Can DNA Last 2 Million Years?
December 9, 2022
A new claim about ancient DNA deserves some scrutiny. Why did they double their maximum lifetime of DNA so quickly?
Major Rethink of Magma Dogma
September 26, 2022
How fast does it take to fill a big magma chamber? Millions of years? No. Just a few months, actually.
Recent Plants Found Under Greenland Ice
March 16, 2021
Plant materials in an ice core cannot be a million years old. They look like they were buried in the recent past.
Evolutionary Timescales Require Ridiculous Migrations
February 25, 2021
Which position has more problems in biogeography, creation or evolution? Look at these tales before deciding.
WW2 Aircraft Found Under 300 Ft of Greenland Ice
August 28, 2018
How long does it take to bury an aircraft under hundreds of feet of ice? Try 76 years.
Good-Flying Cosmopolitan Pterosaur Found Earlier Than Thought
August 14, 2018
A large pterosaur in Utah is 65 million Darwin Years older than thought, but was already built for flying.
Rapid Earth Changes in Historic Times
December 6, 2016
What happened to the Sahara desert? What's going on in Java, man? Geologists are surprised sometimes by recent major changes.
Radar Reveals Former Warm Landscape Under Greenland
July 18, 2016
Under the world's fastest moving glacier, radar has revealed a network of V-shaped canyons carved by temperate rivers.
Possible Super-Grand Canyon Found Under Antarctica
January 14, 2016
Another record-breaking canyon may exist under the ice of the south polar continent, carved by water.
Grand Canyon Demoted by New Discovery
August 29, 2013
A canyon longer than Grand Canyon has been discovered under the ice of Greenland. Scientists are surprised that it has persisted through the ice ages.
Scientific Findings Can Be Counterintuitive
March 28, 2013
Here are examples of recent claims in science that seem to contradict what some would consider intuitively obvious. They should be kept in mind when evaluating other scientific truisms, like evolution.
Scientific Markers Can Mislead
June 26, 2012
In historical sciences, observable phenomena are often used as indicators of past phenomena. Some recent examples show how these can mislead researchers.