How old are stalactites?

“I’m an electrician in a hospital that must be 1,500 years old. Well, the stalactites that are growing in the plant room are 15″ (37.5cm) long”. Submitted by Rod Leffley, Bowenfels, Australia. Editorial Comment: The oldest permanent buildings in Australia were built in the 1790s. Were you helped by this item? If so, consider making […]

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Half-Life Heresy

“Half-Life Heresy” is the heading of an article in New Scientist, 21 Oct 2006, p36. The article refers to studies on the rates of radioactive decay by Prof Claus Rolfs of Ruhr University written up on PhysicsWeb 31 July 2006. The rate of decay of radioactive elements has always been assumed to occur at a […]

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Best Dated Biblical Structure

“Best dated biblical structure” confirmed by carbon dating, according to Nature Science Update, 11 Sep 2003. Geologist Amos Frumkin of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem has carbon dated plant remains embedded in the plaster lining the Siloam Tunnel that bring water into Jerusalem. His results indicated the tunnel was built around 700BC, corresponding exactly with the […]

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New Age Aussie Fossil

New age Aussie fossil in the British Natural History museum. When John Mackay first photographed the fossil Paracyclotosauraus davidi (a large Salamander-like labryinthodont) in 1987, it was labelled 200 million years old. When John photographed the same fossil in 1999, it was labelled 235 million years old. My how time flies! According to The Natural […]

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