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Monday, 20 March 2017

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Can You See The Equinox from Space? Yes! 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [23:14:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
The Equinox was at 10:29 GMT or 6:29 AM EDT this morning, and yes it is visible from space. The terminator between light and dark is exactly due north/south on the equinoxes, and you can see that this is indeed the case from the image above. The line will tilt to the right at exactly 23.5 degrees by the summer

Inclusivity in STEM: a new collaborative project 

Geological Society of London blog [17:36:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
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A post from George Jameson, GSL External Relations Officer, whose role includes working to deliver the Society’s strategic commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) recently announced that it has awarded funding of £480,000 to a collaborative project between the Open University, the University of Leeds and Plymouth … Continue reading →

IN SEARCH OF TRIASSIC BEASTIES 

ARCHEA [17:16:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
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So, what's next in the story of marine reptiles and dinosaurs? Where are the next big finds to be found?Well, if finds like Shonisaurus sikanniensis are any indication, my guess would be northern British [...]

Trump’s Budget will Harm the Planet and the Economy 

State of the Planet [13:53:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
Trump's proposed budget includes an effort to shrink funding for university-based science research and the national labs run by the Department of Energy. Research on fundamental earth systems science is also [...]

Imaggeo on Mondays: Lava highway in Kanaga Island 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [12:15:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
On a rare sunny day, Mattia Pistone (a researcher at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC) was able to capture this spectacular shot of Kanaga, a stratovolcano in the remote Western Aleutians, which is [...]

The marine terrace of Clinton, lengthwise 

Oakland Geology [16:03:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
A few years back I showed you a view across the flat marine terrace where the old town of Clinton once sat, back in the 1850s. To really get a sense of it, walk the length of the terrace some time. Here it is [...]

Watery world game for young children 

Earth Learning Idea [13:44:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
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Have you tried the ELI Early years 'Watery world game; climb through the watery world but watch out for snakes!' The game can be played in any science or geography lesson and has cross curricular links [...]

La Pintada landslide in Mexico: a new paper that links the slide and the cultural history 

The Landslide Blog [08:54:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
In a paper just published in Landslides, Alcántara-Ayala et al. (2017) link the La Pintada landslide in Mexico to ancient rock carvings found in the
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