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Monday, 11 September 2017

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Autumn 2017 Events 

Earth & Solar System [2017-09-11 15:40:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) 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  (88 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  (68 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  (46 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  (2 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  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  (26 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  (1 visit) 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  (1 visit) 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  (2 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  (10 visits) info
What happens when a geologist with a Sharpie encounters wrong information on a public sign? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

EGU Conference 2017: Trying out a new type of interactive presentation 

Earth & Solar System [2017-05-10 16:41:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (121 visits) info
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Vienna: One of the most culturally rich and diverse capital cities in the world and home to this years’ European Geosciences Union (EGU) annual meeting. I was fortunate enough to attend this meeting during the first part of the week in … Continue reading →

New ‘Meteorite hunt!’ activity 

Earth & Solar System [2017-04-04 11:56:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
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Earth and Solar System has a new fun activity called ‘Meteorite hunt!’ we have been trialing with group members and put into practice at the Science Museum Lates event last Wednesday in London. Funded by a grant from the Royal … Continue reading →

<i>Flat Earth</i>: An Astonishingly Good Book about a Very Bad Idea 

Rosetta Stones [2017-03-26 03:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
Shaquille O'Neal should definitely read this -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Magnificent Mount Saint Helens Photos, Part 6 

Rosetta Stones [2017-02-21 06:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (6 visits) info
We continue our exploration of the USGS photograph database. In this edition, we have some truly spectacular summer eruption photos -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Magnificent Mount Saint Helens Photos, Part 5 

Rosetta Stones [2017-01-31 06:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
Enjoy these treasures from the USGS database eruption and aftermath images -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Geologists Have an Incentive to be Naughty 

Rosetta Stones [2016-12-23 20:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
Why you should never try to get a geology buff to behave by threatening them with coal in their stocking. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Light of Science 

Rosetta Stones [2016-11-27 23:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
Those who claim ignorance is bliss don't know a thing. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Real Story of Plymouth Rock 

Rosetta Stones [2016-11-24 21:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
Learn about the erratic past of one of America's most famous rocks -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Prettiest Rock: Blueschist Edition 

Rosetta Stones [2016-10-31 23:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
In which I answer a reader's question and show you something spectacular -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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