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. . . I think that life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about it. ~ Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892)The Civil War broke out at a time in U.S. [...]
More fossil fish teeth this week. This impressive, barbed tooth is from the ancient chondrichthyan sawfish Onchopristis numidus (Haug, 1905). It was found in the Tegana Formation (Cenomanian, Upper Cretaceous) near Kem Kem, Morocco (and is yet [...]
Zion National Park, Utah – Team Utah took a break from the volcanic field to explore some of Utah’s (more famous) sedimentary rocks. We visited Zion, Utah’s first National
The Washington State Department of Transportation has released a report that provides a reference for geotechnical engineers and hydrogeologists on designing horizontal drainage systems to improve slope stability. Here's the report abstract:The [...]
Fino a questa mattina, ero convinto che Aurornis fosse il mio theropode preferito per questo anno.
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Mineral hardness picks are pencil-like tools that have points made from materials that match the hardness of minerals in the Mohs Hardness Scale. With them you can easily test the hardness of mineral grains in a rock and test the hardness of [...]
Summer has arrived when Bard on the Beach is playing. Last night we saw Hamlet, and a stunning performance by Jonathon Young as Hamlet. First a picnic on the grass with water and mountains to the north. Salmon and wine go well on a prefect [...]
This is my own neighborhood so I don’t always think of documenting it: the western edge of the Pleistocene-age alluvial fan, labeled Qpaf (for “Quaternary Pleistocene alluvial fan”) on the geologic map below. The Broadway lobe [...]
John Wesley Powell Member of initial Council (sources: Brewer, 1903; Merrill, 1903; Fairchild, 1932). Personal. John Wesley Powell was born in Mount Morris, New York, on March 24, 1834, and died from cerebral hemorrhage in Haven, Maine, on [...]