Dennis Cox has a new post at his blog, http://craterhunter.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/the-patterned-peat-lands/ .... he thinks he might have found some evidence of the Younger Dryas Boundary event in the Patterned Peat Lands of Minnesota. His next stop is Texas in his quest for craters and evidence of impact events.
Steven Collins and Letayne Scott, 'Discovering the City of Sodom', Howard Books (Simon and Schuster):2013 (isbn 978-1-4516-8430-8)
Various catastrophists, in the spirit of Velikovsky, have claimed the planets were involved in catastrophic events. This was a direct spin-off from his ideas concerning Venus and allows us to consider that the solar system was not always as thus it is right now. This includes the Saturnists at Thunderbolts web site, and the idea that Saturn was formerly a Sun of the Night and the Earth was part of a polar configuration. Variations on the planetary theme have been advanced by Ev Cochrane and Dwardu Cardona - among others.
At http://phys.org/print301901189.html ... why is comet ISON green? Green is a sign that the comet if becoming more active as it comes closer to the Sun. The green colour comes from its gases - which may include cyanogen (poisonous) and diatonic carbon (C2).
Bob Porter reports on gaps in the Belfast Chronology in a recent article authored by Mike Baillie and D Brown, 'Confirming the existence of gaps and depletions in the Irish oak tree ring record' in Dendrochronologia 30 (2012) pages 85-91. The aim of the article was to show that over the last 20 to 30 years some these gaps have been bridged - but not entirely so. Some of the bridging is not perhaps as firm as they would have wished. Anomalies still exist. Trees, that should bridge them do not.
A meteorite find in the US in the 1930s has been under the microscope - see http://phys.org/print301725844.html. Research has shown the meteorite, or space rock, had an origin on Mars - and it landed on Earth around 3000 years ago (roughly at the end of the Bronze Age).
We covered this subject at the recent Study Group Meeting at the house of David Roth (in London) as one of the attendees had a piece he had torn out of a newspaper. This is the version as it appears at www.jewishpress.com/news/dramatic-kinneret-discovery-climate-crisis-ruin...
At http://phys.org/print301846082.html ... see picture below. This was taken a few weeks ago and shows just what landscape features an earthquake can create - a huge crack in the ground and a wall of rock.
At http://phys.org/print301582052.html ... is about the search for a common ancestor linking modern humans with Neanderthals. Going by dental fossils (they don't have much else to play with) none of the suspects (so far) fit the assumed profile - of an ancestor of both Neanderthal and modern humans, on the basis, it is thought, the two lines diverged around one million years ago.
At http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2013/10/23/new-paper-finds-solar-uv-varie... ... Dr Sandip Dhomse of the University of Leeds has a paper published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics that notes solar UV radiation can vary by as much as 100 per cent during solar cycles. Such wide changes in UV signifcantly affect stratospheric ozone production and thereby act as a solar amplification mechanism on temperature.