SETI Mania Strikes Again
September 4, 2016
Another unexplained anomaly has SETI enthusiasts scrambling for their telescopes.
Dark Matter: Now You See It, Now You Don't
August 30, 2016
All detectors fail to find dark matter. So how can a whole galaxy be made of it?
Hope, Not Evidence, Drives Astrobiology
August 25, 2016
Earth-size exoplanets are not evidence for alien life. They are evidence for orbiting bodies.
Radiation, Mistakes, and Assumptions
August 19, 2016
Three news items about atomic radiation should cause us to beware of academic overstatement.
Secularists Use Intelligent Design Reasoning
August 18, 2016
Data from a star are hard to reconcile with natural causes. Are super-intelligent aliens at work?
Mars Life Hopes Reduced
August 12, 2016
Key assumptions about habitability on Mars have fallen, but astrobiologists try to keep hope alive.
Is Dark Matter Going the Way of Phlogiston?
July 21, 2016
There is no exotic dark matter, according to the most sensitive search to date. The ramifications for cosmology are enormous.
Let There Be Light Puzzles for Cosmologists
July 13, 2016
Far from a smooth, gradual transition, bright galaxies popped onto the scene suddenly.
Pardon, Your Worldview Is Showing
July 12, 2016
The most dangerous ideology is the one that doesn't acknowledge its worldview assumptions.
Juno How Old the Solar System Is?
July 6, 2016
Everyone knows the solar system is 4.5 billion years old. Everyone, that is, except Nature herself.
Faint Young Sun Paradox Solved?
July 1, 2016
A major mystery for materialistic planetary science is solved—if you can swallow the miracles required.
Underground Oceans Can't Last Forever
June 29, 2016
If Pluto and Enceladus have oceans under the crust, why are they still liquid after billions of years?
Only Earth Is a Life Haven
June 23, 2016
Here are more discoveries that make it reasonable to think complex life is rare in the universe, and might be unique to Earth.
How Long Can Comets Bust Up and Re-form?
June 17, 2016
If comets repeatedly break up and re-coagulate, how long could that recur?
Big Science Lies About Chirality in Space
June 15, 2016
What was discovered has nothing to do with life, nor does it contribute in any way to solving one of the "greatest mysteries of chemistry."