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Thursday, 26 February 2015

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February 26, 2015 

Geology.com News [2015-02-26 07:10:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

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Iolite Prices Rise RapidlyGemVal.com What is Iolite (Cordierite) ?Geology.com Climate Change is Expected to Drive Ocean UpwellingNational Science Foundation President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL BillFuelFix Paid Internships at Lamont-Doherty Earth ObservatoryLamont-Doherty Earth Observatory – Columbia University Epibenthic Slde Dredges Up Huge Haul of Manganese Nodules East of BarbadosWeather.com BP: Booming Shale Output Will Last 20

Animals Tend to Evolve Toward Larger Size Over Time 

Palaeoblog [2015-02-23 15:02:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

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Cope’s rule in the evolution of marine animals. 2015. Heim, N.A., et al. Science. The study reveals that over the past 542 million years, the mean sized of marine animals has increased 150-fold. The research also found that the increase in body size that has occurred since animals first appeared in the fossil record around 550 million years ago is not due to all animal lineages steadily

Wonder Women of STEM: Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American female astronaut. 

BEYONDbones [2015-02-20 14:00:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

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Editor’s Note: This post is the fourth 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

Happy Darwin Day! 

Geological Society of London blog [2015-02-12 13:48:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
Today is Darwin’s birthday, and ‘A global celebration of science and reason‘. Of course, here in the Geology Castle, every day is a global celebration of science and reason, but we’re happy for any excuse to celebrate the great man. (And … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 2/9-2/15 

BEYONDbones [2015-02-09 03:00:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (4 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!   Valentine’s Sale at the Museum StoreGet $50 off your purchase of $200 or … Continue reading

Wonder Women of STEM: Beatrice Alice Hicks, a woman ahead of her time 

BEYONDbones [2015-02-06 03:00:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
Editor’s Note: This post is the third 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 involved!  … Continue reading

The Peak Of Anti-Science? 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-02-06 02:44:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

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Just when you think that basic denial of science could not get any more ridiculous, we have a week when a U.S. Senator questions hand washing laws in restaurants, and life saving vaccinations becomes a campaign issue among presidential candidates. We can only hope that this era of anti-science is at its peak and will get better soon. I’ve been interested in the psychology of this type of behavior for

Welcome to the Open Glossary 

Green Tea and Velociraptors [2015-02-03 09:00:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

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At the London satellite event for Open Con earlier this year, myself and Ross Mounce were chastised after our talk on ‘Open Data’ by one of the attendees. Apparently, some of the terminology was too complex, or specialist, for the subject, and some of the talk was unable to be followed unless you were already an expert in the issue. Now obviously this is something that, as members of the ‘open community’, we do not want. As we progress to setting the default to open, I [...]

The person behind the science: A podcast interview with Anne 

Watershed Hydrogeology Blog [2015-02-02 17:32:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
There’s a fantastic podcast called “People Behind the Science” that “explore the lives and experiences of the people behind the research and scientific discoveries of today.” It was my honor to be interviewed on the podcast and talk about my own journey into research and my life outside of science.

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 2/2-2/8 

BEYONDbones [2015-02-02 03:00:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 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!   Special Exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year Now OpenFeaturing 100 awe-inspiring images, from fascinating … Continue reading

Amazing Animals, Breathtaking Photography on Display Now at HMNS in Wildlife Photographer of the Exhibit 

BEYONDbones [2015-01-31 03:00:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info

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The Houston Museum of Natural Science is honored to again host the breathtaking beauty captured in Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Founded in 1964 and organized by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is one … Continue reading

Kanpai! Kuraray toasts to harmony and good fortune with traditional Kagamiwari Ceremony 

BEYONDbones [2015-01-30 00:34:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

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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. Kagami-biraki is a traditional Japanese ceremony performed at celebratory events in which the lid of a sake barrel is … Continue reading

The Battle of the Beard: Tut’s shave stirs controversy 

BEYONDbones [2015-01-28 20:00:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

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I work in Cairo, and this week I had the interesting experience of being at the edge of a huge news story. Ancient Egypt is always popular but I’ve never seen anything like the media scrum that descended on the … Continue reading

An Offensive Strategy for Dealing With Creationist Attacks on Science 

Rosetta Stones [2015-01-28 08:55:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
I’ve been doing quite a lot of reading about the failures of young earth creationist attempts at doing geology. Many people have come before me, tearing this nonsense down bit-by-bit.... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

The Secret Handshake: Presenting Business Cards in Japan 

BEYONDbones [2015-01-23 01:00:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

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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

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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  (29 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 

Geology.com News [2015-01-15 07:10:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
Myths About the Crater of Diamonds in ArkansasArkansas Online The Only Diamond Mine in the World Where You Can Be the MinerGeology.com Diamonds Do Not Form From CoalGeology.com Layoffs Hit the OilpatchForbes The Oil Collapse of 1986Bloomberg How Cheap Oil Changes the WorldChristian Science Monitor Understanding Minerals and Mining Through EducationMineralsEducationCoalition.org 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  (38 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
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