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23 Jun 2017
Planet X Again

At https://phys.org/print417340282.html ... an online paper currently available at www.arxiv.org/abs/1704.02444 is written by two researchers at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, and claims there may be a planet sized body (somewhere in the region of the size of Mars or the Earth, orbiting in the outer solar system. The hypothesis comes about as a means to explain some orbital inconsistencies amongst distant bodies in the Kuiper Belt region.

23 Jun 2017
Spicules

Interesting read at https://phys.org/print417366043.html ... modelling the Sun's surface has been difficult. Wild jets of solar material burst forth from the Sun's surface all the time, erupting as fas as 60 miles a second. They can reach 6000 miles high prior to collapsing back down to the surface/ These are known as spicules - and solar scientists have found difficulty in replicating them on their super computers. However, it seems they have now succeeded - see the phenomenon below.

7 Jun 2017
Clive James

Clive James, a voice from the past, and still able to spar with the best of them. Here he crosses swords with the CAGW alarmist crowd, admitting that he would never have looked into the issue if he had not been laid up in a sick bed. He would simply have carried on believing what the mainstream media churn out - unthinking. He says that most people have never visited a sceptic blog and do not know the arguments on the other side.

7 Jun 2017
day time meteor shower

At www.spaceweather.com June 6th 2017 we have news of a day time meteor shower this week as the Earth is passing through a stream of dusty debris from - no one knows for sure.

26 May 2017
The Rogue

Lee Brainard's book, 'The Rogue', is now available in paperback (fiction but with a catastrophist and electric universe backdrop). It attempts to put these into a form the ordinary man in the street can understand, and digest. See www.amazon.com/dp/0998759406/sr=1.3/qid=1495625569 or in the UK, at www.amazon.co.uk/Rogue-1-Planets-Shaken/dp/0998759406/ and it is also available at Kobo, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble - for example www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-rogue-lee-w-brainard/1126448747 ... and in book stores under the author's name (if filed alphabetically).

26 May 2017
Not Out of Africa

Another theory dropped on its head and given a shaking before being turned upside down. At https://phys.org/print414742180.html ... Charles Darwin said humans evolved in Africa - and the politically correct meme has repeated this ad nauseum for many years. It fits the multi-cultural scenario and is embedded in what can only be described as politicised science. The Leakey excavations along the Rift Valley in northern Kenya have tended to support the scenario and one might say if the Earth was a stationary globe in space it is a reasonable theory.

26 May 2017
microplates

At http://phys.org/print414856601.html ... we learn that several 'hundred' miles off the Pacific NW coast a small plate, the Juan de Fuca, is slowly sliding under the North American continent - even though it has several hundred miles to go. It depends of course where the continental plate boundary is situated but as mainstream geology is certain that the mountains along the Pacific coast of North America are caused by plate subduction the author of the piece has no choice but to assume that is happening with Juan de Fuca.

26 May 2017
Pieres and Habibullo

At http://principia-scientific.org/mini-ice-age-stay-says-astrophysicist/ ... Piers Corbyn, brother of Jeremy the Labour Party leader, is undoubtedly many measure more clever than his erstwhile politician sibling, described here as an astrophysicist. In a brush with a Lib Dem politician, the latter was left bemused, commenting 'what a strange man ...' which may be due to the shock of having the Lib Dem fantasy over global warming pulled to shreds by a bloke that becomes irate very quickly.

20 May 2017
Meteorite Rain

At www.astronomy.com/news/2017/01/meteorites-bombardment-earth ... an interesting read at this link (also sent in by Jovan). Extraterrestrial material is constantly raining down on the Earth - most of it microscopic in size (at a rate of 100 tons a day). Most of it burns up in the atmosphere but some of it reaches the surface. Scientists have found some of the samples of this originate from a single event that has been raining down on us for 466 million years.

20 May 2017
Theory of Inflation

Another one of Jovan's links. Go to https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/a-cosmic-controversy/ ... which is dated back to February 2017. It concerns the origin of space and time, as outlined in 'Pop Goes the Universe' - which argues against mainstream consensus theory of Big Bang and Expansion. The theory presented is not too different from the preferred explanation in spite of the controversy engendered. The universe began with a bounce rather than a bang (or explosion), from a previously contracting universe.