News from the Geoblogosphere
New from Snet: Lithologs
, a new tool to create lithological/sedimentological logs online..
Saturday, 30 November 2019
Here’s a skull of a wild boar. Note the loooong face, practically a straight line from the tip of the snout to the top of the back of the head. We shall now proceed through a series of pig skulls with increasingly steep foreheads. Some domestic pigs have a longish snout and nearly straight forehead,
Once again I’m relying on the broad portfolio I gave this blog at its inception (now 300 posts ago). If I can draw even the most tangential link to some aspect of natural history (or, even better, fossils), then I’m okay (mostly). And this post begins (very briefly) with dinosaurs and ends up with one monstrous ancient animal fashioned using origami, a model that reflects the line or boundary crossings in this art form that I write about.When origamist Peter Engel, who trained as an [...]
Carixian domerien, Upper Muschelkalk. Photo: Ange
Last Saturday I went for a field trip organized by the Centre for Education and Research in Geosciences. This is an outreach effort initiated by geologists Dr. Sudha Vaddadi and Natraj Vaddadi along with the [...]
This image is of a Halysites catenulatus coral fossil. The animal existed in the Silurian Period. Fossil was discovered in Dudley, Scotland.
Picture taken at Museo di Geologia e Paleontologia Florence Italy [...]
NEXT WEEKS EVENTS
2nd to 8th December 2019
THE FOLLOWING IS AN EXTRACT FROM BRISTOL AND WEST COUNTRY GEOLOGY CALENDARS
MORE DETAILS CAN BE FOUND IN THE BRISTOL AND THE WEST COUNTRY CALENDARS AND [...]
The United States Antarctic Program (USAP) primarily exists to support scientific research in Antarctica. In order to provide that support, one of their most important functions is to ensure the safety of all [...]