An Archaeological Controversy

Could early hominids have been walking around in Germany 9.7 million years ago? I doesn’t seem likely, and it’s a bit much to derive from two teeth.
Here is the slightly “fringe” article (warning: ad clogged website)…

9.7 Million-Year-Old Teeth Found in Germany Belong to Hominin Only Known To Have Existed in Africa 4 Million Years Later

And here is a response from National Geographic…
Ancient Teeth Found in Europe Belonged to Mystery Primate

Thanks Mark!

The 2017 Solar Eclipse

I have discussed my adventure trip to Kentucky to see this year’s eclipse. Here are two videos of the event I found interesting…
First, a video from on of my favorite Youtube channels, Veritasium.

Secondly, a video from another favorite channel, Smarter Every Day. Note, they worked the math out to do this
by themselves.

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Yikes, These hair-raising moments are the first video footage from renowned rock climber Alex Honnold’s ascent of the 3,000-foot wall of El Capitan—without a rope. On June 3rd, Honnold became the first person ever to free solo climb this famous rock face at Yosemite National Park, California.

The Famous HBO Intro

In the early 1980’s HBO made an intro piece to be played before the beginning of a film. This was before computer animation. The result was pretty amazing and gave the network a sense of quality. This is how it was done.