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I was in southern France last week, exploring an awesome suite of caves cut into the Causses limestone plateau. My family and I took an afternoon to paddle a canoe down 5 kilometers of the Célé River. While floating along, we spied a gentle, open [...]
New Evidence that Volcanic Eruptions Triggered the Dawn of the Dinosaurs
This article, from researchers at Oxford, suggests that the Triassic–Jurassic extinction event may have been caused by volcanic gases released during the volcanic activity [...]
In a recent post on this forum, Angela Landgraf shared a digest of the long and winding road having led to the publication of Seismicity, Fault Rupture and Earthquake Hazards in Slowly Deforming Regions. Reading this post in the midst of wrapping up [...]
Antarctic sea ice – frozen ocean water that rings the southernmost continent – has grown over the past few decades but declined sharply in late 2016. By March of 2017 – the end of the Southern Hemisphere’s summer – Antarctic sea ice had [...]
Various people keep asking when my new book, Waterway: The Story of Seattle’s Locks and Ship Canal, co-authored with Jen Ott, will be in stores. I usually tell them that it’s literally on a boat from China. This is true. I recently got [...]
Wo und wie entstand das Leben auf unserem blauen Planeten? „In der
Erdkruste!“, behaupten der Geologe Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schreiber, der
Physikochemiker Prof. Dr. Christian Mayer und der Chemiker Prof. Dr.
Oliver Schmitz von der [...]
The controversy about whether famous dinosaurs had feathers has been raging for a while now. We’ve known that some dinosaurs had feathers ever since Archaeopteryx was discovered in 1861, but more recent discoveries of the presence of [...]
In the last 24 hours new images and video have emerged showing the Greenland landslide and the terrifying tsunami that it
I came across this glacially transported boulder in the Duktu village valley near the Panchachuli Glacier in the Kumaon Himalaya.
It is a block of high grade gneiss intruded by a granite. Without scrolling beyond the first photograph, try to work [...]
Why would there be a lace curtain out in Utah’s West Desert, and why would anyone want to see it? Maybe it's in a ghost town (they're popular)—a faded old curtain hung by some hopeful soul long ago, now blowing in the wind. But no … it's [...]