Ode to the Amazing Atom

Space pioneer Henry Richter (PhD Chemistry, Caltech), explores the designed intricacies of the building blocks of the universe.

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.

Cosmic Theater

Cosmologists act less like scientists and more like actors, the more that anomalies threaten their paradigm.

Of Stars and Significance

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

Of Molecules and Men

Atoms and molecules are tiny but can have a big influence on the habitability of planets and astrobiologists' theories about them.

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.

Freakish Star Stuns Astronomers

Astronomers have detected a star that should not exist. Current theory cannot explain the composition of a star in the constellation Leo. This “freakish star,” moreover, is probably not unique. What is it, exactly, that modern star formation theory does explain?
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