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What Is the Temperature of the Earth?

The news are all reporting 2014 as the hottest year on record, but no one is asking how such a measurement can be made without bias.

Animals Come Pre-Equipped With Machinery

Guidance systems, compasses, switchboards, motors, robotic machines: we're talking about systems inside animals—and you.

Densely-Packed Dinosaur Raptor Bones Found

A stunning matrix of densely-packed bones from multiple carnivorous dinosaurs has been found in a big block of Utah sandstone.

Theory of Early Oxygenation Undermined

Fossils living in and around newly-discovered methane seeps have cast strong doubt on a leading theory of earth's climate history.

The Christmas Story As Told by a Secular Science Reporter

Here's how the Christmas Story fares under the lens of a secular science reporter who doesn't believe in a miracle-working God who enters into history.

Comets Are Not Life Givers

Astrobiologists dream of comets as bearers of life in spite of—not because of—the data from Rosetta's comet.

Dinosaurs and the Battle of Killers

An impact drove the dinosaurs extinct; or was it volcanoes?

Storm Surge Carries Huge Boulders

A typhoon carried 180-ton rocks 150 feet up a beach—the largest transport recorded in recent times.

Astrobiology Has No Bio

When you take the "bio" out of astrobiology, what do you get? Is it still a science?

Mars Methane Is Not Alive

Small periodic spikes in methane on Mars are turning the Mars-lifers into spin doctors.

Bird Evolution Explodes

Did birds arrive in a 'big bang' of evolution, or is their explosive appearance yielding a scattered jetsam of Darwinian theories?

Comet Ocean Theory Debunked

Data from the Rosetta mission debunk the notion that comets brought Earth's ocean water. Now they're hoping asteroids could have.

Astrobiology Hopes Diminish

Recent findings both near and far create challenges for beliefs that life is common in the universe.

Full Moon Has Magnetic Secret

Ponder this under tonight's full moon. Scientists now say the moon once had a magnetic field stronger than Earth's is now.

Homo erectus Joins Art Society

Etchings on a shell said to be 500,000 years old are shaking up evolutionary paleoanthropologists. Why? Evidence of abstract thinking far too early.
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