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4 Sep 2019
Rupert Holms

Rupert Holms has a new You Tube video on his Star Core Zeus theory. He is currently in Cyprus - but go to https://youtu.be/m037aSjDz4g

4 Sep 2019
Ice Age Savannah

One of the paradoxes of the last Ice Age is the existence of a savannah corridor that allowed animals and humans to spread into SE Asia. The region is now largely tropical in nature but back in the day a savannah environment stretched right across what is now the Malay peninsular, Thailand and Burma, into what was then Sunda Land - or what is now the islands of Indonesia. One complete block of land. The dates concerned are between 120,000 and 70,000 years ago  and explains how humans genetically linked to Denisovans ended up in the region.

4 Sep 2019
Plate Tectonics

An interesting post at https://phys.org/news/2019-09-plate-tectonics.html .... where we are presented with a little history of the Plate Tectonics theory. It only goes back to the late 1960s and is therefore a relatively new idea to expalin certain geological features. It assumes the distribution and movement of plates, the uppermost layer of the Earth, is a fact of life - yet it doesn't seem to happen anywhere else in the solar system. Only on the Earth. Are we unique - our geology that is. Can we get our heads around it - truth or fiction ...

4 Sep 2019
7 new papers

At https://notrickszone.com/2019/09/02/settled-science-7-new-papers-show-re... ... some seven new papers show regional temperatures were between 2 and 6 degrees C warmer than today - 'during the last glacial' i.e. duyring the last Ice Age. So, how cold was the last Ice Age? Forget the projected co2 concentrations highlighted by the blog author (he is a climate change sceptic) as these are discerned from ice cores (which are assumed to be small snatches of ancient climate, in miniscule proportions).

4 Sep 2019
The Reef

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2019/08/26/giant-pumice-raft-from-underw... ... is it Armageddon? A giant raft of pumice from an undersea volcano is heading in the direction of the Great Barrier Reef. Indeed, it is being said that the pumice will not damage the reef but will cause it to prosper. This comes on the heels of a post by Jennifer Marohasy at her blog where she has recently participated in an underwater investigation of the reef and found it thriving - in the main.

4 Sep 2019
Coopers Ferry

Excavations at Coopers Ferry in western Idahoe suggest people were living in that area 16,000 years ago. The arrival time continues to be pushed backwards . See https://phys.org/news/2019-08-artifacts-people-north-america-earlier.html ...

31 Aug 2019
Solent Archaeology

At https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/08/mesolithic-boat-buil... ... some years ago a boat building site going back 8000 years ago was found in the Solent - during what is known as the Mesolithic era (pre-farming). The Solent is the estuary leading into Southampton and its entrance is behind the Isle of Wight. In fact, Bouldnor Cliff is on the island and the remains were found at the foot of the cliff - most of the Solent having been robbed of its archaeology by the daily tides.

31 Aug 2019
Roopkund Lake

At https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/08/biomolecular-analyse... ... a study published in Nature Communications (August 2019) concerns the mysterious skeletons of Roopkund Lake in the Himalayan mountains - or foothills. It was initially thought they all died in a single catastrophic event - but analysis seems to show they died in two different events, one thousand years apart. The lake is shallow and has attracted attention due to the presence of skeletal remains of humans from what is thought to amount to several hundred bones.

31 Aug 2019
Indoctrination

The SEPP newsletter of August 17th 2019 - see www.sepp.org - focusses on Nir Shaviv, a solar physicist in Israel. He has conducted a couple of interviews for the media which were subsequently disappeared. The interviews were not at his request but were initiated by interested reporters who obviously thought all angles of a subject should be explored and not just the one so called consensus theory. The first interview was axed by the editor and was never printed but the second one, interestingly, was written up and then pulled - which is how the matter came to public attention.

24 Aug 2019
Methane Reservoir

At https://phys.org/news/2019-08-massive-methane-reservoir.html ... link forwarded by Robert (but see also https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2019/08/21/origin-of-massive-methane-res... ) ... which comes with some useful comments. New findings published in PNAS provide evidence of the formation and abundance of abiotic methane - methane formed by chemical reactions that do not involve organic matter. It shows that methane found on other planets and moons could well have a similar origin. It is no longer a mystery we are told. Abiotic methane exists.