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Geoblogosphere weekly review (16th week of 2011, 618 weeks ago)

Blogs:

Most active blogs:
  1. Geology.com News (37 posts)
  2. Geology News (14 posts)
  3. Ontario-geofish (12 posts)
  4. Gunnars Geo-Blog (10 posts)
  5. Tierra de Dinosaurios (10 posts)
  6. State of the Planet (10 posts)
  7. Georneys (10 posts)
  8. Arizona Geology (8 posts)
  9. Geopark Araripe (8 posts)
  10. James’ Empty Blog (6 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. Geology.com News (3107 visits)
  2. Geology News (980 visits)
  3. Georneys (733 visits)
  4. Chinleana (682 visits)
  5. Arizona Geology (523 visits)
  6. ART Evolved: Life's Time Capsule (516 visits)
  7. Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings (506 visits)
  8. Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs (491 visits)
  9. Mente et Malleo (468 visits)
  10. Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal (405 visits)

Topics:

Top keywords:
  1. Industry Watch (34)
  2. geology (17)
  3. earth (14)
  4. earthquakes (14)
  5. dinosaur (13)
  6. scientists (13)
  7. Green Cars (12)
  8. Coal Industry News (11)
  9. Environment (11)
  10. geologist (10)
Top places:
  1. Japan (21)
  2. United States (19)
  3. Fukushima Prefecture (15)
  4. Portugal (13)
  5. Europe (7)
  6. North America (6)
  7. Texas (6)
  8. Yellowstone National Park (6)
  9. China (5)
  10. Africa (5)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Cretaceous (10)
  2. Triassic (10)
  3. Jurassic (9)
  4. Ordovician (4)
  5. Quaternary (2)
  6. Silurian (2)
  7. Devonian (1)
  8. Cambrian (1)
  9. Mesozoic (1)

Posts:

The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

Manidens condorensis

Paleoexhibit [2011-04-11 03:36:00]   recommend this post  (397 visits)
Introducing Manidens condorensis, a new Heterodontosaur from the Middle Jurassic of Patagonia...Fig 1.- My reconstruction of Manidens condorensis.Some critters have a mysterious appeal, which is difficult to explain. I always felt some fondness [...]

Geomorphically incorrect art #8.

Riparian Rap [2011-04-10 00:39:00]   recommend this post  (269 visits)
Nothing funny about chronic angina, but this ad from a recent JAMA (click for larger image) made me laugh because the artist stiched together such a wide range of geomorphological and biological features.And perverted science in several other [...]

How Glaciers Sculpt Their Valleys

Geology.com News [2011-04-14 04:00:12]   recommend this post  (262 visits)
“University of California, Berkeley, and Berkeley Geochronology Center (BGC) scientists have employed a clever technique to reconstruct the landform history of a 300-square-mile area of Fiordland in New Zealand, from the early Pleistocene some [...]

Interview with Brian Choo

Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings [2011-04-16 09:26:31]   recommend this post  (257 visits)
Today I’m pleased to bring to you an interview with artist (and researcher) Brian Choo. I first became aware of Brian’s art with his image of a very early fish giving birth based on a spectacular find of a fossil embryo from the [...]

Earliest Use for the Name Chindesaurus for the Petrified Forest Dinosaur and it's Initial Classification as a 'Plateosaur'

Chinleana [2011-04-14 01:00:00]   recommend this post  (255 visits)
Recently I posted where a 1986 newspaper article from Holbrook, Arizona revealed a quote from the then Petrified Forest National Park superintendent that the remains of a basal dinosaur recovered from the park in 1985 would be called [...]

New Madrid Earthquake Bicentennial

Geology News [2011-04-16 04:30:28]   recommend this post  (249 visits)
Earthquakes – and large ones at that – threaten to shake residents and buildings of the central and eastern United States, a reality that scientists, emergency responders and others hope to drive home during the bicentennial of the 1811 [...]

Pathology

Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs [2011-04-14 05:20:00]   recommend this post  (245 visits)
My absolute favorite thing to do when standing before a mounted dinosaur is to look for pathologies. That's a fancy, exquisitely sciencey way of saying that I like to spot evidence injuries or sickness - spots where disease or violent mischief have [...]

Dinosaur modeling "inspired" by paleoart?

ART Evolved: Life's Time Capsule [2011-04-11 04:27:00]   recommend this post  (244 visits)
For decades, the dinosaur toys was source of great profits for who sell them, because they are the first dinosaurs with the kids can interact. But... who design this models?In general, every kind of toys born from a sketch, an idea conceived from a [...]

“In the Arena” Ignores Technical Problems at Yucca Mountain

Terra Central [2011-04-16 05:46:16]   recommend this post  (238 visits)
The cable television program In the Arena hosted by Eliot Spitzer is on CNN weeknights from 8 to 9. I think it’s a good news show and try to watch a few nights a week. The last couple of nights, they’ve had segments on nuclear waste [...]

Paleoseismology and the Recent Japan Earthquake/Tsunami

Geology.com News [2011-04-11 03:23:46]   recommend this post  (236 visits)
In August 2010 Dr. Masanobu Shishikura’s and colleagues published a paper documenting the recurrence of earthquakes and deadly tsunamis in the Sendai area of Japan. He had a March 23rd appointment to explain his research to officials in [...]
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