Planet X Again

At https://phys.org/print417340282.html ... an online paper currently available at www.arxiv.org/abs/1704.02444 is written by two researchers at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, and claims there may be a planet sized body (somewhere in the region of the size of Mars or the Earth, orbiting in the outer solar system. The hypothesis comes about as a means to explain some orbital inconsistencies amongst distant bodies in the Kuiper Belt region.

Tartessos

World Current Archaeology 83 (June 2017) www.world-archaeology.com has an article on Tartessos, the city recorded by Herodotus, just beyond the Pillars of Herakles. It flourished in the first millennium BC, at the mouth of the Guadalquivir River in SE Spain. It was at its peak 2500 years ago, trading extensively with the Phoenicians. However, its origins go back to the 9th century BC - which I suppose relies on mainstream dating chronology.

day time meteor shower

At www.spaceweather.com June 6th 2017 we have news of a day time meteor shower this week as the Earth is passing through a stream of dusty debris from - no one knows for sure.

Clive James

Clive James, a voice from the past, and still able to spar with the best of them. Here he crosses swords with the CAGW alarmist crowd, admitting that he would never have looked into the issue if he had not been laid up in a sick bed. He would simply have carried on believing what the mainstream media churn out - unthinking. He says that most people have never visited a sceptic blog and do not know the arguments on the other side.

Pieres and Habibullo

At http://principia-scientific.org/mini-ice-age-stay-says-astrophysicist/ ... Piers Corbyn, brother of Jeremy the Labour Party leader, is undoubtedly many measure more clever than his erstwhile politician sibling, described here as an astrophysicist. In a brush with a Lib Dem politician, the latter was left bemused, commenting 'what a strange man ...' which may be due to the shock of having the Lib Dem fantasy over global warming pulled to shreds by a bloke that becomes irate very quickly.

microplates

At http://phys.org/print414856601.html ... we learn that several 'hundred' miles off the Pacific NW coast a small plate, the Juan de Fuca, is slowly sliding under the North American continent - even though it has several hundred miles to go. It depends of course where the continental plate boundary is situated but as mainstream geology is certain that the mountains along the Pacific coast of North America are caused by plate subduction the author of the piece has no choice but to assume that is happening with Juan de Fuca.

Not Out of Africa

Another theory dropped on its head and given a shaking before being turned upside down. At https://phys.org/print414742180.html ... Charles Darwin said humans evolved in Africa - and the politically correct meme has repeated this ad nauseum for many years. It fits the multi-cultural scenario and is embedded in what can only be described as politicised science. The Leakey excavations along the Rift Valley in northern Kenya have tended to support the scenario and one might say if the Earth was a stationary globe in space it is a reasonable theory.

The Rogue

Lee Brainard's book, 'The Rogue', is now available in paperback (fiction but with a catastrophist and electric universe backdrop). It attempts to put these into a form the ordinary man in the street can understand, and digest. See www.amazon.com/dp/0998759406/sr=1.3/qid=1495625569 or in the UK, at www.amazon.co.uk/Rogue-1-Planets-Shaken/dp/0998759406/ and it is also available at Kobo, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble - for example www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-rogue-lee-w-brainard/1126448747 ... and in book stores under the author's name (if filed alphabetically).

Alfven

William forwarded this back in October 2016 - a link to a book at www.mikamar.biz/book-info/tes-a.htm#Author ... which provides some history concerning Hannes Alfven, and his book, 'Cosmic Plasma' - published in 1981 but largely ignored by astrophysicists. However, the electric universe people have gone back to basics - resurrecting some of Alfven's ideas (and science).Hannes Alfven, and his book, 'Cosmic Plasma' - published in 1981 but largely ignored by astrophysicists.

Challenging GIS

This is an interesting article - go to https://phys.org/print414322534.html ... Canadian archaeologists challenge the credibility of GIS methods to accurately predict weather on shoreline erosion. Computer models of archaeological sites are ideal software tools for managing referenced data and are commonly used to yield information used for protecting heritage - but some scientists are questioning the credibility of the models. They want long term trends to be 'ground truthed' in order to substantiate rates of change that 'reflect' observed phenomena 'in the field'.