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Extraordinary Claim: Life on Venus?

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, scientists like to say. One smelly molecule is not enough to claim life.

Teach Science in the Yard

Parents caught in the role of home schoolers should take their students outside for two benefits: education and health.

Smarty Plants

There's more going on in your local weed than scientists could have imagined in Linnaeus's day.
James Clerk Maxwell, 1831 - 1879

Maxwell’s Equations Touch Quantum Mechanics

MIT physicists are cheering a breakthrough that celebrates the applicability of Maxwell's theory to the nano scale.

Crucial Geological Proxy May Be Misinterpreted

Many inferences about past climate and evolution depend on a measurement with dubious interpretations.

Nobel Prizes Foment Ignoble Ends

It's Nobel Prize time, and debates are stewing again about whether Alfred Nobel did a good thing by giving a few winners lots of money.

Design in Chemistry Explained by a PhD Chemist

Dr Henry Richter, chemist and spacecraft pioneer, presents chemistry as a manifestation of the Creator's wisdom.

May the Weak Force Be With You

We couldn't live without the weak force, the least understood and underappreciated natural force.

NASA Verdict: Most Exoplanets Are Not Habitable

Superflares from the majority of stars would likely sterilize any planet in its "habitable zone."

Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets, 5: Water and Rock

by Dr Henry Richter There is much interest in searching for life elsewhere in the Universe. In previous articles I talked about the many criteria describing conditions and circumstances required to establish and maintain life on a planet. I talked about the importance of the location of the planet in its solar system. The location […]

How Flamingos Stand on One Foot

Mysteries of the universe unfold: how can flamingos sleep while standing on one foot? And why is it good to know?

Dump the Nobel Prize

Editorial: The Nobel Prize was concocted for a different time. Now it has become an impediment to good science.

Secularists Battle Over Which Life Theory Is More Wrong

Origin-of-life camps don't recognize that RNA-World theories and hydrothermal-vent theories suffer from the same basic problem.

Hydrothermal OOL Chemistry Is Unlikely

A favorite way for theorists to get around the lack of enzymes at the origin of life is shown to be implausible.

Science Evolves

Science has a historical and cultural character that cannot be extricated from its current consensus.
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