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20 Jul 2010
Han Kloosterman

At George Howard's web site http://cosmictusk.com/guest-blog-a-catastrophist-manifesto-from-johan-bert-kloosterman/ ... this was originally written for an American Geophysical Union meeting at Acapulco in Mexico in May, 2007. It has already been mentioned on In the News, a couple of months ago, and I have posted it once again as it has accumulated an exchange of emails at the bottom of the article  which includes a discourse about Velikovsky.

20 Jul 2010
Marden Henge

BBC News July 19th (accessible on their website at www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-10684042/ ) reports on a Neolithic building found at Marden Henge near Devizes.

20 Jul 2010
The Golden Warrior

At www.eurekalert.org/print/61549 - the grave of a Scythian warrior whose torso was covered in gold has been found in Kazakhstan - dating from some time in the first millennium BC. It was one of a group of seven burial mounds and contained a large amount of gold and bronze objects. Whether these were of local manufacture or loot from raiding parties is not mentioned.

20 Jul 2010
What is the Sun made of?

http://dcoda.amplify.on/2010/07/17/scientists-cant-agree-on-what-the-sun-is-made-of/ is an interesting web site details supplied by Gary Gilligan. Behind its blazing facade the sun is reluctant to give up its secrets. Over the last few years scientists have changed their ideas concerning the chemical make-up of the Sun. There is far less oxygen, carbon and nitrogen that previously theorised and sound waves travel through its interior and ring like a bell.

20 Jul 2010
Woodhenge in North America

www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news July 11th ... 'Diggers unearth mysteries of Fort Ancient's Woodhenge' - Fort Ancient is a massive earthwork of the Hopewell culture which flourished contemporarily with the Romans in the Old World. Woodhenge is a small part of Fort Ancient - otherwise known as the Moorehead Circle, consisting of two concentric rings of post, one being as large as 180 feet in diameter. The posts were up to 15 feet high when standing. In the centre was discovered a pit of orange-red soil.

20 Jul 2010
Peru - monumental architecture

At www.peruviantimes.com/history-of-peru-part-3-monumental-architecture/ which is part three of a series on the archaeology of Peru - between 3000 and 500BC.

18 Jul 2010
Land and Water, heat and not so heated

http://joannenova.com.au/2010/07/did-giss-discover-30-more-land-in-the-northern-hemishphere/ Frank Lansner has been tinkering with the NASA GISS dataset - trying to understand how it works, or rather, how arch AGW adherent James Hansen gets his numbers. The northern hemisphere has a ratio of 40 per cent land to 60 pere cent ocean, which is used by Hadley CRU in the UK (HadCRU at UEA).

18 Jul 2010
Supernovae - version three

www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2010/07/mistery-supernova-may-point-to-unknown-laws-of-physics/ July 16th ... Casey Kazan has been upsetting the readers at Daily Galaxy newsletter once again. He, or she, is being accused of tabloid headlines, and maybe they are right - but it draws the punters. Robotic telescopes have turned astronomers attentions towards exploding stars that seem to indicate unusual physics are taking place.

18 Jul 2010
Archaeology and Politics

AOL News July 15th asks the question, 'Is Holy Land archaeology being hyped by politics?' is a piece on the propaganda going on between Israelis and Palestinians - and archaeology is being used to score points. For example, Eilat Mazar claims she has found evidence Jerusalem was an important place in the Late Bronze Age, based on a small fragment of a clay tablet. Meir Ben-Dov, an older archaeologist, commented - it didn't tell us anything we didn't already know.

18 Jul 2010
Grooved Ware

At www.physorg.com/print198495505.html there is a story on the discovery of a hand sized piece of rock found in a quarry near the village of Over in Cambridgeshire. It date backs to the Late Neolithic period, it has been suggested, as it has a pair of concentric circles etched onto the surface, a motif typically associated with Grooved Ware art/design. The find is significant as no such rock art, for obvious reasons, has ever been found previously in eastern England.