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12 Sep 2017
Mini Nukes

The Sunday Times reports the go ahead for small nuclear reactors - see https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2017/09/10/go-ahead-for-mini-reactors-as... ... this week we had the Greens shouting about the price of wind energy coming down in comparison with nuclear - given lots of air time in the media. This seems to reflect a lowering of subsidies on wind and a high electricity price won by our terrific politicos for the new nuclear power station at Hinckley Point (if it ever gets built).

12 Sep 2017
big hole in Yakut land

Gary sent in the link to https://www.sciencealert.com/siberia-s-huge-doorway-to-the-underworld-is... carcasses ... Siberian permafrost has been cracking open again, it is said, and one of the craters is growing so rapidly it is uncovering long buried forests and carcasses of dead animals such as musk ox and mammoth.

12 Sep 2017
Zealandia, once more

William sent in this link - www.newsweek.com/zealandia-lost-continent-drilling-expedition-640248 ...

13 Sep 2017
Solar Eruptions, Two

At www.spaceweather.com (August 12th 2017) we learn another geomagnetic storm is predicted. This one is thought to be moderate in effect as it will be just a glancing blow which is unlike the one a few days ago, on the 10th. This was an X8 class flare, causing a solar radiation storm and leaving behind a blizzard of radiation ...

13 Sep 2017
Jennifer Marohasy

Jennifer Marohasy, at www.climatelab.com.au ... says there is evidence to suggest the last 20 years of temperature readings by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, from hundreds of automatic weather stations spread across Australia, may be invalid. Why? Because they have not been recorded consistent with calibration.

13 Sep 2017
Catastrophic Origins for Asteroids and Rings of Saturn

William Thompson had the paper published in the Creation Research Society Quarterly some years ago. The paper, 'Catastrophic Origins for the Asteroids and Rings of Saturn' was written and published some time ago but is back in vogue now as the Cassini Mission has shown the rings of Saturn have an origin much more recent than uniformitarians previously had considered. This article can be obtained from the author.

14 Sep 2017
Greek EQs

At http://phys.org/print424426063.html ... we hear that the ancient Greeks may have built sacred and treasured sites deliberately on land previously affected by earthquake activity. This is according to a new study by the University of Plymouth. Iain Stewart, professor of geoscience and author of 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth: how geology shaped civilisation' (Century Books:2005) (also a BBC television Discovery series of the same name but with the title 'Hot Rocks' in the US version).

14 Sep 2017
Norwegian Iron

At https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2017/09/the-enigma-of-early-... ... Norwegians made top quality iron products but where did they get the knowhow? For centuries people in the middle of Norway made huge amounts of first class iron out of bog ore. Presumably this is where the bogs were located - and the same situation prevailed in Sweden. They made tools and weapons, more than the needs of the locals as Norway is a pretty low populated country. This indicates much of the production was exported - but to where?

16 Sep 2017
A Pinkie

A pink aurora over Yellowknife in the North West Territories of Canada ...

   ... taken by Yakchi Takasaka (see www.spaceweather.com Sept 15th). The pink colour is probably a sign of nitrogen. Most auroras are green - caused by energetic particles hitting oxygen atoms in the high atmosphere. Pink aurora occur as particles descend lower than usual striking nitrogen molecules.

16 Sep 2017
Night Side Venus

At https://phys.org/print424674665/html ... ESAs Venus Express has been looking at wind and cloud patterns on the night side of Venus. Apparently it behave differently to the day side - the side of the planet that faces the Sun. The atmosphere of Venus is dominated by strong wind systems that whirl around the planet much faster than Venus rotates. Venusian winds rotate 60 times faster than the planet below, pushing and dragging along clouds. During day side the rotations is uniform and consistent but on the night side it is irregular.