Of Planets and People

Here's a quick tour of the planets to see what's newsworthy.

Of Molecules and Men

Atoms and molecules are tiny but can have a big influence on the habitability of planets and astrobiologists' theories about them.

Inflation Claim Crumbles into Dust

The much-hyped proof of cosmic inflation a few months ago has been discredited, revealing more about how science is done in the media age than about reality.

Navajo Sandstone Dates Are Incoherent

Can concretions really be 190 million years younger than the rock in which they are embedded?

Big Bang's Lithium Problem Gets More Problematic

There's no escape; new measurements show far less lithium than predicted by the big bang, and more fine tuning than would be expected by chance.

How Did the Archer Fish Learn Physics?

A little fish that shoots down bugs out of the air learned some tricks of optics and propulsion that impress scientists.

The Miller Experiment Is Dead; Long Live the Miller Experiment

The image of Stanley Miller pondering his spark-discharge apparatus is too valuable an icon to toss on the trash heap of history.

Scientific Claims Are Reversible

How much confidence can the public put in scientific claims today, given that some long-lived dogmas have been reversed?

Body Wonders at the Cellular Level

If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.

Planets Don't Fit Evolutionary Models

Secular planetary scientists are surprised by almost every object they observe in the solar system. Their models cannot reproduce our system of planets.

The Meek Control the Earth

How can such a small thing affect the geology and climate of the whole planet? Don't underestimate the power of small creatures.

Mars Radiation Fries Organic Compounds

Don't expect the "building blocks of life" to last very long on Mars.

Impacts: Creators or Destroyers?

Some astronomers invest a lot of creative power in bangs, crashes and explosions.

Cambrian Explosion Included Vertebrate Fish

At the first appearance of complex animals, vertebrate fish were already there, a new analysis confirms.

Is Global Warming Theory Chilling Out?

The scientific community has been adamant that humans are at fault for warming the globe, requiring drastic action. New findings could shake that confidence.
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