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Hydrothermal Vents

5 December 2023 Biology, chemistry, Geology
At https://www.livescience.com/planet-earth/geology/enormous-hydrothermal-vent-field-with-ancient-50-foot-tall-chimneys-discovered-near-underwater-volcano ... interesting discovery. The bottom of the sea is upsetting cosy mainstream ideas. A two thousand feet long hydrothermal field teeming with life
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Chiron

5 December 2023 Astronomy
Over at https://www.livescience.com/space/astronomy/strange-object-trapped-between-saturn-and-uranus-is-transforming-before-our-eyes ... a distant comet trapped between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus seems to be accompanied by a transforming disc of icy
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Planet Surprise

5 December 2023
William sent in the link https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/scientists-find-huge-planet-that-shouldn-t-exist/ ... but see also https://www.livescience.com/space/exoplanets/enormous-planet-discovered-around-tiny-star-could-break-our-understanding-of-solar-system-formation ... basically, what has excited astronomers is the discovery of a giant planet orbiing
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Magnetic Switchbacks

2 December 2023 Astronomy, cosmology, Electromagnetism
The Parker Solar Probe has led to a new explanation on how magnetic switchbacks form in the solar wind. See https://phys.org/news/2023-11-theory-magnetic-switchbacks-solar.html ... the theory is
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Ozone Holey

2 December 2023 Environmentalism
The ozone  layer is back in the news it seems. That research paper last week seems to have upset the Blob. At https://phys.org/news/2023-11-science-ozone-layer.html ... here
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27,000 years old pyramid

30 November 2023 Archaeology, Dating
This is, surprisingly, at https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-03546-w ... and it caused archaeologists to raise their eyebrows. You have to wonder  why in a month when it was
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Gas Blob Milky Way

30 November 2023 Astronomy, cosmology
At https://www.livescience.com/space/black-holes/strange-blob-circling-milky-ways-central-black-hole-is-shooting-powerful-radiation-at-earth-every-76-minutes ...  regular high energy pulses of gamma ray radiation emerge from around the Milky Way's central black hole - may be coming from
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Kentucky Shark

30 November 2023 Biology, Catastrophism, Geology
At https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-shark-species-discovered-hidden-in-worlds-largest-cave-system-1834492.html ... the cave system is in south central Kentucky - accessed in Mammoth Cave National Park. The caves extend for some 40 miles
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More than an asteroid strike

30 November 2023 Astronomy, Catastrophism
William sent in the link - more than an asteroid may have caused the demise of the dinosaurs. See https://www.yahoo.com/news/extinction-dinosaurs-study-suggests-were-203306385.html ... which is at last
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Wooded Fens

30 November 2023 Biology, Climate change, Geology
At https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/11/231126224848.htm ... the Fens of eastern England were once heavily wooded - according to research at Cambridge University. Surprisingly, the woods were dominated by
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Big Blob Hot Water

29 November 2023 Climate change
At https://www.livescience.com/planet-earth/weather/big-blob-of-hot-water-in-pacific-may-be-making-el-nino-act-weirdly ... it seems a big blob of warm water in the Pacific Ocean is affecting the much hyped upcoming El Nino. Have these
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Eric Lerner

29 November 2023 Astronomy, cosmology, Physics
Robert sent in some interesting links for anyone interested in the views of Eric Lerrner. He isn't very keen on Big Bang, for example. Lerner
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Mexican Migrations

25 November 2023 Archaeology, Catastrophism
It seems what is true of the Old World is also true of the New World. Catastrophic events caused major human migrations. At https://www.livescience.com/archaeology/indigenous-mexicans-migrated-to-california-5200-years-ago-likely-bringing-their-languages-with-them-ancient-dna-reveals ...
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Goddess Particles

25 November 2023 Astronomy, cosmology, Electromagnetism
At https://www.livescience.com/space/cosmology/earth-slammed-by-ultra-powerful-goddess-particle-cosmic-ray-and-we-have-no-idea-where-it-came-from .... researchers detected an 'ultra high energy' cosmic ray recently - the most powerful one since the 'Oh My God' cosmic ray of
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Saturn's Rings

25 November 2023 Astronomy
William sent in the link https://www.yahoo.com/news/did-saturns-rings-form-icy-181500953.html ... but see also https://phys.org/news/2023-05-saturn-magnificent.html ... a new study suggests the rings of Saturn were formed between 400 and
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Update on Ozone Hole

25 November 2023 Electromagnetism, Environmentalism
At https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/11/231120170922.htm ... It seems the Hunga Tonga Ha'apai submarine volcano played a role in the loss of ozone over the Antarctic. It changed the
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Neanderthal artists and Homo Erectus woodworking

24 November 2023 Archaeology, Evolution
At https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/11/231121224642.htm ... now we have Neanderthal artists - making geometric shapes on cave walls. The cave in question is at La Roche-Cotard in France,
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Ice Age Climate SE Asia

24 November 2023 Catastrophism, Climate change, Geology
A tentative piece of evidence that might suggest the geoid of the earth was different during the last Ice Age - particularly during the Late
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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
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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
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