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Origin of Geomagnetism: Bumbling in the Dark Past

When did the Earth get its magnetic field? It's important because life depends on it. Watch MIT fumble and stumble over the question.

Paid Liars: Origin of Life Researchers

What else do you call pseudo-scientists who know what they try to do is impossible, but tell the public they're getting warmer?

Triple Fail: Big Science Blunders

Three strikes in one day: scientific theories and assumptions in unrelated fields have blundered big time. What are the lessons?

Extinctions: A Playground for Darwin Storytellers

The fossils show that many species are gone from our planet. But explaining how they went extinct depends on one's worldview beliefs.

Guesswork in Carbon Dating Exposed

It's the best-known radiometric dating technique for recent events, but it relies on numerous shaky input measures.

Kabwe Skull Casts Doubt on Human Evolution

Another skull tosses evolutionary paleoanthropology into confusion with a radically-revised date. This is par for the course.

Archive Classic: The Evolution of Electrical Engineering: An Imaginary Tale

This CEH entry from Jan 17, 2007 contains a lesson still important today.

Landslides on Pluto Happened Quickly

If Pluto is really 4.6 billion years old, something happened almost instantaneously out there some time ago. In planetary science, where experts are accustomed to thinking everything is billions of years old, sudden unique events present problems. Almost everything should have settled down by now into a routine. One can certainly argue for exceptions, where […]

Fake Spider Scares Experts

  Yet Another Fake Fossil Published in a Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal! What’s going on in paleontology? by Jerry Bergman, PhD The headline of a creation website announced in bold letters, “Fake spider fossil passes peer review!”[1] It then asked, “What lessons should be learnt?” The first lesson is, although the common claim, at least by […]

Antimatter Claim Overblown

Talk about taking a 'possibility' to an extreme. Does the universe exist because of a fluke?

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.
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