VIEW HEADLINES ONLY

Astronomalies

One can't fault astronomers for not knowing everything – only for pretending to. Here are some reports indicating they have a long way to go.

Galaxy Evolution Crisis: Start Over

When you see the words "challenging" and "requires substantial revision" in the abstract, you know trouble is coming.

Wishing Upon Star Formation

Many astronomy articles have a bad habit of assuming star formation without demonstrating or explaining it.

Dark Matter: Now You See It, Now You Don't

All detectors fail to find dark matter. So how can a whole galaxy be made of it?

Let There Be Light Puzzles for Cosmologists

Far from a smooth, gradual transition, bright galaxies popped onto the scene suddenly.

Cosmology in Perpetual Crisis

Secular cosmologists are no closer to the truth than they were 20 years ago.

Globular Clusters Give Astronomers Cluster Headaches

The old story is out, and nobody knows what the new story should be.

Small Thing Make Big Boom

The most spectacular supernova ever detected has astrophysicists scratching their heads for a mechanism.

SETI Club Goes Bonkers

Flush with new money, the astronomers who support SETI have lost all restraint in their speculations.

Cosmic Conundrums

Modern cosmology is in a battle against the observations, and the observations might just win.

Astronomers Lie about Star Formation

A look at the evidence behind the latest claim of the universe's earliest stars shows nothing of the sort. And that's not the biggest whopper.

Evidence-Based Cosmology

From what we observe, we can draw inferences without the need to posit occult phenomena.

Double Trouble for Cosmology

Two developments are converging to threaten the standard big bang model of the universe's origin.

Of Stars and Significance

The farther out we look, the more questions we have. But does secular astronomy ask the right questions?

Inflation Claim Crumbles into Dust

The much-hyped proof of cosmic inflation a few months ago has been discredited, revealing more about how science is done in the media age than about reality.
All Posts by Date