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Geoblogosphere weekly review (36th week of 2014, 314 weeks ago)

Blogs:

Most active blogs:
  1. Utah Geological Survey - blog (8 posts)
  2. Geotripper (7 posts)
  3. Arizona Geology (7 posts)
  4. Netzwerk für geowissenschaftliche Öffentlichkeitsarbeit (7 posts)
  5. Louisville Area Fossils (7 posts)
  6. State of the Planet (7 posts)
  7. Ontario-geofish (6 posts)
  8. Geology.com News (6 posts)
  9. Koprolitos (6 posts)
  10. Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog (6 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. Geotripper (829 visits)
  2. Arizona Geology (733 visits)
  3. State of the Planet (634 visits)
  4. Louisville Area Fossils (633 visits)
  5. Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog (561 visits)
  6. Ontario-geofish (539 visits)
  7. Views of the Mahantango (519 visits)
  8. Theropoda (502 visits)
  9. Utah Geological Survey - blog (494 visits)
  10. Koprolitos (475 visits)

Topics:

Top keywords:
  1. Sapienza University (7)
  2. time (7)
  3. 8230 (7)
  4. Rome Italy (7)
  5. Interesting (6)
  6. Paleontologia (5)
  7. earthquakes (5)
  8. British Columbia (5)
  9. scientists (5)
  10. Earth Sciences (4)
Top places:
  1. United States (8)
  2. Rome (7)
  3. Museo Di Paleontologia (7)
  4. Utah (5)
  5. Los Angeles (4)
  6. Australia (4)
  7. Arizona (4)
  8. Canada (4)
  9. Comoros (3)
  10. Iceland (3)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Devonian (6)
  2. Ordovician (6)
  3. Neogene (3)
  4. Quaternary (2)
  5. Cretaceous (2)
  6. Paleogene (1)
  7. Jurassic (1)
  8. Silurian (1)

Posts:

The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

Portable seismometers pulled from Duncan, heading to Napa

Arizona Geology [2014-08-31 05:38:00]   recommend this post  (254 visits)
AZGS geologists Jeri Young and Phil Pearthree pulled out four of the seven portable seismometers deployed in the area around June's M5.2 earthquake near Duncan, Arizona.  The portable instruments were installed in July to monitor the aftershocks [...]

Metacryphaeus sp. trilobite from Bolivia

Views of the Mahantango [2014-08-31 09:01:00]   recommend this post  (252 visits)
I posted in an earlier blog entry about some Trilobite fossils I had from Bolivia. At the time I could not tell what the genera was of them because there were no labels. Well I found the specimen below in a box with some older E-bay purchases and it [...]

A Sunday Mystery Photo...

Geotripper [2014-08-31 10:23:00]   recommend this post  (248 visits)
Here's a little mystery to start off your Sunday morning web browsing. What's going on here? Clues: Trees and sage provide scale, and it's in British Columbia. No shame in wrong

Playing with Tyrannosaurs

Theropoda [2014-08-31 09:23:00]   recommend this post  (246 visits)
La Tafonomia è la Cenerentola della Paleontologia. Bistrattata, dimenticata, emarginata, quando del tutto ignorata, essa è invece la Regina della nostra disciplina, senza la quale il mondo paleontologico sarebbe caos, anarchia, invaso da mitologie [...]

“Probably the most boring experiment ever”? No

Through the Sandglass [2014-09-03 12:20:28]   recommend this post  (223 visits)
These images are from the November 1968 edition of the now sadly defunct Desert Magazine, a special on Death Valley. The “Riddle of the Racetrack” refers to the enduring mystery of the “sailing stones” of Racetrack Playa, the remote

The mysterious "sailing stones" of Death Valley

Geology in Motion [2014-08-31 00:19:49]   recommend this post  (223 visits)
Credits as above. Picture grabbed from ScienceDaily.com.How can a rock weight several hundred pounds move hundreds of meters across a "dry lake"?  And, why do they move in tandem? One of the early pioneers in solving this mystery was Robert [...]

Eruption update at 15:24 UTC

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2014-08-31 17:24:25]   recommend this post  (216 visits)
This is a short update on the eruption north of Vatnajökull glacier. The eruption has its origin in Bárðarbunga volcano. This information is going to get outdated quickly. North end of the eruption fissure is in an area … Continue reading [...]

Nuclear experiments

Mente et malleo: by thought and hammer [2014-08-31 06:32:49]   recommend this post  (213 visits)
The last 4 days I have been doing a neutron diffraction experiments at Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). It has been quite an experience, a very cool one actually. I have been wearing a portable radiation dose monitor, [...]

Unidentified Insect Fossil - Miocene

Louisville Area Fossils [2014-08-31 05:00:00]   recommend this post  (209 visits)
Here is a picture of an unidentified insect fossil at the Museo di Paleontologia at Sapienza University of Rome Italy. Creatures like this existed in the Miocene Epoch of Neogene Period. Image taken in June

Teen Literacy in Nigeria is Lower in the North

State of the Planet [2014-09-03 23:42:09]   recommend this post  (202 visits)
In Nigeria, differences in adolescent literacy rates between states are striking—higher in the South and lower in the
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