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31 Mar 2018
Triassic Reptiles

At https://phys.org/print441438532.html ... fossil crocodiles from the Cretaceous - how did they live and die. Uniformitarian fossilisation and how the process works. Juvenile and adult crocodile fossils in a Queensland deposit - found near the Outback town of Isisford (published by the Royal Society Open Science journal). Two of the crocodiles had a large proportion of their bones still intact - indicating they died near where they lived. We mighlt also add - indicating rapid fossilisation too.

31 Mar 2018
Human Footprints

At http://phys.org/print441437616.html ... human footprints found off Canada's Pacific coast may be 13,000 years old according to a study in PLoS ONE online journal (March 20th 2018) by a team from Hakai Institute and the University of Victoria. In other words, humans prior to the Younger Dryas Event - which is post-Ice Age proper. Nowadays, the Pacific coast of British Columbia is thickly forested and most of it is only accessible by boat. Archaeology is few and far between.

31 Mar 2018
Wal Thornhill CAGW

At www.holoscience.com/wp/science-politics-and-global-warming/ ... Amirthanavaqam David has posted the above link in a debate on Electric Universe at Eric's Velikovsky Thread. Interested members of SIS can mail the Contact address at www.sis-group.org.uk/contact for further details - although to join the group one has to be approved but not necessarily a member of SIS. A word of warning - it generates a lot of emails in your inbox - not suitable for a mobile phone or tablet.

31 Mar 2018
Amazon Peoples

At https://phys.org/print441350161.html ... parts of the Amazon rainforest previously thought virtually uninhabited were really the home of a population of a million people - according to new research. There were actually hundreds of villages dotting the rainforest, with clearings, far away from the major rivers. Huge areas of the Amazon jungle are still unexplored by archaeologists.

 

31 Mar 2018
Transparent Galaxy

At www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43543195 ... (see also https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2018/03/28/ghost-galaxy-prompts-cosmic-m... ) ... a transparent galaxy about the size of our Milky Way is causing problems for cosmologists. The study is published by Nature journal and the researchers seem to have discovered a galaxy that is dark matter free. Oh dear. The galaxy is not abundant with stars which makes it even more mysterious - but those that can be seen are banded in bright clusters.

31 Mar 2018
Ruislip Bed

At Down to Earth geological group we learn that an ancient shoreline has been discovered during preliminary diggings in West London - along the line of HS2. A tunnel is being built between Northolt and Old Oak Common but the anomaly was found a little to the west, at Ruislip. The coast line is said to be subtropical - so we are going back to the Paleocene era, which followed on from the K/T boundary event. It ws found 33m below the surface, as a layer of black clay formed from what they say was a wooded and wetland environment.

31 Mar 2018
Mount Etna Cone

At https://phys.org/print441599802.html ... did high sea levels in the Mediterranean create the iconic shape of Mount Etna? A study by Iain Stewart of Plymouth University has explored changes in the volcano from 130,000 years ago. It changed from a fissure type of shield volcano which came to an end around 130,000 years ago - the last interglacial period. Instead, it became an inland cluster of nested stratovolcanoes driven by a rearrangement of major faults. At the point of change there seems to have been very high sea levels in the Mediterranean and Etna was submerged.

30 Mar 2018
Politically Correct Climate

The link was sent in by William. At www.yahoo.com/news/m/0c2cbd7b-98c1-365d-853e-618eefe4d915/ss_the-stunnin... ... the stunning statistical fraud behind CAGW alarmism. This came from the Investor's Business Daily and concerns NOAA, the US bureau tasked with collating temperature data (among other things weather related). It tells us its data is fraudulent. NOAA has made repeated 'adjustments' to date and the aim is to make them more accurate - so they say.

30 Mar 2018
Houghton

Houghton in Cambridgeshire. The Guardian has a story about archaeological finds during construction of a 21 mile stretch of the Huntingdon by-pass on the A14  (see www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/27/anglo-saxon-settlement-and-roman... ...). Beware - all Guardian online articles end by asking for a donation. Do not fall for this trick as they are serial tax avoiders using an offshore account. Like some other newspapers the Guardian has a good archaeology section.

30 Mar 2018
Salt Shaker

At www.scientificamerican.com/article/primeval-salt-shakes-up-ideas-on-how-... ... an excellent link sent in by Jovan - primeval salt deposit shakes up ideas on how the atmosphere got its oxygen (by Nola Taylor Redd). An ancient deposite of 'sea salt' drilled from a geological basin in Russia is providing dramatic new clues on how Earth's 'early' atmosphere became oxygen rich - allowing life to evolve. This salt deposit is a billion years older than other salt deposits we are told.