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Friday, 22 May 2015

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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  (28 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  (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!  Behind-the-Scenes ToursTuesday, May 196:30 p.m. Samurai: The Way of the WarriorWitness the exquisite objects related … Continue reading

James Washington: Being Natural 

BEYONDbones [2015-05-17 13:00:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

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Discovery Guide James Washington, III, better known at the Houston Museum of Natural Science as “Jurassic James,” has made a career out of going above and beyond the call of duty. “[My bosses] say, ‘You have your responsibilities. Make sure those … Continue reading

Why you should care about endangered species today, tomorrow, and every day 

BEYONDbones [2015-05-15 01:01:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
The truth of the matter is that we humans are bound to this Earth, and as the dominant species, it is easy for us to allow industry and propaganda to run rampant, decimating whole populations of the animals with which … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 5/11-5/17 

BEYONDbones [2015-05-11 03:00:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (9 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! Lecture – Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences Of A Hotter Planet By Gernot WagnerTuesday, … Continue reading

Science Starts with density and distance 

BEYONDbones [2015-05-08 13:00:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
A rousing game of “Will it Float?” occasionally played on The Late Show with David Letterman was really just an impressively popular density guessing game. In our recently added Science Start Outreach Program, Discovering Density, we play a similar game, … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 5/4-5/10 

BEYONDbones [2015-05-04 03:00:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 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! Special Exhibition: Crystals Of India Closes May 10HMNS at Sugar Land Discover the Crystals of … Continue reading

Born This Day: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 

Palaeoblog [2015-05-01 12:24:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

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From the San Jose University webpage: Teilhard de Chardin (May 1, 1881 – April 10, 1955) was a paleontologist, Jesuit priest and philosopher, who was born in Auvergne, France. He lectured in science at the Jesuit College in Cairo, became professor of geology at the Intitut Catholique in Paris, and studied at the Institute of Human Paleontology at the Museum of Natural History in Paris. In

This was the Fucino15 meeting – part I 

Paleoseismicity [2015-04-30 01:10:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info

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Phew, this was an intense week and a great one too! The Fucino15 meeting on paleoseismology, active tectonics and archaeoseismology is over and hopefully everyone safely arrived back home. Here’s a brief report on some of the science that happened at the meeting. Since we had ~50 oral presentations, only an overview is possible here. In the following days I’ll add more details about the field trips. A big thank you to the Italian organizing team who did an

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 4/27-5/3 

BEYONDbones [2015-04-27 13:00:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (9 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! Lecture – 5000 Years Of Egyptian History By Tom HardwickTuesday, April 28 6:30 p.m. Accompanied … Continue reading

Treat yourself (or your teacher) to the science of a mocha mask! 

BEYONDbones [2015-04-26 13:00:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
  In honor of teacher appreciation week, we’ve got an educator how-to that will make you feel like a million bucks! It’s a great gift for the teacher in your life as they finish up the school year. If you … Continue reading

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 4/20-4/26 

BEYONDbones [2015-04-20 03:00:17]  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! Lecture – Richard III Rediscovered By Sarah HainsworthTuesday, April 216:30 p.m.The discovery of the … Continue reading

Scientists At Work- The Latest On Dog Domestication 

Reporting on a Revolution [2015-04-19 08:45:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info
Over at Science Magazine David Grimm has written a very informative article on the status of research on dog domestication. Its about the techniques being brought to bear on the question of the place and timing of dog origins and also about the scientists involved in the research, their pet theories and the conflicts within the field. An excerpt: Hulme-Beaman has spent the past 6

Ocean Acidification & the Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction 

Palaeoblog [2015-04-13 15:04:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

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Ocean acidification and the Permo-Triassic mass extinction. 2015. Clarkson, et al. Science Art by Basil WolvertonChanges to the Earth's oceans, caused by extreme volcanic activity, triggered the greatest extinction of all time 252 million years ago that wiped out more than 90 per cent of marine species and more than two-thirds of the animals living on land.Abstract[edit]: Ocean

Died This Day: Edward Drinker Cope 

Palaeoblog [2015-04-12 15:22:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (69 visits) info

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Art © Mark Schultz From NiagaraMuseum.com:"What truly assured Cope's (July 28, 1840 – April 12, 1897; above right) place in the history of paleontology and even eclipsed his science was his bitter feud with Yale University paleontologist O.C. Marsh (above left). What began as a friendly rivalry in the late 1860s, broke out into all out war in 1872 and then raged on until Cope's death in

We Must Defend Science if We Want a Prosperous Future 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-04-06 00:10:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (54 visits) info
Originally published on The Conversation. It definitely applies as much (and likely more) to America as Australia. Barry Jones, University of Melbourne Today’s Australians are, by far, the best educated cohort in our history –- on paper, anyway -– but this is not reflected in the quality of our political discourse. We appear to be lacking in courage, judgement, capacity to analyse and even simple curiosity, except about immediate personal

April 2, 2015 

Geology.com News [2015-04-02 08:10:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info

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How to Recognize and Avoid TicksGeology.com Antarctica’s Melting Ice ShelvesThe Washington Post A Journey to Pluto and Beyond With New HorizonsEarth Magazine USGS Marks 136 Years of Science for AmericaUnited States Geological Survey Recent Trends In U.S. Land DrillingForbes Exxon Starts Production from Deepwater Gulf FieldOil & Gas Journal Assessing Water Quality in Areas with

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 3/30-4/5 

BEYONDbones [2015-03-30 05:00:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 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! Lecture – Samurai: Men Of War In An Age Of Peace By David HowellTuesday, March … Continue reading

Sustainability Management Student Develops Passion for Energy Analysis 

State of the Planet [2015-03-26 20:14:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
Master of Science in Sustainability Management student Laura Tajima came from an educational background, having experience managing cross-cultural education programs and developing curricula that engaged international scholars to speak about their personal experiences with global environmental issues. Currently, Laura works as an intern with the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, working with energy

Taking a PhD into the real world 

Lounge of the Lab Lemming [2015-03-24 12:43:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

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Here in Canberra, the “Science meets Parliament” event is running.  I am not attending- the luminaries and power players can do their thing, but out on the wrong side of the tracks, our factory needs to keep putting lasers on sharks for the good of the economy.  Luckily, some of the scientists there have taken to twitter, so snippets and thoughts are able to escape.  Given that engagement is
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