Radiocarbon Assumptions Questioned
March 21, 2020
Every dating method involves assumptions, because historical sciences are not repeatable like laboratory experiments.
Geology: Bold Steps in Self-Deception
March 19, 2020
It's possible to collect clues that suggest your model is working, all while heading off in the wrong direction.
Small Animals Strut Their Stuff
March 14, 2020
Bioengineers struggle to keep up with the designs in nature. For Pi Day, here are some amazing designs in small animals.
March 6, 2020
Nature had smart devices long before humans thought of making them. Here are a few that engineers envy.
Dinosaur DNA Found!
February 28, 2020
Deep-timers had a big enough problem with collagen and melanosomes. But DNA should be long gone. 75 million years? No way!
Footnote: Evolution Adds Nothing
February 27, 2020
A new study of foot stiffness helps explain human walking and running, and might inspire robots. Evolution adds nothing.
Mars InSighters and Mars InBlinders
February 25, 2020
The Mars Insight lander has been on the red planet for a year, looking for evidence of geological activity and life.
Desperation to Keep Dinosaur Soft Tissue Old
February 18, 2020
The big guns are out to prove dinosaur blood vessels and collagen really can last tens of millions of years. Do they succeed?
SETI Wants Your Money to Look at Nothing
February 17, 2020
Since one cannot prove a universal negative, SETI believers can search forever without accountability.
Bumblebees Are Misnamed
February 6, 2020
They don't bumble. They use efficient techniques to get the most bang of weightlifting for the buck of wing flaps.
Tomfoolery in OOL
January 31, 2020
Origin-of-life scientists know chemistry, but not logic.
Molecular Machines Work for Us
January 30, 2020
Life runs on machinery. Here are examples of machines that keep us humming.
Good Science Bears Good Fruit
January 29, 2020
Science may not understand reality, but individual scientists know what can benefit other people.
You Can Trust Science! (to Reverse Itself)
January 28, 2020
Hardly a week goes by without a press release announcing that a common scientific belief is wrong. What does this imply?
Oldest Scorpion Stings Darwin
January 27, 2020
Storytellers caught in the act: making up an evolutionary tale when the fossil evidence does not support it.