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Monday, 14 May 2018

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HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [23:04:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
Lecture – The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World by Simon Winchester Revered “New York Times” bestselling author Simon Winchester will trace the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement–precision–in a history that is both an homage and a warning for

Photo Essay: How High Could Seas Rise? 

State of the Planet [21:06:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
Columbia scientists recently visited the Caribbean island of Barbados, whose fossilized coral reefs contain an exquisite record of how the ocean has risen and fallen in the

How High Can Seas Rise? On a Tropical Isle, the Answers Are Not Always Obvious. 

State of the Planet [21:05:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info
To help predict the future of sea level rise, scientists are studying ancient corals on the island of

Investigating how sediment is transported by water 

Earth Learning Idea [19:38:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (10 visits) info
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'Rolling, hopping, floating and invisibly moving along; investigating how sediment is transported by water'. Sediment is transported in water (rivers, the sea or currents in gutters) in solution, [...]

The litter spectrum, benign to unholy 

Oakland Geology [17:07:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info
The litter on the land falls along a spectrum. This disembodied deer hoof does not qualify as litter because, as far as I know, a human didn’t leave it on this abandoned, overgrown fire road. I felt no [...]

Buscando dinosaurios en el Cretácico Inferior de Vallibona (Castellón) 

Dinosaurios (el cuaderno de Godzillín) [16:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (9 visits) info
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Vallibona es una preciosa localidad de la comarca de Els Ports de Morella (Castellón). Atendiendo a los datos que ofrece Wikipedia representa el segundo término municipal de la comarca en superficie, pero el [...]

The physics of the perfect organic lawn 

Ontario-geofish [16:17:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
Physics is everywhere and is totally ignored.  This always comes back to bite you, and nothing is worse than a scraggly lawn.  Most people just pave them over, but then all that extra rain goes into the [...]

Estinzione del Devoniano superiore e Large Igneous Province della Yacuzia 

scienzeedintorni [13:05:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
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L’evento Kellwasser è una delle “Big 5” di Sepkosky, cioè uno dei principali eventi di estinzione di massa. È avvenuto nel Devoniano superiore, ma non alla fine del periodo, che peraltro corrisponde [...]

Dharwar Craton- Gooty Fort 

Reporting on a Revolution [12:37:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (76 visits) info
I had quite a fruitful interaction today on Twitter, after I replied to a tweet about the location of Gooty Fort in Andhra Pradesh. The fort is built on Archaean gneiss terrain just to the west of the [...]

Representaciones recientes de dinosaurios troodóntidos en el XVI EJIP 

Dinosaurios (el cuaderno de Godzillín) [10:05:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info
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En el reciente XVI EJIP, celebrado en Zarautz del 11 al 14 de abril, se presentó el trabajo: "Representaciones recientes de Troodontidae, Gilmore, 1924. (Dinosauria, Theropoda)", donde se analizan [...]

Imaggeo on Mondays: River in a charoite schist 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [07:30:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
Polarized light photomicrograph of a thin section of a charoite-bearing schist. Charoite is a rare silicate found only at one location in Yakutia, Russia. For its beautiful and uncommon purple color it is used [...]

Why Field Workshops? Learning to Read the Landscape 

Speaking of Geoscience [20:50:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (101 visits) info
by Dean Moosavi, Education Programs Coordinator at the Geological Society of America For the third installment of this GeoTeachers blog series, I thought I would take a step back from discussion

Neanderthals on the BBC 

earth-pages - Research News from the Earth Sciences [18:50:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (10 visits) info
Since it began in 2000 Earth-Pages News has been covering the emergent science concerning the Neanderthals. To say that it has been a fertile field would be a considerable understatement, and I am certain that [...]

How I Preserved A Historic House While Making It More Energy Efficient 

State of the Planet [16:51:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (6 visits) info
Architect Lynnette Widder explains the challenges of making an old house more sustainable while maintaining its original

The Mailbox on the Sill—the short & the long of it 

In the Company of Plants and Rocks [16:36:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (91 visits) info
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The Palisades in Cimarron Canyon, northern New Mexico. Browsing through my photos of the Cimarron Canyon Palisades, I spotted an odd form on the crest which I hadn’t noticed when I was there. Is [...]

Public Space and the Sustainable City 

State of the Planet [15:24:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (6 visits) info
As our planet becomes more urban, the importance of parks and other public spaces becomes

Oklahoma earthquakes - They're BACK! 

Ontario-geofish [12:59:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
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Natural gas is on a tear, and OK is back.  I was losing hope, since we had one of the quietest periods ever.  I actually thought the okies stopped being themselves!  This new m4-5 is a strike-slip along [...]

Kilauea: Eruption entwickelt sich weiter 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [10:15:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (46 visits) info
Nach einem Wochenende mit der Vulkanologischen Gesellschaft e.V., berichte ich nun weiter über die aktuellen Ereignisse auf Hawaii und anderen globalen hot spots. Während es am Freitag am Kilauea recht ruhig [...]

Llámame... Ceratosaurio 

Koprolitos [09:38:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (72 visits) info
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Dicen quienes me conocen que me pusieron el nombrecito porque reparto cera que da gusto, pero en realidad significa “lagarto con cuerno”. Fue Marsch, el famoso contrincante de Cope en la “Guerra de los [...]
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