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Friday, 13 July 2018

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Kīlauea: The science behind the headlines 

Speaking of Geoscience [23:48:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
by Larry O’Hanlon, Independent Science Writer and Editor Videos of erupting fissures, collapsing calderas, and glowing rivers of lava are grabbing all the clicks and headlines, but the scientists working overtime

A Few Daytrips From Houston That Offer Surprisingly Rewarding Experiences 

BEYONDbones [23:34:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
Everyone knows that traveling is a rewarding experience, but there seems to be a misconception as to how far you have to go to attain this elusive “reward”. I’m not the most seasoned traveler on earth, but I’ve been to a few different countries and some pretty exotic destinations and I’m here to tell you

Summer Research at Wooster: Rain-on-Snow in Alaska 

Wooster Geologists [23:06:27]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info
The following post is courtesy of Anna Cooke (’20), who worked with Dr. Alex Crawford through Wooster’s Sophomore Research Program this summer In the heat of Ohio’s summer, it’s been a small bit of [...]

Ingentia prima, the first giant 

Letters from Gondwana [21:02:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
During the Late Triassic period numerous extinctions, diversifications and faunal radiations changed the ecosystem dynamics throughout the world. Followed the extinction of rhynchosaurs in most, or all, parts [...]

16th to 29th July 2018 

Geology in the West Country [17:47:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (44 visits) info

Minor earthquake swarm in Katla volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [17:34:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info
During the night of 13-July-2018 a minor earthquake swarm took place in south part of the caldera of Katla volcano. Earthquake activity in Katla volcano. Copyright of this image belongs to Icelandic Met [...]

Friday fold: the anticline at Chickie’s Rock 

Mountain Beltway [13:01:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
Chickie’s Rock is a prominent cliff of Cambrian quartz arenite (sandstone) in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I visited it last month with field trippers at the eastern section meeting of the National [...]

Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene 

Koprolitos [09:08:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (71 visits) info
Desde Mondo celebran el veinticinco aniversario del estreno de Jurassic Park con la edición del juego de mesa "Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene", con ilustraciones de Matthew Woodson. Se trata de un juego de [...]

Rohingya refugee camps: your help needed 

The Landslide Blog [07:49:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (53 visits) info
The 1 million displaced Rohingya people, now living in refugee camps in Bangladesh having fled from Myanmar, are facing extreme levels of landslide hazard as the monsoon develops. We need your help to try [...]

What’s New in Climate Science? Here’s a Good Summary 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [07:02:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
Dr. Katharine Hayhoe at Texas Tech is one smart scientist, and she’s also an incredibly good science communicator. I know a lot of people who are one or the other, but vey few who are both. Any [...]

Basket Weaving Program Teaches Business Skills to Rwandan Women 

State of the Planet [22:40:35]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info
A vocational training program through the Center for Sustainable Development is empowering women to become entrepreneurs and pursue higher

Geosciences Column: The best spots to hunt for ancient ice cores 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [18:12:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
Where in the world can you find some of Earth’s oldest ice? That is the question a team of French and US scientists aimed to answer. They recently identified spots in East Antarctica that likely have the [...]

The Moon as a Potential Resource 

Earth & Solar System [17:41:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
The Moon is likely the next destination for human exploration of the Solar System. There will be a need to sustain humans for a long-duration on its surface, and many people are raising some interesting [...]

Our Democracy Needs Science Now More Than Ever 

State of the Planet [16:01:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (103 visits) info
In a world filled with fake news and “alternative facts,” science is an integral part of an effective democracy that is based on truth and

Landslides in Japan 

Geology in the West Country [10:39:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info
Landslides in Japan One of my favourite web sites has some pictures of the recent spate of landslides in Japan following very heavy rain. The same website has another report of a landslide in Iceland. [...]

Diversidad de tortugas pleurodiras de Lo Hueco en el XVI Annual Meeting de la EAVP 

Dinosaurios (el cuaderno de Godzillín) [09:03:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
Siguiendo con la recopilación de trabajos tortuguiles presentados por el Grupo de Biología Evolutiva de la UNED en el XVI encuentro anual de la EAVP, hoy toca el turno de aquel correspondiente al registro de [...]

Sutlej Paleochannels- More Details 

Reporting on a Revolution [07:25:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info
A while back I had written a post in response to a paper (Ajit Singh et. al. 2017) on the paleo-Sutlej river. The study used geochemical analysis to identify ancient channels of the river. Today, the Sutlej [...]

The fundamental problem with the Star Wars franchise 

Raptor's Nest [01:05:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
The sequel Star Wars Trilogy (so far Episodes VII and VIII) has been getting a lot of hate on the internet. While I think most of the hatred is just dreadful and ridiculous (like “Social Justice Warriors” [...] | Impressum