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Cosmologists Need New Physics

More new observations don't fit current cosmological theory.

Astronomers Deal With Outrageous Phenomena

Even for scientists accustomed to big things, some observations seem too outrageous to explain.

Small Thing Make Big Boom

The most spectacular supernova ever detected has astrophysicists scratching their heads for a mechanism.

Major Scientific Revolutions Are Still Possible

Beware the myth of progress. There's more scientists don't know than what they know.

Entropy in Space Seen at All Scales

Entropy at all scales: clearly seen. Creation of order: not so much.

SETI Club Goes Bonkers

Flush with new money, the astronomers who support SETI have lost all restraint in their speculations.

Natural Light Shows Dazzle Scientists

Here are some news stories from diverse fields of science, related only by the phenomenon of light.

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 Ruler Flawed

Type 1a supernovae, vital to estimates of the size and expansion of the universe, are not uniform. This has cosmic implications.

Double Trouble for Cosmology

Two developments are converging to threaten the standard big bang model of the universe's origin.

Blow to Supernova Nucleogenesis Theory

There's 100 times less of a radioactive element on the ocean floor than expected.

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.

Light Speed Implications Are Staggering

A new paper revises the speed of light. This could change everything in the universe.

Major Cosmic Questions Remain Unanswered

Some basic ideas about physics and astronomy remain so mysterious, and their explanations so flexible, they may lead some to question whether they should be called "hard sciences."
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