Purple Cloth From Biblical Times

Purple cloth from Biblical times found, according to Science (AAAS) News 29 January 2021, Times of Israel and PLoS ONE 28 January 2021 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245897.  Archaeologists in Israel have found pieces of woollen cloth coloured with a distinctive purple dye made from murex sea snails.  This dye gives a rich vivid purple colour and was […]

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Human Thumbs Are Two Million Years Old

Human thumbs are two million years old, according to reports in Science (AAAS) News and SciTech Daily 28 January and Current Biology 28 January 2021 doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.12.041. Scientists at the University of Tübingen made computer models of thumb bones from “a variety of ancient hominins” along with those of modern humans and chimpanzees, and used […]

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Why Crocodiles Haven’t Evolved

Why crocodiles haven’t evolved, according to University of Bristol press release and ScienceDaily 7 January 2021, and Communications Biology, 7 January 2021 doi: 10.1038/s42003-020-01561-5. Living crocodiles are very similar to fossil crocodiles found in Jurassic rocks dated at over 200 million years old. There are only 25 species living today, but in the past there […]

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Oldest Fossil Eucalyptus Flower With Pollen

Oldest fossil Eucalyptus flower with pollen found, according to Botany One 20 January 2021 and American Journal of Botany 3 December 2020 doi:10.1002/ajb2.1569. Usually regarded as an Aussie Icon, the Gum Trees or Eucalypt family have produced several fossil surprises from other countries. Scientists have now studied the preserved pollen of a new species of […]

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Cracked Cosmology Says We Shouldn’t Exist

Cracked cosmology says we shouldn’t exist, according to an article in BBC Science Focus 16 January 2021, entitled “The cracks in cosmology: Why our Universe doesn’t add up”. Science writer and former radio astronomer, Marcus Chown reports there are serious problems with the Big Bang theory. Chown writes “the basic Big Bang picture requires a […]

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What was the biggest killer in 2020?

What was the biggest killer in 2020? No, it wasn’t Coronavirus, nor was it cancer or heart attacks. “According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), around 73.3 million abortions take place every year, with almost 30 per cent of pregnancies ending in abortion. The data group Worldometer estimates all other causes of death totalled nearly […]

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Indigenous Realities, Editorial 27 January 2021

Editorial by John Mackay From cries and placards of ‘Always was – Always will be aboriginal land,’ through musical strains of ‘I am, you are, we are Australian’ to ‘Barbies on the Beach’ – few people who celebrated Australia Day Downunder realised no-one was “Australian”, until January 26, 1949, when ‘Aussies’ could first travel with […]

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Ordained Stars, Editorial 16 December 2020

Editorial by John Mackay On 21st December 2020, the planets Jupiter and Saturn will pass so close to one another they will appear as one. The expected increase in brightness has people making all sorts of claims about the original Christmas star. Three thousand years ago King David also wrote about the then yet to […]

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Aussie Animals Glow in the Dark

Aussie animals glow in the dark, according to reports in ABC News 26 November 2020 and 8 December 2020, and Mammalia 15 October 2020, doi: 10.1515/mammalia-2020-0027. Scientists at Northland College, USA, were investigating biofluorescence – a phenomenon seen when fur, feathers or skin absorb ultra-violet (UV) light and re-emit visible light. If UV light is […]

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Japanese Bring Asteroid Sample Back to Earth

Japanese bring asteroid sample back to earth and all types of claims emerge about finally finding the origin of the solar system and life. Over the past few years scientists have sent probes to the far reaches of the solar system and collected comet dust, meteorites and now asteroid material, all with the purpose of […]

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