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20 Nov 2017
Expanding Earth - for and against

At www.xearththeory.com/expanding-earth-theory-debunked/  ... and www.xearththeory.com/ we have two sides of the argument - with links to papers debunking the idea, and opposite, links to papers enthusiastic of the concept. www.thunderbolts.info ... also had a tpod presentation on the expanding earth idea. However, it might be worth considering why plate tectonics does not exist on other planets (as visited by spacecraft recently). Why only the earth? Might it be that earth is occupied by humans and they are highly inventive.

16 Nov 2017
Ceres

The DAWN mission is still throwing up info - see https://phys.org/print429466672.html ... a study in Geophysical Research Letters analysed surface features on Ceres in order to find clues about the interior of the asteroid. Chains of pits and small craters and other features litter the surface. Upwelling from below is thought to have created them. See the image below ...

16 Nov 2017
Salt Pond

Research in the Transantarctica Mountains has also thrown up another geological oddity - a pond with one of the saltiest bodies of water on the planet. It is filled with a dense syrupy brine rich in sodium chloride that can remain a liquid well below the freezing point of water ...

16 Nov 2017
Antarctic Forest

At www.livescience.com/60944-ancient-fossil-forest-discovered-in-antarctica... ... a forest that seems to have been fossilised (growing wood turned to stone) at the end of Permian event has been discovered in the Transantarctic Mountains. What is peculiar is that the press release or study assumes the trees were growing at the South Pole at the time, suggesting they somehow coped with living with 6 months of darkness and 6 months of daylight.

15 Nov 2017
Bob Johnson talk and video

It is worth watching the Bob Johnson video on our home page as the title, 'The Source of the Sun's Electrical Activity' questions some of the Electric Universe claims that have been around for a while. New evidence from mainstream scientists, who are actively researching electricity in space, require taking on board, rather than sticking heads in the sand. The talk was received well at the Autumn meeting (2017). Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehgJY06sbwU

15 Nov 2017
Geomagnetic spike

Gary forwarded the first link and William the second (to the same story). See www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5062925/There-mysterious-geometr... ... and https://phys.org/print429354456.html ... unexpectedly high magnetic fields were identified in Jordan and Israel. C14 dating came up with 1000BC. It would seem that Earth's magnetic field rose and then fell back again by 100 per cent - in only 30 years. What led to the magnetic spike is not known but this has not stopped various theories from surfacing.

15 Nov 2017
Recent Warming

At http://notrickszone.com/2017/11/09/new-paper-most-modern-warming-includi... ... a new paper claims that two thirds of climate warming since 1750 is due to solar causes - not what the doom mongers want to hear (or their paymasters in Renewables and the hedge fund managers invested in them). It seems the IPCC have shown a preference for modeled reconstructions of solar activity. This is rather strange but then this is climate science (mainly model generated).

15 Nov 2017
Tall el-Hammam Update

The newsletter of TeHPO (the Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project) for 14th November 2017. Four senior members of TeHEP are attending the annual meeting of the American School of Oriental Research in Boston and presenting 3 papers. Another 3 papers are being presented by an Italian team that have been working at Jericho. The discovery of a fortified town at Jericho during LBIIA is the object of interest as a tax or custom house from LBIIA has been found at Hammam.

15 Nov 2017
Wine

At www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/13/evidence-of-worlds-earliest-wine... ... the Guardian wine drinking metropolitan set are pleased to learn that clay pottery dating back 8000 years bear the tell tale traces of wine making. This comes from Georgia, in the Transcaucasus, on the back of the discovery of winemaking in northern Iran 7000 years ago. The Georgian site was a Neolithic village characterised by mud brick housing, stone and bone tools, and the farming of cattle and pigs, and wheat and barley.

15 Nov 2017
Chicxulub and Cordillera

Researchers extracted cores from the Chicxulub crater recently - see www.livescience.com/56914-dino-killing-asteroid-may-have-punctured-earth... ... It measures 110 miles across (180km) and is situated in Mexico's Yucatan peninsular. An object 6 miles across is thought to have crashed into the Earth - and brought the dinosaur age to a close. The research was focused on taking samples from the peak ring (under 50 feet of water). Holes were drilled into the sea floor to as far as 4380 feet deep.