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Scientific Discoveries Can Cast Doubt on Long-Held Beliefs
July 28, 2018
You have to look beneath the surface veneer of bluffing in science news to see how the sausage is made before it gets packaged to the press.
Lightning Fries Impact Theory
July 18, 2017
A signature in rock that was thought to come from extraterrestrial impacts could have been caused by plain old lightning. “Impact Geologists, Beware!” That’s the headline of a short paper in Geophysical Research Letters by H. J. Melosh of Purdue. His subtitle is, “A Cautionary Tale for Impact Geologists.” Why the alarm? Another “proxy” for […]