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Monday, 29 February 2016

Earth's Water Came From Space Dust?

Earth's Water Came From Space Dust?

Sullivan, C., 2015, Earth’s water came from space dust during
planetary formation, Eos. vol. 96, no. 2, p. 3. doi:10.1029/2015EO040147.

" A new analysis of lava from the deep mantle indicates that
water-soaked dust particles, rather than a barrage of icy
comets, asteroids, or other bodies, delivered water to the newly
forming Earth."

Web version at
https://eos.org/articles/earths-water-came-from-space-dust-during-planetary-formation

PDF version in full Eos issue at
https://eos.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/15-Jan_Magazine.pdf?6ffe00

More articles at https://eos.org/news-types/news and in PDF file at:
https://eos.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/15-Jan_Magazine.pdf?6ffe00

Recent and current issues of Eos News at:
https://eos.org/current-issues

The paper is:-
Hallis, L. J., G. R. Huss, K. Nagashima, G. J. Taylor, S. A.
Halldórsson, D. R. Hilton, M. J. Mottl, and K. J. Meech,
2016, Evidence for primordial water in Earth’s deep mantle.
Science. Vol. 350, Issue 6262, pp. 795-797.
DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4834
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/350/6262/795

Yours,
Paul H.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

The Importance of Data Set Provenance (Metadata) for Science

The Importance of Data Set Provenance (Metadata) for Science

Hills, D. J., R. R. Downs, R. Duerr, J. C. Goldstein,
M. A. Parsons, and H. K. Ramapriyan, 2016, The
Importance of Data Set Provenance for Science. Eos
Earth & Space Science News. vol. 97, no. 3 pp. 10-11.
February 1, 2016 (December 4, 2015),
https://eos.org/opinions/the-importance-of-data-set-provenance-for-science

"Scientific research must rest on a solid foundation
of data preservation, provenance, and contextual
information. New technical and normative approaches
are required to identify, capture, and track all
details necessary to demonstrate data validity and
to better ensure scientific reproducibility."

Yours,

Paul H.

Human Radio Transmissions Create Barrier to "Killer Electrons.

Human Radio Transmissions Create Barrier to "Killer Electrons.

Wendel, J., 2016, Human Radio Transmissions
Create Barrier to "Killer Electrons. Eos Earth & Space
Science News. vol. 95, no. 3, p. 3, February 1, 2016
https://eos.org/articles/human-radio-transmissions-create-barrier-to-killer-electrons


SM14C-05: The Impenetrable Barrier Revisited –
Anthroprogenic Effects on Earth’s Radiation Belts
AGU Fall Meeting December 14, 2015 http://bit.ly/barrier-talk
and https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm15/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/76627

Yours,

Paul H.

China Building 500-meter Radio Telescope In Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence

China Building 500-meter Radio Telescope In Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence

China Building World's Largest Radio Telescope for
Astronomy and SET by Giulio Prisco, July 27, 2015
https://hacked.com/china-building-worlds-largest-radio-telescope-astronomy-seti/

China is Building an Absolutely Massive Radio
Telescope by George Dvorsky, July 24, 2015
http://io9.gizmodo.com/china-is-building-an-absolutely-massive-radio-telescope-1719983857

China’s Alien Life Hunt Built Online And Sparks New
‘Contest’ by Carlo Diokno, STGIST,February 20, 2016
http://stgist.com/2016/02/chinas-alien-life-hunt-built-online-and-sparks-new-contest-6994


It is interesting that they are taking advantage of
karst landforms, just as Puerto Rica’s Arecibo
Observatory's 300-meter dish does, to build their
500-meter dish.

Yours,
Paul H.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Mystery of Disappearing Asteroids Solved

Mystery of Disappearing Asteroids Solved

Mystery of disappearing asteroids solved.
by University of Hawaii at Manoa's Institute
for Astronomy, Honolulu, February 17, 2016
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2016/02/mystery-of-disappearing-asteroids-solved
http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/press-releases/disintegrating_asteroids/

A new study finds that most asteroids and
comets are destroyed in a drawn out, long
hot fizzle, much farther from the Sun than
previously thought."

The paper is:

Granvik, M., A. Morbidelli, R. Jedicke, B. Bolin, W. F. Bottke,
E. Beshore, D. Vokrouhlický, M. Delbo, and P/ Michel, 2016.
Super-catastrophic disruption of asteroids at small perihelion
distances. Nature. vol. 530, no. 7590, pp. 303–306
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v530/n7590/full/nature16934.html

Yours,

Paul H.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Spotting a Fake Fossil at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Spotting a Fake Fossil at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show

Spotting a fake fossil at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show
By Sonu Wasu, Tucson News, Feb 12,
http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/31213329/spotting-a-fake-fossil-at-the-tucson-gem-and-mineral-show

Tainted Treasures: Federal agents on lookout for stolenhistory
By Sonu Wasu, Tucson News, Feb 12,
http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/31203472/tainted-treasures-federal-agents-on-lookout-for-stolen-history

Slideshow: Federal Agents Work to return Stolen treasures
http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/slideshow?widgetID=177660&clienttype=generic

Yours,

Paul H.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Friday, 5 February 2016

Did The Explorers Club Once Served Mammoth at a Meal?

Did The Explorers Club Once Served Mammoth at a Meal?

Mythical fast, frozen mammoths are one claim that catastrophists of various sorts, including Young
Earth creationists, have used repeatedly as evidence of a global cataclysm in the recent prehistoric past.
the existence of such fast frozen mammoths and / or other megafauna have been argued for on the basis
of a report of either mammoth or other extinct megafauna having been served at some conference.

Below, is how well one such report fared when it was possible to scientifically test the report.

Did The Explorers Club Once Served Mammoth at a Meal?
The Explorers Club Once Served Mammoth at a Meal. Or Did It?
By James Gorman Feb. 3, 2016 http://nyti.ms/209Au7y and
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/04/science/explorers-club-mammoth-dinner.html

Glass, J. R., M. Davis, T. J. Walsh, E. J. Sargis, and A. Caccone,
2016, Was Frozen Mammoth or Giant Ground Sloth Served
for Dinner at The Explorers Club? PLOS | One,
Published: February 3, 2016DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0146825
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0146825

Yours,

Paul H.