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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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Mandrin Cave

12 February 2022 Archaeology
At https://phys.org/news/2022-02-french-cave-story-neanderthals-early.html ... Mandrin Cave, near Montclinier in southern France, is throwing up an oddity for archaeologists, but unsurprisingly one that supports the recent idea
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Fleet Marston

10 February 2022 Archaeology
Having already been aired on Clark Whelton's email list it would be interesting to note what is already known about Fleet Marston, a Roman settlement
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Comets Past Future

10 February 2022 Astronomy
At www.sci-news.com/archaeology/hopewell-comet-10515.html ... another link to the Hopewell comet paper exploding over North America. Sent in by Gary. At https://phys.org/news/2022-02-comet-un271-largest.html ... which is another link
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Roaming Black Hole

9 February 2022 Astronomy
We've had all kinds of black holes over the last few years - see earlier posts. Now we have a free floating black hole roaming
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Magnetic Reconnection and Black Holes

5 February 2022 Astronomy
At https://phys.org/news/2022-02-supermassive-black-hole-flares-simulations... ... black holes, it seems, aren't always dark places, or invisible. Astronomers have seen intense light shows, or flares. Using computer simulation physicists
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Ice Age Devon

4 February 2022 Geology
Devon is famous for its red soil and its Cambrian period red rocks which colour that earth. However, fossils of extinct Ice Age animals such
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Hopewell Meteor

4 February 2022 Catastrophism
At https://phys.org/news/2022-02-comet-fiery-destruction-downfall-ancient.html ... the Hopewell culture in North America fell into decline 1500 years ago, which is not unlike the setbacks faced by the Romans
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Humans in Arabia

4 February 2022 Archaeology
At https://phys.org/news/2022-02-early-human-settlement-arabian-peninsula.html .... evidence that Palaeolithic people repeatedly occupied a rock shelter in southern Arabia has been found, dating back 210,000 to 120,000 years ago.
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