What’s Happening at Betelgeuse?
January 24, 2020
Astronomers are puzzled by the dimming of one of the brightest stars in the sky, Betelgeuse in Orion.
Kid dinosaur was misidentified as a new species
January 8, 2020
Oops: Tissue confirms Nanotyrannus was not a new species, but merely a juvenile T. rex.
The Pangolin: The Strangest Animal Known to Man
May 31, 2019
This animal's tough, overlapping, reptile-protective keratin scales make it look like a giant pinecone with a long, thin reptile-tail
Pluto Rivals Earth in Geological Complexity
September 14, 2018
Call it what you will, Pluto is a planet of surprises. Its active geology is second only to Earth's, say two planetary scientists.
Darwin’s Tree Is Dead
August 6, 2018
How many people have heard that Darwin's famous branching-tree diagram of universal common ancestry is obsolete? Many scientists haven't heard yet, either.
Welcome to the Anthropocene
September 5, 2016
Geologists are adding a new era to the geologic column: the Anthropocene, when humans began man-handling the planet.
Body Diversity Threatens to Undermine Paleoanthropology
March 30, 2015
People don't all look the same today; body types vary tremendously. Why should we assume differently about the past?
Dinosaur Variety was Extreme
November 8, 2014
Here are news stories about dinosaurs, from dwarfs to giants that lived in all kinds of habitats.
How Explanatory Is Evolutionary Theory?
October 18, 2014
Darwinians make big boasts about their theory as the central organizing principle in biology, but what does it actually explain?