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.
What You're Not Being Told About Earth's Magnetic Field
April 17, 2015
The simple story for the public: a dynamo creates the earth's magnetic field. The real story: complex scenario needed to start it and keep it running.
Cosmic Ruler Flawed
April 13, 2015
Type 1a supernovae, vital to estimates of the size and expansion of the universe, are not uniform. This has cosmic implications.
Solving Moon Origin Unsolves the Last Solution
April 9, 2015
The moon's origin has been "demystified," scientists are claiming. That's what they said last time.
Messages from Mercury
April 6, 2015
With MESSENGER in its final days before impact, the innermost planet has become a familiar place.
March 27, 2015
From what we observe, we can draw inferences without the need to posit occult phenomena.
Orbital Ice Age Theory Melts
March 23, 2015
Orbital cycles do not cause ice ages, a new study suggests. Instead, the whole world experienced an ice age at the same time.
Geology Upset: Wind Carves Canyons Fast
March 19, 2015
According to a new study, wind carves canyons ten times faster than water. This has implications for theories on Mars and Earth.
Water Worlds Tempt with Life, Not Youth
March 13, 2015
More and more planets and moons are suspected of having liquid water, but what should be the logical implications?
Scientific Method Evolves
March 11, 2015
There is no scientific method. There are customary procedures that depend on the field; these are subject to mutation and artificial selection.
Physical and Geological Hurdles on the Darwinian Race
March 7, 2015
Can the smooth big-bang-to-brain story of evolution jump the physical and geological hurdles along the way?
March 4, 2015
Cosmologists act less like scientists and more like actors, the more that anomalies threaten their paradigm.
Darwin's Land of Make-Believe
February 14, 2015
Darwin supporters use cartoons and rap music to push their message to humans—and aliens.
Solar System Reversals
February 9, 2015
The planets keep going around, but theories about them often stop and go backward or sideways. When nothing else works, send in the impactors!
Evolutionary Anthropology as Religion
February 5, 2015
There's something magical about believing in evolutionary anthropology: a sense of numinous awe at how much they don't know but believe might be possible.