Paley’s Watch Found
March 30, 2018
There actually is a clock in the heath, and it's in our bodies, too.
Climate Science Has Huge Error Bars
March 29, 2018
If one of your major model inputs is off by up to 50%, what does that do to the precision of your predictions about degrees of temperature change a century from now?
Earwig Origami and Maple Seed Rockets
March 28, 2018
Engineering solutions from unlikely organisms inspire applications for wide-ranging human needs.
Diatoms: A Case Study in Darwinian Explanation
March 27, 2018
Some of the most beautiful, elegant, and vital organisms on earth demand a better explanation than 'stuff happens over and over.'
Neutron Imaging Solves Mystery of Leeuwenhoek’s Microscopes
March 26, 2018
It's been 300 years, and scientists are just now figuring out how Antony van Leeuwenhoek was able to grind microscope lenses of superior quality.
End of the RNA World?
March 20, 2018
The popular RNA World hypothesis is so improbable that multiple universes would be needed to believe it, but some prefer that to the obvious implications.
The Mind-Body Problem Has Not Been Solved by Naturalism
March 17, 2018
Several news stories bring back the issue of mind-body dualism with a vengeance.
Ceres Is Young
March 16, 2018
Dawn Mission scientists were surprised to see this asteroid (dwarf planet Ceres) with a water cycle and evidence of rapid geological changes.
Latest Moon Theory Needs an Invisible Goddess to Work
March 10, 2018
Now they say that the impactor didn't only spin off a cloud that formed the moon; it made a donut cooked up by a goddess.
Earth Magnetic Field Still Decaying
March 7, 2018
Old-earth belief tries to paper over a disturbing fact with speculative models, but 160 years of measurements show the strength of our planet's magnetic field is dropping fast.
Misreading Soft Tissue
March 5, 2018
When organic remains are found in fossils said to be hundreds of millions of years old, what questions should be asked?
Trends in Biomimetics: Copying Irreducible Complexity
March 3, 2018
Not everything in nature can be copied effectively for human engineering. Why? Nature is sometimes too good.
Most Armored Dinosaurs Found Upside Down
March 2, 2018
Why are 81% of ankylosaur fossils found belly up? With clever storytelling, you can accommodate this to evolution's long ages.
“Cosmologists Are Often Wrong, But Never in Doubt”
March 1, 2018
Astronomy used to be the flagship model of observational science. Now, the method is: embrace the dogma, then hunt for obscure details that might support it.
Dust a Major Problem on Non-Earth Worlds
February 28, 2018
You can't just beam down to a planet and start walking around. That dust under your feet can cause major problems.