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.
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.
Cosmology Goes Off the Reservation
May 17, 2014
If science were ever restricted to observation, experimental demonstration, and evidence, some cosmologists left that reservation far behind long ago. Being smart does not preclude going nutty.
Big Bang "Breakthrough" May Be False
May 12, 2014
Criticisms of the BICEP2 announcement are coming in, and could overturn the highly-publicized announcement that "inflation" has been discovered.
Young Galaxy Mature for Its Age
May 10, 2014
Remote galaxy that should be young looks well-behaved and mature, "truly surprising" astronomers.
Has Cosmic Inflation Been Discovered?
March 17, 2014
Claims of a major breakthrough about the big bang are swirling in the news: is it inflation, or inflating the evidence?
Cosmologists Were Wrong About Galaxy Evolution
March 11, 2014
Fifteen years ago, no cosmologist would have predicted mature galaxies early on, but they keep getting found – earlier and earlier.
Cosmos TV Relies on Imagination, Not Science
March 10, 2014
The first episode of the new Cosmos TV series makes it clear that imagination is its main message.
If the Big Bang Is the Answer, Why Are There So Many Questions?
February 25, 2014
Any scientific explanation that leads to more questions than answers should be considered suspect.
Hubble Finds Early Large Galaxies
January 9, 2014
The latest deep space image by the Hubble Space Telescope shows many small galaxies near the beginning, but large ones, too.
Extreme Speculation Presented as Science
December 11, 2013
Things no one could possibly ever know are being reported by science journals and news sites as things worthy of scientific faith.
New Record Structure Defies Fundamental Tenet of Modern Cosmology
December 3, 2013
A structure over twice as large as the previous record holder puts immense strain on theories of the universe.
No Dark Matter Down Here
October 30, 2013
A mile deep in the earth, the most sensitive search to date for dark matter has turned up nothing.
Cosmos Does Not Look Evolutionary
September 14, 2013
Evidence continues to mount that the universe and its contents appeared mature from the beginning.
Major Cosmic Questions Remain Unanswered
April 28, 2013
Some basic ideas about physics and astronomy remain so mysterious, and their explanations so flexible, they may lead some to question whether they should be called "hard sciences."