Microbes Travel the Globe

The tiniest of life forms are able to traverse continental distances on wings of the wind.

Big Errors Common in Big Science

It’s in the nature of theories to be overturned by new data. So how much trust should be put in current theories? Even the positivists like the reporters in New Scientist recognize that “There is no such thing as scientific truth, just a set of provisional truths that are subject to revision or rejection when […]

Unrestrained Speculation in Darwin Fantasyland

As long as you bow the knee to Darwin, you can say stupid things and nobody will laugh at you.

Lunar Scientists Fight the Dust

This entry continues our recap of lunar science in the 50 years since Apollo 11.

Mars Is Losing Its Atmosphere Fast

Measurements of Martian atmospheric loss rates imply incredible changes over the assumed billions of years of Mars' history.

NASA Titillates Public Again with Fake Mars Life

Which is worse: NASA making hyper-exaggerated claims about life on Mars over the decades, or so many media reporters falling for it each time?

Dust a Major Problem on Non-Earth Worlds

You can't just beam down to a planet and start walking around. That dust under your feet can cause major problems.

Bacteria Rule the Earth

Bacteria are inescapable. They're everywhere. Fortunately, many of them are here for good.

Moon Just Got 100-fold Younger

New study of craters shows that moon's surface gets churned every 81,000 years, not every million years.

Lunar Dust Problem Re-opened

Long-lost Apollo data on lunar dust accumulation has been found, showing a tenfold increase over previous estimates. What does that imply about the age of the moon?
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