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6 Dec 2018
Space Weather

Interesting post with links at https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2018/12/04/space-weather-may-predict-fut... ... space weather may be used to predict future climate change. Historical space weather may help climate scientists predict future events and atmospheric cycles - from the University of Warwick. They discovered a repeatable pattern in the way space weather activity alters over each solar cycle. Although the claim they discovered this is untrue as sceptic science has been promulgating such ideas for a couple of decades - beating their heads against the wall of the consensus.

6 Dec 2018
Ruminations

At http://notrickszone.com/2018/12/03/new-research-methane-emissions-from-l... ... methane emissions from livestock have no detectable effect on the climate - according to a study by Albrecht Glatzle, author of over 100 scientific papers and clearly irritated by nonsense from the alarmists. He adds, the warming potential of greenhouse gases has been exaggerated.

4 Dec 2018
Catastrophism

America's National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has posted a video illustrating what might happen if an asteroid crashed into one of the earth's oceans. Link provided by William ... https://www.yahoo.com/news/mesmerizing-video-shows-happen-asteroid-01280... .. and the same video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1gSByQVJ2s&feature=youtu.be

4 Dec 2018
Hibben in for rehabilitation

Hibben in for rehabilitation. A doubtful ending to a long saga but it seems all the internet anti-Hibben verbals may have got it wrong after all - and there is a catastrophe at the heart of the Alaskan muck deposits. However, not a single catastrophe but a succession of them, all in keeping with the Clube and Napier Taurid complex theory of the 1990s. Go to https://cosmictusk.com/alaska-muck-hibben-frozen-mammoth-comet-catastrophe/ ... for the full article published in Nature last year (2017) - with no sign of a response from mainstream.

1 Dec 2018
Saxons and Romans

At https://phys.org/print462510653.html ... an Anglo Saxon cemetery has been found in the Lincolnshire Wolds dating back from the late 5th to early 6th century AD. Interestingly, the Wolds would have been dry land, and possibly a safe place as sea levels were much higher at this time. The burials included a rich array of grave goods such as copper gilded brooches, iron shield bosses etc. The discovery featured in this week's 'Digging for Britain' on BBC 4 (9pm November 28th). See https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bt8vvf/sign/digging-for-britain-...

1 Dec 2018
Cave Astronomy

This is an interesting link to a new study that will not be received with universal enthusiasm by mainstream but it has been published in a big name journal - go to https://phys.org/print462547301.html ... some of the world's oldest cave art has revealed how prehistoric people had a relatively informed knowledge of the sky and the movements of the stars and other cosmic bodies. Of course, it is all down to an interpretation of the cave art - and they are not the first by a long chance to say a connection between the sky and cave art exists.

1 Dec 2018
Big Bang Heavy Elements

How were the heavy elements formed in the wake of Big Bang - see https://phys.org/print462530198.html ... research from the University of Western Australia suggests condtions differ to what the theory has up to now allowed. Surprisingly, Big Bang theory goes all the way back to 1927. In the wake of the violent explosion - followed by expansion and the formation of the stars, conditions were turbulent (as one might expect). Not so according to the new theory. Not nearly so turbulent -and in fact hardly turbulent at all.

1 Dec 2018
Exploding Stars

At https://phys.org/print462785907.html ... a supernova discovered by several astronomers in different parts of the world has provided an unprecedented look at the first moments of a supernova explosion. The mechanism which starts the process into motion are actually unknown - in spite of what we have been assured by mainstream pontifications. They are, it seems, largely theoretical. What was observed was a brightening at the onset - earlier than expected.

1 Dec 2018
Humans in Tibet

At https://phys.org/print462787441.html ... human occupation of the Tibetan plateau is now thought to go back to between 40 and 30 thousand years ago. The high altitude, atmospheric hypoxia, and generally cold all year environment (as well as low rainfall) is a challenging place for humans to set down roots - but has it always been like that?

At https://phys.org/print462529741.html ... a study suggests Neanderthals interbred with early humans on multiple occasions. On the other hand, they may have not.

1 Dec 2018
Radio Bursts

One of the most baffling puzzles of astrophysics are radio bursts. They are extremely bright flashes of light with radio wavelengths - but last just milliseconds. See https://phys.org/print462533952.html ... where it is revealed that scientists know very little about them. Dozens of theories have been proposed but none are set in stone, it would seem, but you would not know this without being told. What they are going to do is create a catalogue of the versions and then mark them up by the pros and cons. Other scientists are able to weigh in on the subject.