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11 Jun 2016
Big Holey

At http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/siberias-mystery-end-world-crater-formed-after-... .... we have a piece on that crater that mysteriously appeared in Siberia - triggered, it would seem, by an explosion of some kind. The sky is also said to have glowed. This story goes back to 2013, some months after the Chelyabinsk meteor (and another meteor was ruled out for various reasons.

11 Jun 2016
Gibber Man

Haven't looked at this blog before but an interesting point of view is expressed - go to https://risk-monger.com/2016/06/08/how-to-starve-africa-ask-the-european... ... and begins with the question, why do environmentalists hate Africa (but more correctly the Green Blob as I'm sure not all environmentalists can be tarred with the same brush). These people are of course primarily opposed to genetically modified food and the companies that market the ways and means of growing and spreading them via the sale of seeds.

8 Jun 2016
Quiet Sun

We have had a quiet Sun for a few days. However, today (thursday) a glimmer of a sun spot is visible on the face of the Sun, a dot on a blank canvas.          

6 Jun 2016
More on K/T in Antarctic

At http://phys.org/print384080684.html ... we learn that during the Cretaceous period Antarctica was covered in rainforest and probably looked something like a virgin New Zealand environment, or some parts of modern South America. It goes on to say that Antarctica was still at the South Pole and there were not ice sheets at the poles as the Cretaceous was a very warm period - due to runaway global warming (according to mainstream geology). Obviously, this was not human induced global warming but the claim is that the climate of the earth was so warm the ice sheets had melted.

6 Jun 2016
Maya and Venus

At http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2016/06/02/ancient-mayan-obse... ... researchers in Mexico have discovered a Maya observatory that was aligned to the Sun - and it was also aligned to track the movement of the planet Venus. It dates from between 300 and 600AD, long after claims Venus once had an errant orbit so what other explanation can be garnered. Were they tracking an object that had once behaved a lot like Venus - or were they tracking an object that had an orbit that resembled some parts of the orbit of Venus.

4 Jun 2016
Lonsdaleite

A hexagonal form of diamond later known as lonsdaleite was identifed for the first time inside or alongside fragments of the Canyon Diablo meteorite, the object that created the Barringer Crater in Arizona. It has subsequently become important to research into cosmic collisions with the earth - and specifically with hypothesized atmospheric explosions. These include the Younger Dryas Boundary event, the Tunguska explosion and the Ries crater in Germany. It will also be relevant to the search for Biblical Sodom and various late 3rd millennium soil samples dating from the end of Akkad.

4 Jun 2016
Phaethon

In December of 2017 the near earth asteroid Phaethon will pass close to the orbit of the Earth (18 months from now) coming within 10 million miles and opening up an opportunity for scientists to study it. They are already preparing research aims and deciding on the equipment for observation - see http://phys.org/print383808842.html

4 Jun 2016
Planet 9 captured

We have recently had the theory Planet 9 was a supernova fragment - now we have another hypothesis. At http://phys.org/print383894531.html ... a computer simulation at Lund University in Sweden has claimed Planet 9 is an exoplanet. This means it is perhaps the first explanet detected in our solar system - assuming none of the planets have such an origin. The idea is that four and a half billion years ago the young Sun captured the exoplanet, stealing it from a passing star system.

4 Jun 2016
Henrik Svensmark

The theory of Henrik Svensmark, the seeding of clouds by cosmic rays, has been strengthened by the results of the CERN experiments (recently published) it is alleged. Pierre Gosselin at http://notrickszone.com/2016/05/30/though-media-refuse-to-admit-cern-res... ... Not sure if this is true but the media don't seem to have joined the dots as Gosselin has done as far as the recent CERN research is concerned. Do cosmic rays seed clouds - and alter the climate?

4 Jun 2016
small reactors

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2016/06/01/small-modular-nuclear-reactor... ... we are told. A thousand such small reactors could replace the necessity for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station the politicos are struggling with. A UK based development consortium is behind the move to supply Poland with the micro devices which are designed to produce local power and heat. They also hope to sell them to Canada.