Meteor Blast over Sodom

At https://www.timesofisrael.com/evidence-of-sodom-meteor-blast-cause-of-bi... .. this is the expected paper promised by SIS member Phil Silvia - just read out at a conference (and already making waves). The Biblical tale of Sodom has intrigued people for generations. Silvia and Collins enlisted some members of the Younger Dryas boundary event team including our friend George Howard of https://cosmictusk.com/tall_el_hammam_sodom_trinity_university_jordan_si... ...

Magnetotail Explosions

Robert also sent in this link to the discovery of explosions in Earth's magnetic tail - buffetted by a stream of solar wind (but see earlier post at https://sis-group.org.uk/news/musical-wave.htm ). Go to www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/11/spacecraft-witness-explosion-in-earths-magneti... ... which is derived from https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1809/1809.06932.pdf ... and the claim is that this is evidence of magnetic reconnection events. Robert says that what is really happening is that double layers are accelerating electrons (electron jets) etc.

Water and Plates

Robert sent in this link to www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6407781/Earth-swallowing-TRILLIO... ... which is derived from an article at https://nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0655-4 ... which according to Robert has it the wrong way around. It is not the earth swallowing water but the earth disgorging water (or that is what another study claimed a couple of weeks ago, posted here on In the News).

Levallois Flake Technology

At https://phys.org/print461827831.html ... scientists from Australia and China and the US have published a study in the journal Nature (19th November 2018) which purports to show humans with the ability to make stone tools in the Levallois fashion go back to 170,000 years (at least) in East Asia. This is of course contrary to the Out of Africa theory where Levallois technology only reached that part of the world around 50,000 years ago. Is this another nail in the coffin of the multi culti propaganda masquerading as serious science?

Wood Pellets

This is one of those things where you just have to wonder where they are coming from - and quite how their brains work. It seems the Green Blob have been embarrassed about the amount of co2 involved in bulk carriers bringing wood pellets from Carolina to power stations such as Drax in Yorkshire - and are aimlessly swinging their arms (and their mouths) in several different directions. Earlier in the week there was a report that people were seriously trying to make the bulk carriers (and all shipping) less co2 dependent, even to the really weird idea of bringing back sails.

Asteroid Strike

This time the asteroid strike was on a moon of Mars, Phobus - see https://phys.org/print461938210.html ... a new study claims stranges goings on Mars moon Phobus were made by rolling boulders. It is the origin of the boulders that is intersesting from a catastrophist angle and the theory is that they were formed in the wake of an asteroid strike. The research was published in Planetary and Space Science (November 2018). The grooves are a distinct feature of Phobus ...

Musical Wave

At http://spaceweather.com 23rd November 2018 ... musical waves in Earth's magnetic field (see also https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/11/23/our-quiet-sun-produces-musical-wa...) ...  our quiet Sun produces musical waves in Earth's magnetic field. A space weather observatory in Norway (above the Arctic Circle) has this week detected sine waves of exceptional purity rippling through Earth's polar magnetic field. For some reason the comments at the second link are not exactly impressed - but you can't please everyone.

Sentinel Island

A fascinating tale from the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the Bay of Bengal (between India and SE Asia). The story came about after the killing by islanders on one of these outliers (30 miles from Thailand) of an American student on a mission to make contact with them. Clearly they are opposed to contact with the outside world and over the last few hundred years they have managed to keep the outside world at bay - see https://phys.org/print462083501.html ...

African Big Boys

The big boys in this story are mega-herbivores - and the animals that preyed on them, the sabre toothed cats. Why did they become extinct. At https://phys.org/print462101695.html ... we are told human hunters are usually blamed for such disappearances of animal species over the last few million years or so. This always revolves around the big boys of the African fauna - and the little boys are ignored (even when they become extinct just as mysteriously). Says it all I suppose.

Lakes on Mars

Here is the article to go with the story about rain in the Atacama desert - overflowing crater lakes caused canyons to be cut out on Mars (go to https://phys.org/print461597820.html ...). We are told that billions of years ago water flowed freely across Mars. Former rivers erupted into craters, forming lakes and seas. Sometimes these lakes became so filled with water they overflowed - creating catastrophic flooding events. They go on to sugegst that catastrophic geological processes may have played a major role in shaping the landscape of Mars.