Of Molecules and Men
September 27, 2014
Atoms and molecules are tiny but can have a big influence on the habitability of planets and astrobiologists' theories about them.
Inflation Claim Crumbles into Dust
September 25, 2014
The much-hyped proof of cosmic inflation a few months ago has been discredited, revealing more about how science is done in the media age than about reality.
Big Bang's Lithium Problem Gets More Problematic
September 15, 2014
There's no escape; new measurements show far less lithium than predicted by the big bang, and more fine tuning than would be expected by chance.
Impacts: Creators or Destroyers?
September 3, 2014
Some astronomers invest a lot of creative power in bangs, crashes and explosions.
SETI Preacher Prophesies
September 2, 2014
One of the leading lights of SETI describes why he believes aliens will be found.
Inflation Concocted to Avoid a Young, Perfect Universe
July 1, 2014
Alan Guth concocted inflation theory in 1980 to avoid evidence for a 10,000-year-old universe. For his wild, evidence-free speculation, he may win a Nobel Prize.
Archive Classic: State of the Cosmos 2005: Alan Guth Explains Inflation
July 1, 2014
As Alan Guth rises to prominence this year for his inflation proposal, it might be useful for readers to see what he said about it in 2005.
Existence of Universe Is Highly Improbable
June 30, 2014
Theologians might rightly celebrate a recognition by cosmologists that the universe is so finely-tuned, it shouldn't exist.
Light Speed Implications Are Staggering
June 27, 2014
A new paper revises the speed of light. This could change everything in the universe.
Cosmic Inflation Proof Is on the Ropes
June 24, 2014
The highly-acclaimed evidence of inflation theory announced in March may only be a signal from local dust.
Galaxy Evolution Problem: A Case Study in Criticizing Paradigms
June 14, 2014
"When you have a clear contradiction like this, you ought to focus on it," say scientists who found problems with the leading theory of galaxy evolution.
Silly Science Gets a Pass
June 11, 2014
It's not just that science doesn't know the following claims. It cannot know them – yet few are the reporters laughing out loud.
Anti-Creation Rhetoric Lacks Creativity
June 8, 2014
One would think, after so many decades, the secular scientists would come up with some original arguments for combating their favorite nemesis, the creationists.
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.
SETI Advocates Try to Persuade Congress for Funds
May 26, 2014
In hopes of keeping funding flowing, the SETI Institute promised US congresspersons that scientists will find extraterrestrial life in our lifetime.