Surprises in the Chicxulub Tale of Dino Extinction
June 5, 2018
Did an asteroid hit in the Yucatan explain the demise of the dinosaurs? New drilling in the crater has brought some surprises.
What’s Pluto Been Dune? Making Young Sand Dunes
June 4, 2018
Sand dunes were surprising enough on Titan, but et tu, Pluto? and young, recent dunes? Scientists couldn't believe their eyes.
Dark Matter Hunt Comes Up Empty Again
June 1, 2018
Physicists face a philosophical quandary. Something they deeply wish to believe in does not appear to exist.
Radiocarbon Dating Is Not Globally Uniform
May 31, 2018
Adjustment required for dates in the Levant could undermine published results by decades and impact debates about Biblical chronology.
Cellular Wonders Coming Into Focus
May 26, 2018
At higher magnifications, the cell's nano machines become even more spectacular.
More Reasons to Imitate Biology
May 25, 2018
Recent articles about Biomimetics show that the field is still going strong.
Origin of Life: A Field of Ignorance
May 24, 2018
The origin of life field is characterized by speculation about dumb molecules that could not possibly have organized themselves into living beings.
Earth Is a Safe Haven
May 23, 2018
Recent news articles show how mechanisms protect earth's inhabitants from a hail of bullets overhead.
This Plant Beats the Venus Flytrap for Speed
May 18, 2018
The waterwheel plant, an aquatic species with a snap-trap faster than the Venus flytrap, is different enough to challenge evolutionary speculations.
“Y” Your Inner Ear Hears So Well
May 17, 2018
A new paper about the inner ear shows an additional level of organization and architecture that increases sensitivity and frequency discrimination.
Europa May Be Another Geyser Moon
May 15, 2018
A re-assessment of data from the Galileo spacecraft appears to confirm suspected eruptions from the surface of Europa, Jupiter's icy moon.
NASA Resurrects SETI
May 11, 2018
SETI has had no success since the 1950s. It lost government funding in 1993. It still has had no success. Why is the government throwing tax dollars at it again?
Star Formation Theories Fail to Shine
May 10, 2018
Big things are wrong in astrophysics, say several news articles.
Amber Fossils Do Not Accurately Record Animal Diversity
May 9, 2018
A survey of arthropods trapped in tree sap shows that the unlucky ones do not represent an accurate cross section of the community.
Concretions Can Form Rapidly
May 8, 2018
The spherical inclusions inside geological layers do not take millions of years to form, Japanese scientists say. Concretions are eye-catching. Varying in size from peas to cannonballs, the almost perfectly spherical balls that erode out of geological layers seem almost too perfect to be natural. Science Daily indicates that scientists, not only laypersons, are mystified […]