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7 Nov 2016
Solar System Formation

Everything we know about the formation of the solar system might be wrong - according to two astronomers that discovered the first 'binary-binary' (two massive companions around a single star in a close binary sytem) - see www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161019162507.htm

7 Nov 2016
Ping

At www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2016/11/mysterious-pinging-sound-detected-... ... wildlife has disappeared - such as bowhead whales, bearded and ringed seals etc. Instead, a strange noise has been heard coming from the sea floor. What is going on?

4 Nov 2016
They are after your sunday dinner

At http://phys.org/news/2016-11-climate-low-hanging-fruit-ripe.html .... the traditional roast beef or lamb dinner is under threat - by hedge fund managers and CAGW alarmists. They have targeted fridge gases again, or HFCs, which also affects air conditioning units too. Is this a direct attack on one of life's luxuries (enabling us to keep food safe and cool) or is there something more mundane behind it. In other words, is the patent on HFCs too broad. Has some clever company got a new patent on which it wants to make a killing? This is what happened last time.

4 Nov 2016
Mount St Helens

   At www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2016/11/mount-st-helens-is-getting-weirder... ... geologists have been trying to understand how Mount St Helens works. It is a volcano of the Cascade Arc and one of a string of eruptive volcanoes that run parallel to the hypothetical subduction zone between tow major plates between British Columbia and California.

4 Nov 2016
Saturn's Rings

At http://phys.org/print397135082.html ... a team of researchers has presented a new model for the origins of Saturn's rings (see also www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0019103516305747 ... ). The lead author, Ryuki Hydo of Kobe University, says that Saturn's rings are made up of 95 per cent icy particles. However, the rings of Uranus and Neptune are somewhat darker, probably because they are made up of particles that are more rock like. This assumption appears to drive the model's conclusion.

4 Nov 2016
Bigging the Hole

At http://phys.org/print397315015.html ... humans settled in Australia around 50,000 years ago (and possibly even earlier). This applies to the interior outback as much as the coastal zone. The Flinders Range in South Australia, 280 mile adrift of Adelaide, display evidence of human occupation - and the sediments have been dated according to a paper in Nature this month. The discovery of bone tools and the use of pigments such as ochre appear to cement the findings.

4 Nov 2016
Egg Rock

At http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl .... we learn that Curiosity Rover has come across an odd looking iron meteorite - the size of a golf ball. It is the remains of a meteorite, it is thought, that had fallen out of the Mars sky. It has been dubbed the 'egg rock' and has been examined by a laser firing spectrometer. It is also thought iron meteorites originate as a result of asteroids melting. Molten iron and nickel form lumps - hence iron meteorites

3 Nov 2016
Solar Seismic Waves

At www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2016/10/nasa-first-ever-solar-seismic-wave... ... the title says it all - NASA sees solar seismic waves travel up through layers of the Sun into it atmosphere. The magnetic field is compared to railway tracks - guiding the waves as they move up to the surface. However, the author then can't himself as he reverts to mainstream theory. He goes on to tell us the Sun produces energy by fusing hydrogen at its core.

3 Nov 2016
Fiddling Temperatures

Here we go again - at http://notrickszone.com/2016/10/31/revealed-ipcc-adds-0-3c-of-phantom-wa... ... so that is how its done (some might say) - but others are more circumspect. What do you expect? Big money is involved.

3 Nov 2016
Mooning Around

At http://phys.org/print397131019.html ... and variously at https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2016/11/02/new-theory-explains-how-the-m... ... and https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/11/01/new-model-explains-the-moons-weir... ... and all these are useful but the latter two come with comments. The operative word here is 'model' - not actual physical evidence.