Misinterpreting Fossil Graveyards
March 30, 2019
Fossils are real, but the stories concocted to explain how mixed-up animals became buried together involve assumptions.
Initial Views of Ultima Thule from New Horizons Show Young Object
January 2, 2019
Ultima Thule, the farthest object ever visited up close by a spacecraft, looks like a snowman.
Natural Sources of Methane Surprise Climate Scientists
November 28, 2018
Methane is 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. Look where it comes from.
Lizards Pre-Programmed to Adapt Their Coloration
September 10, 2018
Lizards put onto lava can change color within a week. Over time, the population blends into the darker environment.
More Reasons to Doubt Scientific Omniscience
April 21, 2018
We hear it all the time; 99% of scientists agree. All it takes, though, is one overlooked fact to tumble a consensus.
Hidden Volcano Comes to Light
January 17, 2018
It was the largest volcanic eruption in history. It happened five years ago. Did you hear about it? Probably not. Here's why.
Natural Selection Favors Illogic
March 5, 2017
Nothing in Darwin's mechanism guarantees humans will think rationally. Fitness might actually favor stupidity. For proof, look at the reasoning of people who believe in natural selection.
Rapid Earth Changes in Historic Times
December 6, 2016
What happened to the Sahara desert? What's going on in Java, man? Geologists are surprised sometimes by recent major changes.
Activity on Planets Suggests Youth
November 11, 2016
Can these processes really have gone on for billions of years?
The Climate Is Not Clear for Change
September 19, 2016
Whenever you hear "all scientists agree," watch out. Groupthink may be at work.
Dawn of a Young Ceres
September 10, 2016
The largest asteroid has a problem: she's too young to get a date.
Giant Rockfall Enlarged Zion Canyon Recently
May 28, 2016
Within Bronze Age dates, a cataclysmic landslide enlarged Zion Canyon, forming a large lake.
Tiny Enceladus Beats Saturn in Plasma Output
February 17, 2016
An astonishing case of the tail wagging the dog: tiny moon is major source of plasma in Saturn's magnetosphere.
Land Animals Can Raft Across Oceans
February 13, 2016
A research study about floating plastic debris illustrates how animals can cross oceans on floating rafts.
Updates from Outer Planets
January 9, 2016
Let's review some of the latest news from missions to the outer planets.