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28 Jul 2016
Red Spot

At ... Jupiter's red spot heats up the upper atmosphere, thereby explaining the anomalous high temperatures that can hardly be the result of sunshine. Jupiter is five times distant from the Earth yet has an atmospheric temperature little different from that of our planet. The source of the non-solar energy has been a mystery - now they think they might have cracked it. The paper, in the July issue of Nature, to too early to be influenced by the current space mission to Jupiter.

28 Jul 2016
Wren Problem

At ... a DNA analysis of living and extinct species of New Zealand wrens have upset geological theories as it has been claimed New Zealand was completely submerged around 21 to 25 million years ago. It is thought the various species are only distantly related and ancestry may go back prior to 25 million years ago. This is using a uniformitarian time scale of geology and a uniformitarian time scale of evolutionary change.

28 Jul 2016
Sun Stones

At .... another study on the Viking sun stones - this time a proper experiment ...

25 Jul 2016
Mammatus Clouds

Mammatus clouds are so named for their similarity to cow udders and underbelly

25 Jul 2016
Data manipulation

No comment just a link -

25 Jul 2016
Rope making

At ... a German team (see Archaologische Ausgrabungen Baden Wurttemberg) have found a rope or twine making tool dating to the Aurignacian period (roughly 40,000 years ago). Rope and twine are essential components in the toolbox of mobile hunting groups. Impressions of string have been found in fossil clay and are depicted on Ice Age art but on the whole rope, twine and string are biodegradable and absent from archaeological sites. The find is made from mammoth bone ...   

25 Jul 2016
wildfire chronology

Wildfires are known to have been frequent features of the Australian past - and Aborigines usually get the blame as they have a habit of setting the bush alight in controlled fires to manage the vegetation and flush out wildlife. At ... scientists are hoping to map landscape fires by using dripping water in caves. The idea is to plot a sequence of wild fires on the land above the caves which hopefully will reveal some interesting information about timescales involved.

25 Jul 2016
Martin Sieff

Martin Sieff was a prominent member of SIS in its early days (way back when) but what has he been up to since that long ago period. Take a look at

25 Jul 2016
Back to Front Brains

We seem to get a lot of people thinking in a lopsided manner nowadays - but it seems climate scientists take the biscuit in this department (or should that be a tin of biscuits or cookie jar). At ... the climate scientists seem to be quite blatant now with their tricks and spin and don't even mind letting the sceptics know first hand they are fiddling the books. Why?

21 Jul 2016
Auntie's Porkies

Oh Dear. Auntie has been caught telling porkies. Doom monger Roger from Auntie has been on the air waves - he even provided the words for Mr Shukman to strut on the 6.00pm news (July 20th). However, at ... has the real story. The dregs of the 2015/6 El Nino are coming to a close and we are still being harangued that global warming is to blame. The hottest June was back in the 1999 according to satellite data (the dregs of the 1998/9 E Nino).