Hard Science Has a Firm Grip on Unreality
September 21, 2018
Anybody who thinks the hard sciences give us confidence in the real world should read this.
Ceres Looks Seriously Young
September 20, 2018
Asteroids should not be so active. This one was, and is.
Fossils Can Mislead Big Time
September 15, 2018
Claims about fossil patterns rely on methods and assumptions that have been proven wrong.
Pluto Rivals Earth in Geological Complexity
September 14, 2018
Call it what you will, Pluto is a planet of surprises. Its active geology is second only to Earth's, say two planetary scientists.
How Did Earth Get Its Phosphorus?
September 12, 2018
The element phosphorus is hard to get to a planet's surface where it is needed.
The Design Packed Into a Fruit Fly
September 8, 2018
The most amazing animals of all may be the tiniest. Consider how much bio-technology has to fit into the head of a fruit fly.
Two Geological Process Ages Collapse
September 4, 2018
Two processes theoretically assumed to take long ages have been shown they can occur quickly.
Astrobiology Survives on Passionate Hope
September 3, 2018
Without the words 'might' and 'could,' astrobiologists would have nothing to say.
WW2 Aircraft Found Under 300 Ft of Greenland Ice
August 28, 2018
How long does it take to bury an aircraft under hundreds of feet of ice? Try 76 years.
Stalactite Indicates Ultrafast Magnetic Reversals
August 23, 2018
Contrary to what geophysicists have claimed for decades, magnetic reversals may occur 'ridiculously quickly.' Or is confidence in experts ridiculous?
Good-Flying Cosmopolitan Pterosaur Found Earlier Than Thought
August 14, 2018
A large pterosaur in Utah is 65 million Darwin Years older than thought, but was already built for flying.
Spacecraft Launches to Sun, Still a Mystery
August 13, 2018
A spacecraft just took off on a mission to the sun, but not to worry; it went at night.
One Wrong-Handed Amino Acid Can Cause Vertigo
August 11, 2018
The rocks in your head that give you a sense of balance are finely tuned to spiral in a certain way.
Dark Matter Fails Another Test
August 10, 2018
The Chinese didn't find dark matter with their super-detector, but they still believe it has to be there.
Richter Scaling: Is Funding for Astrobiology and SETI Justified?
August 7, 2018
Should the government fleece taxpayers again for a project with almost zero chance for success? Consider two "Richter scales" that should inform hopes.