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God’s Fireworks: No Competition

Independence Day in America is a day for fireworks. Let's compare the biggest artificial shows with God's performances.

Surprising Water Found on Inner Solar System Objects

Recently-visited objects in the inner solar system show evidence of water ice or volatile materials.

SETI: A Fact-Free Occult Cult with Money

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

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

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

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?

If comets repeatedly break up and re-coagulate, how long could that recur?

Hot Jupiters: Astronomers Blew It

The experts were (and are) wrong about how planets form, new data from a weird exoplanet show.

Science Will Never Know Some Things

Working against scientists' ambitions are hurdles of reality.

Want Salt on Your Ceres?

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

Entropy at all scales: clearly seen. Creation of order: not so much.

Confusing Building Blocks with Life

Astrobiologists and their uncritical reporters continue to commit a logical fallacy regarding necessary and sufficient conditions.

Origin of Life for Dummies

Readers can decide if these news stories on the origin of life represent smart science or not.

Solar System Puzzles Needing Explanation

Here are some of the latest observations that are baffling planetary scientists.

First Rosetta Science Results Are Surprising

The first suite of science papers from the Rosetta mission has been published, giving new insights about comets.
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