Microbes Travel the Globe
February 23, 2021
The tiniest of life forms are able to traverse continental distances on wings of the wind.
Big Errors Common in Big Science
September 8, 2020
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
August 22, 2019
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
July 18, 2019
This entry continues our recap of lunar science in the 50 years since Apollo 11.
Mars Is Losing Its Atmosphere Fast
July 20, 2018
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
June 9, 2018
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
February 28, 2018
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
December 14, 2017
Bacteria are inescapable. They're everywhere. Fortunately, many of them are here for good.
Moon Just Got 100-fold Younger
October 12, 2016
New study of craters shows that moon's surface gets churned every 81,000 years, not every million years.
Lunar Dust Problem Re-opened
November 21, 2013
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?