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Planets and Moons Beneath the Surface

Can science peel back the surfaces of objects to see what's underneath? Can they go under the observations to find the explanations?

Life Uses Quantum Mechanics

Long before man discovered quantum mechanics, birds and other living creatures were using it to good advantage.

Earliest Galaxy Points Out Flaws in Secular Cosmology

More evidence points to a fully-formed universe very soon after the beginning.

Geological Dates Collapse

Two papers in the journal Geology this month cast serious doubt on assumptions used to date rocks.

Star Chemistry Constrains Habitable Zone

The chemistry of a parent star can have drastic effects on the habitability of an earth-like planet.

Ingenious Ants Can't Prevent Stupid Evolution Quotes

After praising the wisdom of the ant, a science writer reveals little of his own.

Sun, Moon and Stars in the News

What's up in astronomy? Surprises, by heavens.

Left-Handed Amino Acid Puzzle Remains

A new suggestion of how life ended up with left-handed amino acids comes up short.

Dark Matter Remains Missing

The most sensitive test to date for dark matter in the form of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) has turned up nothing.

Our Poisonous Moon: Better from a Distance

The moon stabilizes Earth's axis and regulates the tides, but enjoy it from a distance. Now there are more reasons you wouldn't want to live there.

Maple to the Rescue

The SWAT team surrounds the compound. An officer tosses a maple seed into an open window and checks the readout on his computer. The team bursts in and, surprising the terrorists, rescues the hostages safely.

Inflation Again: This Time with Feeling

Inflation is dead. Long live inflation.

Stellar Dust Disk Vanishes in 3 Years

According to widely accepted theory, planets evolve from orbiting dust disks surrounding stars. If so, planets trying to form in the dust around one young star didn't have much time. The disk evaporated within 3 years.

Animalympics

As summer Olympics season approaches, we should remember that we humans are not the only ones with some amazing physical abilities.

Scientific Markers Can Mislead

In historical sciences, observable phenomena are often used as indicators of past phenomena. Some recent examples show how these can mislead researchers.
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