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Friday, 19 December 2014

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Paper to Predator: Making your own shark with sandpaper! 

BEYONDbones [2014-12-19 01:30:27]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 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  (12 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  (19 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  (18 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  (16 visits) info

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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

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening this week (12/15-12/21) at HMNS 

BEYONDbones [2014-12-15 03:00:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

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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! D-Day 3D: Normandy 1944 Screening ends December 18Don’t miss your chance to see the award … Continue reading

Mysterious Minerals 

State of the Planet [2014-12-05 14:30:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
  So common, yet far out of sight, Mineralogists longed for a bite. Formed deep inside, Or when rocks collide, At long last, a name: bridgmanite!   __________________________________________________________ Further reading: Discovery of bridgmanite, the most abundant mineral in Earth, in a shocked meteorite, Tschauner et al. (2014) Science Earth’s Most Abundant Mineral Finally Gets a

The fate of volcanic ash in the environment 

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Over the past few years, we have been working to piece together the record of major post-glacial volcanic eruptions in southern Chile that have occurred over the past 18,000 years. This work started off with a search for volcanic ash layers that were preserved in road cuttings, or cliff faces other accessible geological locations in

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

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: A solstice and a shower for December 

BEYONDbones [2014-12-02 20:30:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
This month, Mars remains in the southwest at dusk this month as it moves through Capricornus. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind.  Jupiter is now high in the south at … Continue reading

Texas secret police move in on Irving earthquake injection 

Ontario-geofish [2014-11-28 12:23:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

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It was an embarrassment, even though there were no fancy houses.  Hasn't been an earthquake since Tuesday, I'm guessing it has stopped.  These things are caused by the huge price for disposing of frack waste, so the injecting people mixed in a bit for their cousin.  Normally, they are injecting deep salt water from standard oil well operations. It would be so nice for Science to know what

You Can Thank Science for Helping You Cook an Awesome Thanksgiving Dinner 

BEYONDbones [2014-11-22 17:45:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
Loosen your belts boys and girls, because we are approaching Thanksgiving, the day where diets and portion control cease to exist. To make things a bit easier for you, I have compiled some tips on how to make your Thanksgiving … Continue reading

Cold Snap Raises Concern: How will the monarchs fare? 

BEYONDbones [2014-11-19 19:00:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (3 visits) info
Should I be concerned about the monarch butterfly? Is it going extinct? Will these cold temperatures kill the ones I’m raising? What is “OE” and should I worry about it? If you have questions about monarchs, you are in good … Continue reading

Punta Arenas, Chile 

polar soils blog [2014-11-17 18:58:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

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We have arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile.The flight into Chile was beautiful. We flew over the Andes Mountains, which you can see in this photo from my airplane window:  Punta Arenas is a pretty small town on an island along the Strait of Magellan (the passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans off the tip of mainland South America). The Strait of Magellan is known for its unpredictable winds, and we are certainly aware of that! It's pretty windy here! Along with the wind, it is [...]

Sounds of Seismology 

State of the Planet [2014-11-17 16:49:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientist Ben Holtzman grew up discovering science through interactive exhibits in San Francisco’s Exploratorium and now provides a similar experience for others. Holtzman designs immersive shows that allow people to experience what earthquakes and seismic waves look and sound like as they move through and around the Earth. On Monday, November 17th at the American Museum of Natural History Hayden Planetarium, Holtzman and his collaborators will present one of [...]

"Science" Doesn't Have to be Craptacular 

Geotripper [2014-11-15 08:39:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

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Source: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/J_marks_the_spot_for_Rosetta_s_lander I get so depressed sometimes... We live in the most spectacular of times, and in so many ways humans have accomplished incredible feats, with explorations out to the voids of space and into the micro-world of atoms, quarks, and strings. What happened this week? Humans built a machine,

Doctoral Training in Environmental Research in the UK 

volcanicdegassing [2014-11-12 22:54:34]  recommend  recommend this post  info
It is now a year since the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) announced the results of its first competition for ‘Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP)’, and just a few weeks since each of the 15 funded DTPs welcomed their first cohorts of doctoral students. In this time, the training landscape for PhD (or DPhil) students across the environmental

My Failures in Science - Measuring the Earth Part 2 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [2014-11-12 22:10:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
In response to my failure to measure the Earth before (See post here for background and details) I again attempted to measure the Earth using the length of the shadows during the the days before and after the summer solstice. To recap here is the background:~2200 years ago, a man named Eratosthenes made a pretty good estimation of the size of the Earth using the length of shadows during the summer solstice at two different locations.To repeat this experiment there are some [...]

William Dampier and the Burning Islands of Melanesia 

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A tweet from Jenni Barclay about a Pirate Scientist gave me an excuse to visit the newly opened reading rooms in the Bodleian’s Weston Library.. William Dampier was a seventeenth century pirate, and later maritime adventurer, whose several books of ‘Voyages and Discoveries’ make for fascinating reading. In 1699, he set sail in HMS Roebuck

Insect Evolution Solved! 

Palaeoblog [2014-11-10 14:42:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
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Phylogenomics resolves the timing and pattern of insect evolution. 2014. B. Misof, et. al. Science Ant-Man © Marvel Comics Using a dataset consisting of 144 carefully chosen species, 1KITE scientists present reliable estimates on the dates of origin and relationships of all major insect groups based on the enormous molecular dataset they collected. They show that insects originated at the
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