Kerr Watch

Elapsed time since Richard Kerr failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 6 years, 4 months, and 6 days

Rise of the Zombie: Harvard Discovers Evidence for Major Earth Impact at Younger Dryas Initiation (~12,875 BP)

 

Update: As published in PNAS in July, 2013

“The [Younger Dryas Boundary] theory has reached zombie status,” said Professor Andrew Scott from the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway. “Whenever we are able to show flaws and think it is dead [!], it reappears with new, equally […]

Comet ISON, Newton’s Great Comet of 1680, Solar Flares, and the 775 AD Eichler Event

Newton’s Great Comet of 1680

Update: A couple of useful links and a popular article on the subject.

I just learned of the discovery of Comet ISON which has apparently electrified the astronomy world for months. What then caught my eye was a paper from David Eichler of Ben Gurion […]

Clovis Comet paper #1 read article in Geology

The wisdom of crowds is comforting. Despite the near total news blackout of the recent developments related to our subject, readers have shot Anders Carlson’s 2010 free paper, What Caused the Younger Dryas Cold Event?, to the top of the Most Read articles in the journal Geology.

I am not surprised. This is an absolutely […]

Bronze Age Catastrophe Layer Discovered In Irish Shell Midden

Den Aengus Fort on the Tsunami Wracked Aran Islands offshore of Fanore Beach

 

Irish Examiner

6,000-year-old settlement poses tsunami mystery

By Andrew Hamilton

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Archeologists have uncovered evidence of pre-farming people living in the Burren more than 6,000 years ago — one of the oldest habitations ever […]

Part I: Howard Recounts YDB and Carolina Bay Odyssey in Pleistocene Coalition News

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Seek and Ye Shall Find: ET material confirmed in Murray Springs Black Mat

 

At the end of the Pleistocene a Younger Dryas black mat was deposited on top of the Pleistocene sediments in many parts of North America. A study of the magnetic fraction (~10,900±50 B.P.) from the basal section of the black mat at Murray Springs, AZ revealed the […]

Australian Comet to Fireball paper here

A diagram of the ‘northern’ fireball drawn by graphic designer, David Sawell of Burpengary(about 7 km south of Caboolture) who saw the fireball travelling in a northwest direction. The characterof this fireball seems to be different from the western and southern fireballs.

Green Fireballs and Ball Lightning

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Approaching Comet Schwassmann–Wachmann spawned Australian Fireballs in 2006

Green fireballs that streaked across the sky and rolled down an Australian mountainside four years ago, spurring reports of UFOs in the area, might have been meteors and ball lightning, a researcher suggests.

At least three traffic-light green fireballs brighter than the moon but not as bright […]

Article: Chilled Diamonds Shine Light on Comet Collision

Scientists Brave Icy Environment to Find Evidence of Cosmic Cataclysm By Nader Heidari

Published on September 16, 2010

Link here

YDB team member James Kennett views the extraction of diamond-rich ice from the Greenland ice sheet

The 21-person team, which included UCSB professor emeritus James Kennett and his son, University of Oregon geology […]

Moon to Earth: New LRO Lunar Crater Analysis has potential to revise impact frequency for Terrafirma

By comparing the LRO pictures with images collected by Apollo missions in the 1970s, they have found five craters that have appeared in the past four decades. That is helping the team to determine how frequently objects strike the Moon, says planetary geologist Alfred McEwen of the University of Arizona in Tucson. They have […]

A Nickel Pickle Part A

A NICKEL PICKLE The Problems of Building High-Tech From a Meteoroid Wreck by Bob Kobres Part A

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Though a nickel will not buy much today the element nickel is invaluable to our contemporary way of life. Without access to this nonferrous metal, much of what we take for granted would […]