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Friday, 19 September 2014

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Celebrate ARR Favorite Holiday at Mixers & Elixirs: Talk Like a Pirate Day 

BEYONDbones [2014-09-19 02:00:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

Aye, we be fast approchin’ arrr favorite holiday and yours – Talk Like a Pirate Day! Get your bearings buccaneers and set sail for the Houston Museum of Natural Science where spirits and booty abound with live music to boot. … Continue reading

MS Student Prepares for Career as Corporate Sustainability Strategist 

State of the Planet [2014-09-18 21:18:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

Current Master of Science in Sustainability Management student Ame Igharo is new to the field of sustainability but in her time at Columbia has developed a deeper understanding of the subject and the skills necessary for her to succeed in her goal of becoming a corporate sustainability

What Shipboard Scientists Do When Not Doing Science 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2014-09-17 20:58:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

We are in the second-to-last week of Expedition 352, drilling our last Site (a new Site – 1442A!), and everybody is looking toward the finish, when we dock in Keelung. And I don’t think I’m talking out of turn in saying that we’re starting to get a little punchy from the all-science-all-the-time that we’ve chosen to pursue for most of the last two months – certainly, I am! read

Geology of the National Parks in Pictures - Dinosaur National Monument 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [2014-09-17 17:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

The next up on my tour of the National Parks in pictures:Dinosaur National MonumentObligatory entrance sign."I hope that the Government for the benefit of science and the people, will uncover a large area, leave the bones and skeletons in relief and house them in. It would make one of the most astounding and instructive sights imaginable." - Earl Douglas, 1923And here is the main attraction. The fossil wall in panorama form.The northern end of the fossil wall. And the southern end.View of [...]

Singing Rocks: Geology Songs 

New Stories in Stone [2014-09-17 16:54:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
Few scientific disciplines lend themselves more to song than geology. The science ... [ continue

Gamers Unite: See how you’d fare in battle with Battleship Texas at HMNS 9/20 and 11/11 

BEYONDbones [2014-09-16 03:00:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info
This post was written by guest blogger Andy Bouffard, Wargame Facilitator. “To a wargamer, wargames are not abstract, time-wasting pastimes, like other games, but representative of the real… You can learn something from wargames; indeed, in some ways you can learn … Continue reading

Sustainability Management Alum Transitions to Career in Public Sector 

State of the Planet [2014-09-11 17:38:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info

Master of Science in Sustainability Management alum Harry McLellan (’14) has always had an interest in the built environment. Prior to joining the program, he worked as a construction lawyer for 25 years. Now, working as a Senior Counsel in the Law Department of the City of New York’s Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division, Harry hopes to integrate environmental concerns by promoting public works

Mountaintop removal mining: what it looks like and what it does to Appalachian streams 

Highly Allochthonous [2014-09-11 15:25:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

This semester I’m teaching Environmental Earth Science to a fantastic group of students at Kent State. In tomorrow’s class about fossil fuels, we’ll be talking about coal formation, use, and environmental consequences. A big one I think they should be … Continue reading

Mountaintop Removal Mining 

Watershed Hydrogeology Blog [2014-09-11 05:23:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

This semester I’m teaching Environmental Earth Science to a fantastic group of students at Kent State. In tomorrow’s class about fossil fuels, we’ll be talking about coal formation, use, and environmental consequences. A big one I think they should be aware of is the practice of mountaintop removal mining in

Finally! The Perfect Book for Geology-Loving Comic Book Fans! 

Rosetta Stones [2014-09-10 11:05:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
Have you dreamt of a richly-illustrated, geology-themed superhero comic for kids? One that not only gets the science right, but encourages great study habits, turns ordinary encounters into... -- Read more on

STEM & GEMS: Chemical Engineer Stevie Showalter Talks Nerdy To Us 

BEYONDbones [2014-09-03 02:00:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

Editor’s Note: As part of our annual GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science) program, we conduct interviews with women who have pursued careers in science, technology, engineering, or math. This week, we’re featuring Stevie Showalter, ALLEX Program Participant for Air Liquide. HMNS: How old … Continue reading

Meet Chris Fischer from Ocearch today at HMNS! 

BEYONDbones [2014-08-29 15:30:08]  recommend  recommend this post  (46 visits) info
Today at HMNS – meet Chris Fischer, Founding Chairman and Expedition Leader for OCEARCH who will be here today at the opening of our new special exhibition Shark! Event Details:Friday, August 292:00 – 4:00 p.m.Glassell Hall in front of Shark! exhibit Tickets:FREE for … Continue reading

Geology sonnet roundup 

Lounge of the Lab Lemming [2014-08-29 14:39:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info
Firstly, I would like to place all six science week sonnets (plus the bonus poem) in stratigraphic order.  That is, youngest rocks described at the top. An analysis will follow the poetry: A pox on all those proxies non-unique Which make interpretation hard to do. Magnesium to calcium we seek Sea temp'rature, and not pCO2. So lithium, uranium are used to disambiguate the Mg curve

Making Dramas: The Secret Workings of Science 

earth-literally [2014-08-22 12:10:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info

From: Earth Dramas: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Controversies (2014), by Philip A. AllenThe Frontispiece and Chapter 1 of Earth Dramas is reproduced below. For more information and purchase of Kindle and print versions, go to painter's portrait and the physicist's explanation are both rooted in reality, but they have been changed by the painter or the physicist into something more [...]

Continuing the battle for open access that’s good for science, not publishers’ profits 

Green Tea and Velociraptors [2014-08-20 17:40:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info
Two developments since the last post regarding open access things for anyone interested! First, is a little interview I had with the Open Access Button folk about er, open access: Second, is that our open letter to the AAAS has spawned a second one addressed to the Society for Neuroscience, led by Erin [...]

GeoEd: The Future’s Bright 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2014-08-20 12:30:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
What got you hooked to science in the first place? More importantly, what or who persuaded you that making science your career was, not only worth considering, but should be actively pursed? I’m sure, I am preaching to the converted; we all think science is not only cool, but a worthwhile and rewarding career path;

Shark Week: Of Fins and Fiction 

BEYONDbones [2014-08-17 14:00:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info
At the risk of sounding obvious — it’s Shark Week, the Discovery Channel’s annual plug for the much maligned (but secretly awesome) top predators of the deep! Started in 1988, as a way for the station to capitalize on the lack … Continue reading

There’s (volcanic) dust in the archives 

volcanicdegassing [2014-08-14 11:19:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
There’s not much that beats the thrill of discovery.. particularly when it turns up in your own backyard.  This summer, I have been on the hunt for records and reports of the 1902 eruptions of St Vincent, a lush volcanic island in the Eastern Caribbean. There are indeed many reports from this eruption, carefully documented in

Summer Reading – H is for Hawk 

volcanicdegassing [2014-08-11 20:24:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
Much of my time is consumed with reading, but it is almost always for a purpose: essays, assignments, proposals, drafts of papers, re-drafts of papers, papers for classes, for review..  This almost always means reading fast, with a goal: to measure, assess, hone, distil, critique and rewrite.  Often, it means hacking through tangled and cumbersome layers of scientific

Geek Blog, entry 1: Some of the science behind my Leg 352 participation.... 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2014-08-09 02:46:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (87 visits) info
So, why am I, a seriously land-loving geologist on this ship? Because I have spent my career examining rocks and processes associated with subduction. read | Impressum