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Tuesday, 12 February 2019

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MIRANDO UN CUADRO (II) Los Cosacos Zaporogos 

episcophagus [23:40:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
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En el Museo Estatal de San Petersburgo hay un cuadro que suele atraer la atención del público por lo insólito de la escena retratada. Se llama Los Cosacos Zaporogos, y es una de los lienzos más celebres de un pintor nacionalista de finales del XIX, Iliá Repin. Por supuesto, la obra en sí es excelente, técnica y artísticamente. Se trata de una composición muy bien planteada, con

The time my turtle munched on a rat skull 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [22:00:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
Darren covered this briefly on the Scientific American version of Tetrapod Zoology, but the photos seem to have gone down and who knows how much longer any of that stuff will be up. Plus, he had other things to discuss, so the story has never been told in its entirety. This happened back in April, 2014.

Wildfires, Landslides, and the Risk Equation 

Speaking of Geoscience [18:39:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (134 visits) info
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by Spencer Patrick, GSA Science Communication Intern – Undergraduate at Occidental College Burning forests and humans do not mix well, especially when individuals understand only some of the dangers. Flames [...]

On a Remote Island, a Lost Part of the World Is Found 

State of the Planet [17:16:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
On a small volcanic island in the Indian Ocean lies a geologic enigma—a mass of pure white quartzite sandstone apparently formed on a faraway continent long ago. How did it get

What’s Behind the Green New Deal? 

State of the Planet [15:01:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info
Rhiana Gunn-Wright, who helped advance this bold new effort to curb climate change, breaks down the thinking behind it, as well as its speed, scale and

Poás in Costa Rica brennt 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [10:12:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (137 visits) info
Der Vulkan Poás in Costa Rica steht heute in den Schlagzeilen, weil in seinem Krater Rotglut gesichtet wurde. Allerdings stammt der Rote Lichtschein nicht von frischer Lava, sondern von brennenden [...]

Cuajone mine in Peru: reports of landslide damage, and a fatality, caused heavy rain 

The Landslide Blog [08:10:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (66 visits) info
There are reports of landslides caused by heavy rainfall last week at Cuajone mine, located at 3,400 metres in the Andes of Peru. A worker has been killed. The post Cuajone mine in Peru: reports of landslide [...]

It Was That Kind of Day: Half Dome from the Central Valley 

Geotripper [05:18:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
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It doesn't happen often. I usually pass the right intersection once or maybe twice a week, but the most important factor is the air quality. It's almost always poor. Dust and smoke in the summer, fog and [...]

Aran Island Microscopic Sea Creature Remains 

Louisville Area Fossils [03:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (44 visits) info
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 Continuing with yesterday's posting about microscopic sea creature remains found near Killagoola, Aran Islands, Ireland. The first image is of an unidentified echinoid spine and the 2nd image is an [...]

Some thoughts on International Women in Science Day 

Watershed Hydrogeology Blog [01:57:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This day is designated by the UN because “Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women [...]

Photo Essay: On an Island, a Lost Part of the World Is Found 

State of the Planet [17:17:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
On the volcanic Indian Ocean island of Anjouan, scientists are investigating a rock that apparently formed on a far-off

Pain in the ARS report - Feb 12, 2019 

Ontario-geofish [15:25:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info
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We, in Toronto, are getting smashed by an Atmospheric River Storm (ARS).  A week or two these arses were zooming to the east at a fair clip.  Now they are stationary. The nucleus for our series of [...]

Dressing Boulders for Science 

State of the Planet [13:15:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (9 visits) info
Attaching the sensors that will help us study erosion rates required vacuum grease, patience, and a lot of masking

Los mapas dinosaurianos de Chris Haggqvist 

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Chris Haggqvist vive en Holladay (Utah, Estados Unidos) y es un artista autodidacta que trabaja con diferentes estilos. En su obra predominan la ilustración tradicional o el collage, y hace un par de años [...]

Last chance to enter the EGU Photo Competition 2019! 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [07:30:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
If you are pre-registered for the 2019 General Assembly (Vienna, 7-12 April), you can take part in our annual photo competition! Winners receive a free registration to next year’s General Assembly! But [...]

Is Darwin relevant today? 

BEYONDbones [04:34:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
By Scott Solomon Charles Darwin developed his theory of evolution in the middle of the 19th century. Are his ideas still relevant today? Remarkably, even though Darwin’s insights on evolution were based on [...]

Some thoughts on #WomenInScienceDay 

Highly Allochthonous [02:01:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info
Today is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This day is designated by the UN because “Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women [...]
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