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Why Is a New Theory of Coal Formation Needed?

When a new theory comes along, better examine why the old one needed replacing.

Small Thing Make Big Boom

The most spectacular supernova ever detected has astrophysicists scratching their heads for a mechanism.

Updates from Outer Planets

Let's review some of the latest news from missions to the outer planets.

Plant Brains Solve Problems

Without a physical brain or nervous system, plants know how to get about in place.

Geology Theories Are Not Set in Stone

To be a geologist, you have to have a big imagination and always be ready to have your favorite theory overturned.

Lizards that Leap Over Evolution

They may appear less evolved to Darwinians, but some lizards are world champions.

News to Enhance Your Birding

Birdwatching is more fun when you learn what's going on in those feathered bodies.

Stuff Geologists Think They Know Till Tomorrow

The science of geology is like quicksand, ever shifting and not rock solid.

Dark Matter Is Lost in Space

Astronomers are spending millions on their biggest gamble yet: looking for something that may not exist.

Just-So Stories for the Darwin Crowd

For the scientifically illiterate, bedtime stories of how things evolved bring contentment.

Biomimetics Line-Up

Here's what's hot in the trendy science of making things the way nature does it.

Science Will Never Know Some Things

Working against scientists' ambitions are hurdles of reality.

Want Salt on Your Ceres?

Those mysterious white spots on asteroid Ceres could be outcrops of salt. How did vast amounts of salt get out there?

Design in Tiny Fruit Flies

Among the smallest of flyers, these amazing insects pack incredible technology into a tiny package.

Tilted Planets Throw Theories Off Kilter

An example of how data can be framed as success or failure, depending on the reporter's spin.
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