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Titã é a maior lua de Saturno e o único satélite natural conhecido no sistema solar que possui uma atmosfera e substâncias líquidas em sua superfície. Possui um núcleo à base de silicatos e um manto e crosta de gelo (principalmente água). [...]
Here’s the side of our U-Haul truck from our Colorado to Missouri move last month:
Like many U-Haul trucks, this one had a geological theme depicted on its side:
Did you know… Strange flora, previously unknown to science, were [...]
Twitter can be cruel sometimes. Without it, I never would have come across (via user @DoubleBeam) this aneurysm-inducing travesty on the Fox News website. I've italicised sentences of particular 'interest' in the first three paragraphs.
Happy New Year, Merry Squidmas, and all that jazz. I've been woefully neglectful of this blog over the past ten days, and I apologize for it. Between the holidays, the layoff, and my Quest for Reemployment, things have been understandably slow. I'm [...]
I got me a new blog name this new year. In a civil ceremony Reporting on a Revolution has been rechristened Rapid Uplift.
I think the new name has a restless dynamic geologyey feel to it. It is more in tune with the broad theme of my blog of a [...]
One of the global warming scare stories we hear is that increased carbon dioxide emissions cause ocean acidification and rising temperatures that contribute to coral bleaching or other harm to corals. I dealt with ocean acidification in a previous [...]
The Best and Worst Jobs for 2010 have been posted. Science areas do pretty well (again), although mathematician dropped from its lofty perch of #1 to #6. Biologist, Meteorologist, Astronomer, Physicist, Anthropologist, and Archaeologist all crack [...]
Image of the day for 7 January 2010 at the NASA Earth Observatory is this view of Soufrière Hills volcano on the Caribbean island of Montserrat, captured by the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite on 29 [...]
Here is a sample page from my current project. A nice variety of colourful and not-so-colourful mammals, birds and reptiles. What do they have in common? Well, they are all unique to, or almost so, a single island or archipelago.The seven animals at [...]
We don’t usually give much thought to who discovered a fossil. Museums rarely include much more information than species name and the state or country where the remains were found.
The exception, in several museums in England at least, is fossils [...]