Kerr Watch

Elapsed time since Richard Kerr failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 6 years, 2 months, and 2 days

NASA planetary protection chief: Impact estimates flawed!

Donald Yeomans

It takes Jupiter getting slapped three times [see Tusk post here], but NASA\JPL is finally admitting (carefully in an house propaganda organ) that the estimates they regularly regurgitate to demonstrate things are fine — are false — by an order […]

NatGeo gets it wrong on Carbon Spherules and Nanodiamonds

Don’t get me wrong from the headline. I love National Geographic. I have received an issue every month of my entire life. But the reporter here, John Roach, made a critical mistake in his otherwise largely accurate report regarding Scott and Pinter’s work.

Here is what he says:

What’s […]

Shhhhhh!

Fungi, Feces Show Comet Didn’t Kill Ice Age Mammals?

Image courtesy AGU John Roach for National Geographic News Published June 22, 2010

Excerpted:

What About the Nanodiamonds?

In fact, most experts acknowledge that carbon spherules are found throughout the geological record, including biological forms associated with wildfires, said […]

Tusk Scrambled: Low probability, high consequence

You might have noted a few, ahem, changes in the format of the Tusk. Due to operator error it was off-air for 14 hours and the columns and widgets have been scrambled. And surely worst, the David-Morrison-has-not-answered-to Bill-Napier countdown widget is missing! I do believe I have the vapors.

Hang tough. We […]