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24 Nov 2018
African Big Boys

The big boys in this story are mega-herbivores - and the animals that preyed on them, the sabre toothed cats. Why did they become extinct. At https://phys.org/print462101695.html ... we are told human hunters are usually blamed for such disappearances of animal species over the last few million years or so. This always revolves around the big boys of the African fauna - and the little boys are ignored (even when they become extinct just as mysteriously). Says it all I suppose.

24 Nov 2018
Sentinel Island

A fascinating tale from the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal (between India and SE Asia). The story came about after the killing by islanders on one of these outliers (30 miles from Thailand) of an American student on a mission to make contact with them. Clearly they are opposed to contact with the outside world and over the last few hundred years they have managed to keep the outside world at bay - see https://phys.org/print462083501.html ...

24 Nov 2018
Musical Wave

At http://spaceweather.com 23rd November 2018 ... musical waves in Earth's magnetic field (see also https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/11/23/our-quiet-sun-produces-musical-wa...) ...  our quiet Sun produces musical waves in Earth's magnetic field. A space weather observatory in Norway (above the Arctic Circle) has this week detected sine waves of exceptional purity rippling through Earth's polar magnetic field. For some reason the comments at the second link are not exactly impressed - but you can't please everyone.

24 Nov 2018
Asteroid Strike

This time the asteroid strike was on a moon of Mars, Phobus - see https://phys.org/print461938210.html ... a new study claims stranges goings on Mars moon Phobus were made by rolling boulders. It is the origin of the boulders that is intersesting from a catastrophist angle and the theory is that they were formed in the wake of an asteroid strike. The research was published in Planetary and Space Science (November 2018). The grooves are a distinct feature of Phobus ...

24 Nov 2018
Wood Pellets

This is one of those things where you just have to wonder where they are coming from - and quite how their brains work. It seems the Green Blob have been embarrassed about the amount of co2 involved in bulk carriers bringing wood pellets from Carolina to power stations such as Drax in Yorkshire - and are aimlessly swinging their arms (and their mouths) in several different directions. Earlier in the week there was a report that people were seriously trying to make the bulk carriers (and all shipping) less co2 dependent, even to the really weird idea of bringing back sails.

24 Nov 2018
Levallois Flake Technology

At https://phys.org/print461827831.html ... scientists from Australia and China and the US have published a study in the journal Nature (19th November 2018) which purports to show humans with the ability to make stone tools in the Levallois fashion go back to 170,000 years (at least) in East Asia. This is of course contrary to the Out of Africa theory where Levallois technology only reached that part of the world around 50,000 years ago. Is this another nail in the coffin of the multi culti propaganda masquerading as serious science?

18 Nov 2018
Dyaks

At https://phys.org/print461583534.html ... the Antarctic Circumpolar Current helps keep the southern continent frozen we are told. It is the strongest ocean current on the planet - stretching from the surface all the way down to the sea bed and entirely encircling Antarctica. It does however have a major bottleneck where it has to funnel its water between the West Antarctic peninsular and Tierra del Fuego.

18 Nov 2018
Tenea

At https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/11/13/lost-ancient-city-buil... ... another legacy of the Trojan War is the city of Tenea, first settled by prisoners brought over from Troy (or that is the urban myth). It was located south of Corinth on the neck of land connecting mainland Greece to the Peloponessian peninsular. The city is said to have prospered. However, when the Romans invaded and captured Corinth in 146BC Tenea, it is said, was left unharmed - as the Romans claimed descent from the Trojan, Aeneas.

18 Nov 2018
Silica in Space

Robert sent in this interesting link - https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6398599/All-glass-Earth-... ... (and www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/view/1371708-glass-made-from-exploding-stars ... ) ... all the glass in the world comes from exploding stars (supernovae). More properly, from sand - as silica sand is what glass is made from (and don't forget the flint and chert, which is a silica). Sand, and therefore glass, has its origin in the hearts of dying stars that exploded during a supernova event (s).

18 Nov 2018
Lakes on Mars

Here is the article to go with the story about rain in the Atacama desert - overflowing crater lakes caused canyons to be cut out on Mars (go to https://phys.org/print461597820.html ...). We are told that billions of years ago water flowed freely across Mars. Former rivers erupted into craters, forming lakes and seas. Sometimes these lakes became so filled with water they overflowed - creating catastrophic flooding events. They go on to sugegst that catastrophic geological processes may have played a major role in shaping the landscape of Mars.