Major Sci News Blog

Books, journal articles, web pages, and news reports that can help to clarify the history and promise of the Electric Universe hypothesis.

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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:10 am

Traveling to Mars with immortal plasma rockets

Kepler’s ‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Just Got Weirder

Mysterious Supernovas Explode Twice, Giving Birth to Powerful Magnets

Mystery object in weird orbit beyond Neptune cannot be explained

1967 solar storm nearly took US to brink of war

Curiosity has disproved ‘old idea of Mars as a simple basaltic planet’

Cassini finds hydrocarbon flooded canyons on Saturn’s moon Titan

Commercial Space to Smash the Astronomy ‘Funding Wall’?

How Humans Could Go Interstellar, Without Warp Drive

Earth interacted with supernova remnants for 1 million years [This is based on conventional Earth rock strata wrong dating methods]

Alberta fossil site hints to ‘epic disaster’ for group of dinosaurs (the bone bed is merely one section of a much bigger find that stretches across two to three kilometres and may contain the remains of an entire herd of centrosaurs wiped out in one fell swoop ... tens of thousands of individuals dying at once [the Great Flood!])

That Giant Asteroid Wasn’t the Only Thing That Killed the Dinosaurs (So Did Vulcanism [and the unmentionable Great Flood])

Why did Tutankhamun Have a Dagger Made From a Meteorite?

Even a dwarf galaxy with very low mass is capable of accreting smaller nearby galaxies

How a star cluster ruled out MACHOs ([theory of] massive black holes hiding in the halos of galaxies ... ruled out by a star cluster)

Astrophysicists discover [wrong as usual] mechanism for spiral-arm formation in disk galaxies

Scientists able to reprogram mice through laser-guided neuron manipulation

This Woman sees 99 million colours more than the rest of us

‘Neural dust’ can listen to body’s electrical signals

About 20,000 kilometers beneath the sun’s surface, magnetic fields rise no faster than about 500 kilometers per hour ... implying that moving parcels of gas help steer magnetic fields toward the surface

Humans may have taken different path into Americas than thought
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:29 am

Did Meteorite Impacts Sterilize Subsurface Mars Life?

Canadian meteorite may be first visitor from the Kuiper belt

Earth-Like Planet Around Proxima Centauri Discovered

Have we detected an alien megastructure in space, at Tabby's Star?

Message from Outer Space? The Mysterious Indecipherable Script of the Inga Stone (Brazil)

The giant pyramid hidden inside a mountain, temple at Cholula, dwarfs the Great Pyramid at Giza

Remarkable ancient structure found just two miles from Stonehenge

Brown dwarfs reveal exoplanets' secrets

Nine new open clusters found in the Sun's neighborhood

Giant planet and brown dwarf discovered in a close binary system HD 87646

Researchers validate ancient astronomical structures

Supernova ejected from the pages of history

Classical nova observations before, during and after exploding

Researchers [wrongly think they] uncover 340 million year-old oceanic crust in the Mediterranean Sea using magnetic data [Rapid continental drift after asteroid impact caused the seafloor magnetic striping]

Humble moss helped create our oxygen-rich atmosphere

Recent connection between North and South America reaffirmed [5,000 BP, not 3 million]

Himalayan migration northward found to be result of tectonic lift

New Galaxy Pair Seen Getting Closer to Earth

Asteroid Redirect Mission: Design Milestone

Comet That Disappeared: What Happened to Ison?

Close Encounters between Centaurs and Gas Giants Form Our Solar System’s ‘Pinky Rings’
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:49 pm

Origin of High-Temperature Superconductivity in Copper-Oxide Compound Uncovered

Discovery of 'live' iron-60 in Pacific ocean sediment linked with 2.7 million year old Type II supernova event [Dating is wrong]

NASA Just Found a Lost Spacecraft

Chinese scientists study viability of manned radar station on the moon

Mystery of ‘eclipse wind’ solved after 300 years

Interstellar probes will be eroded on the way to Alpha Centauri

OSIRIS-Rex: Bringing Home Pieces of an Asteroid

Test for damp ground at Mars streaks finds none

Fossilized rivers suggest warm, wet ancient Mars

Standing stones across the UK were used as astronomical calculators

Lost cities #9: racism and ruins – the plundering of Great Zimbabwe

The Magnificent Helmet of Greek Warrior Miltiades

Easter Island not destroyed by war, new analysis shows

Will the Voynich manuscript finally be cracked? [This says no word or letter from the manuscript has been decoded]

10 Words in Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Decoded [This says 14 words were decoded 2 years ago and the manuscript was first found in 1912 and is carbon dated to the 1400s]
[And this link says it was obtained in 1912 from a Jesuit college in Italy and included a letter dated 1666 {in Italian?} which named previous owners of the manuscript]

Giant ancient supervolcanoes threw rock right across Australia

Ancient air pockets changing the history of Earth’s oxygen [still getting it way wrong]

Buried Tectonic Plate Reveals Hidden Dinosaur-Era Sea

5,000-Year-Old Mystery Structure Discovered Near Stone Age Temple in Scotland

Astronomers discover a large cavity around the Tycho's supernova

Distant Galaxy Clusters

ALMA finds unexpected trove of gas around larger stars

Rosetta captured a dramatic comet outburst that may have been triggered by a landslide

Scientists discover a Massive galaxy of [undetectable] dark matter

Japan scientists detect rare, deep S wave Earth tremor for first time

Self-destruction of science: Most findings are wrong or useless
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Sci News Blog: Ball Lightning

Unread postby Lloyd » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:34 am

Interesting 19 page article [I've only read the abstract] on ball lightning, apparently from about 2012. I just posted other science news Sunday in the previous post.

Ball Lightning: Bubbles of Electronic Plasma Oscillations
Auguste Meessen
Institute of Physics, Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, B-1348 Belgium
We present a theory that explains all known properties of ball lightning (BL) in terms of collective oscillations of free electrons*. The simplest case corresponds to radial oscillations in a spherical plasma membrane. These oscillations are sustained by parametric amplification, resulting from regular “inhalation” of charged particles that are present at lower densities in the ambient air. BL vanishes thus by silent extinction when the available density of charged particles is too low, while it disappears with a loud and sometimes very violent explosion when this density is too high. Electronic oscillations are also possible as stationary waves in a plasma ball or thick plasma membrane. This yields concentric luminous bubbles. Ball lightning is a remarkable example of dissipative and self-organizing open systems, depending on non-linear processes.
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Sep 04, 2016 2:00 pm

NASA: Earth is Vulnerable to Invisible, Microscopic Black Holes – “Universe is Filled with Primordial Black Holes Speeding Through Space Like Bullets” [a different kind of "catastrophism"]

SETI has observed a “strong” ET signal that may originate from a Sun-like star

Another ‘Alien’ Signal Had Earthly Cause, Russian Scientists Say

Hunt for ninth planet reveals new extremely distant solar system objects

Weird Grooves On Mars’ Moon Phobos Traced to Asteroids

Ceres: The tiny world where volcanoes erupt ice
See Charles Chandler's explanation at especially the sections on Tidal Forces, Volcanoes and The Moho; eruptions are caused by tidal forces on internal electric double layers.

Images from Sun’s edge reveal origins of solar wind
Charles Chandler noticed that a few years ago too

Doomsday Asteroid Goes Undetected, Narrowly Misses Earth one week ago

Sabercats Kept the World Green
See the Savory Institute for modern implementation

Wood from a 5,000-year-old boat has been found on a building [time of Great Flood]

How a ‘weather bomb’ shook the Earth – and why that’s not an earthquake

Nasa [believers in black holes say] Earth is warming at a pace ‘unprecedented in 1,000 years’ [if you don't count the 1930s etc]

The rise and fall of galaxy formation

Galaxy cluster discovered at record-breaking distance [except their distance calculations are way flawed]

Two new fast X-ray transients discovered in the galactic plane

Rosetta collects and examines space dust samples from comet 67P

Sulfur, sulfur dioxide and graphitized carbon observed on asteroid for first time

Ice not a major factor of dwarf planet Ceres' surface features

Jupiter's north pole images show storm systems and weather activity unlike anything seen on any other gas giant

Eta Carinae 1840s Great Eruption was only the latest in a series of massive outbursts of the star system since the 13th century

Stratospheric deviation in wind pattern reversal observed for the first time

Quantum computer created that can tap into parallel universes [& other fantacies]
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:18 pm

9,000-[no, 5,000]year-old stone houses found on Rosemary Island, off Australia's north western coast

China says it has stealth-defeating quantum radar with single photon detection technology

The Dashka Stone - A 120 million year-old map? [nope]

Cracks are showing in the dominant explanation for dark matter. Is there anything more plausible to replace it? Duh, EM?

Nasa’s Osiris-Rex probe set to grab a speeding asteroid

‘Impossible engine’ set for space test: Controversial technology to be launched on shoebox-sized satellite

“Giant Comets from the Kuiper Belt Pose a Real Threat to Earth” –NASA’s New Horizons Spacecraft to Probe These

Are We Living in a Simulation?

Cyprus Abuzz Over ‘Exploding Meteor’

Did Asteroid Strikes Help Spur Life on Earth?

NASA’s Other Asteroid Mission: Grab A Chunk And Put It In Orbit Around The Moon [just as I requested]

Dark matter clumps [or maybe something real] may have punched through star stream

Mini-lightning may flash in the coldest moon craters vapourising soil

Accounts of Roman Infanticide and Sacrifice All Just Myth and Legend?

Were The Vikings in New York?

Prehistoric Cochno Stone unearthed in Europe

An exceptional palaeontological site going back 100,000 years is unearthed in Arrasate (Spain?)

Global effort launched to preserve precious sites

Brown dwarfs hiding in plain sight in our solar neighborhood

Detailed age map shows how Milky Way came together [not likely]

Remnant of the early Milky Way harbouring stars of hugely different ages revealed [using bad dating methods]

Titan's dunes and other features emerge in new images

Young magnetar likely the slowest pulsar ever detected

Mars rover Curiosity views spectacular layered rock formations

Canadian activist: Canada and the U.S. have no right to preach about human rights

The case against trust in Big Data: 'It's like you're being put into a cult, but you don't actually believe in it'
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:54 pm

(I'm including a few excerpts in some of these article links.)

Fabricating science: discussing fraud can rebuild community confidence and deepen understanding of how science works

The value of the open science movement

Small Universe: M33 Internal Motions
The author of these pages is of the opinion that van Maanen's internal motions in spiral nebulae were actually [wrongly?] rejected by mainstream cosmology (which is focused on the idea of the big bang with it's expanding universe, populated by other island universes, i.e., galaxies). If van Maanen's internal motions are real, their magnitudes would imply that the whole observable universe is compri[s]ed solely of the Milky Way and its very nearby environment. Spiral nebulae wouldn't be island universes, and they would be no further from us than the Milky Way's galactic halo. For more on this idea, see Cosmology's Missing Mass Problems - Part 3.
... Comments on Knut Lundmark's "Studies of Anagalactic Nebulae"
Lundmark(2) reported internal motions in M33. These were on the same order of magnitude that van Maanen found, but he concluded that the motions were of a random nature. See M33 Internal Motions According to Lundmark. See the blink comparator (its not aligned right yet) which shows van Maanen's internal motions compared to Lundmark's.

Small Universe: Cosmology's Missing Mass Problems - Part 4

A fresh look at discordant redshift galaxies in compact groups 03/1996
We reexamine the statistics of discordant redshift galaxies in compact groups. We find that 43 out of 100 groups in the Hickson catalog contain at least one discordant redshift galaxy. We show that, despite the prevailing impression, all previous attempts have failed to explain this large number of discordant redshift galaxies. The order of magnitude excess survives all of our attempts to refine the sample.

1811-12 New Madrid Earthquakes, A NEO Connection (Meteorite)?
- The New Madrid seismic zone earthquakes of 1811-1812 may not have been caused by strictly run-of-the-mill seismic activity. This is a study into the possibility that some Near Earth Object (NEO), such as the Great Comet of 1811, was an outside-the-box crustal stressor. If a NEO involvement is found, then some fear of the unknown about the timing of the next big one may come to be dispelled.
... Where's the New Madrid Event Crater?
- The first jolt of the 1811 New Madrid quakes is thought to have been centered near Marked Tree, AR. The region of Marked Tree would, therefore, be a logical place to search for a meteorite impact structure.
- Just north of Marked Tree, AR there is a swampy region called the Saint Francis Sunk[en] Lands. (The 1811-12 earthquakes are said to be responsible for the sinking of the lands.) This particular swamp is fed by the Saint Francis river.
- In 1889, in the middle of the swamp, ... there was a body of water called St. Francis Lake. At that time it had a circular southern border (which doesn't look like an oxbow feature) and a centrally located island. The island is now known as Hatchie Coon Island. [The lake is SE of Jonesboro]

The ‘impossibly bright’ monster pulsar: Researchers recreate mysterious mammoth galactic event in a supercomputer

Full and new moons linked to timing of largest, deadliest quakes

Chemistry says Moon is proto-Earth’s mantle, relocated
"In one model, a low-energy impact leaves the proto-Earth and Moon shrouded in a silicate atmosphere; in the other, a much more violent impact vaporizes the impactor and most of the proto-Earth, expanding to form an enormous superfluid disk out of which the Moon eventually crystallizes." The isotopic study used K239 and K241 and determined that the second theory was correct. "Supercritical fluids can flow through solids like a gas and dissolve materials like a liquid." "Wang ... predict[s] the Moon condensed in a pressure of more than 10 bar, or roughly 10 times the sea level atmospheric pressure on Earth."

Massive dunes on Saturn’s biggest moon, Titan, shown in detail

Discovery nearly doubles known quasars from the ancient universe

It’s official: You’re lost in a directionless universe [say directionless scientists]

Universe’s reionization is based on a galaxy’s dust content

A giant meteorite has just been unearthed in Argentina

Beneath This Medieval German Town Lie Over 25 Miles of Forgotten Tunnels

New-found 42-by-26-foot stone in Scotland is covered with enough Neolithic circle and cup drawings to be the inspiration for most crop circles

5,000-year-old seal found in Turkey's Hacılar mound excavations shows evidence of ‘sign language’

Perfectly-preserved road that led Roman soldiers to London from the coast is found after 2,000 years

ESO Mapping our galaxy: a three-dimensional map of a billion stars

X-ray detection sheds new light on Pluto

B-type main-sequence star designated HD 30963 has unusual overabundances of Hg, Mn, Pt, Y, Zr, He, Ni

Large reddish polar region Charon (from Pluto?)

Earth and other planetary objects formed in the early years of the Solar System

Tantalising clue Mars may contain habitats which can support life

Blackholes [or something] cause some galaxies to change dramatically in only 10 years

Thirty years ago something dramatically brightened, becoming a Type 1 quasar; it has now dimmed again

New isthmus timeline between North and South American landmasses [based on wrong dating methods]
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:15 am

Note: I also post Tech News links at:

Mysterious 6,000-year-old fortresses in Jordan reveal surprisingly advanced early society

DNA reveals possible link to mysterious branch of humanity

Wireless signals can detect your feelings with new device

The FBI has released their files on Tesla - info on his death ray, ball lightning, and much more

Invasive species may unexpectedly reduce disease prevalence

University of Calgary successfully demonstrated teleportation of a photon six kilometres using fibre optic cable infrastructure

Echoes of black holes eating stars discovered
A black hole destroying a star, [in] "stellar tidal disruption," releases an enormous amount of energy, brightening the surroundings in a flare. ... The WISE spacecraft, which maps the entire sky every six months, allowed the variation in infrared emission from the dust to be measured. ... [D]ust heated by a flare causes an infrared signal that can be detected for up to a year after the flare is at its most luminous. ... "The black hole has destroyed everything between itself and this dust shell," [leaving] a patchy, spherical web of dust located a few trillion miles (half a light-year) from the black hole itself.

Some ancient Mars lakes formed long after others [or maybe not long]

Interstellar Clouds [or something] Eroded Martian Atmosphere

Scientists Baffled By Pluto’s Intense X-Ray Emissions

Saturn’s rings may be from the whirl of a passing icy rock [not from moon geysers?]

Uranus & Neptune May Keep Orthocarbonic acid Stable Under Massive Pressure

NASA’s Voyager I hit by third solar ‘tsunami’

Does Our Galaxy Have a Habitable Zone?

‘Mars-quakes’ might give off hydrogen for Mars colonists

Hubble Telescope Snaps Best-Ever Views of a Comet’s Disintegration

Senate panel authorizes money for Mars mission

ESA: Moon village the next step for space exploration

The British Museum distorts history, denies racist past, as excuse not to return objects to their countries of origin

Early Earth was largely covered with an oceanic crust-like surface

Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth, DNA study confirms

Chemically peculiar star HR8844 could be a hybrid object
HR8844 [is a] superficially normal A0V star [but its] light elements are under-abundant [and] very heavy elements are overabundant [so] the star should be reclassified as a chemically peculiar star. ... Besides their chemical composition, [such stars] have magnetic fields and experience very slow rotation with an average velocity of 29 km/s, which leads to extremely sharp-lined spectra.
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby kell1990 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:28 pm

Lloyd, I appreciate the time and effort you put into compiling this blog.
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Oct 02, 2016 9:41 am

Thanks, Kell.

(See Tech News at

Evidence Moon formed by object hitting young Earth: Layer of iron and other elements deep underground
A stratified layer beneath the rocky mantle ... appears in seismic data.... [T]he stratified layer ... some 200 miles thick and ... 1,800 miles below the Earth's surface ... [is] believed to consist of a mix of iron and lighter elements, including oxygen, sulfur and silicon.

Shrinking Mercury is Tectonically Active After All

Pluto’s Liquid Water Ocean Might Be Insanely Deep, over 100 km

Europa moon 'spewing water jets'
"The (earlier work) used spectroscopy, so they really could discern evidence of dissociated water molecules". "The Sparks team discovered evidence of plume activity through imaging - visually." The suggestion is that the jets reach several hundred kilometres in height before then falling back on to Europa. The ... estimated a volume of water [is] equivalent to an Olympic swimming pool ... spewed into space about every eight minutes.
[I wonder how dissociated oxygen and hydrogen would fall back down. Or do they mean only some of the water dissociates? And when they say water, do they mean ice? I don't think it's very warm above Europa.]

First-Ever Binary Alien Giant Planets Possibly Found
They are similar to each other in size and age between the gas giant and brown dwarf stages.

Giant Green Space Blob Mystery Solved
Two huge galaxies were observed in the blob’s core, and they’re surrounded by a swarm of smaller galaxies in what appears to be the birth of a massive cluster of galaxies.

Mystery radio bursts may be pulsars bumping into asteroids
[Asteroids would quickly vaporize into ions near a pulsar, which is a huge natural tokamak, i.e. a torus of magnetically confined ions.]

X-rays that don't come from any known source

China Completes Largest Radio Telescope In The World

Impact debris and evidence of widespread wildfires around eastern North America suggest a large space rock whacked Earth around 56 million years ago at the beginning of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum [That was really about 5,000 years ago, the time of the Great Flood]

Rosetta mission ends in comet collision

Was Bolivia-Peru the Sunset Land of the Sumerians? [or the Phoenicians]

Ancient Roman Cult Site in Rugged Mountains Revealed with Drones

Scientists say ocean fossils found in mountains are cause for concern over future sea levels [Nonsense! They arrived by tsunamis and recent mountain building via rapid continental drift, not sea level rising]

A Polish Stonehenge? Discovery of New Burial Mounds

The Memory Code: how oral cultures memorise so much information

14,000-year-old campsite in Argentina adds to an archaeological mystery [Make that 5,000 years]

Natural born killers: humans predisposed to murder, study suggests [probably to remove threats or to eat]

Scientists Trace Society’s Myths to Primordial Origins [kind of like EU's Comparative Mythology]

Hubble views a colorful demise of a sun-like star [or it could be an exotic star, like a pulsar without a demise]

Astronomers image newly discovered comet C/2016 R3

Pulsar discovered in an ultraluminous X-ray source

The ultraviolet diversity of supernovae

Kepler watched a Cepheid star boil

Rosetta measures production of water [or its components] at comet over two years

Discovery of an extragalactic hot molecular core, a cocoon surrounding a newborn massive star

Protoplanetary disk around a young star exhibits spiral structure

Record-breaking gamma-ray binary in galaxy next door

Evidence of Mars crust contributing to atmosphere

Scotland's asteroid strike [at time of the Great Flood]
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:52 pm

(See Tech news at

New analysis shows simple relationship between the way galaxies move and the distribution of ordinary matter regardless of how much dark matter they contain

Superfast spinning stars cause strangest weather in the universe

The universe is expanding uniformly [No it's not. See cause of redshift at]

Saturn’s moon Dione may harbor a subsurface ocean

A Million Humans Could Live on Mars By the 2060s

Erratic pattern of abrupt fading and re-brightening in KIC 8462852 unlike any other star

Tidal forces from Venus, the Earth and Jupiter can directly influence the Sun’s activity
Charles Chandler explains tidal forces here:

Magnetic oceans and electric Earth [EU?]

Planet-size plasma cannonballs whipping past dying star
Charles explains red giants are not dying stars:

BU archaeologists uncover 6,000-year-old long barrow in the Cotswolds, UK

DNA of Tibetans adapted to low-oxygen conditions at high altitudes via mysterious group of ancient humans, the Denisovans

Skipsea Castle was built on Iron Age mound

Millisecond pulsars
I think Charles explains pulsars here:

New magnetic cataclysmic variable star discovered
The strong magnetic field and the white dwarf mean it's a ring star, or natural tokamak; the ring is ions flowing in a circle.

Potential new satellite of the Large Magellanic Cloud

Detonating white dwarfs as supernovae
White dwarfs are actually ring stars, or tokamaks; they don't explode; they only flare; when the circular flow of ions decreases sufficiently, they "evaporate".

X-ray telescopes find evidence for wandering black hole OR extremely luminous, variable X-ray source located outside the center of its parent galaxy
Luminous is kind of the opposite of black. Charles explained that x-rays and gamma rays are not visible from regular stars with atmospheres that absorb the radiation, but from ring stars, or tokamaks, which are circular flows of ions without atmosphere.

Study predicts next global dust storm on Mars [i.e. within a few weeks or months after the end of October]

New insights into early terrestrial planet formation
"Relatively high levels of precious metals (gold, platinum, etc.) in the Earth's mantle likely originated from one large-scale planetary impact prior to the formation of the Earth's crust"

Using oxygen as a tracer of galactic evolution [?]
Charles explains galactic evolution here:

Scientists find unexpectedly deep seismic activity along California fault
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:26 am

(See Tech news at

Lab Experiment Tests What Triggers Massive Solar Eruptions

(Here's a full EM explanation of CME's:

Team simulates a magnetar to seek dark matter particle

(Here's an EM explanation of magnetar-like stars:

Auroras are directly linked to disturbances in Earth’s magnetic field

Proxima b ‘likely’ to support life

Ancient stars may explain Milky Way’s bulge

(This EM context helps explain galaxy features:

More than one thousand asteroids perilously close to Earth

Scientists propose cosmic shield to protect Earth from asteroids

These ocean worlds reveal just how little water we have on Earth

Proxima Centauri might be more sunlike than we thought

Effect of rare solar wind on Earth’s radiation belts

New Dwarf Planet Found in the Kuiper Belt

Buried glaciers on Mars [or Great Flood]

Colonizing the moon? Frequent meteor impacts may get in the way

A Super-Saturn Ringed Exoplanet 200 times bigger

Earth’s Largest Field of Extraterrestrial Objects in Remote Autonomous Region

Physicists demonstrate everlasting quantum coherence [?]

Uranus might have two dark moons we’ve never seen

Case of Earth’s missing continental crust solved [NOT]

Methane muted: How did early Earth stay warm?

(The Late Heavy Bombardment warmed Earth etc:

Treasure Trove of Ancient Human Footprints Found Near Volcano

Remarkable size of the largest known depleted galaxy core

New infrared source detected in supernova remnant RCW 103

Chaos in cosmos: Stars with three planet-forming discs of gas [not really]

VISTA finds remains of archaic globular star cluster in Milky Way center

NGC 6624 cluster's advanced age in razor-sharp focus [but misread]

Cosmological mystery solved by largest ever map of voids and superclusters

How Martian moon Phobos became the 'Death Star'

The Sun's coronal tail wags its photospheric dog [clueless]

Lunar surface features younger than assumed [way younger]

Astronomers observe a supergiant fast X-ray transient prototype [or VR?]

Possibility comet struck Earth only 10M years after dinosaur extinction
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:22 am

Mysterious 6,000-year-old fortresses in Jordan reveal surprisingly advanced early society

Archaeologists unearth 9,000 year old shamanic sanctuary in Poland

History of human migration reconsidered after discovery of ancient Phonecian's DNA

14,500-year-old cave art hailed as 'Iberia's most spectacular'

Obama Orders Government Plan for ‘Extreme Space Weather’ [manmade?]

Surface waves of shock waves in space are potential sites of plasma heating and Cosmic Ray particle acceleration

Dark Side of the Mystery of Sun’s Bursts of Radiation
Charles explains better:

Patent For “Impossible” EM Spacecraft Drive Made Public

Antimatter sail propulsion spacecraft could reach ‘Earth’s twin’ in 84 years

Comet 67P cracking under pressure

Dusty Avalanches Probably Cause Comet Outbursts [if gravity is all there is]

Clouds on Pluto? Dwarf Planet’s Weather Gets Weirder

Volcanoes on Venus Erupted Recently

Electric oceans change the magnetic field on Earth [Actually it's Earth's internal electric double layers that produce the magnetic field]

Did LIGO detect black holes or gravastars? [No, probably ring stars]

X-ray point source discovered at the center of a distant dwarf galaxy Henize 2-10 [another ring star]

We are seeing strange X-ray flares [made by electric discharges and ring stars]

More evidence for ninth planet roaming solar system’s outer fringes

Ninth planet may also be the reason for a tilt in our solar system

King Philip’s 2,300-year-old Fountain in Macedonia is Oldest Still In Use

Armenian Stonehenge: Incredible History of the 7,500-Year-old Observatory of Zorats Karer [Can't be older than the Great Flood ca. 5,000 years ago]

Artifacts on Azores Islands: Evidence of Advanced Ancient Seafarers?

New Theory Suggests Ancient Greeks Helped Build Terracotta Army in China

Iceland drills hottest hole to tap into energy of molten magma

Interbreeding with Neanderthals allowed early man to develop a stronger immune system [?]

Siberian Town Stakes a Claim as Humanity’s Cradle [not likely]

A novel approach to studying a star's environment from light curves

Deep-space images show violent wind collision in one of the heaviest stars in our galaxy

NGC 5128: Mysterious cosmic objects erupting in X-rays discovered [Only EDs and ring stars show x-rays]

Discovery of first binary-binary calls solar system formation into question
HD 87646's primary star has 1.12 solar masses; its secondary 22AU away has .9 solar masses; its two giant planets with 12 and 57 Jupiter masses are only .1AU and 1.5AU away respectively, too close to be stable according to conventional theory. But Charles has a better explanation of star and planet formation at

Astronomers explore mysteries of star formation with uniquely sensitive camera

Astronomers predict possible birthplace of Rosetta comet [in Kuiper belt]

Hi-res tracking of eruptions on Jupiter's moon Io

Cassini sees dramatic seasonal changes on Titan

Did Viking lander discover life on Mars?

Is the universe really expanding at an accelerating rate? [nope]

Oldest known planet-forming [or ejection] disk

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter views Schiaparelli landing site

Extinction event: Evidence of supernova blast found in fossils
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:43 am

New Secrets Revealed about Ancient Mars from ‘Black Beauty’ Meteorite

Earth faces another ICE AGE within 15 YEARS as Russian scientists discover Sun ‘cooling’: Solar activity this low not seen since mini-ice age 1645-1715

The rise of ‘citizen astronomers’: An era of new discoveries and collaboration

Looting Asteroids’ Water Will Make Manned Missions Cheaper

Cold Gas ‘Halos’ Found Around Brightest Objects in Universe: distant galaxies

‘Time crystal’ of ions created in lab [I bet]

Bright new nova discovered in Sagittarius

Saturn’s weird hexagon changes colour

Ancient Quasars Cast Light on Mysteries of the Cosmic Web
Previous studies have shown that around 10% of all quasars examined were surrounded by halos, made from gas [of] the intergalactic medium, [which] extend up to 300 000 light-years away from the centres of the quasars. This new study ... involv[ing] 19 [bright] quasars.... has ... detect[ed] large halos around all 19 quasars [instead of just 2 of them]....

Jupiter-Like Planets Can Send Mars-Size Worlds out of their star systems

First peek under clouds reveals Jupiter’s surprising depths [over 400 kilometers]

Dozens of ancient shipwrecks spotted deep in the Black Sea

Pacific islanders Genetic study reveals ancient Melanesians interbred with a mysterious hominid

X-Rays Are Revealing the Mysterious Writings in Mummy Coffins

Binary 'Heartbeat stars' unlocked in new study
In a heartbeat star system, the distance between the two stars varies drastically [from] a few stellar radii to ... 10 times that distance during ... one orbit. At ... closest encounter, the stars' mutual gravitational pull causes them to become slightly ellipsoidal in shape, which is one of the reasons their light is so variable.

Hotspots in an active galactic nucleus
Here's something on Charles Chandler's model on that: Galactic Jets from Quasars [not Black Holes]

Earth-sized planets with abundant water statistically likely around red dwarfs [This supports the Earth-Saturn theory]

Four luminous blue variables found to be much closer than previously assumed [about 2-5 times closer]

10 years of revolutionary solar views

Astronomers use observations of a gravitationally lensed galaxy to measure the properties of the early universe

Young stellar system dusty disk of material fragmenting into a multiple-star system

Dead star's ghostly glow [supernova glow]

Research helps explain formation of ringed crater on the moon

NASA missions harvest a passel of 'pumpkin' (strong x-ray source) stars
Charles explains that x-ray sources can only be ring-stars and I think also electric discharges.

More than 15,000 near-Earth objects and counting [not counting satellite debris etc]

Something is happening: Outer solar system getting weirder (L91's distant path is shifting etc)

Enormous dome discovered in central Andes result of an injection of magma from below
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Re: Major Sci News Blog

Unread postby Lloyd » Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:52 am

(See recent tech news at - which will be updated in a few days.)

(In last week's post above, note the link to evidence of global cooling. The current exposure of major corruption in politics {e.g.} may be the opportunity for alternative science to show itself less corrupted and more scientific than conventional corrupt science, including global warming, old earth theory, etc. Right?)

GRAPES-3 indicates a crack in Earth's magnetic shield

49,000-year-old Aboriginal settlement discovered in Southern Australia

Distant Niku's Weird Orbit Puzzles Scientists

Scientists plan to create ‘Asgardia’ nation state in space

Stephen Hawking leads investigation into ‘alien megastructure’ around distant star

New Particle May Hide in Old Atom-Smasher Data

NASA’s New ‘Intruder Alert’ System Spots An Incoming Asteroid

New Moon Craters Are Appearing Faster Than Thought

Mystery solved behind birth of Saturn’s rings

Forming star system spits out a third star

3,800-Year-Old ‘Tableau’ of Egyptian Boats Discovered

Interpreting the Murals of Egypt through the Eyes of the Hopi

The Ancient Earthworks of Ukraine May Be the Biggest Solar Observatory in the World

God, sex or evolution – why did humans start making art?

Hypervariable galactic nuclei

Swarm reveals why GPS satellites lose track over the equator between Africa and South America

New instrument could search for signatures of life on Mars

Study reveals relationships between chemicals found on comets

Astrophysicists conduct very high energy studies of a highly extended pulsar wind nebula

Pillars of destruction: Colourful Carina Nebula blasted by brilliant nearby stars

Close galactic encounter leaves 'nearly naked' supermassive black hole [or something]

Study confirms that stellar novae are the main source of lithium in the universe

Scientists catalog nearly 100 dusty globules in the Crab Nebula

Hubble with the toucan (galaxy) and the cluster

Gravitational lens makes distant galaxy visible

Oil production may have caused several of California's major earthquakes in early 20th century

New study suggests Paul Kammerer's scientific 'fraud' was authentic discovery of epigenetic inheritance

Weird 'gravity' waves above Antarctica caused by ice vibrations

Mount St Helens is actually cold inside, steals fire from elsewhere [electric forces]
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