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12 Sep 2018
SIS Autumn Speaker Meeting

This will inlcude Bob Johnson's talk, 'Why the Electric Universe isn't the same as the Plasma Universe and Why it Matters' ... which will be a two part presentation (with only one other speaker). There wil be breaks in between the 3 parts. Johnson's talk promises to be exciting as he will say the EU differs from the PU by the inclusion of i) recent planetary near collisions with Earth and another celestial body or bodies, ii) the Saturn theory, and iii) the anode sun model of Juergens, the electric sun.

12 Sep 2018
Bright and Spotty

At https://phys.org/print455796042.html ... bright surface features on the asteroid Ceres were discovered by the Dawn Mission in 2015. See image below ...

12 Sep 2018
Origins of Salt

Robert Maximus has a thread on the thunderbolts forum on catastrophist geology and at one point the discussion moves to the origin of rock salt - and Robert quotes from https://creation.com/magmatic-origin-salt-deposits .. large formations of rock salt are found on all the continents. Oil and gas often coincide with salt deposits - in the North Sea basin for example. Salt deposits are often described as 'evaporites' (left behind by a former sea).

12 Sep 2018
Happer versus Karoly

At https://andymaypetrophysicist.com/2018/09/06/the-great-climate-debate-re... ... which provides a link to https://andymaypetrophysicist.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/the-great-deba... ... Happer versus Karoly: a climate debate. Actual debates on the greenhouse theory are very rare so this is potentially a gem. Biographies of the two participants can be found at https://thebestschools.org/special/karoly-happer-dialogue-global-warming/ ... this is a science debate on the subject of co2 and what it can or can't do (from two different positions).

9 Sep 2018
The Hexagon

At https://phys.org/print455295727.html ... NASAs new mission Focussing Optics X-ray Solar Imager, or FOXSI, is due to take its thrid flight (in September). Maybe it has already. FOXSI is a sounding rocket - meaning to measure. Sounding rockets make brief 15 minute journeys above the Earth's atmosphere to look at space before falling back to ground. These missions are much cheaper than sending satellites into orbit and enable scientists to test ideas - and if those ideas don't achieve very much not a lot is lost.

9 Sep 2018
Cheese in Croatia

Aty https://phys.org/print455346704.html ... fatty residue on pottery from the Dalmation coast of Croatia has revealed the presence of fermented dairy products - soft cheeses and yoghurt. They datge back 7200 years ago.

9 Sep 2018
Equinox Cracks

At www.spaceweather.com (September 7th 2018) a fascinating claim. Two solar storms are striking the earth this weekend and in the next couple of days, each flowing from a distinct coronal hole in the Sun's atmosphere. Neither is expected to produce strong geometric storms.

8 Sep 2018
Fungi Corona

Remarkable photograph from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, a huge cloud of mushroom spores as a result of a lawnmower blowing apart the fungi and filling the air to create the creating the corona affect - go to www.spaceweather.com September 8th 2018. It is incredible that fungi spores were able to make the colourful rings around the sun but many of us have seen coronas before. They apear when sunbeams hit small particles in the air, scattering and diffracting the light into rings of colour. Droplets of moisture in clouds commonly make coronas - but pollen from flowers can do the same thing.

6 Sep 2018
Sicilian Amber

At https://phys.org/print454742797.html ...

6 Sep 2018
Horses and Dragonflies

At https://phys.org/print454252017.html ... a fossil horse foal has been uncovered in Yukatia in Russia - perfectly preserved in the permafrost. It still has its skin, hair and tail/ It is estimated to have died between 30 and 40,000 years ago.