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Monday, 11 June 2018

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550 Million Year Old Animal Tracks Preserved In Sediments 

Reporting on a Revolution [18:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (297 visits) info
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

Los mundos prehistóricos de Bill Watterson 

Koprolitos [10:43:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (265 visits) info
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 tira Calvin & Hobbes [1], que dibujó a lo largo de diez años, hasta que sintió que había dado sí cuanto era posible, como comunicó a sus lectores y editores en una breve despedida. Desde entonces vive retirado del mundillo, pintando paisajes. Pero esto no debe llevar a pensar en una [...]

PATA2018 Summer School: Special rates for students [07:11:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (257 visits) info
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 [...]

Monday Geology Picture: Roots and Rock 

Georneys [17:42:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (72 visits) info
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 [...]

Oakland geology ramble 6: Chabot to Leimert via the Oakland Conglomerate reference locality 

Oakland Geology [16:59:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info
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 [...]

A narrow-gauge train trip in Mid Wales 

Wooster Geologists [12:11:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info
Aberystwyth, Wales — Caroline Palmer provided Tim and me a wonderful experience in a scenic Welsh valley on a perfect Welsh day. She is Trustee of the nearby Hafod Estate ( … one of the finest examples in [...]

Enhancing Climate Forecasts in Bangladesh 

State of the Planet [22:34:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info
New seasonal forecasting services could improve livelihoods for Bangladeshi

UK to have the hottest summer ever, but where is the heat coming from? 

Ontario-geofish [13:07:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info
Reference 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.  [...]

Scott Pruitt and the Chemical Industry Collude to Deregulate Toxic Chemicals 

State of the Planet [14:28:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
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

A couple of days of exploration 

polar soils blog [18:16:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info
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 [...]

Death and life in the woodshed 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [22:48:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
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, [...]

More scary animals 

Geology in the West Country [17:55:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
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 [...]

Two new South African tetrapods 

Geology in the West Country [16:43:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
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. [...]

Will climate change bring benefits from reduced cold-related mortality? Insights from the latest epidemiological research 

Real Climate [16:35:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (222 visits) info
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 [...]

Hidroituango – continued small landslides, and proposals for a way forward 

The Landslide Blog [08:17:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (59 visits) info
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, [...]

Clues in sediment which bring an environment to life 

Earth Learning Idea [17:39:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
'What was it like to be there? – clues in sediment which bring an environment to life: bringing a depositional environment to life using evidence from sedimentary structures.'  This ELI asks ‘deep [...]

10. Januar, 2018, 17:30 Uhr: Fund und Präparation einer Lonchodomas-Stufe aus dem Geschiebe 

Fachgruppe Mineralogie & Geologie Dresden [21:40:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info
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HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [23:09:35]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info
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 [...]

Earthquake activity in Tindfjallajökull volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [23:12:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
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 [...]

Thamnoptychia vermiculosa Branching Coral Fossil 

Louisville Area Fossils [05:41:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
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 [...]

Deutsche Rohstoff AG: Tin International verkauft Sadisdorf und Hegelshöhe-Lizenzen an Joint Venture Partner Lithium Australia 

Rohstoff Blog [14:02:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info
Verkaufspreis beträgt 2 Mio. EUR Mannheim/Leipzig/Perth. Die Tin International AG verkauft ihre Lizenzen Sadisdorf und Hegelshöhe im Osterzgebirge an den

Imaggeo on Mondays: Hints of an eruption 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [11:15:35]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
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 [1], scientifically called an ‘ice [...]

Plate tectonics essential for life 

Geology in the West Country [16:59:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
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 [...]

Verdeckte Asbestprodukte – Putze, Kleber, Spachtel und Ausgleichsmassen. 

Mente et Malleo [22:19:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
Manche asbesthaltige Produkte kann man nach dem Augenschein nicht erkennen. Putze, Spachtelmassen, Dünnbettkleber und Ausgleichsmassen, die so genannten verdeckten Asbestprodukte, sind ein nicht zu [...] | Impressum