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Friday, 09 November 2018

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Oceanic hydrothermal vents and the origin of life 

earth-pages - Research News from the Earth Sciences [18:56:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
A range of indirect evidence has been used to suggest that life originated deep in the oceans around hydrothermal vents, such as signs of early organic matter in association with Archaean pillow lavas. One particularly persuasive observation is that a … Continue reading →

Geology Fun Fact - Comet Tails 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [16:39:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
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Geology Fun Fact Myth: A comet's tail points towards the sun. A comet tail is only produced near a star (such as our sun). When the comet gets close enough to the sun, the solar winds push debris off of the comet, producing the tail. However, instead of following behind the comet, the tail always points away from the sun. So, if the comet is going towards the sun, the tail is behind it (as you would expect), but if the comet is going away from the sun, the tail is in front. Click [...]

October GeoRoundUp: the best of the Earth sciences from around the web 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [14:59:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
Drawing inspiration from popular stories on our social media channels, major geoscience headlines, as well as unique and quirky research, this monthly column aims to bring you the latest Earth and planetary [...]

Friday fold: gneiss from the Southside Virginia Piedmont 

Mountain Beltway [12:09:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
Reader and former student Paxton DeBusk shared this lovely folded gneiss with me at the conclusion of the Virginia Geological Field Conference a few weeks ago: That’s a lovely hand sample, with a high [...]

Riflessioni sull'assetto del territorio dopo gli ultimi eventi atmosferici 

scienzeedintorni [09:40:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
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Ho già avuto qualche screzio con un paio di detentori di case abusive (dei quali uno potrebbe essere graziato – a nostre spese – dal nuovo condono strisciante ischitano) e continuo a non capire come [...]

Landslides from the M=6.7 6th September 2018 Hokkaido Iburi-Tobu Earthquake – a first technical report 

The Landslide Blog [08:50:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
On 6th September 2018 the M=6.7 Hokkaido Iburi-Tobu earthquake struck Hokkaido in Japan. The earthquake triggered over 6000 landslides, killing 36 people The post Landslides from the M=6.7 6th September 2018 [...]

Cold for the North 

Ontario-geofish [02:08:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
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You saw how the Northern Hemisphere temps plunged.  There is no heat for us.  That hot July was just default weather, now we have our default cold weather. ps.  Isn't that a sight for sore eyes... [...]

How to be paranoid! 

Geology in the West Country [13:06:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
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More Things to Worry About! I'm being a bit flippant about this but this article about Alpine Tsunamis is well worth reading.  The danger - if you are in the mountains and a lake is nearby - is tsunamis. [...]

Military geology: an innovation of the 1914-18 World War 

Geological Society of London blog [11:00:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (6 visits) info
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A guest post from Ted Rose, Honorary Research Fellow at Royal Holloway’s Department of Earth Sciences On 11 November 1918 the guns fell silent on the Western Front, and the First World War horrors of trench [...]

Los samurainosaurios de Kotien Industries 

Koprolitos [08:54:00]  recommend  recommend this post  info
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Kotien Industries es un diseñador de camisetas de TeePublic que ha publicado recientemente una serie de ilustraciones en las que mezcla dinosaurios con personajes icónicos de la cultura tradicional [...]

Odobenus rosmarus Walrus Fossil 

Louisville Area Fossils [03:52:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
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This image is of an Odobenus rosmarus walrus fossil on display at Mace Brown Museum of Natural History (August 2017). It dates to the Pleistocene Epoch (about 200,000-100,000 years ago). The fossil was found [...]
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