To Be Habitable, a Planet Needs Inhabitants
June 6, 2014
In a chicken-or-egg conundrum, astrobiologists are asking whether inhabitants are needed to make a planet habitable.
Astrobiology Hopes Dim with Exoplanet Findings
June 3, 2014
Harsh "space weather" around dim red dwarf stars may make planets uninhabitable. "Godzilla Earths" may not fare much better.
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.
Fantasizing About Alien Contact
February 22, 2014
The only evidence of alien intelligence is inside the imaginations of evolutionary scientists and their reporters.
Just Say No! to Evolutionary Speculation
February 19, 2014
"Prove it!" used to be the goal of science. With rampant speculation in the science news media, it's time to demand accountability.
Astrobiolo-SETI: Science or Fantasy?
January 20, 2014
Fantastical scenarios with no evidence – sometimes contrary to evidence – continue to get good publicity in science venues.
Here Comes Cosmos Again
January 15, 2014
Carl Sagan's TV series Cosmos is coming back in version 2.0 with a new cast of atheists to spread the gospel of scientism.
Cosmic Lottery: How Many Habitable Planets?
November 23, 2013
News media ran with a suggestion that one in five stars has a habitable planet, but they didn't read the fine print.
SETI: Looking for Cosmic Outposts
October 16, 2013
The stellar radio dial has been silent, but maybe we could look for alien interstellar outposts.
Planet Habitable Zone Cannot Be Too Windy
September 19, 2013
The "habitable zone" of a planet usually concerns its distance from the star such that it can support liquid water. But what if the star fries the surface with intense stellar winds?
Evolutionists View Poison as Elixir of Life
September 11, 2013
Hydrogen cyanide is one of the most reactive and toxic molecules we know, but astrobiologists view it with almost alchemical qualities for the origin of life.
Observable Chemistry Does Not Logically Apply to the Origin of Life
August 22, 2013
Origin-of-life researchers assume that intelligently-designed experiments in the lab can inform them about the emergence of life without design – in short, that design proves non-design.
Parallel Universe of Microbial "Dark Matter" Revealed
July 20, 2013
As scientists continue to find incredible diversity in the smallest of organisms, realizations of all we've been missing are changing conceptions of life.
Public Invited to Participate in Astrobiology's Future
May 24, 2013
NASA's Astrobiology Program is charting a new roadmap for future projects, and the public is allowed to voice its opinions.
Targeted SETI Search Hears Nothing
February 8, 2013
For this search, a team targeted 104 stars with planets discovered by the Kepler Telescope. Still nothing.