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New from Snet: Lithologs
, a new tool to create lithological/sedimentological logs online..
Monday, 20 March 2017
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 →
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 Columbia. After almost no large finds over the past hundred years, they have revealed the largest marine reptile on record, along with countless terrestrial finds that make that area one of the richest searching grounds on the globe.There are Triassic marine outcrops in northern British [...]
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
Die Erkenntnis, dass Asbest krank machen kann, gab es zumindest in Ansätzen bereits am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts. Dennoch erfolgte das bundesweite Asbestverbot (mit einer Ausnahme) erst gegen 1993 ( in der [...]
Sometimes, even research that gets a fair bit of press can get overlooked–particularly for little tidbits in the paper that might get obscured by the “big picture” stuff. One of the coolest fossils [...]
The platinum group elements (PGEs: ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium and platinum) are vital to many modern industrial processes, most notably in fuel production and vehicle emission control (i.e. [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
In every video conference there are always some questions regarding the food and the nutrition on the ship.
Yahoo! The fact that I, a mere mortal, could buy this at a reasonable price in snowy Canada, means they have given up on the fairy people in Wales, and are getting it made in Taiwan. Soon, we might be able [...]
For many years anthropologists were certain that the Americas remained outside the human realm until the great icecap of North America had begun to melt decisively. This view stemmed partly from the only [...]