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Geoblogosphere weekly review (11th week of 2010, 918 weeks ago)


Most active blogs:
  1. News (39 posts)
  2. Geology News (20 posts)
  3. Arizona Geology (18 posts)
  4. Laelaps (13 posts)
  5. Mountain Beltway (13 posts)
  6. Gunnars Geo-Blog (11 posts)
  7. Ontario-geofish (11 posts)
  8. Louisville Area Fossils (9 posts)
  9. Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings (8 posts)
  10. The Dragon’s Tales (8 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. Tetrapod Zoology (731 visits)
  2. News (688 visits)
  3. Updates from the Vertebrate Paleontology Lab (549 visits)
  4. Laelaps (422 visits)
  5. Utah Geological Survey - blog (405 visits)
  6. The Open Dinosaur Project (367 visits)
  7. (344 visits)
  8. The Dynamic Earth (303 visits)
  9. Mountain Cat Geology (301 visits)
  10. Reporting on a Revolution (192 visits)


Top keywords:
  1. geology (28)
  2. blog (17)
  3. science (14)
  4. dinosaur (12)
  5. usgs (11)
  6. earthquakes (10)
  7. magnitude (10)
  8. chile (10)
  9. dinosaurs (8)
  10. fossil (7)
Top places:
  1. Chile (19)
  2. U.S. (12)
  3. California (9)
  4. United States (7)
  5. Turkey (7)
  6. Iceland (6)
  7. Colorado (6)
  8. Utah (6)
  9. America (6)
  10. Australia (5)
Top stratigraphy:
  1. Jurassic (8)
  2. Cambrian (7)
  3. Ordovician (7)
  4. Paleogene (4)
  5. Quaternary (4)
  6. Cretaceous (3)
  7. Permian (2)
  8. Neogene (2)
  9. Triassic (2)
  10. Devonian (1)


The 10 most frequently clicked posts:

Babirusas can get impaled by their own teeth: that most sought-after of objects does exist! (babirusas, part VIII)

Tetrapod Zoology [2010-03-08 22:15:00]   recommend this post  (721 visits)
Yeah, things are still tough here at Tet Zoo Towers, and the time needed for blog-writing has yet to materialise. But the end is in sight, and things will be back to normal within the next few weeks. I hope. If you've been reading the series of [...]

Crazy dental pathology

Updates from the Vertebrate Paleontology Lab [2010-03-08 17:37:48]   recommend this post  (549 visits)
Next week I’m attending the Geological Society of America Northeastern/Southeastern Section meeting, and I’ll be posting daily updates on that conference. Prior to leaving for the conference, I’ll be taking most of this week off. I thought an [...]

Study of Co-Benefits of Efficiency and Renewables in Utah: Air Quality, Health, and Water Benefits

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2010-03-11 23:56:01]   recommend this post  (396 visits)
Synapse Energy Economics, Inc. (Synapse) was contracted by several Utah State agencies, including the Utah State Energy Program, the Division of Public Utilities, the Division of Air Quality, the Committee of Consumer Services, and the Governor’s [...]

INTCAL09 Radiocarbon Calibration Curve News [2010-03-10 06:05:26]   recommend this post  (355 visits)
Researchers at Queen’s University have refined a calibration curve used to date carbon-based materials. The curve, called INTCAL09, extends radiocarbon calibration and improves date determinations in the part of the curve that approaches 50,000 [...]

Analytical Software

The Open Dinosaur Project [2010-03-10 04:19:06]   recommend this post  (304 visits)
As the past two posts have attested, we are on the cusp of doing some actual, real-life analysis. If at all possible, I want to run the analyses using freely available, open source software. Fortunately, all of the major software packages for [...]

The Importance of Stupidity in Research

The Dynamic Earth [2010-03-10 16:17:00]   recommend this post  (303 visits)
Here's a brief essay by Martin Schwartz, published in the Journal of Cell Science. The title really says it all: The Importance of Stupidity in Scientific Research. There's not much more that I can say, except that I think Dr. Schwartz pretty much [...]

Prehistoric DNA reveals the story of a Pleistocene survivor, the muskox

Laelaps [2010-03-10 23:41:50]   recommend this post  (300 visits)
A muskox (Ovibos moschatus), photographed in Alaska. From Flickr user drurydrama. Of all the mass extinctions that have occurred during earth's history, among the most hotly debated is the one which wiped out mammoths, saber-toothed cats, [...]

Chile Earthqake Occured In Zones Of Increased Stress

Mountain Cat Geology [2010-03-13 22:10:57]   recommend this post  (293 visits)

I-70 Glenwood Canyon Rock Slide Damages Road, Bridge [2010-03-09 07:46:48]   recommend this post  (276 visits)
Colorado governor Bill Ritter declared a disaster emergency Monday after a slide in Glenwood Canyon struck near midnight Sunday. It was located near Hanging Lake Tunnel, spot of a 2004 rockfall event that damaged a portion of cut and cover tunnel [...]

A Geological Ode To Charles Darwin

Reporting on a Revolution [2010-03-10 10:55:00]   1 recommendations  (180 visits)
And so really, it's just a scandal that the biologists have absconded with Darwin's memories.....He's ours. He's a geologist, and we're filing a class action suit.. Geophysicist Ross Stein of the USGS makes a good case in a discussion which turns [...] | Impressum