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The Sun shown just a bit less brightly today, not that anyone could tell. The planet Mercury passed across the disk of the Sun over the space of a few hours this morning, presumably blocking a bit of sunlight from reaching Earth. It was probably the [...]
ASKJA VOLCANO - ICELANDA large quake sequence totalling hundreds of tremors is ongoing at Askja volcano since 11/9/2019. The largest quake so far has been a magnitude 3.2 quake. The swarm appears to be on the NE margin of the main caldera in an [...]
A lovely example of the ammonite, Cératites Nodosus, an extinct genus of nektonic marine carnivore from shell limestone superior deposits near Alsace on the Rhine River plain of northeastern France.
You can see the nice ceratitic suture pattern on [...]
Some excellent articles I read recently.
1) What Made Me Reconsider The Anthropocene - Peter Brannen. A lovely essay and one that is really a rethinking of his earlier position wherein he had dismissed the idea of Anthropocene as hubris.
I must [...]
Heute Nachmittag eruptierte der Sakurajima erneut und erzeugte ein spektakuläres vulkanisches Gewitter. Laut VAAC erreichte die Vulkanasche eine Höhe von fast 4300 m. Zuvor gab es einige kleinere Eruptionen. MIROVA registriert eine thermische [...]
Inuksuk near the top of Whistler Mountain. See the note at the end of the post.
Acrophobia, the fear of heights, is an interesting phenomenon. I don't have it, I swear. I have no trouble standing on cliff edges, or climbing up in trees, or flying. [...]
Richard Kuulme (Malmo, Suecia), de 34 años, es un artista conceptual freelance. Como él mismo comenta, se ha especializando en el diseño de dinosaurios, monstruos y criaturas de todo tipo, todo ello con un característico estilo cartoon [...]
This Q&A is part of the “Career Spotlight” series of Expedition 385 Where are you from and what... Read more
Text: Gösta Hoffmann with contributions by Michaela Falkenroth, Valeska Decker, Bastian Schneider and Christoph Grützner “The beaches in Oman are pristine.” What sounds like an introductory sentence to a tourist brochure has scientific [...]
Poplars at the Visual and Literary Arts building, University of Wyoming.
This year our fall colors include lots of pale browns, especially on poplars and cottonwoods. These are leaves that died and dried on the tree. The cottonwoods in my [...]