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Thursday, 07 March 2013

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Wildlife on Wheels turns muse for these talented artists from Johnston Middle School 

BEYONDbones [23:50:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (46 visits) info
When HMNS’ Wildlife on Wheels hit Johnston Middle School on Feb. 14, it wasn’t for your run-of-the-mill presentation. Our live animal presentations are anything but average, but this one was particularly fascinating: The students in Christina Gutierrez’s art class got … Continue reading

Did Astronomers Find the Source of Niven's Galactic Core Explosion? 

The Dragon’s Tales [23:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
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These days the core of the Milky Way galaxy is a pretty tame place...cosmically speaking. The galactic black hole at the center is a sleeping giant. Existing stars are peacefully circling. Although conditions are favorable, there doesn't even seem to be much new star formation going on. But there is growing evidence that several million years ago the galactic center was the site of

The Diamantinasaurus in the cave: definitely unfamiliar this time 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [22:30:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
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This post is just an excuse for me to show off Brian Engh’s entry for the All Yesterdays contest (book here, contest–now closed–here). The title is a reference to this post, by virtue of [...]

Hettangian Isle of Skye Corals Give Insight to Post Triassic-Jurassic Mass Extinction Paleoenvironment 

The Dragon’s Tales [21:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (49 visits) info
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 Jurassic,Triassic
The Hettangian corals of the Isle of Skye (Scotland): An opportunity to better understand the palaeoenvironmental conditions during the aftermath of the Triassic – Jurassic boundary crisis Authors: 1. M. [...]

Eminent domain action by City of Florence against Curis Resources may come back to bite them 

Wry Heat [20:31:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info
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Last week the Town Council of Florence, Arizona, voted to invoke eminent domain to seize 1,187 acres of private land (patented mining claims) owned by Curis Resources. Curis also has, as part of the project, [...]

Plane Views: Anchorage to Seattle 

Georneys [20:30:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
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After flying from Nome to Anchorage back in September 2012, my husband and I spent a night in a hotel, had dinner with some colleagues, and then very early the next morning headed to the airport for our next [...]

L'enigmatico Ningyuansaurus: oviraptorosauro o paraviano? 

Theropoda [18:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info
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Olotipo di Ningyuansaurus. Purtroppo, la bassa qualità delle immagini pubblicate in Ji et al. (2012) non permette di discriminare la maggioranza dei caratteri che, probabilmente, sono identificabili. Un [...]

Down the Rabbit Hole 

History of Geology [17:57:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
“And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.” “Beyond Good and Evil“, Aphorism 146 (1886) by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) Since [...]

Cairns in the News 

New Stories in Stone [16:40:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (56 visits) info
Seems like cairns are all over the place right now. First, they ... [ continue

CACHE COUNTY CONSIDERS PUTTING WATER BACK INTO AQUIFER 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [15:39:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info
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hjnews.com Cache County officials are working with the Utah Geological Survey to possibly develop an aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) system that could help with water supply in the future — the first such [...]

El meteorito que mató a los dinosaurios con José Luis Sanz en EsRadio 

Dinosaurios (el cuaderno de Godzillín) [15:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
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La publicación de un artículo científico el pasado mes en la prestigiosa revista Science que establecía una fecha precisa para el impacto meteorítico de finales del Cretácico y la relación sincrónica [...]

Sinkhole Season in Florida 

Geology.com News [14:25:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
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State Geologist Jonathan Arthur says that this time of year is “sinkhole season” in

Dunkleosteus? 

Geology.com News [13:22:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
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A geologist from Mercyhurst University is impatiently waiting for a fossil Dunkleosteus to weather out of a “surface collecting only” site near Erie,

Commercial Craft on a Round Trip to the International Space Station 

Geology.com News [13:06:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
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A commercial space vehicle delivered one ton of cargo to the International Space Station. It will now deliver back to Earth a cargo of samples, equipment and trash. So far this is the only commercial [...]

Florida Sinkholes Also Pose A More Subtle Danger 

Reporting on a Revolution [12:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (40 visits) info
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Last week, a fatality, as the ground gave way under a Tampa Bay area home.  However, the more common concern regarding sinkholes is their connection to groundwater quality. Despite its reputation as a great [...]

Dinosauri In Carne e Ossa: Edizione di Monza 

Theropoda [11:09:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
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Vi segnalo l'inaugurazione della nuova tappa della Mostra itinerante Dinosauri in Carne e Ossa. Tutti i dettagli nella locandina qui sopra.

Grandi impatti meteorici innescherebbero le estinzioni di massa? Ipotesi tanto ardita quanto dubbia 

scienzeedintorni [10:36:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
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 Paleogene
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Con questo post rispondo anche ad un lettore che mi aveva chiesto cosa ne pensavo delle ricerche secondo le quali le Large Igneous Provinces che hanno provocato le estinzioni di massa sono state innescate [...]

Disponible el boletín de inscripción de las VI Jornadas Internacionales de Paleontología de Dinosaurios y su Entorno. 

Tierra de Dinosaurios [09:26:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
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Os informamos de que ya os podéis inscribir a las VI Jornadas Internacionales de Paleontología de Dinosaurios y su Entorno, que se celebrarán en Salas de los Infantes (Burgos) del 5 al 7 de septiembre. [...]

Dinomemes 

Koprolitos [08:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
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Por si algún despistado no lo sabe, un meme es un fenómeno que se populariza por Internet. Se trata de un hecho relacionado con cualquier temática que se replica a una velocidad de vértigo por toda la Red [...]

Duane Gish of ICR dies at age 91 

The GeoChristian [06:53:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
Dr. Duane Gish was one of the most prominent young-Earth creationists back in the 1970s and 1980s, especially popular among YECs for his tenacity in debates. According to the Institute for Creation Research [...]

Arizona's earth fissures give that sinking feeling 

Arizona Geology [05:33:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info
The Florida sinkhole has generated lots of interest in similar phenomena in Arizona.  Phoenix's Channel 12 interviewed Joe Cook yesterday who runs the AZGS earth fissure program.  The AZGS interactive earth [...]

Dynamics of the Snowball Earth's Ocean 

The Dragon’s Tales [01:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info
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Dynamics of a Snowball Earth ocean Authors: 1. Yosef Ashkenazy (a) 2. Hezi Gildor (b) 3. Martin Losch (c) 4. Francis A. Macdonald (d) 5. Daniel P. Schrag (d,e) 6. Eli Tziperman (d,e) [...]

A New Primer on Sea Level 

State of the Planet [21:13:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
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The threat of sea-level rise–actually, its ongoing reality–has been on many more minds since New York and surrounding areas were walloped during Hurricane Sandy by a record-high storm surge, [...]

Sericite 

About Geology [20:32:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
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Sericite is an obscure mineral, but it's one you see every day almost anywhere in the world—because women's makeup uses its microscopic flakes as an ingredient for a gleaming shine. It's a sure sign of a [...]

Small Explosive Eruptions at Indonesia’s Tangkubanparahu 

Eruptions [20:30:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
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Volcanic activity is almost constant along the arc of islands that make up Indonesia. If you follow the news, every few weeks there is a report on another Indonesia volcano becoming restless enough that areas [...]

Exquisite Cnidarian Fossils From the Early Cambrian 

The Dragon’s Tales [19:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
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 Cambrian
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Embryos, polyps and medusae of the Early Cambrian scyphozoan Olivooides Authors: 1. Xi-Ping Dong (a,b) 2. John A. Cunningham (c) 3. Stefan Bengtson (d) 4. Ceri-Wyn Thomas (c) 5. Jianbo Liu (a) [...]

Daily Geology Photos – March 7 

Geology News [18:21:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (46 visits) info
A summary of photos posted on flickr today, tagged with “geology.” Displayed below are 64 geology-related photos were added to flickr today. Similar Posts on Geology News: Daily Geology Photos [...]

Former Fulbright Scholar Explores Science of Sustainability 

State of the Planet [17:54:27]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
Current MPA in Environmental Science and Policy (MPA-ESP) student Holly Battelle parlayed her undergraduate study of economics into a Fulbright Fellowship in Bangladesh where she explored the economics of [...]

Landslides 

Earth Learning Idea [16:20:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
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Click here to view amazing photos of the Hatfield Stainforth colliery landslide,

Fire Ants! 

Geology.com News [15:17:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
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“Invasive animals are often most abundant in habitats impacted by humans, especially man-made habitats, such as roadsides, suburban and urban developments, and areas of intensive agricultural activity. [...]

Coming Soon: l'enigmatico Ningyuansaurus 

Theropoda [14:53:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

Snow day aftermath 

Mountain Beltway [13:56:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
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So we ended up getting 13 or 14 inches of snow yesterday. It was wet, and the temperature was right around freezing. As soon as it stopped falling, it started melting. One interesting aspect of this is that [...]

Using the Yeti Robot in Polar Field Work 

Geology.com News [13:13:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
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“A century after Western explorers first crossed the dangerous landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic, researchers [...] have successfully deployed a self-guided robot that uses ground-penetrating radar [...]

Reef Seeding? 

Geology.com News [13:00:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
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As coral colonies in many parts of the world are suffering from warm water, pollution and human activity a few conservationists are working to reestablish by “planting” fast-growing

Living (and Sometimes Dying) with Karst 

Rosetta Stones [11:35:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
The earth opened up and swallowed Jeff Bush last week. Normally, I wouldn’t use that phrase: people say it all the time when the earth has done no such thing. But in this case, it fits. A man went to his [...]

Wealth Inequality via Infographics 

drip | david’s really interesting pages... [10:52:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

From Little Treasures Come Big Stories: Travels Through Death Valley National Park 

Geotripper [09:32:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
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Photo by Mrs. Geotripper I returned from Death Valley to a load of work back on campus, but over the next few days I'll be posting on some of our adventures. On Saturday morning, we awoke to sunrise on the [...]

Actividades educativas Febrero 2013 

Geosfera [08:20:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
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Como lo prometido es deuda, y ya hemos dejado atrás el mes de Febrero, nos gustaría plasmar en el blog, los talleres realizados durante este mes.Los colegios que hemos visitado son el CEIP. Dulce Chacón, [...]

Tardigrade 

The GeoChristian [07:17:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
From today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, the most bizarre, alien-appearing animal on Earth, the tardigrade: Go to APOD to see it much bigger (I have only shown it as a thumbnail for copyright [...]

Animated Travels in the Scotia Arc - GSA125 

Geological Musing in the Taconic Mountains [06:33:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info
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I just wanted to post and share a short animated video showing the path the Akademic Ioffe followed on the Geological Society of America's Antarctica field trip. This trip was the 'kick-off' to the GSA's 125th [...]

Florence to take copper project lands by eminent domain 

Arizona Geology [05:03:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
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Lo que el tiempo nos dejó (o la herida del Edmontosaurus) 

Dinosaurios (el cuaderno de Godzillín) [00:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (51 visits) info
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Es sabido que una de las líneas de estudio sobre los dinosaurios en la que la evidencia directa no lo es tanto y por momentos también invita a la especulación, pues no estabamos ahí para verlo, se refiere [...]
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