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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

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Dennis E. Hayes, Mapper of the World’s Ocean Beds 

State of the Planet [2015-08-11 16:45:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

Dennis E. Hayes, a marine geophysicist who advanced mapping of the world’s ocean floors, died at his home in New York City on Aug. 6. He was

Fossilise! A game about fossils 

Earth Learning Idea [2015-08-10 12:56:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
A rainy day in the holidays? Try 'Fossilise!' This ELI is a game about how fossils form and survive. You collect cards as you play the game and, of course, everyone wants to win to collect the Gold Nugget card. You will need copies of the game and the cards, some scissors to cut out the cards and counters, dice and shakers. More activities for children to try at home can be found on

Vagabonding on Dangerous Ground: On the Road in the Pacific Northwest (a new blog series) 

Geotripper [2015-07-20 08:36:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info

The Lost Coast of Northern California If you've been following my blogs for the last few weeks, then you know I've been on the road in the Pacific Northwest. I'm not quite home yet, but I'm headed that way soon, and I've realized that there has been a convergence of events that are leading to my next blog series. I've decided to call it "Vagabonding on Dangerous Ground". The Devil's

Drought Threatens Mono Lake Gulls 

Lake Scientist [2015-06-30 15:37:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info

Mono Lake is a special place, home to spiraling tufa towers and extremophile bacteria that can breathe metals. But the California lake, like so many other water bodies in the[...] The post Drought Threatens Mono Lake Gulls appeared first on Lake

Home From the Back of Beyond: Some Images of Strange and Wonderful Places 

Geotripper [2015-06-29 07:04:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info

Thunderstorm near Bandelier National Monument No, it's not a volcanic eruption, but with the light show that followed that evening, it might as well have been. We were in the high desert of New Mexico at Bandelier National Monument, and the monsoons had arrived early. The lightning flashed every second or two for hours that night. It was magical. Joshua Trees outside of Rainbow

Cover art for Earth Science textbook 

The GeoChristian [2015-06-03 03:59:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
Earth Science: God’s World, Our Home from Novare Science and Math has a cover! Filed under: Geology, Old-Earth creationism, Science Education Tagged: Christian education, Earth Science, Middle School,

Bathroom Design – The Call of Nature 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2015-05-30 05:01:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (55 visits) info
Lots of individuals like the suggestion of washroom style that highlights nature. TV advertising shows a person cleaning hair or showering under an excellent falls, and also it strikes home within us. Nature is, to lots of people, connected to ideas of tidiness. Tidy and also green. A nature shower room style concentrates on this […] The post Bathroom Design – The Call of Nature appeared first on Liberty, Equality, and

Does Genesis 1 Demand Belief in a Young Earth? 

The GeoChristian [2015-05-23 01:24:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (51 visits) info
I highly recommend Novare Science and Math’s most recent newsletter, which highlights the question “Does Genesis 1 Demand Belief in a Young Earth?” My upcoming middle school textbook, “Earth Science: God’s World, Our Home” is being published by Novare, and will be available for the 2015-2016 school year. Filed under: Age of the Earth, Creation in the Bible, Creationism,

Food chains link the creatures of coastal ecology 

BEYONDbones [2015-05-09 13:00:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

Don’t stick your hand in that shell! You don’t know who might be home. It could be a carnivorous snail or a “clawsome” crab. Take a look at our Texas state shell, the lightning whelk or left-handed whelk, which feeds … Continue reading

Sneak Peeks from Grand Coulee and Summer Falls! 

Rosetta Stones [2015-05-09 08:19:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (57 visits) info

I’m home, my darlings. I’m so tired I’m about to faceplant into the keyboard, but I shall not sleep until I have posted some pictures for ye! We didn’t do all we meant to,... -- Read more on

May 7, 2015 News [2015-05-07 08:10:08]  recommend  recommend this post  (48 visits) info
Curtain Eruptions on Saturn’s Moon EnceladusNASA Active Volcanoes of Our Solar Highly Sensitive Method for Detecting Gold at Drill Five Active Orbiter Missions Around MarsNASA First International Cave Rescue Training for Women Hosted in The Extreme Environment of Brakken Cave, Home of the World’s Largest Bat March 2 Flooding at Oak

Died This Day: Wallace Beery 

Palaeoblog [2015-04-15 14:58:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

Wallace Fitzgerald Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an American actor who appeared in more than 250 films in over 36 years. At 16 he ran away from home and joined the Ringling Brothers Circus as an assistant elephant trainer, but left two years later, after being clawed by a leopard. His career spanned the transition from silent movies to the talkies. He won an Academy award in

Monday Geology Picture: More Sydney Sandstone 

Georneys [2015-04-06 10:00:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (72 visits) info

I’m still in Australia at the moment but will be home in a few days. I’m looking forward to writing up a few blog posts about some geological sights in Australia once I’m back home. For now, though, here’s a picture showing another beautiful example of sandstone in the Sydney area. This picture was taken at the Sydney Zoo. The red and orange colors are a result of iron oxidation.

Monday Geology Picture: Cross-Bedding Near Bondi Beach, Australia 

Georneys [2015-03-30 10:00:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (79 visits) info

I’m visiting Australia at the moment and will have a few blog posts to write up once I’m back at home. For now, though, here’s a sneak peek at some geology in Sydney. I took this picture close to Bondi Beach. There are some lovely exposures of sandstone outcrops near the

Dinosaur Whiskers? 

Laelaps [2015-03-28 02:21:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (77 visits) info
Every day I’m home, I’m surrounded by cats. The clowder is rarely more than a few feet away

Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Earthly Musings [2015-03-02 23:08:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info

Arrived safely in Argentina. Don't know why the world is so cruel? I leave town after 3 months at home and it snows like crazy on my lovely wife. Nary a flake while I was there to help her. Some would say it's a sign - stay home! I agree it's a sign. But it tells me - bring her with you!Here are some views of Buenos Aires in the dog days of summer.Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and serves as the New York, London, and Beijing of the country. But BA has trees. Sycamores to be exact. It [...]

Geology-themed walks - Corsham Walking Festival 

Geology in the West Country [2015-02-24 18:13:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info

Corsham Walking Festival 12th-14th JuneThe Walking Festival has two specific short Geological walks, led by Elizabeth Devon, one in Corsham and one in Box, looking at how the buildings in Corsham have been shaped by the beautiful stone quarried in the area, and how Box’s landscape reveals much about the geology that has shaped it.In addition, stone features large on the agenda for the walks;  there are walks on Saturday and Sunday where an underground quarry explorer and guide, Martin [...]

A decade of Lola the cat 

Mountain Beltway [2015-02-17 15:05:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info
Today is the 10-year-anniversary of the day I adopted Lola the cat. She’s been a faithful companion for a quarter of my life! Here’s the day it happened, as recorded in my 2005 calendar: Look at this historical document – Titanic opens; Malcolm Gladwell giving a talk; I was still doing woodcut block printing – and I was teaching structural geology at GMU then, too. Earlier in the same week,

Evidence of post mortem activity in fossil Pelecypod shells from the Panther Mountain formation 

Views of the Mahantango [2015-02-17 09:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (49 visits) info

 Devonian; US
Once a hard shelled animal dies it's shell often lies around on top of the muddy bottom until it gets buried. While it is exposed it provides a hard surface for many other encrusting animals that otherwise would not be able to establish themselves. Today I have two examples of trace fossils that were left on the interior surfaces of pelecypod shells from the Devonian aged Panther Mountain formation in NY.First up is this shell which may be an Actinodesma erectum or another species. It's hard to [...]

Crossing Paths With Darwin 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-02-13 02:50:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (46 visits) info

Today is Charles Darwin’s 206 birthday, and I crossed his path by accident last October in Falmouth, UK. Darwin left for London (and home) from a building in Portsmouth that still stands. It’s an HSBC Bank branch now, but on that Sunday in 1836, it was a coaching inn. You can see the historical marker on the corner of the building, and a closeup of it is below. Darwin would | Impressum