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Thursday, 26 March 2020

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ARCHEA [21:26:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
Natural dyes are dyes or colourants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources — roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood — and other biological sources such as fungi and lichens. Archaeologists have found evidence of textile dyeing dating back to the Neolithic period. In China, dyeing with plants, barks and insects

Fitting the COVID-19 SEIR model to data, part 2 

James’ Empty Blog [21:17:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (84 visits) info
TL;DR version: when the model is fitted to the data, the doubling time is around 3 days. This is far more rapid than the Imperial College (IC) modelling, and (if correct) could mean that the peak would be upon us faster than they predicted. A continuation of my investigations with the SEIR model which I have presented in previous posts especially here and here. Use the label for the full

Dispatches from the Original US COVID-19 Central 

Rosetta Stones [19:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (91 visits) info
In these extraordinary times, we take a break from earth science to talk pandemic. -- Read more on

Snow all April 

Ontario-geofish [14:45:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
Yes people, my prediction in November will come true.  We'll have snow in April.  The mid-latitudes had a nice winter because of the Halvsie El Nino (hen), but that's at an end.  This will be known as a [...]

Covid-19 -- US has probably hit testing saturation 

Ontario-geofish [12:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
Reference As we know, the US has no healthcare for millions except the charity hospital emergency ward.  As well, they have few test kits for the population.  This has resulted in a very weird curve that [...]

Fenn y Tom Rosenthal - Dinosaurs in Love 

Koprolitos [10:03:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info
Hace un par de meses, el músico inglés Tom Rosenthal grabó junto a su hija de cuatro años Fenn una canción que titularon "Dinosaurs in love". Pronto, el tema se hizo viral en redes, llegando a los seis [...]

Tutorial: How to make a DEM from the Slovenian LiDAR data 

Paleoseismicity [01:10:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (110 visits) info
Since I can’t go to the field right now, I am stuck with analyzing the amazing LiDAR data from Slovenia. We have 1 m resolution data covering the entire country and oh my god it’s great for active [...]

June bugs are back: What the heck are they? 

BEYONDbones [16:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (75 visits) info
Chances are if you have found yourself outside after dark in the past few weeks you have encountered a handful of June bugs on the ground. If you have children, they are no doubt collecting them for some sort [...]

Introduction to modern amphibians 

Lusodinos- Dinossauros de Portugal [13:55:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
Introduction to modern amphibians Let’s talk about amphibians! When it comes to those cute, little animals, living both in water and on land, everyone has in mind the small frogs and salamanders that dwell [...]

Zoom Karaoke 

Ontario-geofish [12:09:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
The young ones had a big zoom session with all their friends and a karaoke session.  About 20 people, and all the video was generally frozen, but the audio came through.  It was

Icanotia zitteliana (Geinitz, 1873) - Bilder [08:25:29]  recommend  recommend this post  (113 visits) info
, Abb. von Psammobia Zitteliana in Geinitz, 1873, I. S. 232, Taf. 51 - Cenoman, oberes Cenoman (Dölzschen-Formation) - Ort: #Autobahnhalde (A17),

Two strong earthquakes in Reykjanes volcano 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [00:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (67 visits) info
Today (25-March 2020) two earthquakes happened in Reykjanes volcano. Largest earthquake had a magnitude of Mw3,1 and the second earthquake had a magnitude of Mw3,9. Other earthquakes were smaller in magnitude [...] | Impressum