Feather Flop 1 – Archaeopteryx Feather

Feather Flop 1 – Archaeopteryx feather, according to reports in ScienceDaily and SciTech Daily 30 September 2020 and Scientific Reports 30 September, doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-65336-y. In 2019 a group of scientists from University of Hong Kong used a new laser scanning technique to study an isolated feather fossil found in the Jurassic rocks of Solnhofen, Germany. […]

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Feather Flop 2 – Pterosaur “Protofeather”

Feather Flop 2 – Pterosaur “protofeather” according to reports in ScienceDaily 28 September 2020 and Nature Ecology and Evolution, 28 September 2020; doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-01308-9. In 2018 a group of scientists led by Zixiao Yang of Nanjing University claimed they had found evidence that pterosaurs (flying reptiles) had proto-feathers. Their claim was based on fine filaments, […]

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Humans Still Evolving

Humans still evolving, claim scientists, according to Flinders University News and SciTech Daily 8 October 2020, BBC Science Focus and Science Alert 9 October 2020, Interesting Engineering 11 October 2020, and Journal of Anatomy published online 10 September 2020 doi:10.1111/joa.13224.  Researchers at Flinders University and University of Adelaide have found an increase in the number […]

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Polar Bears Benefit from Arctic Warming

Polar bears benefit from arctic warming, according reports in ScienceDaily 23 September 2020 and Global Change Biology, 23 September 2020, doi: 10.1111/gcb.15286. An international team of scientists have studied a population of polar bears living in Kane Basin a region in the high Arctic between Ellesmere Island, Canada and Greenland. They compared the bears’ overall […]

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Arctic Goes Greener

Arctic goes greener from 1985 reports Nature Research Highlights 22 September 2020 and NASA News 23 September 2020, and Nature Communications 22 September 2020 doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-18479-5. A group of scientists at Northern Arizona University have studied changes in vegetation of the whole Arctic Tundra, from Alaska and Canada to Siberia, using satellite data from Landsat, […]

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How Big is a Mega Shark?

How big is a mega shark? Really huge, according to reports in ScienceDaily 3 September 2020, SciTech Daily 4 September 2020 and Scientific Reports, 3 September 2020; doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-71387-y. Because sharks have a skeleton made of cartilage, rather than bone, fossils of whole sharks are very rare, so it is difficult to estimate their exact […]

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Gender, Lies and Truth, Editorial 16 September 2020

Editorial by John Mackay In the 2020 world where even “qualified” professors tell us anybody in any body can be a woman, we are living in a day when you a see a Bible statement coming true in front of your eyes. “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should […]

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Death Valley Heat “could torch the record book”

Death Valley heat “could torch the record book” claimed ABC (Australia) News 17 August 2020. On Sunday 16 August the temperature in Death Valley, California, was recorded a 54.4°C (130°F). That is certainly a scorching temperature, but it won’t burn any records no matter how many media sources “promote it”. The same event was reported […]

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Canberra Teens Can Defy Parents on Birth Certificates

Canberra teens can defy parents on birth certificates, according to Canberra Times 24 July 2020 and ACT Legislation Register 13 August 2020. Teenagers in the ACT can now apply to have the sex recorded on their birth certificates changed, without the consent of a parent or guardian. Teenagers aged 16 and over can apply directly […]

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Deadly Dinosaur Cancer

Deadly dinosaur cancer found, according to reports in Science (AAAS) News, ScienceDaily and Smithsonian Magazine 3 August 2020, and The Lancet Onlcology, August 2020 doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(20)30171-6. A group of scientists, including palaeontologists, pathologists, an orthopaedic surgeon, and a radiologist have studied a deformed bone found in the Dinosaur Park deposit in Alberta, Canada. The bone […]

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