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Tucked away in a small corner of an unheralded canyon of the Sierra Nevada is a real gem of a geological locality. It is a marvelous example of columnar jointing that has been modified by glacial scouring, and it's NOT called Devil's Postpile. [...]
Seaweed farms could capture and store carbon emissions. A new paper suggests leasing and permitting changes that could help the industry thrive in
ReferenceI thought my 'gods' series was over, because they are all in hiding. My mistake. They are necessary to pimp up universities and attract rich students. In the old days, when all this stuff was rising, the gods destroyed anybody doing [...]
Look how epic this little guy is! He is a crab — and if you asked him, the fiercest warrior that ever lived. While that may not be strictly true, crabs do have the heart of a warrior and will raise their claws, sometimes only millimetres into the [...]
Is Cyanide the Secret of Life?
A correspondent has brought THIS ARTICLE/PODCAST to my notice.
It is mainly a podcast but the transcript is also on the page. In it, the interlocuter talks to two researchers about the origin of life. The first [...]
ReferenceThis is interesting - he really accepts global warming, but doesn't like the way they are going about it. He has lots of books and makes lots of money.It's a pure charisma competition between the Gods. I stay out of that sort of [...]
This will be the hallmark of our summer. Warm, then cold. The last few cold blobs have gone over Toronto dry. There should be big storms at the interface, and the prairies are getting
Ora tutto è chiaro.Questo post poco paleontologico ma molto pertinente su certi ambiti pop della paleontologia è dedicato ad un amico che pensa che tutto il mondo (me compreso) non abbia capito niente (le sue parole erano un poco più dure e [...]
Dall's PorpoiseThese delightfully friendly and super smart fellows are Dall's porpoise. In the Kwak̓wala language of the Kwakiutl or Kwakwaka'wakw, speakers of Kwak'wala, of the Pacific Northwest, a blowhole is known as a ka̱'was, whether on a [...]
Didascalia del post: "Although it might help in understanding dromaeosaurid falciphoran condition, modern raptor talons are quite different from "Mesozoic" raptor sickle-claws. In the former, the flexor tubercle in huge and [...]