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Thursday, 23 October 2014

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Deinocheirus Decoded 

Palaeoblog [2014-10-23 20:19:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

Resolving the long-standing enigmas of a giant ornithomimosaur Deinocheirus mirificus. 2014. Lee, Y.-N., et al. Science. a, MPC-D 100/127. b, MPC-D 100/128. c, Composite reconstruction of MPC-D 100/127 with a simple proportional enlargement of MPC-D 100/128. Abstract: The holotype of Deinocheirus mirificus was collected by the 1965 Polish–Mongolian Palaeontological Expedition at Altan Uul

October 23, 2014 News [2014-10-23 08:10:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
DeBeers Diamond Insight ReportDeBeers Group Map of Major Diamond World Diamond Market at $79 The Search for Clarity on Climate ChangeEarth Magazine Non-Fuel Minerals in the New Tracers Can Identify Frack Fluids in the EnvironmentNational Science Foundation Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions (2013)Energy Information Administration Low Oil Prices Make Some Shale Oil UneconomicBloomberg

STEM & GEMS: Stephanie Thompson Swims With Sharks 

BEYONDbones [2014-10-23 03:00:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
Editor’s Note: As part of our annual GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science) program, we conduct interviews with women who have pursued careers in science, technology, engineering, or math. This week, we’re featuring Stephanie Thompson, Animal Care Technician at HMNS.  Make sure you … Continue reading

Eco-Theater Engages Visitors at Lamont-Doherty’s Open House 

State of the Planet [2014-10-22 21:32:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

Saturday, October 11th, Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory celebrated another successful Open House at the Lamont Campus in the Palisades. Among the many scientists and curious guests in attendance was Superhero Clubhouse, a collective of artists and environmental advocates working at the intersection of science and

October 22, 2014 News [2014-10-22 08:10:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

Appalachian Gas Prices Far Below BenchmarkEnergy Information Administration New York Energy FactsEnergy Information Administration One Third of North Dakota Gas is Being FlaredEnergy Information Administration Ecology of Infectious DiseasesNational Science Foundation Groundwater Depletion in the Colorado River BasinEarth Magazine Alrosa Producing Diamonds from the Karpinskogo-1 Incredible Photos: Some Geological, Some

Empathy, Ethics and Bonobos: Distinguished Lecture Tonight at HMNS 

BEYONDbones [2014-10-21 21:37:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
Why do we have empathy? Why do we rush to another’s aid? Why do we put our arm around others to support them?  Empathy comes naturally to a great variety of animals, including humans. In his work with monkeys, apes … Continue reading

2015 AEG Shlemon Specialty Conference – “Time to Face the Landslide Hazard Dilemma: Bridging Science, Policy, Public Safety, and Potential Loss” 

The Landslide Blog [2014-10-20 08:48:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (252 visits) info
The 2015 Shlemon Specialty Conference, organised by the Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists, is entitled "Time to Face the Landslide Hazard Dilemma: Bridging Science, Policy, Public Safety, and Potential

The 100 Geosites film quiz – the ANSWERS 

Geological Society of London blog [2014-10-17 18:43:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
        Sooo, Earth Science Week is coming to a close and it’s time to announce the answers to our film quiz! Thanks to all that took part, the winner of the coveted USB stick is Helen! So, … Continue reading

Video Recap of our week during Earth Science Week 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-10-17 01:48:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

With Earth Science Week ending, we’ve compiled and created a little video recapping a successful ‪#‎EarthScienceWeek‬ here at the UGS! The Utah Geological Survey hosts hands-on activities for school groups (usually 4th and 5th graders) during October. Check it

The Winter Forecast Is Out, and It’s Probably Wrong! 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-10-16 22:51:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
  NOAA Released the 2014/2015 winter forecast today and it is probably wrong. I’m not taking a slam at NOAA here, they will also admit to you that the odds are that this forecast will not be correct. The truth is, that any forecast beyond 5-7 days has very low skill. That said, we cannot learn to make long-range forecasts unless we try, and that’s how science works: we make

Earth Science Week: Ask a Geologist Live! 

Geological Society of London blog [2014-10-15 18:53:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
          Day three of Earth Science Week is nearly over, and geowalks, events and talks have been going on across the country! Visit our website for what’s still coming up. Online, we’ve been holding Ask a … Continue reading

Earth Science Week: Geobingo and the 100 geosites nominations 

Geological Society of London blog [2014-10-14 18:45:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

        Day 2 of Earth Science Week saw events happening across the country, from Fort William to Northern Ireland, as well continued coverage of our #100geosites project. Don’t forget, as well as the 100 sites on the … Continue reading

Earth Science Week: Launch of the 100 Great Geosites list! 

Geological Society of London blog [2014-10-13 15:15:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

        Happy Earth Science Week! We’re thrilled to launch our list of 100 Great UK and Ireland Geosites, to mark this year’s Earth Science Week. It’s the culmination of a seven month project, which saw over 400 … Continue reading

Science: Alive and Well in the Great Valley, Against the Odds 

Geotripper [2014-10-12 06:36:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info

No, no enthusiasm here for science. None at all. We are close to or on the bottom of every list there is: worst place to live, most polluted air, highest crime rate, highest unemployment. To listen to the people who write the articles, living in California's Great Valley is just one step away from living in hell itself. Maybe. It sure makes life tough on those of us who labor to make

Ask a Geologist LIVE! 

Geological Society of London blog [2014-10-09 16:51:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

        Earth Science Week is nearly upon us, and there’s a huge range of activities going on across the UK & Ireland! There’s also lots going on online, including a brand new project we’re really excited about…. … Continue reading

Volcano Top Trumps: the Online Game 

volcanicdegassing [2014-10-09 15:19:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
After some months of testing and refining, a free-t0-use online version of Volcanoes Top Trumps has been launched by Winning Moves. This should greatly extend the reach of Volcanoes Top Trumps – which is a fun and educational game about volcanoes that has spun off from the NERC - ESRC funded project ‘STREVA‘ – Strengthening

UGS Earth Science Week, Day 3! 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-10-09 01:27:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

Day 3 of our #EarthScienceWeek was great! The Utah Geological Survey hosts hands-on activities for school groups during October. Here, students learn a little gold panning history, and pan for some mineral treasures themselves! While no gold was included in the panning station, kids found pyrite, magnetite, fluorite, malachite (a copper bearing rock), and some azurite (a

Listen to Chris talk about his life in science 

Highly Allochthonous [2014-10-08 20:42:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
I was recently interviewed by Dr. Marie McNeely, host of the ‘People Behind the Science’ podcast – a show that lets scientists talk about their lives and experiences to provide a more rounded view of what scientists actually do in … Continue reading

Six Snubbed Women in Science 

Rosetta Stones [2014-10-08 09:07:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
Someone (if only I could remember who!) recently linked this 2013 NatGeo article: 6 Women Scientists Who Were Snubbed Due to Sexism. Rosalind Franklin is there, of course, but there are also women... -- Read more on

UGS Earth Science Week, Day 2! 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-10-08 01:08:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

We had a great second day at our #EarthScienceWeek! The Utah Geological Survey hosts hands-on activities for school groups during October. Check out our Stream Station as students learn about soil | Impressum