Solar Seismic Waves

At www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2016/10/nasa-first-ever-solar-seismic-wave... ... the title says it all - NASA sees solar seismic waves travel up through layers of the Sun into it atmosphere. The magnetic field is compared to railway tracks - guiding the waves as they move up to the surface. However, the author then can't himself as he reverts to mainstream theory. He goes on to tell us the Sun produces energy by fusing hydrogen at its core.

Dinosaur Brains

At http://phys.org/print396897323.html ... and http://phys.org/print396788543.html ... we learn that a fossil hunter in Sussex found a pebble of unusual dimensions and put it into his pocket and took it home. He then sought to find out what it was and it turns out it was part of a dinosaur brain - preserved over millions of years. Various theories exist to account for its survival as soft tissue is rarely found in a fossilised state. Instant burial in a swamp is one idea put forwards. It belongs to a member of the Iguanadon family - a browser with a long neck.

Arie Fairie

At www.spectator.co.uk/2016/10/how-many-scientific-papers-just-arent-true/ ... the link is provided by Robert Farrar. It seems that Robert Horton, editor of the Lancet, is on record as saying 'that much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue ...' and he added, 'science has taken a turn towards darkness.' The article also provides links to reports in pdf format.

Ghost Planet

At www.scientificamerican.com/article/kepler-finds-scores-of-planets-around... ... NASAs Kepler Observatory has spotted lots of planets that orbit cool small stars - and they are the most common kind of stars in our galaxy. As such, there should be zillions of planets out there - but the observatory is only catching the big ones at the moment. Resolution needs to improve. So far they have found 63 planets smaller than Neptune and one of them is in a 'habitable'zone.

CLOUD

At http://phys.org/print396853238.html ... we are told researchers have worked out how planets like Jupiter form. Astronomers set up 'two theories' and then set about simulating each of them to arrive at the truth. Number One was the accretion of a substantial core that consensus thinks might have then attracted gases and kept them. Number Two was a top down formation beginning with the gaseous disc that seems to accompany star formation.

Methane

The cows farting story is still popular amongst the Green Blob (as absurd as it sounds to most everyone else). At https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/10/26/methane-madness-the-battle-for-ou... ... (which is written by a guest blogger from the Antipodes). The gist of the post is that productivity  (the amount of food produced) and the health of farms and their livestock are under threat from CAGW legislation and alarmist scare mongering.

Pacific Migrations.

At http://phys.org/print396594959.html ... modelling and statistical data have been used to explore how the colonisation of the Pacific islands took place and what role wind systems might have in the process. It was shown that Hawaii and New Zealand may have been found as a result of La Nina conditions existing in the Pacific whereas colonisation eastwards, they think, was a result of El Nino conditions. The problem with this study is obvious - they have limited their modelling to known wind systems and weather changes that occur in the modern world.

Altiplano Uplift

The topography of the central Andes is the subject at http://phys.org/print396589441.html ... geologists have been investigating why so much uplift has occurred in that region since the end of the Pleistocene - uplift on a scale contrary to the mainstream consensus regards how long these processes take. For example, it is widely recognised that  Lake Titicaca was a coastal lagoon but now it is elevated at several thousand feet.

Blooms, Manure, Tea Leaves.

At http://phys.org/print396192585.html ...  a study of phytoplankton in the Oct 21st (2016) issue of Science claims that blooms of these small sea creatures and algae coincide with warming of the oceans. How does this affect the accumulation of chalk (blooms of coccoliths).

Siberian Faces

   At http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/features/f0264-siberias-stone-idols/ ... it seems stone faces in Siberia underwent facial adjustments in the early Middle Ages as a result of new people moving into the area.