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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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SYMPHONY OF SCIENCE - WAVES OF LIGHT 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2015-07-29 18:31:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
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Melting drones on Vanuatu – Amazing footage from an active volcano 

The Way of the Geophysicist [2015-07-28 13:16:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

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Reading Time: 2 minutesRecent advances in technology have made drones available to the general public. And as nerds go, they have found brilliant ways to use these. Flying a drone with a camera into a volcano is one of them. See this video from Marum, Vanuatu. Sam Crossman doesn’t see himself as a scientist. He’s an explorer. However,

Wanda Hall: Being Natural 

BEYONDbones [2015-07-26 13:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

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The first things all visitors to the Houston Museum of Natural Science see are an 8,000-pound amethyst geode from Uruguay in the lobby and the smiling face of Wanda Hall. And she wouldn’t want it any other way. Hall has … Continue reading

There’s more to records than B-Sides 

EXPEDITION LIVE! [2015-07-17 21:59:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
It goes without saying that documentation is an integral aspect of any science, but I’m going to say it anyway.  DOCUMENTATION IS AN INTEGRAL ASPECT OF ANY SCIENCE!  Without the proper records and record-keeping procedures, the context of the specimen is completely lost. This is going to be my first real in-field experience and the … Continue reading There’s more to records than B-Sides

I’m done! – Das Studium gilt als bestanden. 

The Way of the Geophysicist [2015-07-16 15:25:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
Reading Time: 1 minutesMy last post has been a while, but for a good reason. Das Studium gilt als bestanden. Is German and means “You passed your studies”. So now I have all my paperwork gathered up and I’m officially a Master of Science in Geophysics   It took a bit of work and I’m especially proud to say

A terrible beauty 

Through the Sandglass [2015-07-14 14:57:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info
Images of art and science can be visually stunning at first glance, and then emotionally stunning when the viewer becomes aware of what is depicted. Think microscope images of cancer cells, or some of paintings of Salvador Dali or

General Assembly 2015: Time-lapse animations 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2015-07-08 13:00:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

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During the EGU General Assembly 2015, at four separate locations in the Austria Center Vienna, 72 000 pictures were taken to create time-lapse animations. The animations capture the essence of the conference. Re-live your time at the General Assembly by watching the animations, or get a taste for what to expect if 2016 will be your first time at the conference. Entrance and exhibition A day in exhibition area: the entrance hall on Wednesday, 15 April 2015. (Credit: EGU/Copernicus) Science and [...]

What’s up? The Friday links (84) 

Paleoseismicity [2015-07-03 19:37:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (58 visits) info
Isn’t it too hot to be inside and reading? For the night here are some short news on the top 100 paper of all time, the Landers earthquake and Landsat data. Today is Friday and here are your links! The top 100 papers Nature explores the most-cited research of all time together with Thompson Reuters, based on their Web of Science. Most of the top papers are from biology, computer science, statistics or crystallography – and I couldn’t find

One Night Only HMNS Film Screening: Queen of the Sun 

BEYONDbones [2015-06-22 19:04:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info
When you sit down for a meal, at least one out of every three bites you take is thanks to a pollinator, and that’s not just fruits and veggies. The animals that produce meat, milk, eggs and other animal products … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 

Geology.com News [2015-06-18 08:10:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (47 visits) info

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Maps of Land Subsidence Possibly Caused by Water Withdrawal for ArizonaArizona Department of Water Resources Helium-Shrouded Planets May Be Common in Our GalaxyNASA Coral Reefs Defy Ocean Acidification Odds in PalauNational Science Foundation Lightning Sparks New Wildfires in Hot, Dry AlaskaSeattlepi.com Acid Saline Groundwaters and Lakes of Western AustraliaThe Geological Society of America Video: 1.5

Art in Science: Kubiena’s Soil Profiles in Watercolors 

Terra Central [2015-06-14 23:10:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (46 visits) info
Photographs of soil profiles are often disappointing. Usually the subject is a hole in the ground where light is dim and the surrounding ground surface is light. Getting a good, representative photo of a soil profile can lead to acres of frustration. W.L. Kubiena worked as a soil morphologist in the last century and from a practical standpoint, probably only had access to black and white photography. He opted for

Kaylee Gund: Being Natural 

BEYONDbones [2015-06-14 13:00:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

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Youth Education Sales dynamo Kaylee Gund has taken a wild, winding path to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and she couldn’t be happier that she’s here. Gund’s passion for science runs deep. Right after she began interning with HMNS … Continue reading

We can’t ignore the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: World Ocean Day aims to raise concern for plastic pollution 

BEYONDbones [2015-06-10 21:27:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

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I once heard there is an island of plastic the size of Texas floating in the North Pacific. Turns out this is just a myth. The truth is much, much worse. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is not an island. … Continue reading

Visit The Valley of Gwangi Tonight in Cleveland, OH 

Palaeoblog [2015-06-03 13:39:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info

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I'll be hosting a showing (with discussion to follow) of Ray Harryhausen's "The Valley of Gwangi" at the Capitol Theatre here in Cleveland, OH at 7pm tomorrow (Weds.) evening. It's all part of the CMNH's 'Reel Science' series being run in cooperation with the Capitol. If prompted, I'll tell the story of taking Ray on his first (and only) dinosaur dig. Come out and bring a

Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice through the Eyes of a Geologist 

BEYONDbones [2015-06-02 00:09:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info

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by Michele Wiechman   When people think of Iceland, the first thing that pops into their heads will likely be “the land of fire and ice.” This is fitting due to the fact that nearly 75 percent of Iceland is … Continue reading

NOAA Issues 2015 Hurricane Season Forecast 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-05-27 23:58:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
You cannot learn to forecast something if you do not try, and testing predictions is what science is all about, so with that in mind, here is the hurricane forecast from NOAA for 2015. There is not a lot of skill in these forecasts, but this year we have some help. A growing El Nino (that looks like it may be a strong one) is the major factor in the

May 26, 2015 

Geology.com News [2015-05-26 08:10:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info

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What Are Fluorescent Minerals ?Geology.com Expedition to Cruzeiro Tourmaline Mine, Minas Gerais, BrazilGemological Institute of America Doppler on Wheels to Study TornadoesNational Science Foundation Newly Released USGS Topo Maps for LouisianaUnited States Geological Survey New Orleans: New Levee System is Sinking FastThe Lens NOLA More Deadly Flooding in Texas and OklahomaCNN US Natural Gas Net

The Felch Quarry brachiosaur skull 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [2015-05-23 10:57:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (54 visits) info

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A couple of months ago, Darren (the silent partner in the SV-POW! organisation) tweeted this photo … … describing it as “Skull of the Morrison Formation Brachiosaurus at Denver Museum of Nature & Science”. Well. As Darren knows well (but didn’t have have space to explain in the tweet), it’s not quite as simple as that.

I’m Not A Politician But… I Think The Answer is 1 in 27 Million 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-05-22 09:22:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (43 visits) info
The Washington Post (and other news outlets) reported Thursday that Jeb Bush believes it is arrogant to claim that it’s settled science that humans are primarily responsible for the warming of the planet: From the Washington Post: “The climate is changing,” he said, according to The Post’s Ed O’Keefe. “I don’t think the science is clear on what percentage is man-made and what percentage is natural. It’s convoluted. And for people to

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 5/18-5/24 

BEYONDbones [2015-05-18 03:00:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 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!  Behind-the-Scenes ToursTuesday, May 196:30 p.m. Samurai: The Way of the WarriorWitness the exquisite objects related … Continue reading
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