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Number of days writer Richard Kerr has failed to inform his Science readers of the confirmation of nanodiamonds at the YDB: 3 years, 11 months, and 6 days

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PNAS: Diamond peak confirmed at YDB — and Bronze Age collapse, perhaps?

 Table 1.

Bement video

Earlier GSA abstract

Co-author spotlight: Andrew S. Madden

Carter, Simms, Benamara….

PNAS Lexus lane? 46,000 hits!

Significance

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 [...]

Another informative blog!?!

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 — [...]

YDB Co-Author Profile: Paul S. DeCarli

Paul DeCarli

Nick Pinter claims here that diamonds were misidentified in earlier YDB studies. The paper this month was Paul DeCarli’s first formal appearance with the YDB team but his presence as a co-author undermines Pinter’s accusation. DeCarli is a diamond pro. And more importantly he is an eager scientist more given to discovery than criticism. I [...]

PNAS: New evidence from Central Mexico supporting the Younger Dryas extraterrestrial impact hypothesis

 

NOTE:  This post will be “stuck” to the top of the page for the time being. Related new material such as news articles and observations will be blogged subsequent to this post but will appear below.

The old “Drudge Siren” is getting quite a 1st quarter work out. And from what [...]

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 [...]

Skeptic Press Release: Daulton, Pinter and Scott publish finding NO diamonds in Younger Dryas Boundary layer

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 [...]

AGU Fall Meeting Re-Cap Part Two: Tom Stafford's Texas Hill Country Paleo site littered with evidence at start of Younger Dryas

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 [...]

German researchers have found those same pesky nanodiamond encrusted Carbon Spherules

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 [...]