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  • G David Bock
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    Thanks to T.A.Gardner for providing this in another thread;
    http://orig00.deviantart.net/505e/f/...ns-d9dv6th.jpg
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  • G David Bock
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    Scientists Stunned By a Neanderthal Hybrid Discovered in a Siberian Cave
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    A single cave in the mountains of Siberia has produced a string of remarkable archaeological discoveries. In 2008, scientists there found a 41,000-year-old pinky bone, whose DNA matched neither humans nor Neanderthals. Instead, it belonged to a previously unknown group of hominins they named Denisovans. Three Denisovan teeth also turned up in the cave. Since then, traces of Denisovan DNA have been found in humans living today in Asia and Melanesia—suggesting that long ago, humans and Denisovans met, had sex, and had children.

    That was, until now, the sum total of our knowledge on the mysterious Denisovans.

    A remarkable new discovery—also in the Denisova cave—paints an even more interesting more picture, telling us that Denisovans also interbred with Neanderthals. The evidence is as direct as it can be: a bone fragment in the cave that, according to DNA analysis, belonged to the daughter of a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father.

    “It’s an amazing, lucky thing to find this individual, wow!” says David Reich. “Who could have imagined we could have been able to witness the hybridization of these two groups basically as it was happening.” Reich, an ancient DNA researcher at Harvard, was not involved in the study, though he has collaborated with the group on other samples from Denisova cave.
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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...9aL?li=BBnbfcL

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  • G David Bock
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    Collision With Massive Object Twice The Size Of Earth Gave Uranus Its Odd Tilt

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    A young Uranus was hit by a large object about twice the size of Earth in the early days of the solar system, findings of a new study have revealed.

    The collision could also help explain the planet's characteristics, which include an odd tilt and freezing temperatures. Uranus Hit By Young Protoplanet Twice The Size Of Planet Earth

    In the new study published in The Astrophysical Journal, Jacob Kegerreis, from Durham University's Institute for Computational Cosmology, and colleagues used a high-powered supercomputer to run simulations of different impact scenarios that would recreate the conditions that shaped the evolution of Uranus.

    The results confirmed findings of an earlier study, which said the tilted position of the ice giant was due to a collision with a massive object while the solar system was forming about 4 billion years ago. The object was possibly a young protoplanet about twice as massive as Earth and made of rock and ice.

    "The young Uranus was involved in a cataclysmic collision with an object twice the mass of Earth, if not larger, knocking it on to its side and setting in process the events that helped create the planet we see today," Kegerreis said in a statement.
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    https://www.techtimes.com/articles/2...ampaign=plecom

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  • G David Bock
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    New Theory About Trans-Neptunian Objects Fails To Completely Debunk Planet Nine

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    Planet Nine is attributed for the strange looping orbits of some of the space rocks at the outer edge of the solar system, the trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs). Detached Objects

    Known as detached objects, these bodies are not affected by the gravity of Neptune or any other known planet in the solar system, and appear disconnected from the rest of the solar system as they orbit the sun. The idea is that gravity of the yet-to-be seen Planet Nine could be influencing the orbits of these bodies. Planet Nine

    A new study presented at the American Astronomical Society in Denver, Colorado, however, offers an alternative explanation for the dynamics of detached objects. It points at gravity of smaller space debris instead.

    Researchers calculated the orbits of icy objects at the edge of the solar system. They compared these orbits of these objects to the hands of a clock.

    Some of these orbits, such as those that belong to asteroids, move like the minute hand while the orbits of bigger objects move slowly like the hour hand. Eventually, however, these hands meet.

    The researchers said that the accumulation of these small scale interactions over many years may be responsible for knocking the objects into their strange orbits. As a result, Sedna's orbit goes from normal to detached due to small-scale interactions.
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    https://www.techtimes.com/articles/2...ampaign=plecom

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  • G David Bock
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    Astronomers Discover Massive Glowing Planet Just Drifting Beyond The Solar System

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    Astronomers have discovered a massive planet with a strange glow just outside the solar system, where it is just drifting without any kind of orbit.

    There are many mysterious things about the rogue planet, which was discovered using the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array telescope in New Mexico.
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    The planet is considered to be a rogue one because it does not have an orbit around a parent star, unlike the planets of the solar system. The rogue planet is also 12 times bigger than Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, with a magnetic field that is 200 times stronger.

    SIMP is "right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or 'failed star,' and is giving us some surprises that can potentially help us understand magnetic processes on both stars and planets," said Melodie Kao, who helmed the study while she was still a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology. She is now at Arizona State University as a Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow.

    Brown dwarfs are objects in space that are too big to be considered as planets, but are not big enough to sustain nuclear fusion of hydrogen within their cores, which is the process that powers stars. They also have strong auroras, similar to the northern lights that can be seen on Earth.
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    https://www.techtimes.com/articles/2...ampaign=plecom

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  • G David Bock
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    Another link for reminder, monatomic gold, or edible gold, a supposed lifespan extender. May be one reason the 'Naki were taking gold off this planet.
    http://www.gold2live.com/edible-gold-in-history

    http://www.gold2live.com/monatomic-atoms

    https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/esp_ciencia_oro.htm

    https://monatomic-orme.com/

    http://whitepowdergold.com/

    Also... Immortality Herb Care: Tips For Growing Jiaogulan Herbs At Home

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edi...ulan-herbs.htm
    Last edited by G David Bock; 14 Aug 18, 17:23.

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  • G David Bock
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    The thread I just placed this in is one of many ready resources and references for this topic. This one sort of ties in as a case for the micro-event affecting the macro-event.

    Does the butterfly flapping its wings in Iowa also produce the typhoon striking the SE coast of Japan?


    Archaeologists Unearth 14,000 Year Old Hidden Treasure
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    1. In The Pines

    Off the west coast of Canada, on a tiny remote island deep in the green of the Great Bear Rainforest, a team of archaeologists was hard at work. On their hands and knees in the cold mud, they were digging on a fool’s hope, an ancient folk tale.
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    There, in the chilly muck of the pit, they made a startling discovery. Buried beneath the soil were the remains of a hearth, with burned pieces of charcoal. Finding this ancient oven, let alone anything, went against the grain of all historical knowledge up until then. How was it possible, and what could it possibly mean?
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    3. A Wealth Of Artifacts

    As they continued digging, the team kept on stumbling across more and more surprises long concealed by the earth. There were archaic versions of weapons, and tools for hunting, fishing, and lighting fires. Students and scientists alike were astounded by the amount of artifacts.
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    The Heiltsuk people, the First Nation indigenous to the Great Bear Rainforest, had always said that the very first of their people had sheltered from the Ice Age in this same place, the mysterious Triquet Island. But scientists and archaeologists opposed their claims, believing they had no basis according to prehistory. So how could this be possible?
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    http://www.directexpose.com/triquet-...archaeology/1/

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  • G David Bock
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    Rogue planet detected outside our solar system

    The huge object is 12.7 times the mass of Jupiter and has a magnetic field 200 times more powerful.
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    "This object is right at the boundary between a planet and a brown dwarf, or 'failed star,' and is giving us some surprises that can potentially help us understand magnetic processes on both stars and planets," said study leader Melodie Kao.

    Known as SIMP J01365663+0933473, the object is only 200 million years old - making it a relative youngster compared to the Sun - and is situated 20 light years from the Earth.
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    https://www.unexplained-mysteries.co...r-solar-system

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  • G David Bock
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    Scientists Present New Theory Explaining Why We're the Only Humans on Earth

    "So, we thought, why not turn to the most glaring fact of all?"


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    It’s easy to forget that we’re a single species within the genus Homo because everyone else is dead. Currently, it looks like Homo — a group of hominins that includes ancient beings like Homo erectus and Homo neanderthalensis — is a family of seven, though that number is debatable. Regardless, Homo sapiens are the only humans alive, and the reason why is still a mystery. In a paper released Monday, scientists float a new explanation: The reason our ancestors avoided extinction was because they could explore and adapt.

    In Nature Human Behavior Patrick Roberts, Ph.D., and Brian Stewart, Ph.D., argue that humans have a “unique ecological plasticity” that put our ancestors at an advantage over other hominins. In other words, Homo sapiens are, and have been, very good at living in widely different parts of the world. According to Roberts and Stewart, the capacity to inhabit extremely different landscapes and the ability to learn the specialized skills necessary to thrive in those places means our species occupies a new ecological niche — that of the “generalist specialist.”

    Some researchers have linked the survival of our species to our ability to create or communicate, but Roberts, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, points out to Inverse that scientists are also increasingly aware that extinct hominins like Neanderthals were also capable of cultural expression and community caretaking. These are signs that those specialized capabilities weren’t ours alone, so they can’t be the only reason we survived.

    “So, we thought, why not turn to the most glaring fact of all?” Roberts says. “That our species is the only one to have colonized the entire globe and all of its environments. This seemed to us to be the elephant in the room but somewhat neglected given the current focus on finding the latest fossil or flashy piece of jewelry or art.”
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    https://www.inverse.com/article/4759...apien-adaption
    hominin map

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  • G David Bock
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    New Hybrid Whale-Dolphin Discovered Off Hawaii
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    HAWAII (CBS Local) – Last year, a team of scientists spotted what they believed was a hybrid animal off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii. A new report from Cascadia Research Collective confirms they did and the new sea creature is the result of a whale and a dolphin mating, the team’s head researcher told CBS News.

    What the researchers discovered was a hybrid of a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin. In an interview with local newspaper The Garden Island, the head of the project said the discovery is their “most unusual finding.” “We had the photos and suspected it was a hybrid from morphological characteristics intermediate between species,” Robin Baird said.

    During their two-week project, scientists were able to get a biopsy sample from the creature and study its genetics. They were able to confirm that the animal was a hybrid. “Based on the genetics, the father was a rough-toothed dolphin and the mother a melon-headed whale,” Baird told CBS News via email.
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    https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018...hybrid-hawaii/

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  • G David Bock
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    Worms frozen in permafrost for up to 42,000 years come back to life

    https://siberiantimes.com/science/ca...-back-to-life/

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  • G David Bock
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    15 ancient civilizations you’ve never heard of

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...-of/ss-AAAlkJS

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  • G David Bock
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    My last free article (for now?) from the NYT, and of course a bit critical. Along with title and link, might provide an excerpt or two but will also grab some of the embedded links;

    Suspicious Minds
    Mingling with wariness and wonder at a conference devoted to “Ancient Aliens.”
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/21/s...nt-aliens.html
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    PASADENA, Calif. — It was barely two hours into Day 1 of AlienCon and 500 years of accepted history and science were already being tossed out. Three thousand people had gathered inside the Civic Auditorium here for a panel discussion featuring presenters from “Ancient Aliens,” a History Channel documentary series.
    Everyone had questions: about whether we were alone in the universe; about what our government really knows; about humanity’s very origins.

    One of the network’s most popular and longest-running shows (Season 13 resumed on July 20), “Ancient Aliens” is itself a series of questions. Many are posed rhetorically by an unseen narrator intoning over a wide shot of a rubbly archaeological site. According to the show’s talking heads, extraterrestrials may have had a role not only in the extermination of the dinosaurs, but also in the construction of the Egyptian pyramids.
    Carl Sagan, the popular scientist who captivated television audiences of the 1970s and ’80s, once said: “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

    But Mr. Sagan has been dead for years, and many Americans of the internet age have been in a mood to challenge established ideas. There has been a resurgence of the flat-earth theory. More than a few believe that global warming is a hoax, that survivors of mass shootings are crisis actors.

    Yet for many at the conference, and elsewhere, this is not simply a political divide. We now know that the history that had been taught for years excluded the experiences of so many (African-Americans, women, the working poor). What else had been left out? Trust in the government and leaders who could set it all straight is historically low.
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    Initially, Mr. Burns included skeptics on the show. But, he said, “we found that they had nothing to say, other than, ‘There’s no proof, there’s no proof.’ If we were going to do a show about the birth of Jesus, would we have people who say, ‘This is ridiculous?’ No.”

    The invocation of religion is deliberate. In Mr. Burns’s view, “Ancient Aliens” succeeds because it explores spirituality and the mystery of life in an increasingly secular, data-driven culture. Like religion, it offers seekers an origin story.

    “It’s not about little green men in outer space. That’s the three-headed snake lady that gets you into the tent,” Mr. Burns said. “It’s really a show about looking for God. Science would have you believe we are the result of nothing more than a chance assemblage of matter. The real truth is we don’t know.”
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    As far back as 1977, a joint BBC and PBS documentary discredited Mr. von Däniken’s thesis, with help from Mr. Sagan, showing how it “rests on inaccuracies, on unrelated facts and false similarities.”
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    “Ancient Aliens” had its own vigorous rebuttals, including the documentary “Ancient Aliens Debunked,” a three-hour tour de force of critical reasoning undermined somewhat when people discovered the filmmaker was a Christian who believed in the truth of the story of Noah’s Ark.
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    The Idiocy, Fabrications and Lies of ‘Ancient Aliens,’” Smithsonian.com
    a science-fiction series called “Gray Guardians
    Sasquatch Syndicate
    alien technology might have helped Hitler
    “Frauds, Myths and Mysteries

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  • G David Bock
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    In case I haven't already placed somewhere in this thread;

    Comets and the Bronze Age Collapse
    by Bob Kobres
    http://www.defendgaia.org/bobk/bronze.html

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  • G David Bock
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    Rarely get to listen to C2C much anymore, but check the website frequently for links to "weird" and here's one from last night;
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    Engineering consultant Mike Bara is an author, contributor to the TV shows Ancient Aliens and Uncovering Aliens, and rogue science advocate. In the latter half, he discussed his new work on the JFK assassination and its connection to ancient aliens. President Kennedy, he contends, was aware that there were ancient extraterrestrial artifacts on the moon, and "found himself frozen out by what we would now call the Deep State, and decided to launch the Apollo program as a means of getting...the civilian government's hands on this technology" so that it could be reverse-engineered. According to Bara, by the time the Apollo 17 mission took place, there was an "aggressive" retrieval of technology at a hexagonal structure on the lunar surface.

    It was through his association with James Forrestal (who died from a fall from a window) that JFK learned about the alien presence that's been interacting with Earth, said Bara, and like Forrestal, he wanted to inform the public of these facts. Kennedy knew too much and was going to say too much, plus he was going to share what was found on the moon with the Russians, and this is one reason why Bara believes he was assassinated. In his investigation, he looked at several different photographs including the Mary Moorman image showing the grassy knoll and a figure known as "Badge Man" whom he believes fired the shot that hit JFK from the front. Bara has also concluded that Oswald was not a patsy, and was shooting from the Book Depository at the same time.
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    https://www.coasttocoastam.com/show/2018/07/17
    ANCIENT ALIENS AND JFK - http://www.adventuresunlimitedpress.....php?prod=AAJK


    http://www.adventuresunlimitedpress.com/categories.php
    Last edited by G David Bock; 18 Jul 18, 11:47.

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