Neanderthal Extinction Linked To Human Diseases

Written by Ker Than, Stanford University

Image credit: Luna04 / Wikimedia Commons Homo neanderthalensis.
Skull discovered in 1908 at La Chapelle-aux-Saints (France).

Growing up in Israel, Gili Greenbaum would give tours of local caves once inhabited by Neanderthals and wonder along with others why our distant cousins abruptly disappeared about 40,000 years ago. Now a scientist at Stanford, Greenbaum thinks he has an answer.

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Green Light For New Deep Coal Mine In Cumbria, UK

Written by Priyanka Shrestha

deep coal mine

Plans to develop the UK’s first new deep coal mine in decades have been given the go-ahead by the government.

The Woodhouse Colliery would process around 2.5 million tonnes of coking coal a year, expected to replace imports from the US, Canada, Colombia, and Russia.

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New Paper: Ocean Temperature Changes Are Uneven And Uncertain

Written by Dr Benny Peiser

ocean wave crest

A new paper from the Global Warming Policy Foundation looks at how scientists monitor changes in ocean temperatures and finds a story of huge uncertainties and surprising findings.

For example, while warming might be expected to be fairly uniform, measurements suggest that it is regionalized, with parts of the South Pacific, in particular, warming more than elsewhere.

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Cooling Or Warming?

Written by Tony Heller

In this video I show how the current symptoms of global warming are identical to the ones which were blamed on global cooling 40 years ago.

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In New Doc, Attenborough Botches Facts Again On Walrus And Climate Change

Written by Paul Homewood

walruses coast

Following Episode 1 of the BBC series’ Seven Worlds, One Planet, where he got his facts about albatrosses wrong, David Attenborough has now turned his attention to walruses.

Surprise, surprise, they’re all in danger from global warming. At the start of the program, we see thousands of Pacific walrus hauled out on a spit of land somewhere in Siberia.

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Why Is the Ocean Salty?

Written by Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D

In the Dutch West Indies, the water is so salty it crystallizes into salt. The ocean contains a lot of sodium and chloride, which make salt.

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Have you ever wondered why the ocean is salty? Have you wondered why lakes might not be salty? Here’s a look at what makes the ocean salty and why other bodies of water have a different chemical composition.

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