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Sunday, 01 December 2019

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Posts from Antarctica: Staying Safe in the Field Part 3: Communications 

Wooster Geologists [23:47:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
We’re crossing our fingers that weather holds well enough at WAIS Divide to get a plane out there this evening, but our advance team is currently delayed until tomorrow (December 3rd). The earliest the rest of us will get out … Continue reading →

AMMONITE OF THE RHÔNE 

ARCHEA [18:58:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
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An exquisite specimen of the delicately ridged ammonite, Porpoceras verticosum, from Middle Toarcian outcrops adjacent the Rhône in southeastern France. Porpoceras (Buchman, 1911) is a genus of ammonite that lived during the early and middle Toarcian stage of the Early Jurassic. We see members of this genus from the uppermost part of Serpentinum Zone to Variabilis Subzone. These beauties

Canada's top brains to build nuclear reactors 

Ontario-geofish [17:36:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (117 visits) info
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A small reactor must be easy-peasy, right?  We don't have any brains left in the country to do this.  Wait until you see what they have done with the Darlington refurb.  It's just peachy.  And don't forget [...]

Fixing the toilet 

Ontario-geofish [15:12:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (190 visits) info
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Right now, I'd be walking the dog.  But I'm looking out the window at high-velocity horizontal ice pellets, and they are hitting the window like machine-gun fire. And nobody is walking their dog in the [...]

Book review — Friend of Science, Friend of Faith 

The GeoChristian [05:20:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (201 visits) info
Davidson, Gregg, 2019, Friend of Science, Friend of Faith: Listening to God in His Works and Word, Kregel Academic, 297 p. Gregg Davidson, a Christian, is Chair of Geology and Geological Engineering at the [...]

Unforced variations: Dec 2019 

Real Climate [17:28:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (124 visits) info
This month’s open thread. December

How can soil scientists tell the history of a location from a soil pit? 

SOILS MATTER, GET THE SCOOP! [07:57:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (72 visits) info
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There are many reasons why soil scientists dig soil pits. They all revolve around collecting information to address a question or a management problem. And sometimes they hold more questions

Orthoceras annulatum Cephalopod Fossil 

Louisville Area Fossils [03:46:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
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This image is of an Orthoceras annulatum cephalopod fossil. The animal existed in the Silurian Period. Fossil was discovered in Dudley, Scotland. Picture taken at Museo di Geologia e Paleontologia Florence [...]
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