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Archive Classic: Where Do Gems and Precious Metals Come From?

How did gems and precious metals get to the Earth's surface?

Dead Sea Salt Cave Is Longest of Its Kind

Cave explorers have determined that a passageway inside a mountain of salt in Israel is the longest salt cave in the world.

Misinterpreting Fossil Graveyards

Fossils are real, but the stories concocted to explain how mixed-up animals became buried together involve assumptions.

Living Fossil Giant Bee Challenges Evolution

Describing insects fossilized in amber is a matter of observable fact. Describing how they "evolved" is storytelling.

Soft Tissue in Biggest Ever Cambrian Fossil Bonanza

Chinese scientists are uncovering shale with the best-preserved Cambrian animals ever found.

Los Angeles Ice Age Fossils Are Changing Tar Pit Story

More Ice Age fossils have turned up in a Los Angeles subway tunnel, and there are surprises.

How Well Do Astrophysicists Understand the Origin of Heavy Elements?

Elements heavier than iron form in supernova explosions. End of story. We can all rest now. But wait...

New Waterfall Theory Affects Interpretations of Climate, Tectonics

How do waterfalls form? Geologists tested them in the lab, and found that some of them can make themselves. It has been long assumed that you need some external event to form a waterfall: a change in rock, a change in flow, a landslide, or some other “allogenic” source. Three scientists, publishing in Nature this […]

Bible Was Right #529: Springs of the Sea

Long before scientists discovered the springs of the sea, God told Job about them.

Mudstones Form Rapidly

One of the most common sedimentary rocks can form a hundred times faster than previously thought.

Ultima Thule Baffles Astronomers

Another first flyby has astronomers scratching their heads.

Global Policies Can Trust Fake Science

Some matters are just too complicated to know with certainty. Here's another "whoops" moment in climate science.

Counting Craters: Bad Assumptions Undermine Reliability

A new chronology of Earth/moon history reaches conclusions that are so assumption-ridden as to be worthless.

The Moon Kills Visitors

China's experiment to grow plants on the moon failed in one day.

Fallacious Assumptions Corrupt Science

Scientists are not immune from the attraction of primrose paths that lead to confirmation of their biases.
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