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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

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Plate Tectonics and Ocean Drilling – Fifty Years On 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [07:00:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (166 visits) info
What does it take to get a scientific theory accepted? Hard facts? A strong personality? Grit and determination? For many Earth Scientists today it can be hard to imagine the academic landscape before the advent of plate tectonics. But it was only fifty years ago that the theory really became cemented as scientific consensus. And the clinching evidence was found in the oceans. Alfred Wegener had proposed the theory of continental drift back in 1912. The jigsaw-fit of the African and South [...]

Bird neural canals are weird, part 2: the lumbosacral expansion 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [07:07:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (149 visits) info
This is the second post in the “bird neural canals are weird” series (intro post here), and it covers the first of five expansions of the spinal cord or meninges in the lumbosacral regions of birds. The lumbosacral expansion of the spinal cord is not unique to birds and doesn’t require any special explanation. As

The Battle Over the Alaska Oil and Gas Production Tax Credit 

Mineral Law Blog [00:28:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (143 visits) info
Alaska’s oil and gas production tax has been subject to continuing debate and change as lawmakers and policymakers struggle with balancing budgets in times of volatile oil prices while also encouraging the [...]

El cellograffiti efímero de Evgeny Ches 

Koprolitos [11:21:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (71 visits) info
Evgeny Ches es un artista de Moscú (Rusia) que ha desarrollado un estilo alejado de los cánones del grafitti tradicional. Conocido como Ches, practica el denominado "chellograffiti", en el que se pinta [...]

The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax 

State of the Planet [20:36:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (63 visits) info
Economist Glenn Hubbard explains why carbon pricing can appeal to people on both sides of the political

Alum Helps Build the Business Case for Sustainability 

State of the Planet [17:11:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info
Watson Millison's degree in Sustainability Management has come in handy now that he's a member of the corporate sustainability team at JetBlue

In India, Dirty Air Kills as Easily in the Country as in the City 

State of the Planet [15:50:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info
A forthcoming study of northern India suggests that people living in rural areas are as likely to die prematurely from the effects of poor air quality as those living in

Lou The Corpse Flower : Why He Smells So Bad And Why We Should Be Excited When He Blooms 

BEYONDbones [23:57:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (40 visits) info
  By Jeff Cummins, Horticulturist at the Cockrell Butterfly Center in the Houston Museum of Natural Science     The Cockrell Butterfly Center was graced (?) a couple of weeks ago by a very special event. [...]

Lessons from the past: Paleobotany and Climate Change 

Letters from Gondwana [15:42:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
  For the last 540 million years, Earth’s climate has oscillated between three basic states: Icehouse, Greenhouse (subdivided into Cool and Warm states), and Hothouse. The “Hothouse” condition is [...]

Dear Washington State: All is Forgiven...The Airliner Chronicles Returns 

Geotripper [09:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
The Pacific Northwest has this problem. It has two particular things in great abundance: trees and clouds. It also has volcanoes, but much of the time the first two obscure the latter. At Christmas I drove to [...]

El día que conocí a J.A. Bayona, director de Jurassic World 2 

Dinosaurios (el cuaderno de Godzillín) [18:02:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
Ante todo, aclarar que aunque este blog lleva mi nombre asociado como sello de calidad, no he escrito la mayoría de los posts. No, los posts son obra en su mayoría de los miembros del Grupo de Biología [...]

Archaeopteryx yet again 

Geology in the West Country [17:05:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (80 visits) info
Archaeopteryx Studies (Continued) The question on everyone's lips - "was Archaeopteryx capable of flying" - has been answered positively; at least to the satisfaction of the authors of THIS PAPER. More [...]

Tornado in Deutschland 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [22:20:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (64 visits) info
Heute Abend suchte ein Tornado die Stadt Viersen bei Mönchengladbach heim. Der Wirbelsturm richtete große Schäden an. 1 Mensch wurde von einem umstürzenden Baum schwer verletzt. Mehrere Personen wurden [...]

Mengapa Islam memilih penanggalan Lunar Calendar? 

Dogeng Geology [17:50:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (60 visits) info
Sebuah pertanyaan menggelitik dari Mas Hendar disini : Tapi kenapa Islam memilih penanggalan LUNAR ? Yang lebih menggelitik lagi adalah : Lunar itu penanggalan yang paling bagus untuk posisi geografis antara [...]

Kilauea: Alarmstufe „rot“ für den Flugverkehr 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [09:45:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (48 visits) info
Update 22:00 Uhr: Vor wenigen Stunden ereignete sich ein Erdbeben Mw 4,2 unter dem Halema‘uma‘u-Krater. Man kann davon ausgehen, dass das Erdbeben weitere Steinschläge auslöste. Es kam allerdings zu [...]

Ya está aquí, ya llegó, #SOM18 comenzó!!! 

Investigación GeoPaleoBiológica en Somosaguas [20:59:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info
Hoy ha dado comienzo la nueva campaña de excavación del Yacimiento Paleontológico de Somosaguas (¡¡¡y con esta ya van 20!!!). Después de un fin de semana marcado por la bajada de las temperaturas, el [...]

Mapping Trends in Open Surface Water Bodies in the US 

Lake Scientist [17:15:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info
Mapped trends in open surface water bodies in the contiguous US show that with climate change, dry regions will get drier, wet regions will get wetter. The post Mapping Trends in Open Surface Water Bodies in [...]

AAPG Annual Meeting 2018 

Seismos [20:29:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
Presentations (speaker underlined):Monday, 10:50-11:10 am, Ballroom A Seismic Characterization of Natural Fractures in the Buda Limestone of Zavala County, Texas A. Smirnov and C.L. Liner The Buda Limestone [...]

Team Jurassic Utah sets to work 

Wooster Geologists [11:16:08]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
Santa Clara, Utah — Team Jurassic Utah had its first day in the field, and it was excellent. As you might recall from this blog, last month I visited southwestern Utah alone to scout out locations for this [...] | Impressum