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  • 7,000-year-old circles in Modern Crop Fields
  • Fingers Lost and Found


  • Not Enough TNOs (Trans-Neptunian Objects = KBOs Kuiper-Belt Objects)
  • Was the Big Bang Dodecahedral?


  • Thickening the Ocean's Biomass
  • Sponging on Sponges
  • What else is Meant to Be?


  • Building a Fire with Wood 45 Million Years old
  • The Shrinking of Chicxulub


  • The Deadliest Forest Fire in American History
  • The Yellowstone-Lake Bulge
  • Want Big Waves for Surfing? Forget Hawaii and Australia!
  • Anomalous Auroral Flashes


  • Why Sleep?
  • If we must Sleep, Why must we Dream too?


  • Lab-made Microfossils

Science Frontiers Sourcebook Project Reviewed in:


  • "A sourcebook of unexplained phenomena is therefore a valuable addition to a collection of scientific literature. William R. Corliss has provided this in the past with his source books of scientific anomalies in several subjects, and now he has provided it for astronomy. He has done an excellent job of collecting and editing a large amount of material, taken in part from scientific journals and in part from scientific reporting in the popular or semi-scientific press." -- "The Mysterious Universe: A Handbook of Astronomical Anomalies", reviwed by Thomas Gold, Cornell University, in Icarus, vol.41, 1980

  • "An interesting, systematic presentation of unusual weather [..] This book is recommended for a general audience" --"Corliss, William R., Tornados, Dark Days, Anomalous Precipitation, and Related Weather Phenomena, Sourcebook Project, 1983.", revieweed in Choice, September 1983
  • "..the science is necessarily somewhat speculative, but Corliss's symthesis is based on reputable sources." -- "Corliss, William R. (Compiler). Lightning, Auroras, Nocturnal Lights, and Related Luminous Phenomena" reviwed by Joseph M. Moran, Univ. of Wisconsin in Science Books and Films, Sep/Oct 1983

  • "Before opening the book, I set certain standards that a volume which treads into dangerous grounds grounds like this must meet. The author scrupulously met, or even exceeded those standards. Each phenomenon is exhaustively documented, with references to scientific journals [..] and extensive quotations" -- "Book Review: The moon and planets: a catalog of astronomical anomalies", The Sourcebook Project, 1985., Corliss, W. R., Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Vol. 81, no. 1 (1987), p. 24., 02/1987