Month: March 2010

Viva la Verde! Just in pic of radioactive Mexican green clay

Click for larger image Melissa Scruggs of the U of Missouri gang kindly sent me this tantalizing taste of their recently reported find of a YD-start age radioactive green mat.  She said they have A LOT of samples they are working through and should report their findings in April.   Understandably, they chose to share […]

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24 Years: KT Boundary Impact Caused Dinosaur Extinction

Settled: Dinosaurs Done in By Asteroid San Francisco Chronicle, March 4 A large international, multidisciplinary, team of scientists use stratigraphy, chemistry and sedimentary analysis to prove an extinction causing impact at the turning point of two geological and biological ages.  Younger Dryas Boundary Team, PNAS, 2007?  Nope.  KT Team iteration 2010, today in Science. A team of thirty […]

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Thar She Blows! Napier paper goes public

Hubble pictures of fragment B of comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 taken on three successive days (April 18, 19 and 20of 2006) during its disintegration. Napier Astro Model Ras

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Great Paper: The case for significant numbers of extraterrestrial impacts through the late Holocene

I love this paper.  It’s in a great journal, chock full of well-sourced, multidisciplinary information, and written by a rock-solid expert in an immensely important field: Dendrochronology.  While other Dendrochronologists signed-up for the terribly political job of attempting to document slow and incremental temperature change over the ages, Mike Baillie became an expert in the […]

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False Alarm: Cornell site still protecting Napier paper

Unfortunately my tip regarding the Cornell site does not seem to work until (perhaps) the article is  actually published.  Working to find out more… “You can’t claim ownership of 1003.0744.  We do not allow people other than the authors of an article to claim ownership of an article before it has been publicly announced. Historically, some […]

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Public Access: Napier's Royal Astronomical Society paper now available on web

I just heard the Napier pap(i)er providing an astronomical context for the YD event can be had on the public access site here: Cornell University Library.  I plugged in my name and am waiting for the verification code to be sent by email. I’ll try to put the paper up on Scribed — if that is […]

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My apologies for the repeat emails to subscribers

I am sooo sorry folks.   It was a mistake and it will not happen again

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