Surprising Water Found on Inner Solar System Objects
December 13, 2018
Recently-visited objects in the inner solar system show evidence of water ice or volatile materials.
SETI: A Fact-Free Occult Cult with Money
November 2, 2018
The science behind SETI is just window dressing. Believers obsess on space aliens with religious zeal, not evidence.
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.
Christmas Star Remains Mysterious, But Something Real Happened
December 24, 2016
Theories rise and fall about the nature of the star that led the wise men to Bethlehem, but the fact remains: they saw something, and came on time to see Jesus.
Rosetta Mission Crashes Into Comet Theories
October 3, 2016
The historic Rosetta mission has ended with a crash landing. How has it changed ideas about comets?
How Long Can Comets Bust Up and Re-form?
June 17, 2016
If comets repeatedly break up and re-coagulate, how long could that recur?
Hot Jupiters: Astronomers Blew It
March 31, 2016
The experts were (and are) wrong about how planets form, new data from a weird exoplanet show.
Science Will Never Know Some Things
December 12, 2015
Working against scientists' ambitions are hurdles of reality.
Want Salt on Your Ceres?
December 10, 2015
Those mysterious white spots on asteroid Ceres could be outcrops of salt. How did vast amounts of salt get out there?
Entropy in Space Seen at All Scales
October 22, 2015
Entropy at all scales: clearly seen. Creation of order: not so much.
Confusing Building Blocks with Life
September 4, 2015
Astrobiologists and their uncritical reporters continue to commit a logical fallacy regarding necessary and sufficient conditions.
Origin of Life for Dummies
August 1, 2015
Readers can decide if these news stories on the origin of life represent smart science or not.
Solar System Puzzles Needing Explanation
June 11, 2015
Here are some of the latest observations that are baffling planetary scientists.
First Rosetta Science Results Are Surprising
January 26, 2015
The first suite of science papers from the Rosetta mission has been published, giving new insights about comets.
Comet Ocean Theory Debunked
December 11, 2014
Data from the Rosetta mission debunk the notion that comets brought Earth's ocean water. Now they're hoping asteroids could have.