Science Fail: Shaky Assumptions Topple Long-Held Notions
October 3, 2017
Science is supposed to be self-correcting, we're told. But when towers of belief are built on assumptions later shown to be false, the consequences can be monumental.
Fire and Brimstone: Why Earth Isn't Like Venus
June 28, 2015
Both planets have abundant sulfur, but Earth life has a way of cycling it for good.
Silly Science Gets a Pass
June 11, 2014
It's not just that science doesn't know the following claims. It cannot know them – yet few are the reporters laughing out loud.
Psychiatry Is Not (Yet) a Science
May 10, 2013
Complaints about a new diagnostic manual show that psychiatry has a long way to go before being considered a legitimate science. That hope might never be fulfilled.
Intact Biomolecules Claimed to Be 350 Million Years Old
February 22, 2013
The oldest recovered biomolecules have been found in crinoid fossils – but are they really that old?