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Monday, 20 April 2015

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Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 4/20-4/26 

BEYONDbones [2015-04-20 03:00:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (10 visits) info
Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Lecture – Richard III Rediscovered By Sarah HainsworthTuesday, April 216:30 p.m.The discovery of the … Continue reading

Scientists At Work- The Latest On Dog Domestication 

Reporting on a Revolution [2015-04-19 08:45:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
Over at Science Magazine David Grimm has written a very informative article on the status of research on dog domestication. Its about the techniques being brought to bear on the question of the place and timing of dog origins and also about the scientists involved in the research, their pet theories and the conflicts within the field. An excerpt: Hulme-Beaman has spent the past 6

Ocean Acidification & the Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction 

Palaeoblog [2015-04-13 15:04:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

Ocean acidification and the Permo-Triassic mass extinction. 2015. Clarkson, et al. Science Art by Basil WolvertonChanges to the Earth's oceans, caused by extreme volcanic activity, triggered the greatest extinction of all time 252 million years ago that wiped out more than 90 per cent of marine species and more than two-thirds of the animals living on land.Abstract[edit]: Ocean

Died This Day: Edward Drinker Cope 

Palaeoblog [2015-04-12 15:22:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (52 visits) info

Art © Mark Schultz From"What truly assured Cope's (July 28, 1840 – April 12, 1897; above right) place in the history of paleontology and even eclipsed his science was his bitter feud with Yale University paleontologist O.C. Marsh (above left). What began as a friendly rivalry in the late 1860s, broke out into all out war in 1872 and then raged on until Cope's death in

We Must Defend Science if We Want a Prosperous Future 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-04-06 00:10:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
Originally published on The Conversation. It definitely applies as much (and likely more) to America as Australia. Barry Jones, University of Melbourne Today’s Australians are, by far, the best educated cohort in our history –- on paper, anyway -– but this is not reflected in the quality of our political discourse. We appear to be lacking in courage, judgement, capacity to analyse and even simple curiosity, except about immediate personal

April 2, 2015 News [2015-04-02 08:10:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

How to Recognize and Avoid Antarctica’s Melting Ice ShelvesThe Washington Post A Journey to Pluto and Beyond With New HorizonsEarth Magazine USGS Marks 136 Years of Science for AmericaUnited States Geological Survey Recent Trends In U.S. Land DrillingForbes Exxon Starts Production from Deepwater Gulf FieldOil & Gas Journal Assessing Water Quality in Areas with

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 3/30-4/5 

BEYONDbones [2015-03-30 05:00:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Lecture – Samurai: Men Of War In An Age Of Peace By David HowellTuesday, March … Continue reading

Sustainability Management Student Develops Passion for Energy Analysis 

State of the Planet [2015-03-26 20:14:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
Master of Science in Sustainability Management student Laura Tajima came from an educational background, having experience managing cross-cultural education programs and developing curricula that engaged international scholars to speak about their personal experiences with global environmental issues. Currently, Laura works as an intern with the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, working with energy

Taking a PhD into the real world 

Lounge of the Lab Lemming [2015-03-24 12:43:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

Here in Canberra, the “Science meets Parliament” event is running.  I am not attending- the luminaries and power players can do their thing, but out on the wrong side of the tracks, our factory needs to keep putting lasers on sharks for the good of the economy.  Luckily, some of the scientists there have taken to twitter, so snippets and thoughts are able to escape.  Given that engagement is

Harry Baker’s Love Poem For Lonely Prime Numbers 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-03-15 07:32:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info

Blogs about science do not often have poetry, and when they do I suspect it’s not what most folks would call good poetry, but here is an exception, and I think you’ll agree, thanks to Harry Baker, it’s an exceptional exception. Baker is studying maths in the UK, and this Ted Talk is from an event in Exeter, a PRIME location, I should mention, to explore the beautiful south and

The Biology Of Paleontology:The Holy Grail 

Dinosaur Home - Blogs [2015-03-11 21:45:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
  For the most part fossil bones have been what this science is all about. Assembling countless bones has resulted in a huge cache of extinct organisms, which defines the history and timeline of life on this planet.   As of late there’s been many extraordinary finds of well preserved fossils some with the bones on

The Biggest Scientific Myth in America, and Why It’s No Accident 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-03-07 04:57:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

I chatted with Dr. Naomi Oreskes about her book Merchants of Doubt last December at the AGU in San Francisco. She told me about the movie, and I hope to see it soon. Dr. Oreskes published a stunning paper in Science in 1994 looked at the level of scientific consensus on climate change. What she found was stunning to many scientists in other fields, and since then other studies have also shown just how

Women in Geoblogging IV: People-Snatching Pterosaurs! Fossils! Argo Floats! Plus #SciArt! 

Rosetta Stones [2015-03-06 09:02:08]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

I’ve got more Women in the Geoblogosphere goodness for ye today, my darlings! Settle in for science! Musings of a Clumsy Paleontologist by Gimpasaura Gimpasaura is getting her paleontology PhD,... -- Read more on

Watery world game: investigating the water cycle 

Earth Learning Idea [2015-03-02 18:21:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
The new ELI published today is another in our ELI Early years series. 'Watery world game; climb through the watery world but watch out for snakes!' The game can be played in any science or geography lesson and has cross curricular links with literacy and numeracy. It is also a useful water cycle introduction or revision exercise. Although the pupils’ watery world diaries will all be

Girls Exploring Math and Science 2015 

BEYONDbones [2015-02-28 14:00:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
Last Saturday, we celebrated our 10th year of hosting Girls Exploring Math and Science (GEMS) at HMNS! Despite the questionable weather, we had a spectacular turnout! From underwater robots to photobooths, we had it all. The GEMS event includes two … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 News [2015-02-26 07:10:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info

Iolite Prices Rise What is Iolite (Cordierite) ? Climate Change is Expected to Drive Ocean UpwellingNational Science Foundation President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL BillFuelFix Paid Internships at Lamont-Doherty Earth ObservatoryLamont-Doherty Earth Observatory – Columbia University Epibenthic Slde Dredges Up Huge Haul of Manganese Nodules East of BP: Booming Shale Output Will Last 20

Animals Tend to Evolve Toward Larger Size Over Time 

Palaeoblog [2015-02-23 15:02:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

Cope’s rule in the evolution of marine animals. 2015. Heim, N.A., et al. Science. The study reveals that over the past 542 million years, the mean sized of marine animals has increased 150-fold. The research also found that the increase in body size that has occurred since animals first appeared in the fossil record around 550 million years ago is not due to all animal lineages steadily

Wonder Women of STEM: Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut. 

BEYONDbones [2015-02-20 14:00:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

Editor’s Note: This post is the fourth in a series featuring influential women from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields in the lead up to HMNS’ annual GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science) event, February 21, 2015. Click here to get … Continue reading

Happy Darwin Day! 

Geological Society of London blog [2015-02-12 13:48:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
Today is Darwin’s birthday, and ‘A global celebration of science and reason‘. Of course, here in the Geology Castle, every day is a global celebration of science and reason, but we’re happy for any excuse to celebrate the great man. (And … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 2/9-2/15 

BEYONDbones [2015-02-09 03:00:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (10 visits) info
Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week!   Valentine’s Sale at the Museum StoreGet $50 off your purchase of $200 or … Continue reading | Impressum