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Saturn’s Ring Moons Collect Ring Dust
April 1, 2019
How long have these little moons been gathering ring dust on their equators? Scientists continue rummaging through more than 635 gigabytes of data collected by the Cassini spacecraft during its 13-year mission at Saturn. Recently, they processed detailed images of the innermost “ring moons” of Saturn, some of them which orbit within gaps inside the […]
Still No Explanation for Matter/Antimatter Imbalance
March 28, 2019
An astrophysicist explains that the predominance of matter in our universe is just weird, and has no explanation.
How Well Do Astrophysicists Understand the Origin of Heavy Elements?
March 15, 2019
Elements heavier than iron form in supernova explosions. End of story. We can all rest now. But wait...
New Waterfall Theory Affects Interpretations of Climate, Tectonics
March 14, 2019
How do waterfalls form? Geologists tested them in the lab, and found that some of them can make themselves. It has been long assumed that you need some external event to form a waterfall: a change in rock, a change in flow, a landslide, or some other “allogenic” source. Three scientists, publishing in Nature this […]
The Best Science Imitates Nature
March 4, 2019
Biomimetics has everything science desires: inspiration, motivation, understanding, and application. What’s not to like about biomimetics? It’s amazing. It’s interesting. Kids can like it. Parents can steer kids into careers in science with it. It’s usually ethical and non-controversial. And we can all benefit from the discoveries that are leading to applied understanding that comes […]
Clutter Created You
February 8, 2019
OOL without designing intelligence is a fOOL’s errand. Watch smart chemists act like intellectually-fOOLfilled atheists. Scientific materialism has one ironclad rule: No mind. No God. No supernatural intervention. Stuff happens all by itself. Thus restricted, materialists who may know a lot about chemistry may exhibit utter lack of logic. Professing themselves to be wise, they […]