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In which the blogger ponders breaking wind, benefits of a toxic gas, mass extinctions (ah, the paleontological link), and taking blood pressure in mice – yes, the usual mélange. A Passing GasPediatrician Howard Bennett contributes a column to the [...]
The U.S Geological Survey has already issued an informative poster on the Chile earthquake, which can be downloaded here.Here is the first part of the poster:You can see the past earthquakes along the subduction zone (hatched line), where the Nazca [...]
Retreat of Athabasca Glacier in the Canadian Rockies, 1919-2005 (photos from different angles, but most of the foreground of the recent picture was covered by ice in 1919)In my previous post, I made some comments on a report that I hadn't read on [...]
An manchen Tagen könnte man echt den Glauben an die Menschheit verlieren... Bild schreibt einen Artikel zum Klimawandel und 90% der knapp 100 Kommentare brüllen "Alles Lüge! Klimamafia!" mandy hat gesagt..Wenn sich das Universum ausdehnt und sich [...]
Utah’s Dinosaur National Monument is best known for the exquisite collection of Jurassic-age fossils that have been discovered there since the beginning of the 20th century, but what is less well known is that more recent Cretaceous critters [...]
It didn’t take me long to find the Goat Paddock Crater in Western Australia that Michael Cohen featured in Where on (Google) Earth #190. Impact craters are really easy to spot, particularly with the help of compilations like the Consolidated [...]
Podcasts. You can count on them. They come through in the clutch. Here are some of my favorite sciencey ones. I've linked to a few of these in the past, but sometimes it's nice to compile them all in one place. Though it's definitely altered my [...]
The fault segment that ruptured this week in Chile was identified in a paper last year as having strain buildup that, in a 'worst-case' situation, was ready to produce up to an 8.5 magnitude earthquake. [right, Fig 1 from the paper. [...]
What happens when students around the world are connected via modern technologies to share their experiences and perspectives?
The Millennium Cities Initiative is determined to find out through its exciting School-to-School partnership program, [...]
Some maps of the Chilean earthquake:
1) Henry Fountain of the NY Times writes about the geologic setting of the earthquake accompanied by tectonic and fault maps of the region.
2) The United States Geological Survey has a collection of maps [...]