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Mars Life Hopes Reduced

Key assumptions about habitability on Mars have fallen, but astrobiologists try to keep hope alive.

Sunflower Motion Is Complex

They follow the sun, but how? Scientists are just finding out the mechanisms behind light tracking in sunflowers.

Chinese Flood Legend Was Historic

A dam breach flood in China known only from legend appears to be supported by geological evidence.

Fossil DNA Stuns Geologists

None of them would have believed DNA could survive over a million years. They have no explanation for its preservation.

Hydrothermal OOL Chemistry Is Unlikely

A favorite way for theorists to get around the lack of enzymes at the origin of life is shown to be implausible.

For the Love of Trees

You don't have to be a proverbial tree-hugger to love trees and wonder at all the things they can do, and do for us.

Is Dark Matter Going the Way of Phlogiston?

There is no exotic dark matter, according to the most sensitive search to date. The ramifications for cosmology are enormous.

Radar Reveals Former Warm Landscape Under Greenland

Under the world's fastest moving glacier, radar has revealed a network of V-shaped canyons carved by temperate rivers.

Let There Be Light Puzzles for Cosmologists

Far from a smooth, gradual transition, bright galaxies popped onto the scene suddenly.

Pardon, Your Worldview Is Showing

The most dangerous ideology is the one that doesn't acknowledge its worldview assumptions.

Bad Assumptions Confuse Geological Ages and Processes

The best models in a scientific field can be overturned at any time when someone takes a critical look at the underlying assumptions.

Flying Physics

In the world of flying animals, stories of remarkable physical engineering come to light.

Juno How Old the Solar System Is?

Everyone knows the solar system is 4.5 billion years old. Everyone, that is, except Nature herself.

Celebrate Independence from Darwin

With so much great science news about design, who needs to maintain allegiance to King Charles?

Faint Young Sun Paradox Solved?

A major mystery for materialistic planetary science is solved—if you can swallow the miracles required.
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