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Cracks in the Climate Consensus?

It's still dangerous to challenge Big Science about climate change. In the new political climate, a growing number of voices are willing to take the risk.

Mammals Ate Dinosaurs

Fossil shows a mammal with a big bite could have munched on small dinosaurs for lunch.
Earthrise 2015 LRO

Moon Bombarded by Crashing Theories

Strange things happen on our nearest neighbor. Stranger things happen in the heads of theorists trying to figure out our nearest neighbor.

Pluto and Ceres: Young Dwarf Planets

With all its data downloaded, New Horizons continues to surprise astronomers with evidence of active geology and youth at Pluto.

Cave Climate Conclusions Compromised

Widely used to infer past climates, isotope measurements from stalactites and stalagmites in caves can mislead researchers.
Cassini at Saturn

Cassini Gets Higher Look at Saturn's Youth

Now entering its final dramatic high orbits, the Cassini spacecraft is finding unexpected things for an assumed old planet.

Proof of Dinosaur Feathers?

Opinions are swirling about an amazing piece of amber with enclosed feathers. Let's look at what is known so far.

Rapid Earth Changes in Historic Times

What happened to the Sahara desert? What's going on in Java, man? Geologists are surprised sometimes by recent major changes.

Trusting Science Experts Can Be Disastrous

Nobody pushes the values of science more than scientists. But trusting them doesn't always work out right.

More Original Protein Found in Older Bird Fossil

The new discovery from China dates back 130 million years on the evolutionary timeline.

Chicxulub Crater Reports Begin

Scientists who drilled into the large crater in southern Mexico have started interpreting the cores.

Our Super Moon Is Not an Accident

A finely-tuned collision to form Earth's vital moon is tantamount to a miracle.

Activity on Planets Suggests Youth

Can these processes really have gone on for billions of years?

More Original Dinosaur Protein Found

This time Mary Schweitzer's team found keratin protein on a claw of an ostrich-sized dinosaur from Mongolia.

Lyell Loses in a Landslide

Politics is on the minds of Americans today. Landslides are turning geological votes away from Lyell's uniformitarianism toward catastrophism.
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