Lightning Can Produce Carbon-14
November 29, 2017
In a surprise announcement, Japanese researchers found that lightning bolts can be powerful enough to cause nuclear fission, leading to new isotopes— including carbon-14.
Excuses for Missing Dark Matter
January 9, 2017
Astronomers display creativity at rationalizing their inability to find what they believe makes up the bulk of 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.