Lunar Tunes: Do Impacts Ring a Bell?
June 12, 2014
By looking at current dust and craters, cosmologists think they can hear the echoes of an impact that created the moon. Is that lunar, or looney?
Soft Tissue Found in Chile Ichthyosaur Bonanza
June 9, 2014
They were buried in the deep sea, but are becoming exposed under a glacier in southern Chile.
Antimatter Conundrum Remains After Precision Test
June 5, 2014
Why isn't the universe half ordinary matter and half antimatter? Both should have emerged from a big bang.
Sperm Cells Gain Respect
June 4, 2014
Millions of tadpole-like sperm cells rush to fertilize one egg. They deserve more respect than they often get.
Astrobiology Hopes Dim with Exoplanet Findings
June 3, 2014
Harsh "space weather" around dim red dwarf stars may make planets uninhabitable. "Godzilla Earths" may not fare much better.
Virus Motors Show Mechanical Design
May 30, 2014
A virus efficiently packs its DNA into its capsule with a powerful molecular motor working against repulsive forces.
Life Shows Exquisite Engineering and Optimization
May 29, 2014
Engineers drool over animal capabilities. How would mutation and natural selection deal with these examples of design perfection?
Cosmology Goes Off the Reservation
May 17, 2014
If science were ever restricted to observation, experimental demonstration, and evidence, some cosmologists left that reservation far behind long ago. Being smart does not preclude going nutty.
Even the Plants Have Eyes
May 16, 2014
How do plants steer toward the light? They have eyes the size of molecules.
Big Bang "Breakthrough" May Be False
May 12, 2014
Criticisms of the BICEP2 announcement are coming in, and could overturn the highly-publicized announcement that "inflation" has been discovered.
Three More Ways to Benefit from Nature's Designs
May 12, 2014
Three completely different biological mechanisms, at different scales of size, studied by different universities: all agree nature's designs are wonderful, but difficult to imitate.
Young Galaxy Mature for Its Age
May 10, 2014
Remote galaxy that should be young looks well-behaved and mature, "truly surprising" astronomers.
Origin of Life Studies Show Signs of Desperation
May 9, 2014
There is no coherent origin of life scenario among evolutionists, just a collection of odd possibilities – some bordering on the absurd.
Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, III: Formation Theories
May 4, 2014
"Surprise" or "puzzling" are the most common words in news reports about bodies in the solar system. Here are recent examples that discuss the origin of planets.
Every Planet Surprises Secular Astronomers, II: Outer Planets
May 3, 2014
"Surprise" or "puzzling" are the most common words in news reports about bodies in the solar system. Here are recent examples that discuss the outer planets.