Hot Jupiters Exasperate Astronomers
February 24, 2016
Nothing has been more upsetting to comfortable theory than the discovery of hot Jupiters around other stars.
Are Paleomagnetic Measurements Reliable?
February 19, 2016
Dating of past geophysical history depends on magnetic measurements that may be in error.
Tiny Enceladus Beats Saturn in Plasma Output
February 17, 2016
An astonishing case of the tail wagging the dog: tiny moon is major source of plasma in Saturn's magnetosphere.
Density Can't Keep Saturn's Rings Old
February 4, 2016
Saturn's B ring is much less dense than previously thought, challenging attempts to keep it billions of years old.
Occult Cosmology Mutters Dark Matters
February 2, 2016
New instruments and projects will seek to find influences that no scientist understands.
Globular Clusters Give Astronomers Cluster Headaches
January 29, 2016
The old story is out, and nobody knows what the new story should be.
Cosmologists Bash Heads Against Reality
January 27, 2016
When observations don't fit your ideology, invent paranoid delusions.
Surprising Youth in the Solar System
January 26, 2016
Four solar system objects in the news look young, not billions of years old.
Earth's Geodynamo: An Energy Crisis
January 25, 2016
A new theory to maintain Earth's magnetic field looks like a case of special pleading to rescue a dogma.
Small Thing Make Big Boom
January 18, 2016
The most spectacular supernova ever detected has astrophysicists scratching their heads for a mechanism.
The Science Media Racket
January 11, 2016
Science reporting is a global racket that uncritically propagates nonsense with the imprimatur of science.
Updates from Outer Planets
January 9, 2016
Let's review some of the latest news from missions to the outer planets.
New Earthrise Is a Stunner
December 24, 2015
Take a look at this image from a lunar orbiter on the 47th anniversary of the historic Apollo 8 "Earthrise" photo.
Stuff Geologists Think They Know Till Tomorrow
December 22, 2015
The science of geology is like quicksand, ever shifting and not rock solid.
Dark Matter Is Lost in Space
December 19, 2015
Astronomers are spending millions on their biggest gamble yet: looking for something that may not exist.