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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

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New York 

James’ Empty Blog [2015-09-16 03:08:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

Last week I was warned by one of my friends in Japan that New York is tiny, but I didn't really believe them. But - it's just so cute I wanna wrap it up and take it home! The people are very polite (I was shocked - more than once people stepped back and waited while I took a photo.) and friendly, and unlike San Francisco, you don't have to be always taking care not to tread on the bodies of

Vagabonding on Dangerous Ground: Danger Follows Us Home (As it does all of us) 

Geotripper [2015-09-13 02:03:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (62 visits) info

Mt. St. Helens from Silver Lake We have finally reached the last few days of our meandering journey through the lands influenced by the Cascadia Subduction Zone. We spent several weeks out there, checking out the landscapes threatened by a possible magnitude nine earthquake. Although the hazard has been recognized for quite a few years, there was a media storm over the summer that brought

Geologists sample Taylorsville-West Valley fault line to study earthquake risk 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-09-10 19:51:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

Take a quick minute today on your afternoon break to think about earthquake preparedness. What have you done around your home to help relieve potential damage from a large earthquake? Have you talked to your family and friends, do you have an action plan if an earthquake occurs? A team of geologists, including some of

Over-saturation leads to landslide in Riverton, residents in one home asked to evacuate 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-09-08 22:44:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

 US A landslide in a Riverton neighborhood Thursday afternoon left a 30-foot wide, and 40-foot tall hole on a hillside between two homes. READ

Science, Powered by the Sun 

State of the Planet [2015-09-02 18:41:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
Two solar farms will soon power 75 percent of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, whose high-tech labs are home to some of the world’s leading Earth scientists. The new power sources are expected to cut the campus's carbon dioxide emissions by

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

State of the Planet [2015-08-11 16:45:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 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  (34 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  (60 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  (51 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  (47 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  (28 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  (62 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  (54 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  (59 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  (51 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  (32 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  (82 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  (84 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  (82 visits) info
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