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Tutankhamun's Yellow Glass Pendant

24 November 2023 Archaeology, Catastrophism, Geology
Gary sent in the link https://www.sciencealert.com/strange-yellow-glass-in-african-desert-traced-back-to-extraterrestrial-impact ... meteor impacts are becoming as common as kippers on a breakfast plate. In the desert zone that straddles

Heart of the Milky Way

24 November 2023 Astronomy, cosmology
At https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/11/231121175511.htm ... the James Webb Space Telescope is at it again - after peering at the heart of the Milky Way. Nothing to do

Ozone Hole

24 November 2023 Electromagnetism, Environmentalism
At https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/11/231121175239.htm ... University of Otago - research published in Nature Communications at https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-42637-0 ... we are told that over the last 4 year period

Cosmic Vine

22 November 2023 Astronomy
Using red shift to date a chain of 20 galaxies resulted in an early universe timing - between 11 and 12 billion years ago. Red

Shadow Comet

20 November 2023 Astronomy, Climate change, Electromagnetism
At https://spaceweather.com ... archive November 19th, 2023. A big new sun spot group is emerging on the rotating face of the Sun. It is crackling

Weird Geology of Mercury

19 November 2023 Astronomy, Electromagnetism, Geology
Gary sent in the link to https://phys.org/news/2023-11-unveiling-mercury-geological-mysteries-salt.html ... It was the salt that captured his attention. Glaciers of salt. How did it get there. This

Luminous Fast Blue Optical Transients

19 November 2023 Astronomy, cosmology
At https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-03569-3 ... we have the headline, 'mysterious tasmanian devil space explosion' - baffles astronomers. The menagerie link is later expanded to 'the Cow' and

Volcanic Megabeds

18 November 2023 Catastrophism, Dating, Geology
This is a cracker as they say. At https://www.livescience.com/planet-earth/volcanos/supervolcano-megabeds-discovered-at-bottom-of-sea-point-to-catastrophic-events-in-europe-every-10000-to-15000-years ... notice the word 'catastrophes' in the headline - in fact, it is the crunch line.

Einstein Must be Wrong

18 November 2023 cosmology, Physics
In one of those astounding moments of hubris we have at https://www.livescience.com/physics-mathematics/einstein-must-be-wrong-how-general-relativity-fails-to-explain-the-universe ... that might lead readers to think Einstein could well be wrong on

Norway Tomb

18 November 2023
Another lost megalithic tomb unearthed. This time in western Norway. See https://www.archaeology.org/11903-231117-norway-neolithic-burial ... a stone lined tomb was discovered in Norway during construction work. It

Neolithic Engineering

17 November 2023 Archaeology
The ruins of a 5000 years old tomb have been unearthed in Orkney  - see https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/oct/21/a-neolithic-feat-of-engineering-orkney-dig-reveals-ruins-of-huge-tombs ... In fact, all the archaeological action appears to

Sun Spot Aurora

17 November 2023 Astronomy, Environmentalism
This is an interesting one. At https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/11/231113192112.htm ... in a study published in Nature Astronomy scientists have outlined their discovery of an aurora like display

Iceland Volcano

16 November 2023 Electromagnetism, Geology
At https://www.livescience.com/planet-earth/volcanos/times-finally-up-impending-iceland-eruption-is-part-of-centuries-long-volcanic-pulse ... which is basically saying they don't know why voilcanoes erupt when they do. What on earth could they be ignoring? The immanent

Chicxulub and Gas on Mars

16 November 2023 Astronomy, Catastrophism
Robert sent in 3  links. At https://phys.org/news/2023-11-visible-range-martian-night.html ... we learn that night time glow was discovered by 'The Trace Gas Orbiter' satellite of the ESA.

Bright Nights

16 November 2023 Astronomy, Environmentalism
At https://spaceweather.com ... archive, November 14th 2023. What are bright lights? A phenomenon that has not been seen for some time may have made a

Comet 12P outburst, 4th time

16 November 2023 Astronomy, Electric Universe
At https://spaceweather.com ... archive, Novermber 16th 2023. Like other sources we are told its down to a cryovolcano - or ice volcano. It abruptly brightened,

Neanderthal Portrait

14 November 2023 Anthropology, Archaeology, Genetics
Neanderthals as you have never seen them before. As handsome as the everyday bloke you might come across in your travels in a big city.

Trilobite Graveyard

14 November 2023 Biology, Catastrophism, Geology
At https://www.sci.news/paleontology/bohemoliches-incola-diet-12313.html ... we have fossilised specimens of trilobites, dating from the Ordovician, containing the contents of its guts. Stomach I assume. This was sent

Mars Surpise

14 November 2023 Astronomy
At https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-03271-4 ... we are told Mars has a surprise layer of molten rock in its interior. This conclusion came about after a meteor struck

Rocks from Space

14 November 2023 Astronomy, Catastrophism
William sent in the link https://finance.yahoo.com/news/martian-rocks-keep-hitting-earth-160200735.html  ....Martian rocks, meteorites, have been flying through space and bombarding earth for thousands of years, we are told. They
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