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Friday, 29 August 2014

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Meet Chris Fischer from Ocearch today at HMNS! 

BEYONDbones [2014-08-29 15:30:08]  recommend  recommend this post  (44 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  (46 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  (46 visits) info

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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 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00JQAL0X6_____________________________________________________________________The 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  (40 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: http://blog.openaccessbutton.org/2014/08/19/every-time-you-hit-a-paywall-thats-a-publisher-announcing-that-their-role-is-to-prohibit-the-progress-of-science-as-much-as-possible/ 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  (41 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  (36 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

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  (84 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

August 6, 2014 

Geology.com News [2014-08-06 08:10:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

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NASA’s Rosetta Comet Rendezvous NASA Deep Sea Challenge – Geology National Geographic What Will the Next Mars Rover be Able to Do? Christian Science Monitor North Korea Resumes Rare Earth Exports to China The Diplomat The Social Life of Tyrant Dinosaurs National Geographic Depressed Rare Earth Market Puts Jamaica Project on Hold The Gleaner Incredible

Dusting off the Bahamas 

Through the Sandglass [2014-07-29 11:58:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

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One of the problems with writing a book that tries to describe the current state of any science is that, by the time the book is published, the current state will have moved on and there’s always something new

Which Will Reduce Your Carbon Footprint More: Giving up Beef or Your Car? 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-07-27 07:00:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

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I listened to a fascinating interview on Science Friday from NPR Friday afternoon, and it’s good news for poultry producers/bad news for cattle ranchers. Giving up beef reduces your carbon footprint more than giving up your car! Click below to listen: Poultry is a big industry here in Maryland, and they should be very happy about this. Poultry is an order of magnitude less carbon intensive than beef

Science isn’t always linear 

Lounge of the Lab Lemming [2014-07-26 15:20:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
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 These days mostly I build scientific instrumentation- I don’t do a lot of science.  But last year I did get a small grant to look at some novel stuff.  I don’t want to go into it right now; but the process was interesting enough to share.  Figure one shows how we thought the project would progress; that is what we proposed to the funding body.  Figure 1: We’ll do this- what could possibly

My scientific media diet, the arborization of science, and the Red Queen 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [2014-07-25 23:03:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
I was reading a rant on another site about how pretentious it is for intellectuals and pseudo-intellectuals to tell the world about their “media diets” and it got me thinking–well, angsting–about my scientific media diet. And then almost immediately I thought, “Hey, what am I afraid of? I should just go tell the truth about

STEM & GEMS: CB&I’s Katie Balko engineers her future 

BEYONDbones [2014-07-24 23:32:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 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 Katie Balko, Process Engineer at CB&I.HMNS: How old were you … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Ham - Nye Creation Debate 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [2014-07-24 17:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

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This is going to be my first in a bunch of Creationist-Evolutionist topics that I have in mind. More to come in the future (at some point).Back in February there was a much politicized debate between Bill Nye (the science guy) and Ken Ham (Answers in Genesis CEO). Previously I had not had the time to sit and watch the 2.5 hour debate but recently I had and I have marked down my comments below. Pretty much they follow the course of the "debate" but I have not marked out clearly for the most case [...]

Summer of Penguins 

March of the Fossil Penguins [2014-07-19 05:00:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

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Things have been quite at March of the Fossil Penguins lately, in large part because I have busy moving north.  This summer, I started my tenure as the Curator of Science for the Bruce Museum. Now that things are settling down, there are some new posts on the horizon.  For the summer, I am planning

Science snap (#30): Aust Cliff, Gloucestershire 

Between a Rock and a Hard Place [2014-07-17 08:00:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

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One of the most fascinating things about geology is its ability to reveal global events from evidence contained within a single outcrop. The cliff exposure at Aust in Gloucestershire, UK, is a spectacularly colourful example of this. Located beneath the original Severn Bridge, and running alongside the Severn Estuary, the 40m tall rock face records

Advice to high school senior 

Seismos [2014-07-14 00:25:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (55 visits) info

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Jul 13, 2014, at 1:55 PMHello,My name is Ross [----] and I will be a senior at [----] High school in Missouri this year. I am considering either geology or geophysics as a major for college. I am specifically looking for guidance regarding the future job outlook for both of these careers in the next 20 years. I am also considering majoring in petroleum engineering and need some insight about the advantages and disadvantages concerning this career compared to geology/geophysics. Also, [...]

Really, again? You’ve got to be fucking kidding me! 

The Bite Stuff [2014-07-10 23:08:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
I honestly don’t think I can write any more on how bad Alan Feduccia’s “science” is on the subject of bird origins than I already have, here. Briefly, Dr. Alan Feduccia has teamed up with earstwhile companion in quackery Stephen … Continue reading

Serving Two Masters: Science and Profession 

earth-literally [2014-07-07 10:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
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It was with slight embarrassment that I read of the Geological Society of London’s successful drive to increase take-up of chartership and accreditation among its Fellows (Geoscientist, 23/11, p.7). It is unambiguously a good thing, in my view, for practitioners of geoscience to be certified according to rigorous professional standards. Then why have I, along with many others in the academic community, resisted applying for chartership despite having spent 40 years since graduation [...]
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