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Pilgrimage and the Devil in a Boot

11 March 2022 Archaeology
Medieval pilgrimage was popular in the 12th and 13th centuries. Hence, the popularity of Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales'. This is a story about a group of
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Bubbles

11 March 2022 Astronomy, Electromagnetism
At https://phys.org/news/2022-03-massive-center-milky-supermassive-black.html ... the supermassive black hole thought to reside at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy is said to have started spewing out
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Blobs in the Mantle

11 March 2022 Geology
At https://phys.org/news/2022-03-blobs-earth-mantle-unexpected-differences.html ... within Earth's Mantle there are two massive bob like structures, roughly on opposite sides of the planet. They are each around the
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Nechtansmere

9 March 2022 Archaeology
Gary sent in a link to https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10565141/ ... and the story is also at https://phys.org/news/2022-03-rare-pictish-stone-potential-site.html ... a large stone was pulled out of a farmers
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Sodom

9 March 2022 Archaeology
It seems the very word Sodom can spark off an internet firestorm.  Who would have guessed? The latest issue of the newsletter of the Tall
Stonehenge calendar

Stonehenge Solar Calendar

6 March 2022 Archaeology
Stonehenge as a solar calendar is back on the cards it would seem, after years of neglect as a subject spoken in mainstream circles. Timothy
Coronal loops

Solar Illusion

5 March 2022 Astronomy
At https://phys.org/news/2022-03-solar-illusion-coronal-loops.html ... coronal loops are rope like strands of plasma that scientists think exist in the sun's atmosphere. They may actually be optical illusions.
Evolution

Gradualism Restored

5 March 2022 Evolution
At https://phys.org/news/2022-03-gradual-evolution-darwinian-theory.html ... the headline begins, gradual evolution is back. I didn't know it had gone away. A newly published paper supports the idea that
Yilan Crater

Chinese Crater

5 March 2022 Catastrophism
William sent in a couple of links to the same story. See for example https://weather.com/science/space/video/largest-impact-crater-in-past-100000-years-found-in-china?cm_ven=hp-slot-3 ... See also  Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences 56, Nr, pages
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End Permian

5 March 2022 Geology
At https://phys.org/news/2022-03-critical-factors-end-permian-mass-extinction.html ... the end of Permian event included a lot of volcanic activity and seismology. We may also note it also involved the initial
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The Black Hole that was not a Black Hole

5 March 2022 Astronomy
At https://phys.org/news/2022-03-closest-black-hole.html ... new research using the Very Large Telescope Array and the Very Large Telescope Interferometer have revealed that a black hole does not
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Skye Pterosaur

24 February 2022 Biology
At www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10537923/ ... the same story can be seen at a variety of links and websites. I've chosen the Daily Mail link because it comes
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Hopewell Decline

19 February 2022 Archaeology
There are now a lot of web sites to visit on the decline of the Hopewell culture, which was based in the valley of the
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Moving the Poles

18 February 2022 Electromagnetism
Some interesting articles in the current issue of 'New Concepts in Global Tectonics' several of which have a geomagnetic connection. See www.ncgtjournal.com and click on
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Anglo Saxons

18 February 2022 Archaeology
Susan Oosthuizen it the author of 'The Emergence of the English' Leeds:2019, which questions the idea of a mass invasion by Anglo Saxons in the
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Water on earth

18 February 2022 Geology
At https://phys.org/news/2022-02-earth-1.html ... where did the water on earth come from? This new study effectively eliminates outer space via comets and meteorites as the source
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A dinosaur eating crocodile

18 February 2022 Biology
William has provided the link to https://www.yahoo.com/news/ancient-killer-crocodile-had-dinosaur-1030040... ... fossils of the beast were first found back in 2010 in eastern Australia. The fossil is said
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Tilting the Earth

16 February 2022 Geology
At https://phys.org/news/2022-02-tilting-earth-crust-ancient-megafloods.html ... the headline caught my attention - tilting the earth's crust governed the flow of ancient megafloods. How does that happen? If the
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Geomagnetic excursions and reversals

15 February 2022 Electromagnetism
Marinus van der Sluijs has an article in Nexus magazine on geomagnetic excursions and reversals. Go to https://nexusmagazine.com/product/when-the-aurora-went-global/?v-3e8d115... ... the same subject was covered in
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Chalk Drum

14 February 2022 Archaeology
At https://phys.org/news/2022-02-prehistoric-ancient-british-museum.html ... concerns the discovery of a chalk drum - with some interesting zig zag markings. It goes back 5000 years in date, deep
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