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24 Mar 2014
Moss, and Ice

Shrinking glaciers around the world have revealed plants that once thrived before the ice advanced. This in turn led to a spate of learned papers informing us that modern warming had exposed plants that grew hundreds, and sometimes thousands, even many thousands of years previously, many of them mosses and lichen. In turn, the plants very existence has been used to fan the flames of CAGW - it must be warmer now than it has been for such a long time, beware, we are all going to boil in the rising temperatures.

23 Mar 2014
Don't worry, you can trust us

In one of those peculiar stories the author keeps telling the reader, don't worry - its not going to happen. Apparently, we are informed, the Poles are not going to flip over. The author says it so many times you begin to think, perhaps something dreadful is going to happen and they're trying to hide a nasty reality from you. The story referred to is at http://phys.org/print314612935.html.

22 Mar 2014
Human footprints on the beach at Happisburgh

The Current Archaeology piece on human footprints at Happisburgh in Norfolk can now be read (part thereof) online - go to www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/first-impressions-discovering-th... (see the earlier post on 19th February).

22 Mar 2014
Why do astronomers insist comets are dirty snowballs?

The reason is that this is the consensus mainstream theory - but why do they insist on keeping strictly on song when all the evidence appears to contradict it. Or does it?

22 Mar 2014
The Spherical Universe

Tall Bloke's Talk Shop has an interesting post at http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/p-a-semi-topology-of-the-curve... ... which is a matter of patterns, I suppose, as we have spherical planets and spherical stars - and elliptical galaxies. The post, by PA Semi concerns Curvature Cosmology and Einstein's hyper-spherical universe. Einstein was persuaded by his contemporaries that his curved universe was incorrect - and he dropped the idea. Looks like others have picked up the baton.

19 Mar 2014
Gerald Pollack and Water

At http://youtu.be/i-T7tCMUDXU ... Gerald Pollack describes the fourth state of water. Tim Cullen, at http://malagabay.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/99-of-your-molecules-are-water/ ... begins with Wikipedia's claim that 60 per cent of the average person's body is made of water - with lesser amounts of stuff. This progresses towards, how much of it is oxygen and how much hydrogen - and ends up with Pollack. He was a speaker at last years EU conference - not sure about this year (go to www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2013/09/eu2014-speakers/

19 Mar 2014
Cosmic Inflation

This story is still on the boil and is bound to develop further. At www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-082 ... and various other science sites on the Internet as well as news outlets such as the BBC, which seems to suggest a well orchestrated press release, with everyone falling into line with the announcement. It was announced, it would seem, with a great fanfare - and a bevvy of hosannas, the first direct evidence that gravitational waves rippled through the infant universe during an explosive period of growth known as the Big Bang and inflation.

17 Mar 2014
Oceans in the Earth

The key word here is 'in' the Earth - or underground. At http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/rare-mineral-points... ... which came about after the discovery of a water rich gem stone. The rough brown diamond has been naturally sculptured to its unusual shape by corrosive mantle fluids during transport to the surface - or that is what is envisaged. The mineral is known as ringwoodite and was found in Brazil.

17 Mar 2014
Cosmic Microwave background radiation

At http://phys.org.print313920371.html ... we all know what the consensus view is on cosmic background radiation in the afterglow of Big Bang - but here we have it described by a professor of physics and astronomy at UCLA, Ned Wright. No mention of Arp of course but useful to have it straight from the horses mouth. It is the strongest evidence, if not mostly the only evidence, of Big Bang - so it is important to mainstream in many ways.

17 Mar 2014
Dinosaur molecules

At http://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/chemical-ghosts-of-... ... focuses on the research of Mary Schweitzer who came out with the idea organic molecules can be preserved for millions of years, entombed within rocks. She looked at dinosaurs - out of preference. Her team claim to have extracted  structures resembling blood vessels and the residue of proteins. These fossils open a new window on the past.