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Monday, 12 February 2018

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The BBC’s New 14 day Weather Forecasts Are Bollocks 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [23:01:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (59 visits) info
I have no problem with the BBC dropping the UK Met office for their forecasting and going with a private company. and their new on-air weather graphics are actually quite good. HOWEVER Their new 14-day deterministic weathercasts are (in terms the average UK bloke will readily understand) bollocks. Make no mistake, forecasts are getting better and better. A report (a few years back) estimated that reliable forecasts are increasing by about a

Parasitic Worms Found in a Woman's Eye—First Case of Its Kind 

Laelaps [23:00:25]  recommend  recommend this post  info
An Oregon woman’s infection marks the first time on record that an eye worm species normally found in cattle has been seen in

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is seeking an Assistant Collections Manager for our Research and Collections Department 

WeBlog Aragosaurus [22:11:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
This position provides technical, curatorial and limited administrative support to the Curator in the performance of research and educational activities in a collection center and to the Collection [...]

Happy #Darwin-Day! 

Mente et Malleo [20:09:32]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Happy Darwin-Day! Heute vor 209 Jahren wurde Charles Darwin geboren. Das ist ein guter Grund, seine wirklich bahnbrechende Erkenntnis zu feiern. Eine Erkenntnis, die heute vielleicht wieder gefährdeter ist [...]

Saltwater intrusion: causes, impacts and mitigation 

Geology for Global Development [19:48:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (65 visits) info
In many countries, access to clean and safe to drink water is often taken for granted: the simple act of turning a tap gives us access to a precious resource. In today's post,Bárbara Zambelli Azevedo, [...]

How Auckland Volcanoes Erupt 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [17:39:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

Azoren: Erdbebenschwarm auf São Miguel 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [16:49:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
Wie bereits heute Morgen berichtet, manifestiert sich auf der Azoreninsel São Miguel ein Erdbebenschwarm. Albert Grabowski schickte mir einen Link zu CIVISA, dem Observatorium auf der [...]

EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Misguided Conclusions About Climate Change 

State of the Planet [14:29:28]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Last week, Scott Pruitt provided us with additional insight into his views about climate

Normalisasi atau Naturalisasi Sungai 

Dogeng Geology [12:59:32]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Beberapa hari belakangan ini warga Jakarta dibuat bingung, lagi – lagi seputar persoalan banjir. Tapi polemik kali ini bisa dibilang unik, karena perdebatan yang muncul ialah persoalan perbedaan makna dari [...]

Unas cuantas ilustraciones dinosaurianas... (XX) 

Koprolitos [11:58:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info
"Invasion of the Dinosaurs With Laser Eyes" (Francisco Hnilo) Nueva tanda de ilustraciones con dinosaurios de muy diferentes estilos y procedencias. Desde el dibujo más clásico hasta diseños digitales, [...]

Mayon: Aktivität schwächer 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [09:39:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
Am philippinischen Vulkan Mayon hat die Aktivität über das Wochenende weiter abgenommen. Das VAAC Tokyo registrierte gestern 4 Aschewolken und heute Vormittag nur 1. Dauer und Höhe der Lavafontänen sind [...]

Int’l Palaeoseismological Field Workshop ‘Soft-sediment deformation structures & palaeoseismic phenomena in the SE Baltic Region’ – 2nd announcement out now [08:58:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (80 visits) info
The 2nd announcement for the International Palaeoseismological Field Workshop ‘Soft-sediment deformation structures and palaeoseismic phenomena in the South-eastern Baltic Region’ is out now. Download the [...]

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [21:09:54]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Cultural Feast – A Renaissance Condottieri Banquet…A Knight to Remember Art, warfare, intrigue, and cuisine often melded during the Italian Renaissance. Places such as Milan and northern Italy were [...]

Tree unchanged, but something of interest as always 

In the Company of Plants and Rocks [20:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Another month has passed and I feel it. Perhaps this is an age-thing: already another month! so much to do yet!! etc. But the boxelder I’m following seems oblivious to the passage of time. It stands [...]

Monday Geology Picture: Nooitgedacht Glacial Pavement 

Georneys [19:42:59]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Today I’m continuing with my recent theme of blogging about glacial pavements, and I’m sharing a picture of me sitting on top of a glacial pavement at Nooitgedacht, which is near the town of Kimberley in [...]

Os vertebrados fósseis do Algarve triásico 

Lusodinos- Dinossauros de Portugal [17:29:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Novo estudo sobre os vertebrados triásicos do Algarve dá duas novas revelações: 1) apresentam-se os primeiros fósseis de placodontes em Portugal e 2) quase todo o Grés de Silves é de idade Carniana (227 [...]

Exploring the Microbiome of an Ocean Bacteria 

State of the Planet [15:00:35]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Braving the high seas and a curious shark, a team of scientists taps into the secret social life of a microbe that's crucial for marine

Time and Again, by Jack Finney 

Mountain Beltway [13:29:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (64 visits) info
In the epilogue to 11/22/63, Stephen King’s time-travel novel, he made an explicit point to laud Time and Again by Jack Finney as “the” time travel novel. I figured I should check it out. Here’s my [...]

Magnitude 3,4 earthquake on Reykjanes peninsula 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [11:59:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Today (12-February-2018) at 01:14 UTC a magnitude 3,4 earthquake took place on Reykjanes peninsula. I am not sure if this earthquake was felt by any people in nearby villages and towns. The earthquake at [...]

Imaggeo on Mondays: Tasman Lake Down Under  

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [10:34:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
The Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake, seen in this photograph, lies in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand’s south island. The photographer, Martina Ulvrova, stated she “finally got to see [...]

Juneau: a very large rockslope failure in Alaska in December 2016 

The Landslide Blog [09:04:50]  recommend  recommend this post  info
A large rockslope failure occurred at Cowee Creek near to Juneau in Alaska in December 2016, inducing a 9 m high, 90 m wide displacement wave that travelled at least 13 km down the | Impressum