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Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Just in Time for Christmas! All the Gargantuan Guides in One Place! 

Rosetta Stones [2014-12-18 14:30:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

Do you still have gifts to buy? Don’t want to leave the comfort of your home or office? Are you dreading the very thought of stepping into a store? Want to give the gift of knowledge and... -- Read more on

Home is Where The Science is: Become a museum member this Giving Tuesday! 

BEYONDbones [2014-12-03 01:00:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
They say home is where your heart is. That’s why HMNS is home to Lane the Triceratops, Nesh Kahns the mummy, a few bamboo sharks and, most certainly, our amazingly devoted patrons.  This Giving Tuesday, consider making our Museum your home. We would … Continue reading

Cruising the Galapagos Islands 

Earthly Musings [2014-11-28 14:02:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

Here are a few pictures from a three-day cruise in the Galapagos Islands. This was my 7th or 8th time there. I just love the desert landscapes and wildlife.Tall opuntia cactus on Santa Fe Island. Many of the islands have variations of this species of Opuntia echios.Opuntia echios (var.) Found on Santa Fe Island.Many of the islands also have endemic iguanas (Conolophus subcristatus). You cna read more about them here.I think these are the most interesting of the many animals to be seen in [...]

P.K. (Rana) Medhi 

Arizona Geology [2014-11-25 23:32:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

The Arizona Geological Society reports that "Long-time AGS member P. K. (Rana) Medhi [photo credit, AGS] passed away Nov. 7, 2014 at his home in Casa Grande. Medhi, former chairman of the Board of Governors of the Arizona Dept. of Mines and Mineral Resources, former adjunct professor of geology at Central Arizona College, and former Governor of the Mining Foundation of the Southwest retired

What is #scishirt? 

The Contemplative Mammoth [2014-11-17 15:28:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
For those of you following along at home, there’s been a big kerfuffle on the internet about #ThatShirt (or #ShirtGate, #ShirtStorm). Lots of really smart folks have posted great commentary on the situation, and so I’m not going to do that here. What I will say, is that I understand

November 12, 2014 News [2014-11-12 07:10:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

 Cretaceous; IT
The Tanzanite Price What is Tanzanite ? Mining Copper and Gold from the Ocean The ‘Blue Moon’ Early Cretaceous Mammal Tracks Found at African Lava Flow Incinerates First Home in Six Italian Earthquake Scientists AcquittedAAAS / Science

Results of a recent hunt in some old Coal tailings 

Views of the Mahantango [2014-11-10 21:06:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

 Carboniferous; US,
I've been very busy these last few weeks going collecting and that has caused me to be a little backed up on the blog. Once the weather turns cold I will have more time to focus on writing entries. In the meantime, posts may be a little more sporadic and focused on what I'm finding in the field. Today is just such a post and I'm showing off some Lepidodendron bark impressions that I found this past weekend near Gilberton, PA. They were collected from some old coal mine tailings piles. The coal [...]

Gorgeous Goniasterid Starfish! & some Cousteau Connection?? 

Echinoblog [2014-11-05 02:03:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info

 Bonjour from Paris! This week: a new post looking at some cool specimens I'm looking at while researching at the world famous Museum national d'Historie Naturelle!   Home of Lamark and many other natural history legends! Today...two neat specimens with some interesting commentary and history, respectively... First, a rarely encountered species & some taxonomic commentary... 

Weekend summary - s22 

Ontario-geofish [2014-09-22 13:15:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
Actually, there is nothing to report.  I stayed home this weekend, nursing my cold.  The rest of the week looks beautiful, and I'll go to the cottage with the dog again.  No earthquakes whatsoever.  If we want to extrapolate that observation, then earthquakes are history.

Home Front: Lecture examines Texas history in WWII 

BEYONDbones [2014-08-20 20:30:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (44 visits) info

By Guest Blogger Mike Vance, Houston Arts and Media To picture the home front during World War II is to summon memories of drives for war bonds and scrap metal and rationing of sugar, meat and shoes. To be sure, … Continue reading


Accidental Remediation [2014-08-13 00:43:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (46 visits) info
Some field folks are paranoid about bedbugs - only sleeping on top of the sheets, bringing their own sheets, taking special precautions to keep all luggage away from anything potentially infested, etc. I am not. I've only stayed in one room which may have had bedbugs: I got a line of several bites overnight. But I never brought anything home. I'd estimate that I've spent 1/4 of my career

Developer discusses geotechnical studies after home destroyed by landslide 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-08-11 19:22:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (46 visits) info

One of our geologists here at the Utah Geological Survey, Adam McKean, talks about the geological makeup of the hill in North Salt Lake that makes it prone to sliding. Years before one home crumbled in North Salt Lake, the developer behind the project was given the approval by the city to build it.

4 homes still at risk from landslide that crushed home 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-08-06 19:02:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (55 visits) info

One of our geologists, Jessica Castleton, talks about the North Salt Lake landslide in this KSL 6:30 PM interview segment. The Utah Geological Survey publication, A Plan to Reduce Losses from Geologic Hazards in Utah, mentioned in the interview can be found HERE. Familes in homes along a hillside here remained displaced following a

Landslide in North Salt Lake August 5, 2014 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-08-05 19:40:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

Read more about the mudslide that destroyed a home early this morning in North Salt Lake, and other homes that are in the process of evacuation. Two of our geologists from the Utah Geological Survey are en route. We’ll keep you updated as information becomes available. A home was destroyed Tuesday morning by a

Los Angeles geyser! 

Geology in Motion [2014-07-31 18:38:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (52 visits) info

Back in the 1970's I used to run on the UCLA track near Sunset Boulevard. Two days ago, a 93-year-old water pipe and a 58-year-old pipe broke under Sunset Boulevard near the track, sending a pulsating geyser of water high into the air.  You can view a video of it here (the video symbol in the center of the photo doesn't work because it's just a frame grabbed from the CNN video). The track was flooded, as well as newly rennovated ($136 million)Pauley Pavilion, the home of UCLA [...]

GfGD in Tanzania (1) – Earth Sciences for Improving Livelihoods 

Geology for Global Development [2014-07-30 11:00:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

The East African country of Tanzania is a remarkable place, home to Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and (for the volcanologists reading this) Ol Doinyo Lengai. It was also visits to communities in the Kagera region of Tanzania in 2009 and 2010 that resulted in GfGD getting off the ground soon afterwards. Since then, Tanzania has

‘Thumbs Up’ for Travel to Kullorsuaq 

State of the Planet [2014-07-17 23:46:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
At the small airport a smiling woman approaches us asking our plans in one word “Kullorsuaq?” We smile and nod and she grins broadly motioning that she and her daughter are going there too – it is their home she manages to

Geology in Pop Culture - Fossil Butte Street Plaques 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [2014-07-03 17:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

A small town in Wyoming, Kemmerer, is touted as "An Aquarium set in stone" due to it's proximity not only to Fossil Butte National Monument but also to a bunch of other fossil hunting locals in the region. While we were staying there we wandered around in the center of town (home to the first J. C. Penney Store). Outside the storeInside the storeHowever, I noticed that where all of the sidewalks dip down to the street around the park in the center of town (across the street from the J. C. [...]

A Welcome To Summer Staff! 

Daily Fossil [2014-06-27 18:27:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

There are some new and familiar faces among the summer staff this season!Returning to work as our field technicians are Eric Blaich and Aaron Kilmury. Each with a year of Field Tech experience under their belts, they have been a massive help in training new staff and volunteers and giving insight into new displays and exhibits.New to the field tech team are Candace Le Sage and myself, Paige Ready. Candace is in her third year of studies in Geology and Anthropology at University of Manitoba. She [...]

Next stop: BRAZIL! Jet-setting at home with World Trekkers this Friday 

BEYONDbones [2014-06-25 23:02:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info

Think Brazil is all Carnival and beaches? Think again. Here are three things you probably didn’t know about Brazil: MERCHANTS NAMED IT, NOT COLONIAL POWERS When Portugal started to colonize Brazil, they named it Terra de Santa Cruz (Land of … Continue reading | Impressum