Pluto Inbound Image Stuns Scientists
July 14, 2015
It's not a featureless orb: Pluto has a whale and a heart. A "complex and nuanced" surface shows that Pluto and its large moon Charon had a history.
Will Pluto Surprise Scientists?
July 9, 2015
First-time encounters have a long history of shocking planetary scientists with unexpected features. It's about time for Pluto.
Desperately Seeking Life Beyond Earth
July 7, 2015
Earth life cannot be unique. How about you, Mars? Europa, anything? Enceladus? Comet 67P? Please break the silence!
Making Up Facts to Fit a Narrative
July 6, 2015
To be a good evolutionary scientist, write your narrative first. Then observe things. Finally, make up a model that fits the narrative.
Natural Light Shows Dazzle Scientists
July 3, 2015
Here are some news stories from diverse fields of science, related only by the phenomenon of light.
SETI Believers Are Lost in Space
July 2, 2015
How long can you say "watch this space" till onlookers lose interest?
Quantum and Classical Realities: Reconciled at Last?
June 22, 2015
Some physicists think they've explained how quantum effects vanish at macro scales; others say it doesn't change quantum mechanical paradoxes.
Astronomers Lie about Star Formation
June 20, 2015
A look at the evidence behind the latest claim of the universe's earliest stars shows nothing of the sort. And that's not the biggest whopper.
Titan: Planetary Scientists Invent Imaginary Histories
June 15, 2015
Getting from then to now is more poetic license than demonstrable fact.
Solar System Puzzles Needing Explanation
June 11, 2015
Here are some of the latest observations that are baffling planetary scientists.
What to Look for at Pluto
June 3, 2015
As New Horizons closes in on Pluto for its July 14 encounter, what questions should be asked?
Origin of Life Theories Lost in Space
June 2, 2015
Scenarios for life's origin contradict one another and compete for implausibility.
Plentiful Water in the Early Universe, and Other Surprises
May 14, 2015
Based on the following unexpected findings, secular astronomers' ignorance of reality has reached cosmic proportions.
Did Apostle Paul Just See a Meteor?
April 22, 2015
An astronomer explains away Paul's Damascus vision as a meteor that "changed the course of Christianity." But does this explain a miracle or insert several more?
100,000 Galaxies Without a Sign of Life
April 19, 2015
An orbiting infrared telescope found no clear signs of life in 100,000 galaxies.