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Oldie but goodie

2009 NOVA on the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis

11:05 No crater? 48:23 Jim Kennett in a wonderful moment During a fleeting period at the end of the last decade, a decade ago, the YDIH was a burgeoning mainstream topic. So popular in fact that the “Cadillac” of science TV, PBS NOVA, did an absolutely beautiful hour-long 2009 episode on the ice age comet discovery and […]

Stickmen

The Bos and Vance Holliday in the funny papers

Some wag tweeted this funny cartoon today depicting the current state of affairs in Younger Dryas Boundary Research. The storyboard calls out The Bos and Vance Holliday for their willful ignorance with regard to the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. The clever and extraordinarily well informed cartoonist points out the awkward position The Bos has created for […]

Bright Insight

YouTube wisdom on Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis

Jimmy at Bright Insight has posted a masterpiece of science and speculation concerning the YDIH. How do these guys do this? I would find it very, very difficult to prepare all this info and share it in such a coherent manner on camera. Some of his other videos are just tad too speculative, even for […]

The Bos gets religion?

Mark Boslough discovers Taurid stream threat in late June -- 40 years after Clube and Napier

Oh, lordy, bring me my salts. I do feel the vapours coming on. You could have knocked the Tusk over with a feather at the Apple Store yesterday when my phone linked to the The Bos in the Washington Post, presenting at 2018 AGU, and pimping to the world: The Taurids are a threat! The […]

Always a bride's maid...

Science has named nine scientific advances as runners-up for the 2018 Breakthrough of the Year.

Seriously, it is really cool to see Science Magazine name Hiawatha Crater as 2018 breakthrough story runner up — and with due reference to the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. The crater will be an intellectual gift that keeps on giving, and its better days are ahead. So I will go ahead and nominate the article […]

The Hiawatha Crater and Global Warming politics

Science communicators give tongue to cats

In addition to the recent history of the earth, its animals, and mankind, the Hiawatha Crater discovery may have something else to teach us. The Tusk finds the real-time sociological implications of the crater as fascinating and instructive as the feature itself. I’m obsessed by what the new information reveals about the motivations and perspective […]

Intrigue at Science

Blockbuster Science story reporter Voosen dishes on Twitter

Speaking of journals, this paper spent a long time gestating, passing through more than a dozen reviewers, I believe, who skimmed away the informed speculation. Was that partly due to the possible Younger Dryas tie? Probably. As a coauthor put it, they faced an unfairly high bar. — Paul Voosen (@voooos) November 15, 2018

First Younger Dryas Impact Crater Found: Greenland

In the morning this old world wont be the same

Bos Bet… Voosen article in Science Magazine Seven Ages Daily Mail National Geographic BBC NYT MSN Oh, happy day! The Tusk heard about this discovery confidentially in March but the following nine months were characterized by an uncertain confidence this day would truly come. We had published evidence for a decade, and knew a climate […]

Science News questions science

I was about ten when my mom bought a Science News subscription for the Tusk. Week after week the thin, frequent, small format publication filled my desk, and ultimately the floor of my room. The rush of science coverage came so quickly I sometimes felt guilty as a little guy for not reading every article. […]

Tusk on Seven Ages Podcast

Seven Ages Audio Journal

I had a blast last week joining the hosts of my favorite new podcast: Seven Ages Audio Journal. Like the Tusk, veteran podcaster Micah Hanks and his science bros Jason Pentrail and James Waldo attempt the difficult balance between hard science, responsible speculation and perhaps some entertainment. I think they recognized me as a “fellow […]

Burn Papers

A new day at the Cosmic Tusk

Papers #1 and #2 and Supplementary Materials Quick take at skeptic site NeuroLogica Tallboy – Widespread Panic (1997) The Tusk inaugurates our new look here by posting the most important paper in the peer-reviewed canon of the Comet Research Group since the original PNAS publication in 2007. It is truly a new day at the […]

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