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Will Dark Matter Hunters Ever Give Up?

The history of dark matter searches is a long string of non-detections. When does theory have to face reality?

Is Climate Change An Existential Threat?

There's an uncanny parallel between climate change and evolution: which is, how skeptics of the consensus are treated.

Radiocarbon Assumptions Questioned

Every dating method involves assumptions, because historical sciences are not repeatable like laboratory experiments.

Small Animals Strut Their Stuff

Bioengineers struggle to keep up with the designs in nature. For Pi Day, here are some amazing designs in small animals.

Smart Devices

Nature had smart devices long before humans thought of making them. Here are a few that engineers envy.

Dinosaur DNA Found!

Deep-timers had a big enough problem with collagen and melanosomes. But DNA should be long gone. 75 million years? No way!

Mars InSighters and Mars InBlinders

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

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

Since one cannot prove a universal negative, SETI believers can search forever without accountability.

Bumblebees Are Misnamed

They don't bumble. They use efficient techniques to get the most bang of weightlifting for the buck of wing flaps.

Tomfoolery in OOL

Origin-of-life scientists know chemistry, but not logic.

Molecular Machines Work for Us

Life runs on machinery. Here are examples of machines that keep us humming.

Good Science Bears Good Fruit

Science may not understand reality, but individual scientists know what can benefit other people.

You Can Trust Science! (to Reverse Itself)

Hardly a week goes by without a press release announcing that a common scientific belief is wrong. What does this imply?

What’s Happening at Betelgeuse?

Astronomers are puzzled by the dimming of one of the brightest stars in the sky, Betelgeuse in Orion.
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