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Mars Meteorite Shakes Up Stories of Solar System Formation

A long-held assumption about isotope ratios contradicts prevailing views about planet formation.

Evaluating Claims of Oldest Fossil Microbes

Are these fossils 3.45 billion years old? Are they even fossils? Serious questions need to be asked when the news gets excited about world records for oldest life on Earth.

Earth Magnetic Field Plays Music

Like a finely-tuned instrument, the earth's magnetic field creates standing-wave vibrations as it protects life.

Doubts About Dates and Climate

New findings cast doubt on scientists' ability to be certain about their consensus views.

Cave Climate Conclusions Compromised

Widely used to infer past climates, isotope measurements from stalactites and stalagmites in caves can mislead researchers.

Big Bang's Lithium Problem Gets More Problematic

There's no escape; new measurements show far less lithium than predicted by the big bang, and more fine tuning than would be expected by chance.
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