Cracks in the Climate Consensus?
January 18, 2017
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
January 13, 2017
Fossil shows a mammal with a big bite could have munched on small dinosaurs for lunch.
Moon Bombarded by Crashing Theories
January 10, 2017
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
December 28, 2016
With all its data downloaded, New Horizons continues to surprise astronomers with evidence of active geology and youth at Pluto.
Cave Climate Conclusions Compromised
December 22, 2016
Widely used to infer past climates, isotope measurements from stalactites and stalagmites in caves can mislead researchers.
Cassini Gets Higher Look at Saturn's Youth
December 10, 2016
Now entering its final dramatic high orbits, the Cassini spacecraft is finding unexpected things for an assumed old planet.
Proof of Dinosaur Feathers?
December 9, 2016
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
December 6, 2016
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
December 5, 2016
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
November 22, 2016
The new discovery from China dates back 130 million years on the evolutionary timeline.
Chicxulub Crater Reports Begin
November 19, 2016
Scientists who drilled into the large crater in southern Mexico have started interpreting the cores.
Our Super Moon Is Not an Accident
November 13, 2016
A finely-tuned collision to form Earth's vital moon is tantamount to a miracle.
Activity on Planets Suggests Youth
November 11, 2016
Can these processes really have gone on for billions of years?
More Original Dinosaur Protein Found
November 10, 2016
This time Mary Schweitzer's team found keratin protein on a claw of an ostrich-sized dinosaur from Mongolia.
Lyell Loses in a Landslide
November 8, 2016
Politics is on the minds of Americans today. Landslides are turning geological votes away from Lyell's uniformitarianism toward catastrophism.