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First Pluto Papers Published

Planetary scientists have published their first official findings about the 9th planet (or dwarf planet), Pluto.

Record-Setting Cosmic Structures Challenge Big Bang

How will big bang theorists deal with the latest news?

More Indications Earth Is Unique

The late Carl Sagan might be stunned to see today's astronomers questioning Earth's "humdrum" status.

Hot Jupiters Exasperate Astronomers

Nothing has been more upsetting to comfortable theory than the discovery of hot Jupiters around other stars.

Occult Cosmology Mutters Dark Matters

New instruments and projects will seek to find influences that no scientist understands.

Globular Clusters Give Astronomers Cluster Headaches

The old story is out, and nobody knows what the new story should be.

Surprising Youth in the Solar System

Four solar system objects in the news look young, not billions of years old.

Small Thing Make Big Boom

The most spectacular supernova ever detected has astrophysicists scratching their heads for a mechanism.

The Science Media Racket

Science reporting is a global racket that uncritically propagates nonsense with the imprimatur of science.
Earthrise 2015 LRO

New Earthrise Is a Stunner

Take a look at this image from a lunar orbiter on the 47th anniversary of the historic Apollo 8 "Earthrise" photo.

Dark Matter Is Lost in Space

Astronomers are spending millions on their biggest gamble yet: looking for something that may not exist.

Science Will Never Know Some Things

Working against scientists' ambitions are hurdles of reality.

Tilted Planets Throw Theories Off Kilter

An example of how data can be framed as success or failure, depending on the reporter's spin.

Major Scientific Revolutions Are Still Possible

Beware the myth of progress. There's more scientists don't know than what they know.

There's No Place Like Earth

A survey of known exoplanets finds no real estate as valuable as Earth.
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