America's National Centre for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has posted a video illustrating what might happen if an asteroid crashed into one of the earth's oceans. Link provided by William ... .. and the same video at

Radio Bursts

One of the most baffling puzzles of astrophysics are radio bursts. They are extremely bright flashes of light with radio wavelengths - but last just milliseconds. See ... where it is revealed that scientists know very little about them. Dozens of theories have been proposed but none are set in stone, it would seem, but you would not know this without being told. What they are going to do is create a catalogue of the versions and then mark them up by the pros and cons. Other scientists are able to weigh in on the subject.

Humans in Tibet

At ... human occupation of the Tibetan plateau is now thought to go back to between 40 and 30 thousand years ago. The high altitude, atmospheric hypoxia, and generally cold all year environment (as well as low rainfall) is a challenging place for humans to set down roots - but has it always been like that?

At ... a study suggests Neanderthals interbred with early humans on multiple occasions. On the other hand, they may have not.

Exploding Stars

At ... a supernova discovered by several astronomers in different parts of the world has provided an unprecedented look at the first moments of a supernova explosion. The mechanism which starts the process into motion are actually unknown - in spite of what we have been assured by mainstream pontifications. They are, it seems, largely theoretical. What was observed was a brightening at the onset - earlier than expected.

Big Bang Heavy Elements

How were the heavy elements formed in the wake of Big Bang - see ... research from the University of Western Australia suggests condtions differ to what the theory has up to now allowed. Surprisingly, Big Bang theory goes all the way back to 1927. In the wake of the violent explosion - followed by expansion and the formation of the stars, conditions were turbulent (as one might expect). Not so according to the new theory. Not nearly so turbulent -and in fact hardly turbulent at all.

Cave Astronomy

This is an interesting link to a new study that will not be received with universal enthusiasm by mainstream but it has been published in a big name journal - go to ... some of the world's oldest cave art has revealed how prehistoric people had a relatively informed knowledge of the sky and the movements of the stars and other cosmic bodies. Of course, it is all down to an interpretation of the cave art - and they are not the first by a long chance to say a connection between the sky and cave art exists.

Saxons and Romans

At ... an Anglo Saxon cemetery has been found in the Lincolnshire Wolds dating back from the late 5th to early 6th century AD. Interestingly, the Wolds would have been dry land, and possibly a safe place as sea levels were much higher at this time. The burials included a rich array of grave goods such as copper gilded brooches, iron shield bosses etc. The discovery featured in this week's 'Digging for Britain' on BBC 4 (9pm November 28th). See

Dong Choi

New Concepts in Global Tectonics journal (of September 2018, volume 6, number 3). See and and straightaway we learn the editor is dead. Dr Dong Choi suffered heart failure and Louis Hissink has replaced him. He begins, editorial policy will remain the same, as before ... etc. The journal will continue its policy of political incorrect news, since all scientific theories are provisional and subject to change when new data or observation occurs, rednering the previous scientific explanation obsolete.

Cranial modification

At ... did the bizarre practice of cranial deformation derive from observations of an elongated celestial body. Artificial cranial modification, head flattening and head binding, leads to some peculiar shapes of the skull ...

Emerald Comet

The comet that was supposed to make a show in November and December has taken a back seat, possibly forgotten as a new comet on the blocks is showing off in the sky right now, Comet Wirtanen. It is situated just below the orbit of the Earth but it is set to make a spectacular entrance in the next few weeks. Go to (29th November 2018). It is hyperactive at the moment, in a way that belies its actual small size. ...