2010 News Items

David H. Bailey
1 Jan 2011 (c) 2011

This section contains links to some interesting recent news articles in the general area of modern science and religion. Specific topics of interest include biology, evolution, geology, physics, astronomy, cosmology, computer science, science-religion controversies, ethics and morality, biblical scholarship and others. New entries are posted frequently. Most recent listed first:

Astronomy, cosmology and physics

  1. Dennis Overbye, "Rings in Sky Leave Alternate Visions of Universes," New York Times, 13 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  2. Kenneth Chang, "How Many Stars? Three Times as Many as We Thought, Report Says," New York Times, 1 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  3. Dennis Overbye, "Bubbles of Energy Are Found in Galaxy," New York Times, 9 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  4. Anil Ananthaswamy, "Why the early universe was free of charge," New Scientist, 4 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  5. [no author] "Fourth Flavor of Neutrino? Physics Experiment Suggests Existence of New Elementary Particle," Science Daily, 2 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  6. Marc Kaufman, "Scientists estimate tens of billions of Earth-size planets in Milky Way," Washington Post, 28 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  7. Michael Brooks, "Constant change: Are there no universal laws?", New Scientist, 25 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  8. Anil Ananthaswamy, "Big bounce cosmos makes inflation a sure thing," New Scientist, 13 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  9. Sarma Kancharta, "Fundamental constants from topological insulators," Physics, research synopsis, 12 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  10. Shaun McCormack, "Astronomer seeks ET Machines," Astrobiology Magazine, 1 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  11. Dennis Overbye, "New Planet May Be Able to Nurture Organisms," New York Times, 29 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  12. Michael Brooks, "Laws of physics may change across the universe," New Scientist, 9 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  13. [no author] "Solar System May Be 2 Million Years Older Than We Thought, Meteorite Analysis Suggests," Science Daily, 25 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  14. John Matson, "Slow and Steady: Astronomy Advisory Report Charts a Long Road for Exoplanet Science," Scientific American, 20 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  15. Anil Ananthaswamy, "Rethinking Einstein: The end of space-time," New Scientist, 9 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  16. Dennis Overbye, "Teams of Physicist Closing in on the 'God Particle'," New York Times, 26 Jul 2010, available at Online article.
  17. Gregory Benford, James Benford and Dominic Benford, "Searching for Cost-Optimized Interstellar Beacons," Astrobiology, vol. 10 (2010), no. 5, pg. 491-498, available at Online article.
  18. Casey Johnston, "New proton measurements may throw physics a curve," Ars Technica, 9 Jul 2010, available at Online article.
  19. [no author] "Six New Planets Discovered," Science Daily, 21 Jun 2010, available at Online article.
  20. Anil Ananthaswamy, "Anti-neutrino's odd behaviour points to new physics," New Scientist, 16 Jun 2010, available at Online article.
  21. George Musser, "Deep in thought: What is a 'law of physics,' anyway?" Scientific American, 4 Jun 2010, available at Online article.
  22. Rachael Courtland, "Distant Gas Blob Threatens to Shake Nature's Constants," New Scientist, available at Online article.
  23. John Mason, "Fermilab Finds New Mechanism for Matter's Dominance over Antimatter," Scientific American, 20 May 2010, available at Online article.
  24. Marcus Chown, "Did exploding stars shatter life's mirror?" New Scientist, 19 May 2010, available at Online article.
  25. Dennis Overbye, "A New Clue to Explain Existence," New York Times, 17 May 2010, available at Online article.
  26. [no author], "X-Ray Discovery Points to Location of Missing Matter in Universe," Science Daily, 11 May 2010, available at Online article.
  27. Marcelo Gleiser, "The imperfect universe: Goodbye, theory of everything," New Scientist, 10 May 2010, available at Online article.
  28. Michael Brooks, "Seven wonders of the quantum world," New Scientist, 6 May 2010, available at Online article.
  29. Philip Yam, "Alien horror: Stephen Hawking hawks Stephen King" (discusses physicist Stephen Hawking's recent expression of concern about contacting extra-terrestrial civilizations), Scientific American, 28 Apr 2010, available at Online article.
  30. Dwight Garner, "Little Green Men and Flying Saucers Are So Passe: New Ideas About Aliens" (review of Paul Davies' The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence), New York Times, 21 Apr 2010, available at Online article.
  31. [no author] "Einstein's Theory Fights Off Challengers," Science Daily, 16 Apr 2010, available at Online article.
  32. Dennis Overbye, "Large Hadron Collider Finally Smashing Properly," New York Times, 30 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  33. [no author] "Astronomers Confirm Einstein's Theory of Relativity and Accelerating Cosmic Expansion," Science Daily, 25 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  34. Michael E. Anderson and Joel N. Bregman, "Do Hot Haloes Around Galaxies Contain the Missing Baryons?" arXiv, 22 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  35. [no author] "Supermassive Black Holes: Hinting at the Nature of Dark Matter?" Science Daily, 22 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  36. Dennis Overbye, "New Record Set for Speedy Protons," New York Times, 19 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  37. [no author] "WISE Captures a Cosmic Rosebud Blossoming with New Stars," Science Daily, 19 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  38. Richard Webb, "Cosmic clocks: Relativity's final test," New Scientist, 17 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  39. [no author] "Super Supernova: White Dwarf Star System Exceeds Mass Limit," Science Daily, 16 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  40. Zeeya Merali, "Einstein passes cosmic test: General relativity fits survey observations but there's still room for its rivals," Scientific American, 10 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  41. Michael Marshall, "Knowing the mind of God: Seven theories of everything," New Scientist, 4 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  42. Amanda Gefter, "A measure for the multiverse," New Scientist, 3 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  43. [no author] "Astronomically Large Lenses Measure the Age and Size of the Universe," Science Daily, 1 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  44. Anne Trafton, "Life beyond our universe: MIT physicists explore the possibility of life in universes with laws different from our own," MIT News, 22 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  45. Dennis Overbye, "From the Clash of White Dwarfs, the Birth of a Supernova," New York Times, 22 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  46. John Matson, "Einstein's gravitational redshift measured with unprecedented precision," Scientific American, 17 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  47. Rachel Courtland, "Helium clue found in echo of the big bang," New Scientist, 8 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  48. Dennis Overbye, "Collider to Operate Again, Though at Half Power," New York Times, 4 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  49. Stephen Battersby, "Messy galactic mergers lead to delicate spiral shapes," New Scientist, 4 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  50. Dennis Overbye, "Physicists' Dreams and Worries in Era of the Big Collider," New York Times, 25 Jan 2010, available at Online article.
  51. David Shiga, "Solar system 'on fire' burned up Earth's carbon," New Scientist, 19 Jan 2010, available at Online article.
  52. Alejandro Jenkins and Gilad Perez, "Looking for Life in the Multiverse," Scientific American, Jan 2010, available at Online article.
  53. [no author], "Deriving the Properties of the Universe: an 'entropic principle' as an alternative to the 'anthropic principle'," Technology Review, 18 Jan 2010, available at Online article.
  54. [no author], "How Galaxies Form: New Research Resolves Conflict in Theory," Science Daily, 14 Jan 2010, available at Online article.
  55. Richard Fisher, "Frank Drake: Half a century listening for ET," New Scientist, 13 Jan 2010, available at Online article.
  56. Marcus Chown, " Supermassive black holes -- the fathers of galaxies," New Scientist, 6 Jan 2010, available at Online article.

Biology, geology and evolution

  1. [no author] "Was Israel the Birthplace of Modern Humans?," Science Daily, 31 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  2. Israel Hershkovitz and 8 other authors, "Middle pleistocene dental remains from Qesem Cave (Israel)," American Journal of Anthropology, 23 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  3. Carl Zimmer, "Siberian Fossils Were Neanderthals' Eastern Cousins, DNA Reveals," New York Times, 22 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  4. [no author] "Rise in Oxygen Drove Evolution of Animal Life 550 Million Years Ago," Science Daily, 18 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  5. James O'Donoghue, "Living dinosaurs: How did feathers and flight evolve?," New Scientist, 16 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  6. James O'Donoghue, "Living dinosaurs: Was archaeopteryx really a bird?," New Scientist, 15 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  7. James O'Donoghue, "Living dinosaurs: Are we sure birds are dinos?," New Scientist, 14 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  8. [no author] New mathematics research proves there's plenty of time for evolution," PhysOrg.com, 14 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  9. Sean B. Carroll, "In a Single-Cell Predator, Clues to the Animal Kingdom's Birth," New York Times, 13 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  10. Dennis Overbye, "Poisoned Debate Encircles a Microbe Study's Result," New York Times, 13 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  11. Erin Brown, "Scientists skeptical about organism said to survive on arsenic," Los Angeles, 11 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  12. Carl Zimmer, "'This Paper Should Not Have Been Published': Scientists see fatal flaws in the NASA study of arsenic-based life, Slate, 7 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  13. Dennis Overbye, "Microbe Finds Arsenic Tasty; Redefines Life," New York Times, 2 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  14. Olivier Dessibourg, "Arsenic-eating bacteria point to new life forms," New Scientist, 2 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  15. Leonid Moroz, "The Devolution of Evolution," The Scientist, 1 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  16. [no author] "New Statistical Model Moves Human Evolution Back Three Million Years," Science Daily, 5 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  17. Brandon Keim, "How Darwin's Finches Keep Their Species Separate," Wired Science, 3 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  18. Leonid Moroz, "The Devolution of Evolution," The Scientist, 1 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  19. Sindya N. Bhanoo, "Asia to Africa, or Vice Versa: New Clues to Primates' Origins," New York Times, 28 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  20. Christian Nordqvist, "Two Malaria Mosquito Strains Appear To Have Diverged Into Separate Species," Medical News Today, 22 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  21. Michael Le Page, "Why complex life probably evolved only once," New Scientist, 21 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  22. [no author] "Mutation Over 100 Million Years Ago Led Flowers to Make Male and Female Parts Differently," Science Daily, 18 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  23. Kenneth Chang, "Footprint Fossils Offer Earliest Evidence of Dinosaurs' Ancestors," New York Times, 6 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  24. [no author] "First Genetic Evidence for Loss of Teeth in the Common Ancestor of Baleen Whales," Science Daily, 1 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  25. [no author] "'Hobbit' Was an Iodine-Deficient Human, Not Another Species, New Study Suggests," Science Daily, 28 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  26. Ewen Callaway, "Evolution in the urban jungle," Nature News, 21 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  27. Marc Kaufman, "Possibility of life on Mars being reexamined after new soil tests," Washington Post, 3 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  28. Steven Newton, "Darwin Was Not Wrong -- New Study Being Distorted," Huffington Post, 26 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  29. Brandon Keim, "E.O. Wilson Proposes New Theory of Social Evolution," Wired, 26 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  30. Lisa M. Krieger, "Evolution: Stanford study suggests disease-causing genes were once beneficial," San Jose Mercury News, 18 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  31. [no author] "'Mitochondrial Eve': Mother of All Humans Lived 200,000 Years Ago," Science Daily, 17 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  32. James O'Donoghue, "Found: World's oldest animal fossils," New Scientist, 17 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  33. John Noble Wilford, "Lucy's Kin Carved Up a Meaty Meal, Scientists Say," New Scientist, 11 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  34. Jack Szostak, "Recreate life to understand how life began," New Scientist, 9 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  35. [no author] "Secret of Life on Earth May Be as Simple as What Happens Between the Sheets -- Mica Sheets, That Is," Science Daily, 6 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  36. Sean B. Carroll, "Translating Stories of Life Forms Etched in Stone," New York Times, 27 Jul 2010, available at Online article.
  37. Nicholas Wade, "Adventures in Very Recent Evolution," New York Times, 19 Jul 2010, available at Online article.
  38. [no author] "Human Sperm Gene is 600 Million Years Old, Scientists Discover," Science Daily, 15 Jul 2010, available at Online article.
  39. Nicholas Wade, "Scientists Cite Fastest Case of Human Evolution," New York Times, 1 Jul 2010, available at Online article.
  40. [no author] "Complex, Multicellular Life from Over Two Billion Years Ago Discovered," Science Daily, 30 Jun 2010, available at Online article.
  41. [no author] "Flores 'hobbits' weren't malformed humans," New Scientist, 23 Jun 2010, available at Online article.
  42. David Perlman, "New link in human evolution found in Ethiopia," San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Jun 2010, available at Online article.
  43. [no author] "3.6 Million-Year-Old Relative of 'Lucy' Discovered: Early Hominid Skeleton Confirms Human-Like Walking Is Ancient," Science Daily, 21 Jun 2010, available at Online article.
  44. [no author] "Orign of Life: Adding UV Light Helps Form 'Missing G' of RNA Building Blocks," Science Daily, 15 Jun 2010, available at Online article.
  45. David Shiga, "Hints of Life Found on Saturn Moon," New Scientist, 4 Jun 2010, available at Online article.
  46. Kate McAlpine, "DNA Replication ... Without Life," New Scientist, 27 May 2010, available at Online article.
  47. John Noble Wilford, "Scientists Challenge 'Breakthrough' on Fossil Skeleton," New York Times, 27 May 2010, available at Online article.
  48. Nicholas Wade, "Researchers Say They Created a 'Synthetic Cell'," New York Times, 20 May 2010, available at Online article.
  49. Ewen Callaway, "Immaculate creation: birth of the first synthetic cell," New Scientist, 20 May 2010, available at Online article.
  50. [no author] "Prehistoric Fish Extinction Paved the Way for Modern Vertebrates; Event of Unknown Origin Occurred as First Vertebrates Tested Land," Science Daily, 19 May 2010, available at Online article.
  51. John Noble Wilford, "Creatures of Cambrian May Have Lived On," New York Times, 17 May 2010, available at Online article.
  52. [no author] "Tibetans Developed Genes to Help Them Adapt to Life at High Elevations," Science Daily, 15 May 2010, available at Online article.
  53. Andy Coghlan, "Fat lips evolve at record speed," New Scientist, 14 May 2010, available at Online article.
  54. Katherine Harmon, "The Proof Is in the Proteins: Test Supports Universal Common Ancestor for All Life," Scientific American, 13 May 2010, available at Online article.
  55. Nicholas Wade, "Signs of Neanderthals Mating with Humans," New York Times, 6 May 2010, available at Online article.
  56. Nicholas Wade, "Cracking Orca's Code: It Comes in Several Types" (Orcas are splitting into three species), New York Times, 26 Apr 2010, available at Online article.
  57. Carl Zimmer, "Finding Genes in Odd Places," New York Times, 26 Apr 2010, available at Online article.
  58. Jerry A. Coyne, "The Improbability Pump" (discusses evolution and Richard Dawkins' book The Greatest Show on Earth), The Nation, 21 Apr 2010, available at Online article.
  59. Catherine Brahic, "Self-starter: Life got going all on its own," New Scientist, 21 Apr 2010, available at Online article.
  60. Emma Young, "Living world: Why the tropics are hotbeds of evolution," New Scientist, 21 Apr 2010, available at Online article.
  61. Kate Wong, "Spectacular South African Skeletons Reveal New Species from Murky Period of Human Evolution," Scientific American, 8 Apr 2010, available at Online article.
  62. Celia W. Dugger and John Noble Wilford, "New Hominid Species Discovered in South Africa," New York Times, 8 Apr 2010, available at Online article.
  63. Kate Wong, "No Bones about It: Ancient DNA from Siberia Hints at Previously Unknown Human Relative," Scientific American, 24 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  64. [no author] "New Dinosaur from Utah's Red Rocks," Science Daily, 24 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  65. Ewen Callaway, "'Junk' DNA gets credit for making us who we are," New Scientist, 19 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  66. Nicholas Wade, "New Finding Puts Origins of Dogs in Middle East," New York Times, 17 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  67. [no author] "Flowering Plants May Be Considerably Older Than Thought," Science Daily, 17 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  68. Bob Holmes, "Accidental origins: Where species come from," New Scientist, 10 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  69. Bob Holmes, "Did 'midwife molecule' assemble first life on Earth?" New Scientist, 9 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  70. Nicholas Wade, "Human Culture, an Evolutionary Force," New York Times, 1 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  71. Phil Berardelli, "Early Polar Bear Discovered in Arctic Tundra," ScienceNow, 1 Mar 2010, available a Online article.
  72. David Despain, "Cross-discipline Effort Tracks Evolution of Human Uniqueness and Modern Behavior," Scientific American, 26 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  73. [no author] "Scientists Create Tiny RNA Molecule With Big Implications for Life's Origins," ScienceDaily, 24 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  74. Wilson da Silva, "Life-like evolution in a test tube," Cosmos, 21 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  75. Phil McKenna, "Xu Xing: Unearthing how dinosaurs became birds," New Scientist, 17 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  76. Nicholas Wade, "Whole Genome of Ancient Human Is Decoded," New York Times, 10 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  77. Nick Lane, "First breath: Earth's billion-year struggle for oxygen," New Scientist, 5 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  78. James O'Donoghue, "Found: The first ever animal trails," New Scientist, 4 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  79. Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, "Survival of the fittest theory: Darwinism's limits," New Scientist, 3 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  80. David Perlman, "Fossil find in China boosts dinosaur-bird link," San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Jan 2010, available at Online article.
  81. Mark Buchanan, "Horizontal and vertical: The evolution of evolution," New Scientist, 26 Jan 2010, available at Online article.
  82. Ariana Eunjung Cha, "China spends billions to study dinosaur fossils at sites of major discoveries," Washington Post, 26 Jan 2010, available at Online article.
  83. Andy Coghlan, "Bats and dolphins separately evolved same sonar gene," New Scientist, 25 Jan 2010, available at Online article.
  84. Carina Storrs, "Endangered Species: Humans Might Have Faced Extinction 1 Million Years Ago," Scientific American, 21 Jan 2010, available at Online article.
  85. Sean B. Carroll, "Remarkable Creatures: When Built-In Antifreeze Beats a Winter Coat," New York Times, 19 Jan 2010, available at Online article.
  86. Andy Coghlan, "Drug-Resistant HIV Set to Surge," New Scientist, 15 Jan 2010, available at Online article.
  87. Jody Bourton, "Two killer whale types identified" [possibly forming a new species], BBC, 5 Jan 2010, available at Online article.

Computer science and consciousness

  1. Brian Stelter, "I.B.M. Supercomputer 'Watson' to Challenge 'Jeopardy' Stars," New York Times, blog post, 14 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  2. Steve Lohr, "Aiming to Learn as We Do, a Machine Teaches Itself," New York Times, 4 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  3. Richard Elwes, "P not NP? It's bad news for the power of computing," New Scientist, 10 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  4. Catherine Brahic, "Artificial life forms evolve basic intelligence," New Scientist, 4 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  5. Clive Thompson, "What Is I.B.M.'s Watson?" (discusses IBM's computer that is scheduled to compete on the TV show "Jeopardy"), New York Times, 14 Jun 2010, available at Online article.

Religion studies

  1. Robert Draper, "Kings of Controversy" (discusses archaeological findings of the Biblical king David's era), National Geographic, Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  2. Charmaine Noronha, "Tony Blair, Christopher Hitchens Debate Religion, Huffington Post, 27 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  3. Neil MacFarquhar, "Human Development Report Shows Great Gains, and Some Slides," New York Times, 4 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  4. Matthew Kalman, "Judge Mulls Verdict in Jesus Forgery Trial," AOL News, Online article.
  5. Ian Morris, "Why western science conquered the world," New Scientist, 1 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  6. Rabbi Sid Schwarz, "The Necessity of Jewish Values in the Contemporary World," Huffington Post, 27 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  7. Kamil Dada, "Dali Lama talks meditation with Stanford scientists," Stanford Daily, 18 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  8. Frans de Waal, "Morals Without God?", New York Times, 17 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  9. Valerie Tarico, "Psychology of God: Do Christians Believe God Has Emotions," Huffington Post, 15 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  10. Eric H. Yoffie, "Media Images of Religious Americans: Elitist, Condescending and Wrong," Huffington Post, 12 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  11. John Horgan, "Be wary of the righteous rationalist: We should reject Sam Harris's claim that science can be a moral guidepost," Scientific American, blog, 11 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  12. Jessica Hamzelou, "Daily choices can affect long-term happiness" (discusses benefits of religious observance), New Scientist, 5 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  13. Valerie Tarico, "God's Emotions: Why the Biblical God Is So Human (Part 2): What Psychology Can and Can't Say About God," Huffington Post, 4 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  14. Kwame Anthrony Appiah, "Science Knows Best" (review of Sam Harris' The Moral Landscape), New York Times, 1 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  15. Laurie Goodstein, "Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans," New York Times, 28 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  16. Kate McAlpine, "How wind may have parted the sea for Moses," New Scientist, 22 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  17. Valerie Tarico, "God's Emotions: Why the Biblical God Is So Human (Part 1)," Huffington Post, 21 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  18. [no author] "Reason to rejoice over drop in maternal deaths," Guardian, blog, 15 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  19. Matthew Kalman, "The Burial Box of Jesus' Brother: Fraud?" Time, 5 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  20. Michael Ruse, "Darwinism and the Moral Argument for God," Huffington Post, 29 Jul 2010, available at Online article.
  21. Ker Than, "Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Solved?" National Geographic, 27 Jul 2010, available at Online article.
  22. David Brooks, "The Moral Naturalists," New York Times, 22 Jul 2010, available at Online article.
  23. [no author] "Constraining the Reign of Ancient Egypt: Radiocarbon Dating Helps to Nail Down the Chronology of Kings, Researchers Say," Science Daily, 18 Jun 2010, available at Online article.
  24. Nicholas Wade, "Studies Show Jews' Genetic Similarity," New York Times, 9 Jun 2010, available at Online article.
  25. Shanta Barley, "Biblical bee-keepers picked the best bees," New Scientist, 7 Jun 2010, available at Online article.
  26. Andy Coghlan, "How Religion Made Jews Genetically Distinct," New Scientist, 4 Jun 2010, available at Online article.
  27. Paul Bloom, "The Moral Life of Babies," New York Times, 3 May 2010, available at Online article.
  28. [No author] "Archaeologist Discovers Jerusalem City Wall from Tenth Century B.C.E.," Science Daily, 22 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  29. Clara Moskowitz, "Bible Possibly Written Centuries Earlier, Text Suggests," Live Science, 18 Jan 2010, available at Online article.

Science-religion controversies

  • PZ Myers, "Intelligent design creationism is fundamentally wrong," 26 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  • Mark Oppenheimer, "Astronomer Sues University, Claiming Religion Cost Him a Job," New York Times, 18 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  • Frank Newport, "Four in 10 Americans Believe in Strict Creationism," Gallup Poll, 17 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  • Brandon Keim, "Evolution Survives Assault on Louisiana Textbooks," Wired, 8 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  • [no author] "Controversy over proposed creationist theme park," National Center for Science Education, 6 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  • John Farrell, "Intelligent Design: Losing the Catholics," Huffington Post, 5 Dec 2010, available at Online article.
  • Mark Hansel, "Beshear to announce creationist theme park for Kentucky," 30 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  • [no author] "Calls to adopt biology textbooks in Louisiana," National Center for Science Education, 19 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  • Karl Giberson, "The Precarious but Profound Middle Ground In The Struggle Between Religion and Science," Huffington Post, 16 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  • Erik Robelen, "Louisiana Panel Endorses Textbooks, Despite Evolution Critics," Education Week, 12 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  • Michael Zimmerman, "In the Creationist Universe, Religious Dogma Trumps Scientific Inquiry," Huffington Post, 10 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  • Frans de Waal, "The God-Science Shouting Match: A Response," New York Times, online commentary, 4 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  • Victor Stenger, "The Grand Accident," Huffington Post, 1 Nov 2010, available at Online article.
  • Davide Castelvecchi, "Hawking vs. God: What Did the Physicist Really Say about the Deity?," Scientific American, 22 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  • John Farrell, "Creationism lives on in US public schools," New Scientist, 20 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  • David Roach, "How Old? Age of Earth debated among SBC scholars," Florida Baptist Witness, 20 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  • Michael Ruse, "Religion As Morality: Is This the Way Forward in the Science-Religion Debate?" Huffington Post, 16 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  • Marcelo Gleiser, "Why Science Matters: A Scientist's Apology," National Public Radio, 13 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  • [Discovery Institute] "Are God and Evolution Compatible? Some Catholic, Jewish and Protestant Authors Say No," press release, 12 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  • Pat Brennan, "Tough talk at Chapman: evolution vs. creationism," Orange County Register, 11 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  • Deepak Chopra, "Beyond religion and science," San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  • Karl Giberson, "Christianity and Extraterrestrial Life: Are the Gliesans Going to Hell?", Huffington Post, 10 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  • Michael Zimmerman, "Creationists Destroy Creationism with Their Own Words," Huffington Post, 6 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  • Alan I. Leshner, "How Science Museums Are Promoting Civil Religion-Science Dialogue," Huffington Post, 2 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  • [no author] "UK Centre for Intelligent Design claims it will focus on science, not religion," Guardian Science Blog, 1 Oct 2010, available at Online article.
  • Victor Stenger, "Did the Universe Come from Nothing?" Huffington Post, 27 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • [no author] "Scientist debunks Hawking's 'no God needed' theory," Independent Catholic News, 29 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • SMU Professors, "SMU professors speak out against Darwin presentation," SMU Daily Campus, 27 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • Michael Zimmerman, "USA Today: Decrying Scientific Ignorance while Endorsing Creationism?" Huffington Post, 27 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • David Eagleman, "Why I am a 'possibilian'," New Scientist, 22 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • Erwin Laszlo, "When Stephen Hawking Speaks about God, Don't Mistake Him for a Scientist," Huffington Post, 22 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • Thomas Dixon, "God^2 -- how science and religion rub along," BBC Mobile, 21 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • Erwin Laszlo, "Why Some Religious People Fear (and Fight) Science -- And Why It's a Big Mistake," Huffington Post, 17 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • Lisa McAlpine, "M-theory: Doubts linger over godless universe," New Scientist, 14 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • Sean Carroll, "The 'Why' Questions: Chapter and Multiverse," Wall Street Journal, 11 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • Denis Alexander, "How Evolution Gets Used and Abused in the Science-Religion Debate," Huffinton Post, 7 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • Dwight Garner, "Many Kinds of Universes, and None Require God," New York Times, 7 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • John Horgan, "Contemplating the end of the world, math, mystery and other things," Scientific American, 6 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • Tim Crane, "Mystery and Evidence," New York Times, 5 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • Paul Davies, "Stephen Hawking's big bang gaps," The Hindu, 4 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • Claire Spencer, "Daily View: Stephen Hawking's Universe theory," BBC News, 4 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • John Lennox, "As a scientist I'm certain Stephen Hawking is wrong. You can't explain the universe without God," Mail Online, 3 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow, "Why God Did Not Create the Universe," Wall Street Journal, 4 Sep 2010, available at Online article.
  • Matt J. Rossano, "Would Evidence for God Mean the End of Atheism and Christianity?" Huffington Post, 10 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  • Jeff Hecht, "Dinosaur man: playing creationists at their own game," New Scientist, 12 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  • Amanda Gefter and Celeste Biever, "E=mc^2? Not on Conservapedia," New Scientist, 11 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  • Alan Lurie, "Anatomy of an Angry Atheist" (a look at the "new atheism" by an ordained Rabbi), Huffington Post, 3 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  • Lawrence M. Krauss, "Faith and Foolishness: When Religious Beliefs Become Dangerous," Scientific American, 3 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  • Garry Gutting, "Philosophy and Faith," New York Times, 1 Aug 2010, available at Online article.
  • Michael Zimmerman, "Gravity, Evolution and Religious Dogma," Huffington Post, 28 Jul 2010, available at Online article.
  • Matt J. Rossano, "Augustine of Hippo: A Role Model for Intelligent Faith," Huffington Post, 28 Jul 2010, available at Online article.
  • Vic Couvillion, "School Board might OK teaching creationism" [in Livingston Parish, Louisiana], The Advocate, 24 Jul 2010, pg. 4B, available at Online article.
  • Bob Smietana, "Young evangelical writer: 'Move on' from evolution-creationism debate," USA Today, 23 Jul 2010, available at Online article.
  • Brad Hirschfield, "God and Darwin: still fighting after 85 years," Washington Post, 15 Jul 2010, available at Online article.
  • John Horgan, "Dubitable Darwin? Why Some Smart, Nonreligious People Doubt the Theory of Evolution," Scientific American, 6 Jul 2010, available at Online article.
  • Krista Tippett, "Reconciling Science and Religion: How Did These Great Minds Do It?" Huffington Post, 6 Jul 2010, available at Online article.
  • Stanley Knick, "Jesus and the Evolution of the Species," Huffington Post, 6 Jul 2010, available at Online article.
  • Steven Newton, "Darwin, Creationism and Creation," Huffington Post, 27 Jun 2010, available at Online article.
  • Andy Coghlan, "'Godless communists' embrace creationism," New Scientist, 15 Jun 2010, available at Online article.
  • Marcus Chown, "A physicist finds God in cosmic harmonies" (review of Bernard Haisch, The Purpose-Guided Universe), New Scientist, 19 May 2010, available at Online article.
  • Lauri Lebo, "Texas Textbook Massacre," Religion Dispatches, 27 Apr 2010, available at Online article.
  • Graham Lawson, "Templeton prizewinner: We need science plus morality" (interview with Francisco Ayala), New Scientist, 2 Apr 2010, available at Online article.
  • Brandon Keim, "Evolution's New Foe: Timid School Administrators," Wired, 23 Apr 2010, available at Online article.
  • Cornelia Dean, "Biologist Wins Templeton Prize," New York Times, 25 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  • Debora MacKenzie, "Battle over climate science spreads to US schoolrooms" (mentions links to creationism), New Scientist, 11 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  • Leslie Kaufman, "Darwin Foes Add Warming to Targets," New York Times, 3 Mar 2010, available at Online article.
  • Russell Shorto, "How Christian Were the Founders?" (discusses creationism in Texas), New York Times, 14 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  • Stephen M. Barr, "The End of Intelligent Design?" First Things, 9 Feb 2010, available at Online article.
  • Jessica Griggs, "Religion could survive discovery of ET, survey suggests," New Scientist, 26 Jan 2010, available at Online article.
  • Barbara Herrnstein Smith, "Science and Religion, Lives and Rocks" (response to Stanley Fish's review -- see next item), New York Times, 25 Jan 2010, available at Online article.
  • Stanley Fish, "Must There Be a Bottom Line?" (review of Barbara Herrnstein Smith's Natural Reflections: Human Cognition at the Nexus of Science and Religion), New York Times, 18 Jan 2010, available at Online article.