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3 Dec 2017
Plankton Bloomery

At https://phys.org/print431281100.html ... southern ocean drives massive blooms of tiny phytoplankton - as seen by a NASA satellite ...

3 Dec 2017
Electrified Comets

At www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2017/11/21/history-of-electric-comet-theory-par... ... by Hannes Tager. This is the fourth in the series as the electric comet hypothesis is discussed in relation to what scientists over the last couple of centuries have been suggesting in contradiction of mainstream. This was not just in the 19th century, when the science was more open to a wider range of ideas but also in more recent years, even during the 20th century when the consensus dominated research and published articles.

3 Dec 2017
Electrified Comets

At www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2017/11/21/history-of-electric-comet-theory-par... ... by Hannes Tager. This is the fourth in the series as the electric comet hypothesis is discussed in relation to what scientists over the last couple of centuries have been suggesting in contradiction of mainstream. This was not just in the 19th century, when the science was more open to a wider range of ideas but also in more recent years, even during the 20th century when the consensus dominated research and published articles.

5 Dec 2017
Robust Rebuttal

Physicists did not like Andre Meader's claim that dark matter and dark energy do not exist - see News item at www.sis-group.org.uk/news/empty-space.htm ... Maeder's argument was published in a series of papers in The Astrophysics Journal (during 2017) which did away with the necessity of factoring in hypothetical dark matter and dark energy, by the simple expedient of re-evaluating Einstein's concept of space time. Maeder found he could explain the expansion of the universe without dark energy.

6 Dec 2017
Iron in the Bronze Age

Gary sent in this link to www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5145709/Rare-Bronze-Age-iron-too... ... (see also https://phys.org/print431602816.html ) meteoric iron was in use during the Bronze age is the them of the findings in the Journal of Archaeological Science (December 2017). The Iron Age proper began after 1200BC - after the end of the Late Bronze period. However, as long ago as 3000BC iron artefacts were being made (see image below for example) - but formed out of meteoric iron. The iron arrived from the sky as already made.

6 Dec 2017
Remodelling the Moon

Gary also sent this link at www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5144169/Earth-bombarded-small-pl... ... (see also https://phys.org/print431591593.html ). Collisions 'after' the formation of the Moon 'remodelled' early Earth - all by using modeling processes (see Naturegeoscience at www nature.com/articles/doi.10.1038/s41561-017-0022-3 ). Basically, they have used computer simulation fo show the Earth could have been transformed by small planet sized asteroids after the collision that created the Moon.

6 Dec 2017
Sekhmet statues

At www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5147023/Huge-ancient-Chinese-wat... ... the Chinese Liangzhu culture (Neolithic) created dams and levees as part of a vast hydraulic engineering exercise 5000 years ago at the Yangtze river delta. The Liangzhu people lived in houses on stilts along the river and its different channels. Chronologically Liangzhu was contemporary the pyramid builders in Egypt and the Stonehenge builders in Britain, dated between 3300 and 2300BC. The areas was attractive as they were growing rice in paddy fields ...

6 Dec 2017
Foul Play

At http://notrickszone.com/2017/12/04/whistleblower-scientists-psmsl-data-a... ... PSMSL data adjusters are manufacturing sea level rise where none exists - according to a new paper in Earth Systems and Environment. One of the authors is Clifford Ollier.

6 Dec 2017
Alaska Muck

An article to stir the blood of all those people impressed by Velikovsky's book 'Earth in Upheaval' published back in the 1950s. Impacted related microspherules in Late Pleistocene Alaska and Yukon muck deposits signify recurrent episodes of catastrophic emplacement (of the muck deposits as well as the microspherules). This may be explained by encounters with cometary debris in earth crossing orbits (such as the Taurid complex), generated by the fragmentation of a large comet with the inner solar system.

7 Dec 2017
Natufian Hunters

The Natufian culture was hunter gatherer in nature - but they also exploited edible plants and lived in permanent, or semi permanent, houses. It has become something of a historical fact that Natufian people were halfway on the road towards agriculture - although when you look at it from a longer lens you realise they were doing not a great deal more than Magdalenian people in Europe, stone age people in New Guinea, and the early Maya people exploiting the forest margins in Mexico (prior to the adoption of agriculture).