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Monday, 31 August 2015

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Volcano lightning in Chile 

The Way of the Geophysicist [2015-08-31 13:16:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info

Reading Time: 1 minutesVolcanic plumes trigger some spectacular phenomena. In Chile we see lightning within the ash plume. Mesmerizing footage.The post Volcano lightning in Chile appeared first on The Way of the

Aran Islands, Ireland 

The Way of the Geophysicist [2015-08-28 10:49:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

Reading Time: 1 minutesThe Aran Islands just off the coast of Ireland left geologists puzzled for a while now. On top of this cliff huge boulders are found. Up to now the only explanation for waves energetic enough to transport these rocks, would be a tsunami. Unfortunately, at least for the explanation, no tsunami happened there since 1755. Now […]The post Aran Islands, Ireland appeared first on The Way of the

The Incredible Pleasures of Knowing: Science and the Sense of Wonder 

Rosetta Stones [2015-08-27 12:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
Something of a love-letter to science, from a version originally posted on En Tequila Es Verdad. Back-to-school time seems like a good time to remind everyone what a pleasure it is to know science... -- Read more on

Test your trend awareness with our HMNS Special Events quiz 

BEYONDbones [2015-08-21 13:00:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
by Ashley Zalta As we all know, the relaxation of summer is coming to a close. School’s starting back up, the days are growing shorter, and fall and winter are right around the corner. When it comes to social affairs, … Continue reading

The Other Twelve Hours 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2015-08-15 09:41:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info
An albatross arrived today, with an email for me. It read: Dear Tom, I've been following your blog for some time now, and while sedimentology and core sampling are all terribly interesting, I want to know about the people behind the science! What do you do in your spare time? Sincerely, a fan read

Student Profile: Andrew Cummings 

State of the Planet [2015-08-07 19:48:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (44 visits) info

For Andrew Cummings, the MPA ESP program is providing him the opportunity to marry science and policy with the experience he gained as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso. Cummings credits his experience as a volunteer for giving him the skills he needs to succeed in a fast-paced

Live from the Canadian Rockies, it’s Earth science in action! 

BEYONDbones [2015-08-06 19:00:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

The things they carry are large and small, and their actions are earth-shattering, to say the least. They are unstoppable forces of nature that move slower than a sloth. I don’t mean my family of 20 Indians, but rather the … Continue reading


Gunnars Geo-Blog [2015-07-29 18:31:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info

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  (36 visits) info

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  (33 visits) info

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  (37 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  (31 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  (30 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  (36 visits) info

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  (60 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  (40 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 News [2015-06-18 08:10:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info

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 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  (51 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  (39 visits) info

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  (19 visits) info

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 | Impressum