Monthly Archives: March 2019

Huge fossil discovery made in China’s Hubei province

Posted, but certainly not written by, Louis Sheehan Huge fossil discovery made in China’s Hubei province By Helier Cheung BBC News 24 March 2019 Image copyrightAO SUNImage captionScientists say the fossils have been “exquisitely” preserved Scientists say they have discovered a … Continue reading

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Is this the end of the American century?

  Posted, but certainly not written by, Lou Sheehan Is this the end of the American century? Adam Tooze You have 3 free articles left this fortnight. Get unlimited access to our complete online archive for only $49.95. Subscribe Now … Continue reading

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Insects mostly gone for millions of years

  “Here’s a piece of wood with bark-beetle traces,” he said. Plant fossils from the first several million years after the impact show almost no signs of such damage; the insects were mostly gone.   https://wordpress.com/post/masterkan.wordpress.com/2387  

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Chicxulub: The energy released was more than that of a billion Hiroshima bombs

Posted, but certainly not written by, Louis Sheehan   This is an article from the current New Yorker Magazine If, on a certain evening about sixty-­six million years ago, you had stood somewhere in North America and looked up at … Continue reading

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Dash of Meson, Pinch of Baryon: Scientists Find Recipe for Ultrarare Pentaquarks

Dash of Meson, Pinch of Baryon: Scientists Find Recipe for Ultrarare Pentaquarks By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor | March 27, 2019 11:41am ET   Credit: Shutterstock More than three years after discovering a never-before-seen subatomic particle, physicists now know how these particles … Continue reading

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A Single Thundercloud Carries 1 Billion Volts of Electricity

A Single Thundercloud Carries 1 Billion Volts of Electricity By Tia Ghose, Associate Editor | March 22, 2019 11:50am ET   Credit: Vasin Lee/Shutterstock When Benjamin Franklin tied a key to a kite and flew it into a lightning storm, he briefly became an appliance … Continue reading

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  The Questionable Science Behind the New Jack the Ripper Claim

Note: Turi King was interviewed on the recent podcast of Rippercast. https://www.casebook.org/podcast/ Professor Turi King on the Eddowes Shawl Paper March 23rd, 2019 Duration: 00:55:27 https://www.casebook.org/podcast/listen.html?id=223   — Lou Sheehan The Questionable Science Behind the New Jack the Ripper Claim … Continue reading

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