Gold from Starstuff, or a Fool’s Gold Scenario?
May 8, 2019
If you tweak your scenario hard enough, it will give you anything you want.
How Well Do Astrophysicists Understand the Origin of Heavy Elements?
March 15, 2019
Elements heavier than iron form in supernova explosions. End of story. We can all rest now. But wait...
Earth Is a Safe Haven
May 23, 2018
Recent news articles show how mechanisms protect earth's inhabitants from a hail of bullets overhead.
Astrobiology Still Has No Biology
April 11, 2018
Number of worlds beyond Earth where life has been discovered: zero. Number of optimistic articles about life in outer space: hundreds per year.
Lazy Darwinists Abuse Science
October 17, 2017
The Darwin storytelling empire has become fat and lazy, abandoning the hard work of empiricism for tantalizing speculations.
Dark Matter Mystery Deepens
October 4, 2017
Dark energy theory may not explain the cosmological constant as once thought.
Dark Matter Remains Missing
March 1, 2017
How long do astronomers get to search for something that has no direct evidence?
Bizarre Bursts in Space
February 28, 2017
Astronomers don't know what they are, or where they come from, but big blasts from space have opened up a new field of research.
Christmas Star Remains Mysterious, But Something Real Happened
December 24, 2016
Theories rise and fall about the nature of the star that led the wise men to Bethlehem, but the fact remains: they saw something, and came on time to see Jesus.
Wishing Upon Star Formation
November 30, 2016
Many astronomy articles have a bad habit of assuming star formation without demonstrating or explaining it.
Radiation, Mistakes, and Assumptions
August 19, 2016
Three news items about atomic radiation should cause us to beware of academic overstatement.
Rearranging Deck Chairs on Sinking Planet Theories
April 27, 2016
Supernovas come in handy as theory rescue devices.
Cosmologists Need New Physics
April 14, 2016
More new observations don't fit current cosmological theory.
Astronomers Deal With Outrageous Phenomena
March 23, 2016
Even for scientists accustomed to big things, some observations seem too outrageous to explain.
Small Thing Make Big Boom
January 18, 2016
The most spectacular supernova ever detected has astrophysicists scratching their heads for a mechanism.