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Stellar Dust Disks Crumble

Observations show stellar dust disks fragmenting into smaller dust, not growing into planets.

Two Solar System Surprises

Sometimes we learn more from surprises than predictions.

Has Cosmic Inflation Been Discovered?

Claims of a major breakthrough about the big bang are swirling in the news: is it inflation, or inflating the evidence?

Origin of Life: From Soup to Nuts

Evolutionists have been stewing over primordial soup for over a century, but origin-of-life research is still in the kitchen with empty kettles. Some new recipes are downright nutty.

Sun Attacks, but Earth Fights Back

Geophysicists have found that the Earth fights deadly solar radiation with a plasma punch.

Geology Fails Oxygen Test

A rock used as a signature for the rise of oxygen in the early earth turns out to be misleading and useless for dating.

If the Big Bang Is the Answer, Why Are There So Many Questions?

Any scientific explanation that leads to more questions than answers should be considered suspect.

The Spin on Planets

As the orbs whirl around Sol, human understanding of our space neighborhood rises and falls.

Tree Crocodiles and Other Surprising Animals

Scientists have a lot to learn about living animals before presuming to speak of long-lost extinct ones.

New Craters Found on Mars

Orbiters can count new craters forming on Mars, refining cratering rates. One spectacular new crater has appeared since 2010 with vivid rays.

Grand Canyon Age Changes Again

Is the Grand Canyon old or young? Both, geologists are now saying. The latest theory, though, is unlikely to end the 140-year debate.

Turkeys Aren't Stupid

Turkeys that are inspiring homeland security technology are just one example of hot designs engineers are finding in the biosphere's treasure chest.

Another Geyser World Erupts: Asteroid Ceres

The asteroid Ceres is popping off with water vapor on two sides. What's that world coming to? One thing is sure: DAWN is coming to it.

Miller-Urey Spark Discharge Experiment Resurrected

Technicians provide detailed instructions how to spark gases to make amino acids without causing explosions in the lab.

Amazing Animals

The capabilities of animals large and small continue to fascinate scientists and the public. Here are some recent findings.
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