like the moon, meteors and stars. But they are. It's driving them mad.

Ancient Text Found in Jerusalem from David's Time

Inscriptions are rare but valuable artifacts in archaeology. Though short and simple, a fragmentary inscription on a jug sets a record as the oldest ever found in Jerusalem, from the era of David and Solomon or before.

Fossil Follies and Mysteries

Silently, fossils speak from the earth, requiring translation and interpretation by humans who didn't see when they were laid to rest.

Underwater Forest Discovered: How Old?

Sixty feet down in Gulf waters off the coast of Alabama, stumps of an old cypress forest have appeared.  How can they be 52,000 years old when the wood still smells like cypress? The discovery was reported by Live Science.  It includes a five-minute video tour of the area which the discoverers are keeping secret […]
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