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Monday, 21 April 2014

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People of Ranchi in India witnessed huge halo formed around the Sun. 

Environment and Geology [13:23:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (10 visits) info
Blazing hot sun had a huge halo formed around it.byDr. Nitish Priyadarshi On Sunday, Ranchi people witnessed a spectacular natural phenomenon in the sky. The blazing hot sun had a huge halo formed around it. City people and those in the outskirts watched in wonder as the giant ring, also referred to as 22° halo, was visible around the sun for over an hour in the afternoon.While many braved the summer heat to climb to rooftops to take photographs of the halo, it also caused panic in some. [...]

Palaeoartworks, the case studies, part 2: Feathered dinosaurs and tiny Crocodyliformes blog [11:14:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info
 Cretaceous; GB,AU
It's time for part 2 of our 'Palaeoart Case Studies' series, this time featuring two subjects: the tiny Cretaceous crocodyliform Koumpiodontosuchus and the probable Lower Cretaceous troodontid Yaverlandia bitholus. Unlike our last subject in this series, giant pterosaurs, neither of these animals is huge. Koumpiodontosuchus is particularly diminutive with an estimated adult length of 600 mm long. Presenting the scale of an animal accurate is important for good palaeoart, as it's [...]

GfGD Committee Updates 

Geology for Global Development [11:00:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (10 visits) info
Joel Gill, GfGD Founder and Director, writes about recent additions and updates to the GfGD Executive Committee… Over the past few weeks we’ve been adding to and reshaping our Executive [...]

Science Snap (#25): Vesuvius, Andy Warhol 

Between a Rock and a Hard Place [09:45:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info
Quite simply, volcanoes are inspiring. I’ve yet to meet someone who disagrees. The majestic volcanic landscape has thus been an inspiration to many an artist and author, whether intentional or not. [...]

Blastoids from Michigan 

Views of the Mahantango [09:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info
 Devonian; CA,US
A few years ago a member of the Fossil Forum gave me these two blastoids in matrix. What I know about them is that they came from the Alpena area of Michigan and are Devonian in age. I reached out to my friend [...]

La historia del lariosaurio de Estada (Huesca) en el XII EJIP 

Dinosaurios (el cuaderno de Godzillín) [08:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info
Entre los trabajos presentados en el XII Encuentro de Jóvenes Investigadores en Paleontología en Sobrarbe (Huesca), del 9 al 12 de abril, rescatamos en esta ocasión el presentado por Carlos de Miguel [...]

More About The Guy Who Almost Poisoned The Planet (As Seen on COSMOS Sunday Night) 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [06:23:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
If you saw COSMOS Sunday night, (20 April) then you might be fascinated by the story of Thomas Midgley who invented lead additives for gasoline, and formed the Ethyl Corporation. Neil deGrasse Tyson used the [...]

The Dogwoods are Blooming in Yosemite Valley! And North Dome, the Stuff of Legend 

Geotripper [00:12:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
The Pacific Dogwood (Cornus nuttalli) is a diminutive tree that forms some of the understory of Yosemite Valley's conifer forests. It seems practically invisible to park visitors (like me, anyway) most of the [...]

They Don’t Call It Fossil Hunting For Nothing! 

WATCH FOR ROCKS - Travels of a Sharp-Eyed Geologist [10:00:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
 Permian; US
Not too long ago a friend emailed me an intriguing image. What’s this? He inquired. Well, jeez, I replied. That’s an ammonite! Where in the world did you find that?  An ammonite from NW [...]

Le anticipazioni di Science sul rapporto ICHESE confermate: difficile una interferenza delle attività umane in relazione ai terremoti del 2012 

scienzeedintorni [09:39:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
Douglas Adams, in una delle sue solite geniali battute disse: la gente vuole sapere le cose, poi che siano giuste o sbagliate non è importante. E, aggiungo vuole sapere di avere ragione. Le polemiche di [...]

Baryonyx Vs Suchomimus 

Dinosaur Home - Blogs [08:31:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info
Baryonyx: 9-10m long, 2-3.4m tall, 3.5 tonnes Pro’s: 1. Had a (slightly) stronger bite because of the (slightly) shorter jaws. 2. Was faster 3. Could hunt a variety of prey 4. Had a (slightly) [...]

Los dinosaurios de Diego Cobo 

Koprolitos [08:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info
Estos dibujos fueron realizados por el ilustrador Diego Cobo tras su visita al MUJA (Museo del Jurásico de Asturias). Podéis ver un montón más aquí y aquí, y seguirle la pista a este señor [...]

Easter Rocks! Kevin Talks! Meet your Operations Superintendent 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [04:53:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
Happy Easter on the JOIDES Resolution! One of our co-chief scientists, Cathy Busby, had little treats for us today, Peeps and chocolate eggs! We had [...] | Impressum