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Friday, 17 October 2014

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The 100 Geosites film quiz – the ANSWERS 

Geological Society of London blog [2014-10-17 18:43:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
        Sooo, Earth Science Week is coming to a close and it’s time to announce the answers to our film quiz! Thanks to all that took part, the winner of the coveted USB stick is Helen! So, … Continue reading

Video Recap of our week during Earth Science Week 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-10-17 01:48:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

With Earth Science Week ending, we’ve compiled and created a little video recapping a successful ‪#‎EarthScienceWeek‬ here at the UGS! The Utah Geological Survey hosts hands-on activities for school groups (usually 4th and 5th graders) during October. Check it

Colored Sand in Geology 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-10-16 20:22:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info The Earth formed more than 4.5 billion years ago. As the planet cooled, a new solid crust formed. The crust is only 8 kilometers thick under the oceans (oceanic crust) and about 32 kilometers thick under the continents (continental crust). READ

Earth Science Week: Ask a Geologist Live! 

Geological Society of London blog [2014-10-15 18:53:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
          Day three of Earth Science Week is nearly over, and geowalks, events and talks have been going on across the country! Visit our website for what’s still coming up. Online, we’ve been holding Ask a … Continue reading

Earth Science Week: Geobingo and the 100 geosites nominations 

Geological Society of London blog [2014-10-14 18:45:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

        Day 2 of Earth Science Week saw events happening across the country, from Fort William to Northern Ireland, as well continued coverage of our #100geosites project. Don’t forget, as well as the 100 sites on the … Continue reading

Earth Science Week 2014 

Through the Sandglass [2014-10-12 13:18:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

"Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year's Earth Science

The constancy of change and the new catastrophism: a personal reflection on crisis-driven science 

Speaking of Geoscience [2014-10-10 21:39:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

by Nick Eyles and Andrew D. Miall – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto In 2010, we published what is now a best-selling (and award-winning) book Canada Rocks-The Geologic Journey aimed at telling the dramatic story for a public audience of how Canada (and North America) has evolved over the last 4 billion years. It

Modesto Area Friends: Wild Planet Day at West Campus, MJC on October 11! 

Geotripper [2014-10-10 02:36:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

What a great way to end Earth Science Week! For those of you within driving distance of Modesto Junior College, may I encourage you to check out our celebration of science this coming weekend! The event is a fundraiser for our soon-to-open Great Valley Museum, which is destined to be the go-to place for learning about the rather incredible natural science of our gigantic Central Valley.

Ask a Geologist LIVE! 

Geological Society of London blog [2014-10-09 16:51:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

        Earth Science Week is nearly upon us, and there’s a huge range of activities going on across the UK & Ireland! There’s also lots going on online, including a brand new project we’re really excited about…. … Continue reading

Lunar Eclipse of October 8: The "Blood Moon" 

Geotripper [2014-10-08 14:06:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
Somehow I woke up, managed to remember that a lunar eclipse was happening, and staggered outside to snap a large number of badly focused pictures, and caught just a few of this morning's lunar eclipse. This eclipse is described as a "Blood Moon" because a bit of the red from sunrises around the Earth are refracting onto the Moon's surface. This particular lunar eclipse is unusual in that

Draining Ocean Basins with CryoSat-2 News [2014-10-07 08:05:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
What would the Earth look like if we could drain the oceans? Scripps Institution of Oceanography and others have created a new map of Earth’s seafloor, that is at least twice as detailed and accurate as the previous seafloor map made nearly 20 years

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Two eclipses for the price of one! 

BEYONDbones [2014-10-02 02:58:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
This month, Mars remains in the southwest at dusk this month as it pulls away from Antares in Scorpius. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind.  Saturn drops into the Sun’s … Continue reading

Have Humans Really Created a New Geologic Age? 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-10-01 22:25:27]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
Here is a very interesting read for your afternoon. Have humans created the next chapter in Earth’s geologic history through our relationship and interactions with our environment? Check it out! If you know how to read it, the face of a cliff can be as compelling as the latest bestselling novel. Each layer of

What is Impact Breccia ? News [2014-09-29 15:00:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
Impact breccia, or “impactite” is a rare rock type produced by the impact of an asteroid with the Earth. Large impacts can crush millions of tons of rock and scatter the debris over large areas. If this debris is lithified it can become an impact

Poking Around in the Waldron Shale 

Louisville Area Fossils [2014-09-29 08:16:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

 Silurian; US
Recently, I got a rare opportunity hunt for fossils in the Waldron Shale and a number of fossils were found. Nothing earth shattering but it was fun to get out after a long absence to poke around and see some familiar fossil friends. This first image is of a fragment of a Trimerus trilobite pygidium. Not sure if it is all there in at least one lobe is and probably also the middle section

Physician Paracelsus and early Medical Geology 

History of Geology [2014-09-26 21:36:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim (1493-1541), better known as Paracelsus, is considered one of the most important mystics and physicians of all times. Some myths even claim he got his medical knowledge from the devil himself; in fact he studied the subterranean realm of earth to understand its effects on human health – one

Adventures in Creationist Earth Science Education: In the Beginning… 

Rosetta Stones [2014-09-25 07:48:29]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
For a while, now, I’ve planned a series on the kind of creationists who like to run around calling themselves geologists and invade GSA meetings under false pretenses. People like Steven... -- Read more on

When words fail: women, science, and women-in-science 

The Contemplative Mammoth [2014-09-23 23:40:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
I don’t want to write about women in science today. I wanted to write about glaciers, or passenger pigeons, or the way the tilt of the earth is making the squirrels outside my office window stash the seeds of trees, or about how sharks have been on this planet longer than trees themselves,

We Will Rock You – Geologic Map Day 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-09-23 17:22:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info Celebrate the third annual Geologic Map Day! On October 17, as a part of the Earth Science Week 2014 activities, join leading geoscience organizations in promoting awareness of the importance of geologic mapping to society. READ

volcanoes and space photos 

Accidental Remediation [2014-09-23 01:07:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

The Big Picture has two recent sets of photos of geological interest: volcanic activity and images of the earth and space from NASA. You should check out both sets - the volcano pictures, especially, are terrific. Here's a sampling: A June 27 lava flow from Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii (provided by USGS): A September 10 solar flare captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics | Impressum