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6 Oct 2015
fighting back

At ... the geneticists have been having it all their own way recently as far as the origins of Native Americans are concerned - they all came from Siberia. However, just as tweaking the genetic information has revealed that some South Americans have Austro-Melanesian genes, we now have Dennis Stanford, who claims a link between Clovis Points and Solutrean stone tools from Ice Age western Europe, still not willing to concede defeat to the big guns.

6 Oct 2015
feeding frenzies

Some strange goings on have been noticed - and all covered in secrecy and an unwillingness to let the public into the inner workings of the legal profession and their desire to make hay while the Sun shines (collect their share of the loot before CAGW expires a natural death). See for example ... but the original story comes from Donna Laframboise, a Canadian sceptic, at ...

3 Oct 2015
what's it all about

At ... some 50,000 people, supposedly intent on saving the planet will be flying into Paris, or coming by train or road, all using fossil fuels but mouthing to the rest of us that we should be curtailing our emissions, in December. We have always thought in terms of it being a massive guilt trip, and these people really are concerned about the environment. However, has it gone beyond the world of delusion.

3 Oct 2015
more on black holes

At ... we have a little history of black holes and how the idea came about. It is illuminating.

  This is how a black hole is perceived. In reality all you get is a flash of intense energy.

3 Oct 2015


At ... the New Horizons spacecraft has returned pictures of Charon, the larger companion of Pluto. The pictures are thought to show a very violent history, possibly even evidence of a collision. The solar system is becoming more insecure the more it is investigated.

3 Oct 2015

At ... NASAs Dawn spacecraft has been taking pictures of another small planet, or large asteroid, Ceres - which again displays evidence of unusual activity, including energetic particle bursts.

3 Oct 2015

At ... Europa is a moon of Jupiter and the link provides some historical information on the discovery, by telescope (the kind you hold in your hand), of the object some few hundred years ago.

3 Oct 2015
Deccan Traps

The Deccan Traps, a vast lava outflow, are located east of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), and here we have a bit of putting one and one together and making two - go to

3 Oct 2015

At ... which means it was probably common across Europe too. University of Sheffield archaeologists have developed a process to show that some bones were not as badly affected by bacterial erosion (the process of putrefaction) as other burials (which were laid to rest with no attempt at preservation.

3 Oct 2015
Siberian mammoths

Robert Farrar sent the link to .... the bones of eleven mammoths and one woolly rhinoceros were found near the Ob river in western Siberia - dating between 10,000 and 30,000 years ago (a provisional estimate as C14 has not been done). For years people have been taking bones from the deposit as a souvenir and not a single tusk has remained. Four other mass graves of mammoth are known in Siberia and explanations on how they came about are trite.