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Small mountain glaciers play a big role in recharging vital aquifers and in keeping rivers flowing during the winter, according to a new study. It suggests that the accelerated melting of mountain glaciers in recent decades may explain why arctic [...]
I still do not have a good professional photograph of me looking like a Serious Geologist In the Field. But I had some downtime in a scenic area, waiting for yet another part to be delivered, I wasn't actively burnt and/or rashy from poison ivy, and [...]
Mangere Mountain, L. Homer / GNS Science
Volcanic cones, explosion craters and lava flows form much of Auckland's natural topography. All of these, apart from one (Rangitoto Island) are from vents that erupted once only (monogenetic), with [...]
How would you know if a coastline had been inundated by a tsunami say 5000 years ago? Well, a tsunami carries sediment stripped from the ocean bed and deposits this material over the flooded coastline, beyond the range of what a regular storm would. [...]
I've been on the road again, this time for a short trip through Nevada, Utah and Arizona. Wi-Fi has been rare, so I'm only just beginning to catch up with things. Our route took us into the wildlands east of the Sierra Nevada, and before we [...]
Once upon a time, there was a team of palaeontologists that lived in the land of Morden, Manitoba. Their collection of fossils was the fairest in all the land, but because few people knew about these fossils, the magic contained within the [...]
I get to review stuff, and OMG get this Batman truck for a 6 year old. My experience is mostly boys, and they like to shoot stuff. My daughter always liked crafts.
Here's my video.
And here's the link.
I'm not letting my son look [...]
Two dramatic new landslide videos have appeared online from China: a rapid earthflow in Liuzhou and a riverbank collapse from
This is joy as in ‘Joy Division’, not as in actual fun. Many of you will be familiar with the iconic cover of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures album, but maybe fewer will know that it’s a plot of signals from a pulsar (check out this [...]
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