"Extraordinary" Radiocarbon Anomaly Found in Tree Rings
January 19, 2017
A tree ring sample from a bristlecone pine reveals something weird happened to the sun around 5480 BC.
Only Earth Is a Life Haven
June 23, 2016
Here are more discoveries that make it reasonable to think complex life is rare in the universe, and might be unique to Earth.
Amino Acids Unlikely to Survive on Mars
June 9, 2016
UV radiation quickly degrades amino acids on most Martian minerals, a new study shows.
Giant Rockfall Enlarged Zion Canyon Recently
May 28, 2016
Within Bronze Age dates, a cataclysmic landslide enlarged Zion Canyon, forming a large lake.
Why Chernobyl Neighbors Are Not Dying
April 21, 2016
Surprising scientists, both people and animals are doing OK around the world's worst nuclear accident site.
Natural Light Shows Dazzle Scientists
July 3, 2015
Here are some news stories from diverse fields of science, related only by the phenomenon of light.
Astrobiology Hopes Diminish
December 6, 2014
Recent findings both near and far create challenges for beliefs that life is common in the universe.
Of Stars and Significance
September 30, 2014
The farther out we look, the more questions we have. But does secular astronomy ask the right questions?
Cosmic Lottery: How Many Habitable Planets?
November 23, 2013
News media ran with a suggestion that one in five stars has a habitable planet, but they didn't read the fine print.
A Brain Wouldn't Survive Star Travel
January 6, 2013
Don't take a star trek unless you want to arrive demented.
Two Studies May Indicate Problems for Vast Ages
December 1, 2012
Two articles in secular science literature point to possible upsets in long-age assumptions for the earth and mankind.
Mars Radiation May Not Be That Bad
November 18, 2012
Data from the Curiosity rover's RAD instrument seem to indicate astronauts could survive radiation reaching the surface.
Our Poisonous Moon: Better from a Distance
July 13, 2012
The moon stabilizes Earth's axis and regulates the tides, but enjoy it from a distance. Now there are more reasons you wouldn't want to live there.
Planet Theories vs. the Evidence
April 26, 2012
Planet theorists are putting up a valiant fight against new findings, but in some cases, the evidence seems to be winning.