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Sunday, 04 February 2018

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How to Get Mistaken for a Geologist 

Rosetta Stones [2018-02-04 18:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (75 visits) info
Geologists are cool! Here's how you can play one on the internet. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

5-Minute Geology 

Rosetta Stones [2018-02-01 05:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
We can talk a lot of geology in five minutes! -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Ancient fluids beneath our feet 

Earth & Solar System [2018-01-09 11:00:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (10 visits) info
This article was written by group member Dr Greg Holland, Senior Lecturer in Terrestrial Noble Gas Geochemistry ————   ————   ———— New group paper: Tracing ancient hydrogeological fracture network age and compartmentalisation using noble gases Very little is understood about the … Continue reading →

Understanding carbon capture and storage 

Earth & Solar System [2018-01-05 11:00:27]  recommend  recommend this post  info
This article was written by group member Dr Greg Holland, Senior Lecturer in Terrestrial Noble Gas Geochemistry ————   ————   ———— New group paper: Estimating carbon dioxide residence time scales through noble gas and stable isotope diffusion profiles. One potential way … Continue reading →

Searching for meteorites in the Atacama desert 

Earth & Solar System [2017-12-08 19:20:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info
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In October 2017 Drs Katherine Joy and Romain Tartese from the SEES Isotope Group joined a joint French-Chilean led expedition to the Atacama desert in Chile to search and recover meteorites that will be used for scientific analysis. The trip … Continue reading →

Lava versus GoPro--Fight! 

Rosetta Stones [2017-12-03 17:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
You may or may not believe what happens when a GoPro camera is pitted against pahoehoe -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

A place in the sun, geology edition: Fieldwork on El Hierro, Canary Islands 

Earth & Solar System [2017-11-10 11:36:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info
The island of El Hierro, which is the least populated, smallest, and youngest member of the Canary Islands, has been in the spotlight of scientists working on ocean island basalts in the last couple of years. (Ocean island basalts are … Continue reading →

Eerie, Outrageous and Astonishing Geology 

Rosetta Stones [2017-10-31 05:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
The supernatural ain't got nothing on our own Planet Earth -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Treat Bag Geology 

Rosetta Stones [2017-10-28 20:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
Halloween comes early to Rosetta Stones. Let's see what kind of goodies are in the bag! -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Autumn 2017 Events 

Earth & Solar System [2017-09-11 15:40:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (4 visits) info
Well summer is definitely over – the schools have gone back, it is raining (not that rain distinguishes the season in Manchester, it rains all the time!), and the programme for Manchester Science Festival was launched last week. So I … Continue reading →

Sampling mantle rocks with the Oman Drilling Project – Part 2 

Earth & Solar System [2017-09-04 11:20:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (106 visits) info
This blog post was written by Elliot Carter, who is currently on board a ship somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, taking part in the Oman Drilling Project. You can read Elliot’s first post about the project here, and follow the … Continue reading →

Sampling mantle rocks with the Oman Drilling Project 

Earth & Solar System [2017-08-21 10:07:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (71 visits) info
This blog post has been written by Elliot Carter, NERC funded PhD student in the Univeristy of Manchester SEES Isotope Group ———————————————————– Back in February I applied to join the Oman Drilling Project, a massive international co-operative scientific endeavour to learn more … Continue reading →

Seniors, Get Your Lifetime National Park Pass Now 

Rosetta Stones [2017-08-19 15:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (51 visits) info
Get your lifetime pass before the price takes a quantum leap! -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Going Crazy in Paris! 

Earth & Solar System [2017-08-15 13:16:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (6 visits) info
The 2017 Goldschmidt conference in Paris started yesterday morning, but yesterday I was on a Eurostar train on my way back to the UK from Paris. Several pre-conference workshops took place at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris … Continue reading →

Volcanic Glass: Frozen Mantle Geochemistry in Iceland 

Earth & Solar System [2017-08-14 13:52:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info
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Summer time in research groups usually means two things: conferences and field work.  For me this summer it was field work and I had my first postdoctoral research trip to Iceland. Along with myself was Margaret Hartley a lecturer in … Continue reading →

Rocks: A Handy Book for Tiny Geologists 

Rosetta Stones [2017-07-29 17:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
Discover a fantastic book to give to kids as they explore the rocky world this summer. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Liesegang Banding: Automatic Art 

Rosetta Stones [2017-07-02 19:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (4 visits) info
Nature is a marvelous painter -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Sweeping Sands 

Rosetta Stones [2017-06-28 06:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
Let's visit some dunes I have known—including some frozen in time -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Permanent Impermanence, or How the Fudge Did That Fossilize? 

Rosetta Stones [2017-06-27 06:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
Imagine the weather turning to stone... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Bad Signs 

Rosetta Stones [2017-06-04 21:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
What happens when a geologist with a Sharpie encounters wrong information on a public sign? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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