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Spinning Solar System Objects to Keep Them Old

If you remove the obligation to think in billions of years, many phenomena in the solar system make more sense.

May the Weak Force Be With You

We couldn't live without the weak force, the least understood and underappreciated natural force.

NASA Verdict: Most Exoplanets Are Not Habitable

Superflares from the majority of stars would likely sterilize any planet in its "habitable zone."

Buffon or Buffoon? Evaluating a Dead Expert

He was highly regarded in his day, but the beliefs of Comte de Buffon seem comical now.

Spacecraft Launches to Sun, Still a Mystery

A spacecraft just took off on a mission to the sun, but not to worry; it went at night.

Solar Eclipses: Design or Coincidence?

This is a rebuttal to Live Science's article, "Why Total Solar Eclipses Are Total Coincidences," so that readers can make up their own minds.

Early Earth Was Flat and Ocean-Covered, Secular Scientists Claim

No mountains, covered with water — does that sound vaguely familiar?

"Extraordinary" Radiocarbon Anomaly Found in Tree Rings

A tree ring sample from a bristlecone pine reveals something weird happened to the sun around 5480 BC.

Can Radioactive Decay Constants Vary?

Three physicists claim to see cyclical variations in beta decay rates of two elements correlated with solar neutrino flux.

Sunflower Motion Is a Black Box

Something as commonly observable as sunflowers following the sun is difficult to explain.

Life from Sun Flares?

A NASA scientist proposes that a period of superflares on the early sun zapped life into existence on the earth.

Moon's Stabilizing Influence Depends on Star Size

A connection between multiple factors was noted in a recent model of how a moon helps a planet remain habitable.

Is Global Warming Theory Chilling Out?

The scientific community has been adamant that humans are at fault for warming the globe, requiring drastic action. New findings could shake that confidence.

Sun Attacks, but Earth Fights Back

Geophysicists have found that the Earth fights deadly solar radiation with a plasma punch.

ISON Died a Customary Comet Death

Comet ISON was not unusual for breaking up and sputtering to a fiery end. That's in comets' nature.
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