Platinum

Comet Research Group in Nature: Widespread Platinum across continent at Younger Dryas

Wonderful Supplementary Information for the paper below

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Broecker to Kunzig: This Deal is Real

Readers will recall the awkwardly titled September post, “NatGeo actually calls Wally Broecker to discuss evidence for cosmic impact at Younger Dryas start.” The Tusk was trying to convey there my astonishment that a thoughtful and thorough article was written on recent advances in the study of the Younger Dryas Boundary. Only later, with very little digging, […]

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But seriously, folks: Harvard bangs a big fat Platinum nail in YDB critic coffin

BBC The Mail  Phys.org Crickets Stein B. Jacobsen? and here and here Program Note: More recent posts can be found below Large Pt anomaly in the Greenland ice core points to a cataclysm at the onset of Younger Dryas by George Howard The impact hypothesis (11), once declared dead (12, 13), recently gained new support from the discovery of siliceous scoria-like objects (SLOs) […]

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Extraordinary Evidence and Inexplicable Ignorance: Bunch (2012) and The Bos (2013)

  Bunch  Boslough It is telling to read competing journal articles regarding the Younger Dryas Boundary Event. For example below is the recent paper from The Bos, et al., and below that a publication from the YDB team the year before. (I was added as an author to that one based on some field work […]

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Rise of the Zombie: Harvard Discovers Evidence for Major Earth Impact at Younger Dryas Initiation (~12,875 BP)

  Update: As published in PNAS in July, 2013  “The [Younger Dryas Boundary] theory has reached zombie status,” said Professor Andrew Scott from the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway. “Whenever we are able to show flaws and think it is dead [!], it reappears with new, equally unsatisfactory, arguments. [Sniff!] – “January 30, 2013, Royal […]

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