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Geoblogosphere weekly review (15th week of 2010, 732 weeks ago)

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  1. Geology.com News (37 posts)
  2. Arizona Geology (25 posts)
  3. Ontario-geofish (14 posts)
  4. Laelaps (12 posts)
  5. Geology News (12 posts)
  6. Palaeoblog (11 posts)
  7. The Dragon’s Tales (10 posts)
  8. Geotripper (8 posts)
  9. Gunnars Geo-Blog (8 posts)
  10. Dave Hone’s Archosaur Musings (7 posts)
Most visited blogs:
  1. Geology.com News (267 visits)
  2. Ontario-geofish (252 visits)
  3. Geology News (217 visits)
  4. Olelog (212 visits)
  5. Arizona Geology (206 visits)
  6. Tetrapod Zoology (192 visits)
  7. And the Water seems inviting (192 visits)
  8. Mente et Malleo (191 visits)
  9. ARCHEA (185 visits)
  10. Through the Sandglass (171 visits)

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  10. Paleogene (2)

Posts:

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Another extant squamate ticked off the life list :)

Tetrapod Zoology [2010-04-08 01:47:33]   recommend this post  (179 visits)
I was thrilled and delighted to encounter this amazing beast at a recent meeting. It's another of those creatures that you might know well from the literature, but (you assume) are unlikely to ever see in the flesh. Yet here it is... Read the rest [...]

If it's Tuesday, this must be Indonesia (Earthquake!)

Ontario-geofish [2010-04-07 02:26:00]   recommend this post  (173 visits)
ArticleYeah! Another day, another earthquake! This happened right on the plane of the big 2004 M9.1, so it's a bit unusual, and might be called a large and late aftershock. M7.8 really isn't that large in this neck of the woods!Unless it [...]

SEA SCORPIONS: PREDATORS OF PERMIAN SEAS

ARCHEA [2010-04-04 18:06:00]   recommend this post  (173 visits)
About two dozen families of eurypterids “sea scorpions” are known from the fossil record. Although these ancient predators have a superficial similarity, including a defensive needle-like spike or telson at their tail end, they are not true [...]

Just in case you didn't know: Free digital Geological Maps (USGS)

Nölogic [2010-04-06 15:12:00]   recommend this post  (169 visits)
May be this is just old news for you but possibly it is useful for someone out there. After browsing for basic geological maps of the United States, I discovered a page that solved all of my problems. Here at a page provided by the USGS, you can [...]

Update zum Eyjafjallajökull, 06. April 2010

Mente et Malleo [2010-04-06 18:01:00]   recommend this post  (166 visits)
(Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory) Am Eyjafjallajökull tut sich was. Am 31. März hat sich nordwestlich der älteren Spalte ein neuer Schlot geöffnet. Die obere Aufnahme in natürlichen Farben wurde am 1. April 2010 [...]

Daily Geology Photos – April 4

Geology News [2010-04-04 18:20:09]   recommend this post  (163 visits)
A summary of photos posted on flickr today, tagged with “geology.” Displayed below are 45 geology-related photos were added to flickr today.

Katla Next Icelandic Volcano to Blow?

Olelog [2010-04-04 17:21:36]   recommend this post  (161 visits)
Monitoring of the Icelandic Katla volcano, beneath the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, has been intensified following the March 2010 eruption of a fissure volcano beneath the Eyjafjallajökull glacier. The eruption of this nearby long-dormant volcano in [...]

Footprints in the sand - ancient and modern

Through the Sandglass [2010-04-05 09:00:00]   recommend this post  (158 visits)
The great rift valleys of east Africa were and are dynamic places, tectonically and volcanically vigorous as the continent attempted to tear itself apart – and they were also our birthplace. A year ago I wrote about work on

95 Mio. Jahre alte Bernsteinklumpen mit Insekten, Pilzen und Bakterien gefunden

And the Water seems inviting [2010-04-06 16:18:16]   recommend this post  (154 visits)
Ich bin keine Paläontologe, aber solche Nachrichten sind wohl für alle Wissenschaftler spannend:In Afrika wurden Brocken von Bernstein gefunden, die Organismen der Kreidezeit einschließen - Jurassic Park lässt grüßen!Im Harz des unbekannten [...]

Statistical Games #2 Stroke for Stroke

Wry Heat [2010-04-08 00:18:35]   recommend this post  (148 visits)
Earlier this week I wrote about some common pitfalls in statistical analysis. (See Statistical Games #1) This morning’s Arizona Daily Star presented a good example of a questionable statistical study: Study Walking lowers stroke risk The study [...]
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