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Friday, 11 August 2017

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Book Review: Dinosaur Empire 

Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs [20:42:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
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The gradual shifting of popular visions of prehistoric life has been a theme of this blog almost since the start. Looking at how old, mid-century or earlier ideas stick around longer than scientific consensus would dictate is fun, but one thing that's been rewarding has been watching in real time as the world embraces modern paleontology's increasingly nuanced and diverse view of dinosaurs. Another cobblestone in that road has been placed with Abby Howard's wonderful Dinosaur Empire, now [...]

“Heartbeats” of an underwater volcano’s eruption imaged by ultrasounds (plus VIDEO) 

AGU Meetings [20:08:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (58 visits) info
Using acoustic footage of a volcanic eruption and images taken by a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), scientists have documented an underwater volcano’s eruption off the coast of El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary

Tree of the Month: the Poison Nut Tree 

In the Company of Plants and Rocks [19:54:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
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Poison Nut Tree, Strychnos nux-vomica; artist unknown (BHL on Flickr). It was Dr. William Roxburgh, botanist with the East India Company, who introduced me to the Poison Nut Tree. Actually, it was the [...]

Ocean currents and winds 

Ontario-geofish [15:26:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
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We have established in the boring stories for kids, that the oceans carry heat 4000 times better than air.  Wet air is 10 times greater than dry air. Here is the latest dry air motion, as determined from [...]

GeoTalk: Meet the EGU’s President, Jonathan Bamber 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [13:00:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (49 visits) info
GeoTalk interviews usually feature the work of early career researchers, but this month we deviate from the standard format to speak to Jonathan Bamber, the EGU’s President. Jonathan has a long-standing [...]

Friday fold: Eagle Rock 

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For the Friday fold, Callan digs out images of Eagle Rock, Virginia, well aged in his digital archive for a

Flying in a Blue Dream 

Geology Joe [01:09:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
It was like flying in a blue dream. #cyclinglife #strava #maine #ride #ridetothrive #stevevai A post shared by Mr. Fury (@geologyjoe) on Aug 10, 2017 at 3:55pm

Early modern humans in Sumatra before the Toba eruption 

earth-pages - Research News from the Earth Sciences [18:26:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (59 visits) info
In late July 2017 news emerged that modern humans first reached Australia at least 65 thousand years ago. Confirming that the date of departure from Africa to end up in SE Asia and Australasia was [...]

Deutsche Rohstoff: Almonty erhöht Kapital um 5 Millionen USD 

Rohstoff Blog [15:22:27]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info
CEO Lewis Black einziger Zeichner/Wolfram Preise steigen Mannheim/Toronto. Almonty Industries hat bekanntgegeben, dass es eine Kapitalerhöhung um 5 Mio. USD

Klyuchevskoy: größere Ascheeruption 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [11:32:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
Der Klyuchevskoy auf Kamtschatka hat heute Nacht eine Serie größerer Eruptionen produziert. Dass geht aus Meldungen des VAAC Tokyos hervor. Es wurde Vulkanasche in fast 8 km Höhe registriert. Allerdings [...]

Unas cuantas ilustraciones dinosaurianas... (XIII) 

Koprolitos [08:36:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
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"Rex" (Vlad Novikov) Vamos con una nueva ronda de ilustraciones dinosaurianas en las que predominan los terópodos de artistas con muy diferentes estilos y procedencias, pero en la que no faltan los [...]

Observations, Reanalyses and the Elusive Absolute Global Mean Temperature 

Real Climate [04:11:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
One of the most common questions that arises from analyses of the global surface temperature data sets is why they are almost always plotted as anomalies and not as absolute temperatures. There are two very [...]

Patagotitan and the problem of body mass estimation 

Letters from Gondwana [01:08:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
Since the discovery of dinosaur remains in the Neuquen basin in 1882, Argentina has gained the title of Land of the Giants. The tittle was reinforced by recent discoveries of more remains of giant titanosaurs [...]
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