Kerr Watch

Elapsed time since Richard Kerr failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 6 years and 28 days

UofA: Short, enigmatic event causes geochemical changes at start of Younger Dryas



More independent confirmation of the Younger Dryas Boundary event.

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More “Current Events”


Sliding Spring Update: Getting closer

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V. Hippies?

Dr. V!

I’m getting dragged into the future again. But click above for a fascinating report.

It brought to mind: He who shall not be named in Science: Dr. V. If Dr. V had said we might see such a thing in our […]

Napier: Not So Fast Bos….

ABSTRACT Intersection with the debris of a large (50-100 km) short-period comet during the Upper Palaeolithic provides a satisfactory explanation for the catastrophe of celestial origin which has been postulated to have occurred around 12900 BP, and which pre-saged a return to ice age conditions of duration 1300 years. The Taurid Complex appears to […]

Finally Available in PNAS: Very High Temperature Impact Melt Products: Evidence for Cosmic Impacts \ Airbursts 12,900 years ago

These scientists have identified three contemporaneous levels more than 12,000 years ago, on two continents yielding siliceous scoria-like objects (SLO’s),” said H. Richard Lane, program director of National Science Foundation’s Division of Earth Sciences, which funded the research. “SLO’s are indicative of high-energy cosmic airbursts/impacts, bolstering the contention that these events induced […]