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Monday, 12 March 2018

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HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [21:52:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
Pi Day Wednesday, March 14 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Tickets are $3 each. Regular museum entry ticket purchase required for non-members. Pi is an irrational number, but there’s nothing crazy about celebrating Mathematics (and Einstein’s birthday).  Welcome to Pi Day!  Indulge your inner geek with fun math-related activities on this special date—3.14—during Spring Break!  We’ll even

Tree-following: we have news! (maybe) 

In the Company of Plants and Rocks [19:36:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (181 visits) info
Yesterday, late in the afternoon, I made my monthly visit to the boxelder tree I’m following, not expecting to find anything new. After all, it’s still winter. But I was wrong. The tree had changed, in fact in two ways. One is obvious, the second much more subtle (if even that).Since last month, the sun has "moved" significantly. It now sets far enough north that it is beginning to shine into the nook where the boxelder grows. Here comes the sun … but will it shine on the [...]

Investigador postdoctorante en Paleoecología del Cuaternario 

WeBlog Aragosaurus [19:13:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (199 visits) info
El Centro de Investigación en Ecosistemas de la Patagonia (CIEP), corporación de derecho privado sin fines de lucro creada bajo el Programa de Centros Regionales de CONICYT, Chile, está haciendo un llamado [...]

Mexico’s 2017 earthquake emerged from a growing risk zone 

AGU Meetings [17:44:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (200 visits) info
Under Mexico, where the Cocos Plate from the Pacific Ocean slides under the North American Plate, a bending line of hills, created when the seafloor first formed, sits atop a flattened area of subduction. [...]

From river sediment to stripey sedimentary rocks 

Earth Learning Idea [15:29:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
The new ELI today is 'From river sediment to stripey rocks; modelling the build up of different layers of sediment as seen in sedimentary rocks'. The activity is useful in consolidating knowledge about [...]

Apresentação do catálogo: Loulé. Territórios, Memórias, Identidades. 

Lusodinos- Dinossauros de Portugal [13:53:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
O Museu Nacional de Arqueologia, a Câmara Municipal de Loulé e a Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda, S. A. apresentam no próximo dia 15, em Lisboa, o Catálogo da exposição “Loulé. Territórios, [...]

Unemployed English Majors Move on to the Other Coming Disasters 

Ontario-geofish [13:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
Reference I read this newspaper because it is the hottest hotbed of the Unemployed English Majors (UEM).  They should be just doing Uber, but they write impassioned columns and get everybody going. They are [...]

Monday Geology Picture: Sandstone Building Stone 

Georneys [11:44:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (76 visits) info
I’m currently on the east coast of Australia, where local sandstone is commonly used as a building stone. Above is a picture that I took this morning. This picture shows some beautiful building stones on [...]

Imaggeo on Mondays: Chilean relics of Earth’s past 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [11:30:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
As Earth’s environment changes, it leaves behind clues used by scientists to paint portraits of the past: scorched timber, water-weathered shores, hardened lava flows. Chile’s Conguillío National Park is [...]

Cadia Gold Mine – another tailings dam failure 

The Landslide Blog [09:20:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
On Friday a significant tailings dam failure occurred at the Cadia gold mine in Australia, causing production to be stopped. Fortunately, to date no release of tailings beyond the boundaries of the mine has [...]

Why We Don’t Have Year-Round Daylight Time and Why We Should Fix it. 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [03:02:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (161 visits) info
The Problem is Sunrise, NOT Sunset! Let’s face it, daylight saving or summer time (Europe) is popular. Everyone seems to enjoy the extra evening daylight, but the change back and forth twice a year is [...]

Improving the interview-a-scientist assignment 

Magma Cum Laude [18:00:35]  recommend  recommend this post  (210 visits) info
Nearly every scientist who's active on social media or blogging gets requests from students to answer questions for interview-a-scientist assignments. Now, I love the intent of these assignments, which is [...]

Climate Change May Be Hazardous to Your Health 

State of the Planet [16:01:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (214 visits) info
From 2030 to 2050, climate change impacts may cause 250,000 more deaths globally each year. Here’s

With the Gulf Stream Dead, the UK is Looking Forward to Permafrost 

Ontario-geofish [14:14:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
The warm plumes continue to drift over the Sahara, and then warm up Moscow.  The chilly stuff then hits Britain. The North Atlantic sea temperatures continue to plunge.  If there is a bottom to this, I [...]

Pruitt’s Relentless Attack on Climate Science and Environmental Regulation 

State of the Planet [13:49:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (190 visits) info
The thought that it might be prudent to adapt to climate change and mitigate its impact has occurred to nearly all of the world’s leaders. However, in this country, our President and EPA Administrator are [...]

Llámame... Velociraptor 

Koprolitos [12:05:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
The velociraptor hunting dance (2013, Emily Willoughby) Todo el mundo es inocente hasta que no se demuestre lo contrario, o al menos eso dicen. En mi caso no ha sido así desde luego. Desde que Roy Chapman [...]

Strike me down 

lithics [11:41:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
Today I join the ranks of striking university staff*. I thought it was worth taking a few minutes to explain why. Toward the end of last year the University Superannuation Scheme (USS), which provides pensions [...]

Un possibile aiuto insperato nella lotta contro l'aumento del CO2 atmosferico 

scienzeedintorni [11:28:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
Per diminuire il tenore di CO2 atmosferico la soluzione più efficace (oltre a smettere di produrne, ma è irrealizzabile, ora come ora) sarebbe quello di sottrarre il gas all’atmosfera, soluzione nota [...]

Waves on Fire at the Devil's Slide near Half Moon Bay 

Geotripper [06:44:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
Even though Geotripper is a geology-based blog, it seems ocean waves don't make an appearance all that often in my posts. Try as I might, I don't photograph them very well, or very creatively. I love them, [...]

Alsup asks for answers 

Real Climate [02:58:27]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
Some of you might have read about the lawsuit by a number of municipalities (including San Francisco and Oakland) against the major oil companies for damages (related primarily to sea level rise) caused by [...] | Impressum