News from the Geoblogosphere
New from Snet: Lithologs
, a new tool to create lithological/sedimentological logs online..
Monday, 11 June 2018
The #PATA18 workshop will be held from 25-27 June and the Summer School will take place on 28 June. Under- and post- graduate students can now attend both these events, with special rates: Workshop (25-27 June): 30 Euros (attendance only) Summer School (28 June): 30 Euros (attendance plus two meals) Workshop + Summer School combo: 50 Euros. There is also the possibility to stay at the Aristotle University camping ground at a very low price, by bringing your own
Late Ediacaran trackways produced by bilaterian animals with paired appendages - Zhe Chen, Xiang Chen, Chuanming Zhou2, Xunlai Yuan and Shuhai Xiao
Pretty exciting find this. One of the earliest evidence of the presence of bilateral animals on earth has been found in 550 - 540 million year old sedimentary rocks from China. These are not body fossils. Rather a pair of pits impressed upon
William Boyd Watterson II (1958) debutó brevemente como dibujante de tiras de cómic en el Cincinnati Post en 1980 y luego pasó cuatro años dedicado a la publicidad. En 1985 lograría el éxito con la [...]
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I don’t write many articles about Tindfjallajökull volcano. This is because as a volcano Tindfjallajökull volcano has spent its last ~12.000 years being quiet. The earthquake activity in Tindfjallajökull [...]
Family Class – Ancient Encounters – Ancient Rome Note: Free with purchased admission to the museum. Class will meet in Glassell Hall. Travel to ancient Rome without leaving Houston! You’ll have some [...]
I'll have to go against this forecast. The heat in May was the heat we all got, as the Atlantic belt dumped all its heat early. Now, the hurricanes are churning to the west of Mexico. [...]
New seasonal forecasting services could improve livelihoods for Bangladeshi
It’s been over a month since I posted a “Monday Geology Picture”. Apologies for that — I was traveling (4 weeks in a row!) and was very busy. Anyway, I’ll try to post regularly again now. Today [...]
Plate Tectonics and the Origin of Life
This long article, brought to my attention by a reliable source, reviews the thesis that plate tectonics is essential for the evolution, if not the origin, of life. It [...]
This fossil appears to be a Thamnoptychia vermiculosa branching coral fossil. It was found in the Beechwood Limestone of Clark County, Indiana, USA. The fossil dates to the Devonian Period.
Thanks to Kenny [...]
Years ago, the roof of our summer-house suffered some water damage and had to be replaced. So I converted it into a woodshed which I attached to the side of our house. As well the store for out firewood logs, [...]
Guest post by Veronika Huber Climate skeptics sometimes like to claim that although global warming will lead to more deaths from heat, it will overall save lives due to fewer deaths from cold. But is this [...]
This is our second full day at Kilpisjärvi Biological Station. Here we are, excited to be in the Arctic at the main building of the research station!
Over the past couple of days, we've taken a couple of [...]
Yesterday a small landslide at the Hidroituango dam site led to the evacuation of some of the workers on the site. Operations continue to manage the situation whilst waiting for the end of the rainy season, [...]
In 1914, UC Berkeley professor Andrew Lawson published the first decent geologic map of our area, the San Francisco Folio of the Geologic Atlas of the United States. That’s where the Oakland Conglomerate got [...]
Verkaufspreis beträgt 2 Mio. EUR Mannheim/Leipzig/Perth. Die Tin International AG verkauft ihre Lizenzen Sadisdorf und Hegelshöhe im Osterzgebirge an den
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The photograph shows water that accumulated in a depression on the ice surface of Vatnajökull glacier in southeastern Iceland. This 700m wide and 30m deep depression , scientifically called an ‘ice [...]
Scary Animals - NOT Dinosaurs
Sabre-toothed theraspids dating from about 260 million years ago have been found in Western Russia, as reported HERE.
Theraspids are usually described as protomammals and [...]
The persistence of toxic chemicals and substances like plastics throughout the biosphere has impacts that are not yet well understood and may be very difficult to
Two New South African Tetrapods
A source has sent me THIS LINK concerning two new tetrapod species which, at 360 million years old are 70 million years older than the previously oldest African tetrapods.