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20 Feb 2021
More Similarities

At https://phys.org/news/2021-02-neanderthals-homo-sapiens-identical-nubian... ... Neanderthals and Modern Humans used identical Nubian stone technology we are told. Levallois flakes. Not only did they share a similar genome with Modern Humans [on the male side] but now it seems they were using the same techniques to manufacture stone tools. The dividing line is the Laschamp geomagnetic reversal event, it has been suggested. Were Neanderthals affected by increased radiation and mutate into modern humans?

20 Feb 2021
A dip in co2

A dip in coi2 - not now but back then. 214 million years ago. The magic gas strikes again - see https://phys.org/news/2021-02-co2-dip-dinosaurs-south-america.html ... which seems to be another case of geochronology causing problems and confusion. A PNAS study has been looking at the speed of dinosaur migrations in the Jurassic. TGhe sauropodomorphs were a group of long necked dinosaurs that are thought to have first appeared in South America around 230 million years ago.

15 Feb 2021
Bunurong Aborigine Myth

William also supplied a link to www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2021/02/10/mega-tsunamis-chinese-junks-and-port... ... which harks back to Gavin Menzies book, and the decision by China to become inward following a number of disasters to their fleet of super junks. Ted Bryant, who  had been pushing mega tsunamis in Australia, without a lot of success as mainstream dug their heels in, also became involved. Peter Mungo Jupp took up the challenge, making use of Aborigine myth.

15 Feb 2021
African Population Collapse

At www.heritagedaily.com/2021/02/disease-epidemic-possibly-caused-populatio... .... a population crash in central Africa between AD400 and 600 is suggested in a study published in Science Advances this month. This coincides with the Justinian Plague in Europe, that also decimated people across Asia, weakening the Roman and the Persian empires and opening the way for the Arab invasions.

14 Feb 2021
Earth Wind

This story comes from www.spaceweather.com/2021/02/12/a-new-form-of-space-weather-earth-wind/ ... or just go to web site site and click on 12th February 2021 - we know the Sun is windy and brings us a plume of electrified gas = the solar wind. Earth is also windy it would seem. It also produces a breeze of electrified gas, or plasma - just like the sun. It primarily affects the moon, and this is how it was discovered. Every day fountains of gas shoot into space from the poles = the polar wind. Once a month the moon gets hit by this, around the time of full moon.

14 Feb 2021
Stonehenge Removals

William has sent in several links, including this one at https://uk.news.yahoo.com/stonehenge-may-rebuilt-welsh-stone-000200638.html ... which concerns the blustones which were originally set up around the circumference of the earthen henge. Later, they were incorporated into the bigger stone circle constructed from local sarsens. The blue stones are small in comparison to the sarsen uprights and lintels etc. See also https://phys.org/news/2021-02-stonehenge-stones-older-monument.html  ...

12 Feb 2021
Hunting Sharks

At www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ancient-indigenous-groups-brazil-h... ... why did indigenous peoples in Brazil hunt shark? The full works. Tiger sharks, great whites and hammerhead sharks. Not only did they eat the meat but they used the teeth as arrow tips - and razor blades. From 8000 years ago up to the modern era, the 1500s AD, these people hunted sharks like others hunt for haddock - or blue fin tuna.

12 Feb 2021
Hunting Sharks

At www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ancient-indigenous-groups-brazil-h... ... why did indigenous peoples in Brazil hunt shark? The full works. Tiger sharks, great whites and hammerhead sharks. Not only did they eat the meat but they used the teeth as arrow tips - and razor blades. From 8000 years ago up to the modern era, the 1500s AD, these people hunted sharks like others hunt for haddock - or blue fin tuna.

12 Feb 2021
Plasma Rain

Amazing image at www.spaceweather.com, February 10th, 2021, of a huge cloud of solar plasma suspended above the Sun's surface. It is not stable as blobs and streamers of plasma break away and slide back to the stellar surface. However, the plasma rain drops doin't just all down, the they slide along curving lines of magnetic force. These raindrops are the size of boulders, falling from a cloud of plasma 100,000 km overhead. It was photographed by a guy with a backyard observatory in Naperville in Illinois.

7 Feb 2021
Heat of Ryugu

The Japanese space mission to the asteroid Ryugu was a success and it is now on its way to meet another asteroid even further away. When the soil samples have been restored to a laboratory in order to analyse, one of the things scientists will be looking at is the apparent heat of Ryugu, and what might be the source - see https://phys.org/news/2021-02-japan-scientists-source-high-asteroid.html ... The heat in question is the heat that altered the space rock' constitution. They idea is that it may provide some details on the origin of the universe - or even, life on earth.