Excellent content piling up on the Younger Dryas Impact Event
The Tusk recalls keeping the YDIE a secret in 2006 and 2007, so as not to threaten the publication of what became the seminal paper in 2007. Today the secret is most assuredly OUT. Hundreds of hours of podcasts, videos, and plain old lectures are spilling forth from people all over the globe who are fascinated by the profoundly important and increasingly mainstream discovery.
Tusk sends letter of protest to editor, hopes to avoid litigation
To the Editor of Space.com: I am writing to protest misinformation in your article, “No, the coronavirus didn’t come from outer space. We promise” [March 16, 2020, Space.com], and demand an immediate published retraction and apology to the subject of your article, Dr. Wickramasinghe.
Asteroid impact 13K years ago wiped out woolly mammoths, sabre-tooth cats in mini ice age: study Giant asteroid strike 13K years ago had ‘global consequences,’ shocking study says Watch the latest video at foxnews.com
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
I recently discovered an essay from Graham Hancock that manages to convey both the profound intellectual significance — and petty scholastic drama — of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis since 2007. Hancock doesn’t note his good timing, but as he writes in 2017 it is the 10th anniversary of the Comet Research Group’s Acapulco AGU presentations introducing […]
Joe Rogan hosts epic 3.5 hour podcast debating the Younger Dryas impact
Almost 24 hours later and I am still catching my breath. Last night’s Joe Rogan Experience podcast was pure heaven for the Tusk. As folks might have noted, the world’s most popular interview podcast has taken a long-standing interest in our subject. Graham Hancock has appeared on Rogan six times in recent years, I believe, […]