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Friday, 23 January 2015

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The Secret Handshake: Presenting Business Cards in Japan 

BEYONDbones [2015-01-23 01:00:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

Editor’s Note: This post was provided by Kuraray, local sponsor to the special exhibition Samurai: The Way of the Warrior on display now at HMNS. “Do you have a card?” is a phrase uttered daily in American business. To us, it’s a … Continue reading

MS Student Aims for Career in ESG Measurement 

State of the Planet [2015-01-22 16:23:35]  recommend  recommend this post  info

Current Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MSSM) student Divya Bendre had just completed postgraduate work in Policy Studies and was working in management consulting in Singapore when she stumbled upon an article by Steve Cohen entitled “Educating Sustainability Professionals” that changed the trajectory of her career path. Divya joined the program because she felt the flexible curriculum would help her to combine her interest in sustainability with her academic and [...]

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 1/19-1/25 

BEYONDbones [2015-01-19 03:00:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 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!  Free Shipping, No Minimum Sale at the Museum StoreSale valid from 1/15-1/25For a limited … Continue reading

MS Alum Focuses on the Future of Sustainability Technology & Climate Resilience 

State of the Planet [2015-01-15 17:19:42]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Gregory Falco, an alumnus of the first graduating class of Master of Science in Sustainability Management (MSSM) program, recently published a paper, entitled Climate Resilience Goes Digital, illustrating cutting-edge concepts on the future of digital climate resilience, which he hopes will transform the sustainability industry. Prior to attending the MSSM program, Greg was a Sustainability Strategist at Accenture; but upon the completion of his degree, he was promoted to become one of the [...]

January 15, 2015 News [2015-01-15 07:10:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
Myths About the Crater of Diamonds in ArkansasArkansas Online The Only Diamond Mine in the World Where You Can Be the Diamonds Do Not Form From Layoffs Hit the OilpatchForbes The Oil Collapse of 1986Bloomberg How Cheap Oil Changes the WorldChristian Science Monitor Understanding Minerals and Mining Through What’s In My Cell

Wonder Women of STEM: Ada Lovelace, 19th century programmer 

BEYONDbones [2015-01-14 01:00:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info
Editor’s Note: This post is the second 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

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: See Comet Lovejoy this month, get a once-in-a-lifetime treat! 

BEYONDbones [2015-01-08 01:00:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info
This month, Mars remains in the southwest at dusk this month as it moves through Aquarius. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind.  Jupiter is now up most of the night. … Continue reading

A mafic sill in Antarctica 

Mountain Beltway [2015-01-07 01:40:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

My friend and colleague Lauren Michel, the King Family Fellow at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas, sent me this image from her recent trip to Antarctica: (click to enlarge) This is a beautiful example of a mafic igneous sill, probably of the rock known as “dolerite” (or diabase, to us Yanks). Lauren and I think it must be part of the Ferrar Large Igneous Province.

Wonder Women of STEM: Mary Anning, Fossil Hunter 

BEYONDbones [2015-01-06 18:00:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

Editor’s Note: This post is the first 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

STEMS & GEMS: HMNS’ Erin Mills gives us the buzz on bugs 

BEYONDbones [2015-01-05 00:19:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

Editor’s Note: As part of our annual GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science) program happening February 21 2015, we conduct interviews with women who have pursued careers in science, technology, engineering, or math. This week, we’re featuring Erin Mills, Entomologist at the Cockrell … Continue reading

Make New Nature Habits 

The Whirlpool of Life [2015-01-01 18:23:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

Happy New Year everyone!! The Whirlpool of Life has taken a lengthy hiatus as I finished my most recent book, "How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature." Oh, and I have a day job to contend with too at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. However, the book is now completed and scheduled for release on March 24th. Here's the Amazon page, in case you're interested. So I thought it'd be appropriate to feature a parallel countdown of nature [...]

Ring in 2015 with HMNS: Open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 

BEYONDbones [2014-12-30 16:35:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
It’s the Holiday Season! With family and friends around you’ll want to take them to HMNS for fun, adventure and science for sure! We’re open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day so ring in 2015 with HMNS! Open extended hours (9:00 a.m. … Continue reading

Year-End Summary of Eastern Earthquakes - Part 4 

Ontario-geofish [2014-12-25 20:50:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

Now, Arkansas and Ohio did not do their bit for Science since they chickened out at M4 and banned direct injection into the Precambrian.  As well, we had the Virginia earthquake, which was very poorly covered by seismometers, but the later aftershocks showed a NE trend, and some association with a dammed lake. Fortunately, we have other desperate states who are dying to prove my theories.  If

Holidays at HMNS: Open Extended Hours, Closed Christmas Day 

BEYONDbones [2014-12-23 22:04:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
It’s the Holiday Season! With family and friends around you’ll want to take them to HMNS for fun, adventure and science for sure! We’re closed Christmas Day, but open extended hours, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., through January

Eleven Years of Hard Work for A Few Frantic Days of Science 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-12-22 04:41:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (69 visits) info

I’m eating lunch and talking with my friend Bud Ward (Yale Climate Connections) at the AGU meeting in San francisco Wednesday, when I see a gentleman with a sticker on his lap-top that says “MY OTHER VEHICLE IS ON THE WAY TO PLUTO”. Now, I had to find out more, so here is a short clip using my iPhone talking with Michael Buckley of the New Horizons mission to Pluto.

Paper to Predator: Making your own shark with sandpaper! 

BEYONDbones [2014-12-19 01:30:27]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info
Have you ever touched a living shark? Sounds like a scary proposition, but you can do so safely at Shark! The Touch Tank Experience.  Before you reach into that tank observe shark’s skin (above). How might it feel to the touch? A … Continue reading

MS Alum Leads Green Initiatives at McGraw Hill Financial 

State of the Planet [2014-12-18 15:49:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
Master of Science in Sustainability Management alum, Jaclyn Bouchard (’14) came into the program with an academic background in biology and energy management and professional experience working for sustainability-focused startup companies. The analytical and collaborative skills that Jaclyn acquired from the program propelled her to become the Manager of Corporate Responsibility at McGraw Hill Financial, one of the leading companies in credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics. Jaclyn hopes [...]

Einstein Scavenger Hunt: Guess That Hall! 

BEYONDbones [2014-12-17 02:01:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
Editor’s note: This post was created by HMNS Concierge and Discovery Guide Corey Green.   Our good friend Einstein came to visit the museum and went through many of our exhibit halls. Can you name the halls he’s pictured in? (Click … Continue reading

AGU Fall Meeting 2014: Day 1 

Magma Cum Laude [2014-12-16 18:00:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
And we're off! Monday was a mixed bag of service and science for me - I started off as a panelist for the first-ever workshop on Honors nominations, talking about the successful nominations I've seen while serving on the Science For Solutions

Soil moisture dynamics and their effect on bioretention performance in Northeast Ohio 

Watershed Hydrogeology Blog [2014-12-15 18:49:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

Most members of the Watershed Hydrology lab chose to go to GSA this year, and we had a blast sharing our science and enjoying Vancouver and surrounding areas. But now we are sadly missing out on the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting going on this week. Fortunately, a small piece | Impressum