In The News

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4 Nov 2016
Egg Rock

At http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl .... we learn that Curiosity Rover has come across an odd looking iron meteorite - the size of a golf ball. It is the remains of a meteorite, it is thought, that had fallen out of the Mars sky. It has been dubbed the 'egg rock' and has been examined by a laser firing spectrometer. It is also thought iron meteorites originate as a result of asteroids melting. Molten iron and nickel form lumps - hence iron meteorites

3 Nov 2016
Solar Seismic Waves

At www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2016/10/nasa-first-ever-solar-seismic-wave... ... the title says it all - NASA sees solar seismic waves travel up through layers of the Sun into it atmosphere. The magnetic field is compared to railway tracks - guiding the waves as they move up to the surface. However, the author then can't himself as he reverts to mainstream theory. He goes on to tell us the Sun produces energy by fusing hydrogen at its core.

3 Nov 2016
Fiddling Temperatures

Here we go again - at http://notrickszone.com/2016/10/31/revealed-ipcc-adds-0-3c-of-phantom-wa... ... so that is how its done (some might say) - but others are more circumspect. What do you expect? Big money is involved.

3 Nov 2016
Mooning Around

At http://phys.org/print397131019.html ... and variously at https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2016/11/02/new-theory-explains-how-the-m... ... and https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/11/01/new-model-explains-the-moons-weir... ... and all these are useful but the latter two come with comments. The operative word here is 'model' - not actual physical evidence.

3 Nov 2016
Michigan Mammoth

At http://phys.org/print397199004.html ... the remains of a mammoth have been pulled out of a farm field in Michigan and is now residing in the university museum. It was hauled out of the field just a few weeks ago but now it has pride of place and the museum is expecting a bumper number of visitors as the news spreads. However, there is a strange thing that has happened - one to make you wonder. After a brief analysis it is claimed that the animal displays certain evidence of being killed and butchered by humans - even though the mammoth dates from prior to the Clovis period.

31 Oct 2016
Dinosaur Brains

At http://phys.org/print396897323.html ... and http://phys.org/print396788543.html ... we learn that a fossil hunter in Sussex found a pebble of unusual dimensions and put it into his pocket and took it home. He then sought to find out what it was and it turns out it was part of a dinosaur brain - preserved over millions of years. Various theories exist to account for its survival as soft tissue is rarely found in a fossilised state. Instant burial in a swamp is one idea put forwards. It belongs to a member of the Iguanadon family - a browser with a long neck.

29 Oct 2016
Altiplano Uplift

The topography of the central Andes is the subject at http://phys.org/print396589441.html ... geologists have been investigating why so much uplift has occurred in that region since the end of the Pleistocene - uplift on a scale contrary to the mainstream consensus regards how long these processes take. For example, it is widely recognised that  Lake Titicaca was a coastal lagoon but now it is elevated at several thousand feet.

29 Oct 2016
Pacific Migrations.

At http://phys.org/print396594959.html ... modelling and statistical data have been used to explore how the colonisation of the Pacific islands took place and what role wind systems might have in the process. It was shown that Hawaii and New Zealand may have been found as a result of La Nina conditions existing in the Pacific whereas colonisation eastwards, they think, was a result of El Nino conditions. The problem with this study is obvious - they have limited their modelling to known wind systems and weather changes that occur in the modern world.

29 Oct 2016
Methane

The cows farting story is still popular amongst the Green Blob (as absurd as it sounds to most everyone else). At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/10/26/methane-madness-the-battle-for-ou... ... (which is written by a guest blogger from the Antipodes). The gist of the post is that productivity  (the amount of food produced) and the health of farms and their livestock are under threat from CAGW legislation and alarmist scare mongering.

29 Oct 2016
CLOUD

At http://phys.org/print396853238.html ... we are told researchers have worked out how planets like Jupiter form. Astronomers set up 'two theories' and then set about simulating each of them to arrive at the truth. Number One was the accretion of a substantial core that consensus thinks might have then attracted gases and kept them. Number Two was a top down formation beginning with the gaseous disc that seems to accompany star formation.