Star Warts: Planets Rebel Against Theory
August 5, 2020
Things in space don't always cooperate with theoretical expectations.
Star Formation Theories Fail to Shine
May 10, 2018
Big things are wrong in astrophysics, say several news articles.
Astronomers Deal With Outrageous Phenomena
March 23, 2016
Even for scientists accustomed to big things, some observations seem too outrageous to explain.
Major Scientific Revolutions Are Still Possible
November 24, 2015
Beware the myth of progress. There's more scientists don't know than what they know.
Double Trouble for Cosmology
January 24, 2015
Two developments are converging to threaten the standard big bang model of the universe's origin.
More Cosmic Fine-Tuning Found
January 17, 2015
The Anthropic Principle refuses to go away. The mass of the light quark adds to finely tuned factors that make the universe life-supporting.
Of Molecules and Men
September 27, 2014
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
September 15, 2014
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.