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Extragalactic planets
The TL;DR; best possible answer to the extragalactic planets question is “Probably yes”. The degree of fuzziness in the above answer reflects the complexity of what was done and the degree of certainty that surrounds the conclusion reached. We can’t go with “yes”, nor can we go with “No”, but […]

Have Astronomers really detected planets in another Galaxy?





out of africa
It’s an exciting new discovery, evidence that humans wandered out of Africa far earlier than has been previously appreciated. The media is quite rightly all over it, and has been trumpeting the details. For example … Washington Post –┬áScientists discover the oldest human fossils outside Africa BBC –┬áModern humans left […]

Discovery of oldest modern human out of Africa – Some context


Climate Disasters
Addressing Climate Change is often perceived to be a costly effort and so some might argue that doing nothing is a viable option. The problem with that thought is that the cost of doing nothing is going to increase year by year. NOAA has now completed calculating the numbers for […]

NOAA has 2017 stats: Climate disasters cost US $306 billion