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 […]


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

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


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 […]