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13 Sep 2019
Footprints in Normandy

At https://anthropology.net/2019/09/10/80000-year-old-le-rozel-footprints-i... ... French archaeologists have unearthed 257 Neanderthal footprints and 8 hand prints from a layer of fine dark sand deposited around 80,000 years ago, it is believed. The site is at Le Rozel in Normandy. They appear to represent evidence Neanderthals lived in groups much like modern day hunter gatherers ...

13 Sep 2019
Chicxulub Crater

William sent in a couple of nice links to the following story - go to www.yahoo.com/news/eyewitness-asteroid-killed-off-dinosaurs-161449999.html and https://www.yahoo.com/finance/m/c16bf09f-f24d-315d-af0b-b1a5f4e63fb0/sci... ...dswhich concerns the K/T impact that contributed to the extinction of the dinosaurs - and 75 per cent of life on Earth (an estimate). Rocks near the asteroid crater tell a story after being analysed by scientists.

13 Sep 2019
The Dodo

At https://phys.org/news/2019-09-year-old-swamp-brimming-bones-reveals.html ... a 12,000 year old swamp (taking us back roughly to the Younger Dryas period) brimming with bones reveals the ecosystem in which the giant Dodo bird thrived. A 19th century account of a swamp on Mauritius which was so chock with extinct animal bones you only had to stick your hand into the water to retrieve them has inspired researchers from the Natural History Museum to seek it out, and begin to excavate what is set to be the site of hundreds of remains of animals.

13 Sep 2019
A Towering Balloon like structure

A towering balloon like structure has been discovered near the centre of the Milky Way - a pair of radio emitting bubbles that are hundreds of light years tall. The centre of the galaxy is of course in the vicinity of the hypothetical black hole that resides there - currently slumbering. The enormous hour glass shaped structure is the result of energetic burst of energy that erupt near the black hole we are told. See https://phys.org/news/2019-09-towering-balloon-like-center-milky.html ... and https://nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1532-5

13 Sep 2019
Well I Never

In the evolutionary model of human development the Lower Palaeolithic humans (such as Homo erectus), responsible for the Acheulian stone tool assemblage, mostly hand axes and cleavers, are generally considered as primitive - and more primitive than the Middle Palaeolithic (Neanderthal/ Denisovan etc) and many streets more primitive than Upper Palaeolithic modern humans.

10 Sep 2019
Saturn Shimming

Robert sent in the link, https://phys.org/news/2019-09-saturn-impossible-rotation.html ... it seems Saturn may be prone to a bit of electromagnetic shimming and twisting which has thrown attempts to determine how long it takes to rotate on its axis. Robert theorises that it is due to different levels of energy input into each hemisphere. The northern hemisphere with its hexagon and the southern hemsiphere with its cyclone may indicate differing strengths of a Birkeland Current. Saturn's magnetic field polarity is opposite to that of the earth.

8 Sep 2019
co2 and climate

At https://notrickszone.com/2019/09/05/new-papers-ex-noaa-climatologist-and... ... two new additions to the steadily increasing evidence that co2 plays a minimal role in climate change. A former NOAA climate scientist (a meteorologist to be exact) published his article in Environmental Earth Sciences journal and detailed a lack of causal relationship between co2 concentration change and earth's temperature.

8 Sep 2019
Hurricanes and Solar

At https://notrickszone.com/2019/09/07/surprising-parallels-found-between-s... ... surprising parallels found between solar activity and hurricane development. This may not be so surprising in an electric universe scenario but it is surprising as far as mainstream thinking is concerned. The recent hurricane or category 5 storm, Dorian, showed a development parallel to a solar geomagnetic storm which lasted several days in early September. The solar wind buffeted the earth's magnetosphere between 27th August and September 4th (2019).

7 Sep 2019
Indo Euro Roots

DNA study illuminates South and Central Asian ancestryh - so it is said (go to https://phys.org/news/2019-09-largest-ever-ancient-dna-illuminates-mille... ... which includes the origins of the Indus Valley population. It is being broadcast, it would seem, as the largest ever ancient study to date, yet it is really still a very small random sample from diverse parts of the wider region. Some 524 human remains spread over a long period of time are what they say is a bumper genetic study. What it does show is that people were moving about - over long distances.

6 Sep 2019
What is a sprite

At http://spaceweather.com (August 28th 2019) ... following a period with a blank Sun, a couple of months, may be, but probably a question of a couple of weeks, we now have a major geomagnetic storm - issuing from two holes on the Sun's atmosphere. Hence, a double stream of solar wind struck in the first days of September. At the same site but on August 31st (2019) we have a gigantic jet over China ...