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22 Mar 2019
Galactic Chimney Works

At https://phys.org/print472115260.html ... Australian National University scientists have found that Earth is made of the same elements as the Sun but has less of the volatile elements such as hydrogen, helium, and nitrogen. Rocky planets around stars may be devolatised pieces left over after the formation of stars.

22 Mar 2019
Phew

Phew, Saved by the bell. It seems clones of Dr Strangelove types have been blocked by the US, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil - in the nick of time (just as the earth has entered cooling mode). The story is at https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/03/19/u-s-blocks-u-n-resolution-on-geoe... ... it seems a motion has been derailed at the UN that sought to lace the sky with sunlight reflecting aerosols in order to bring imaginary global warming to an end. One may wonder what the true motive was as aerosols in the atmosphere are quickly washed away.

22 Mar 2019
Graveyard Under Los Angeles

At https://phys.org/print432185795.html ... work on an extension of the Metro system under Los Angeles has found numerous fossilised remains of Pleistocene animals that once roamed the grassland and forest that existed in the Bay area back then -  from mastadons to rabbits, camels to bison and horse bones - to elephant and sabre toothed cats.

22 Mar 2019
The One Nobody Saw

At https://phys.org/print472235349.html ... a space rock exploded into a ball of fire above the Bering Sea without anybody actually seeing or reporting it. Not many people live up that way of course - and it was out at sea. The surprisng point is that it was not immediately picked up by scientists. It was discovered on March 8th by a Canadian scientist looking at data used by the Test Ban Treaty Organisation (nuclear tests and big bangs in general).

18 Mar 2019
a strange story

At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/03/16/gwyn-morgan-talk-about-collusion-... ... it sounds like the tactics of the old style communists taking over trade unions but this appears to be a serious account that has been rumbling on behind the scenes for quite a while. It has been buried like a coffin by the media so don't expect to hear about it until its all over. A British Columbia based independent researcher, Vivian Krause, has spent ten years exposing the story - checking documents and tax records etc.

18 Mar 2019
Sun Spot Germination

At https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2019/03/17/solar-tsunami-can-trigger-the... .... it begins by saying the next sun spot cycle can be expected to begin in 2020 according to The Hindu (see www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/solar-tsunami-can-trigger-the-sunspot-cycle/ar... ). It is thought the solar dynamics which produce electric and magnetic fields in the Sun is linked to the production of sun spots. What kick starts the 11 year sun spot cycle? A group of solar physicists suggest a solar tsunami is at work.

16 Mar 2019
Dust Ring Mercury

Roberet sent in a link to www.space.com/dust-ring-discovered-mercury-orbit.html ... a dust ring has been discovered orbiting Mercury. Or one might put it another way, Mercury regular encounters a dust ring during its orbit around the Sun. Two different ways of looking at it. Both Earth and Venus share their orbits with a dust ring but Mercury is much closer to the Sun and it came as something of a surprise. Researchers created models to try and identify where such a dust ring might have originated and hypothesise on a yet to be discovered group of small asteroids.

16 Mar 2019
DNA Research

After spending the last couple of days ploughing through David Reich, 'Who We Are and How We Got Here; ancient DNA and the new science of the human past' Oxford University Press:2018, I came upon a press release on an article published in Science journal (March 2019) on the DNA of people in the Iberian peninsular (Spain and Portugal) and found the authors were pre-empted by Reich in his book.

15 Mar 2019
Black Hole Enigma

At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/03/14/astronomers-discover-83-supermass... ... I reported on this last week but at the link above we have some interesting comments (and some silly ones) - on Big Bang and cosmology in general. The researchers say it is remarkable that such massive objects were able to form so soon after Big Bang. It is a challenge to the cosmological model.

14 Mar 2019
Big Solar Event 660BC

At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/03/12/monster-solar-storm-that-hit-eart... ... scientists have found evidence of a large blast of radiation that struck the Earth in 660BC. Solar proton particles were involved and it has been compared to the AD775/6 event. Some Japanese scientists blamed the latter on perhaps the Earth passing through the coma of a comet, an idea that received no traction from other scientists. Both events were significantly more powerful than the 19th century Carrington event.