Earlier GSA abstract
Co-author spotlight: Andrew S. Madden
Carter, Simms, Benamara….
PNAS Lexus lane? 46,000 hits!
In 2007, scientists proposed that the start of the Younger Dryas (YD) chronozone (10,900 radiocarbon years ago) and late Pleistocene extinctions resulted from the explosion of a comet in the earths atmosphere. The ET event, as it is [...]
I came across a well-researched and informative blog today summing up the recent findings and YDB science to date. I was so impressed by Abby Tabor’s post at Science Works Now, “New Evidence for Climate-Changing Cosmic Impact,” I have added a permanent link to her on the side-bar.
Tabor it seems was driven — shudder — [...]
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The old “Drudge Siren” is getting quite a 1st quarter work out. And from what [...]
Scientists Brave Icy Environment to Find Evidence of Cosmic Cataclysm By Nader Heidari
Published on September 16, 2010
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 [...]
Impact hypothesis loses its sparkle Shock-synthesized diamonds said to prove a catastrophic impact killed off North American megafauna can’t be found
Link to Press Release from the Washington University in St. Louis
About 12,900 years ago, a sudden cold snap interrupted the gradual warming that had followed the last Ice Age. The cold lasted for [...]
Tom Stafford was an expert among experts at the Fall Meeting. I became aware of Tom Stafford when Redefining the Age of Clovis: Implications for the Peopling of America was published in Science in 2007. He is the Former Director of the Laboratory of AMS Radicarbon Research at University of Colorado. And for more than [...]
Sometimes it seems the YDB team is treated as though they are the only researchers who are finding these interesting little orbs. I don’t know if that is because the critics are ignorant of the other research, or just giving things a spin. Fact is, more than one group unrelated to and certainly not in [...]