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In advance of my next field trip to Israel (watch this space!), our highlighted fossil this week is the scleractinian coral Microsolena, a genus named by the French naturalist Jean Vincent Félix Lamouroux in 1821. The specimen above was collected [...]
Bottled water in war zones uses oil, pollutes the environment. Defense officials look at moving toward
I’m having one of those weeks where a million things are all happening at once – no time to share anything resembling a coherent thought. Instead, here’s a pretty picture! I snapped this photo of Mount St. Helens out of the [...]
Today is May 18 and that marks the date of the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington that killed 57 people (video). I don't have an elaborate post on the event - so if you want to find out more about this historic eruption, be sure to [...]
According to research published in Climate Dynamics by Benjamin I. Cook, Michael Puma and Nir Krakauer, it is possible that massive irrigation is masking expected warming trends from Greenhouse Gasses
… Yes, definitely. Something. It’s the 31st anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption and, while I don’t have time to create a full post, I did want to share with you ths snap shot I took four or five … Continue reading [...]
In questi giorni sto riflettendo molto sul senso di ciò che faccio. Sia come ricercatore paleontologico sia come blogger. Temo di aver sbagliato tutto negli ultimi 10 anni. Ero ancorato a vecchi concetti, a valori superati.
Uno dei miei modelli [...]
Rastellum carinatum (Lamarck, 1806) Bruchstück, Slg.
The first act of Wagner’s Walkure is, in my opinion, the best of his operas; the best scene; the best music; the best emotion; the best of the best. Second best is the second act. This is gut wrenching emotion and gut wrenching music. [...]
In yesterday’s Tarbosaurus post I noted that the Institute housing the specimen may not be much longer for this world. This is a serious and deeply unfortunate turn of events with major consequences for dinosaur palaeontology that could last [...]