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Nobody Can Measure the Age of the Universe

Measuring age depends on measuring light speed in ways that cannot in principle be confirmed.

2020 Ends with No Dark Matter

Cosmologists end another year without finding dark phlogiston. What will it take to cure them of their pet myth?

Water Quickly Evaporates on Mars

Scientists overestimate how much water could exist on Mars. New studies show it can't last even a day.

UFOs and SETI Are Not the Same

A secular astronomer distinguishes belief that space aliens exist and the notion that they have visited Earth.

Mars Lost Its Water Rapidly

A new mechanism for desiccation on Mars could have dried up an ocean much faster than previously thought.

Closing In on Fast Radio Bursts

Astronomers claim to have identified the source of one instance of the most enigmatic explosions in the universe.

Cosmology Shrieks in the Dark

Modern cosmologists spend more and more money looking for dark matter. So far it's all trick and no treat.

This Exoplanet Shouldn’t Exist

Astronomers are baffled by a Neptune-sized exoplanet with an atmosphere that should have burned up long ago.

Lunar Tunes: Dreaming for Theory Rescue

Oh what a tangled web they weave when they assume things have to be billions of years old to give Darwin time to evolve life by accident.

Sappy OOL Hypothesis Turns Sour

A spoonful of sugar helps an unrealistic origins story go down, but it doesn't make it nutritious.

Neanderthal Y Chromosome Looks Modern

Another theory bites the dust: The "Disappearing Y Chromosome" has not shrunk, as shown by comparisons with Neanderthal DNA.

Dark Matter Believers Panicking

Where is this stuff they keep telling us makes up most of the universe? The ideas are getting even more bizarre.

Big Errors Common in Big Science

It’s in the nature of theories to be overturned by new data. So how much trust should be put in current theories? Even the positivists like the reporters in New Scientist recognize that “There is no such thing as scientific truth, just a set of provisional truths that are subject to revision or rejection when […]
Ceres

Asteroid Ceres Is Young

The bright spots on Ceres formed recently, say scientists, and activity could be going on today.

Earth Water Was Always Here

A new theory for the origin of Earth's oceans tries to make a splash again. This one says the Earth has always been wet.
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