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Friday, 22 July 2016

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The smallest volcanic island in the world? 

volcanicdegassing [2016-07-22 23:43:17]  recommend  recommend this post  info
One of the delights of talking to children of primary school age is their disarming ability to ask really simple questions that demand straightforward answers, but leave you struggling to throw your academic caution to the wind. Even with the questions of the biggest, the smallest, the oldest and the youngest there are still different ways of (over)interpreting the question, that can leave you floundering. So for those of you looking for a clear answer to ‘what is the smallest volcanic [...]

The Science of Summer 

BEYONDbones [2016-07-08 15:19:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (67 visits) info
Why does ice cream look different when it melts in your car and gets refrozen?If you have ever made homemade ice cream, you may have noticed that it takes a lot of work. My family’s ice cream maker looked a … Continue reading

The Science of Ceviche – A Summer Seafood Favorite 

BEYONDbones [2016-06-28 16:00:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
Written by Ashley Zalta, HMNS Special Events Manager Nothing is more refreshing than the cool delight of eating ceviche on a hot summer’s eve. Here at HMNS, one of our exclusive caterers—Mélange—are experts on this summertime staple and have a … Continue reading

The Thrill of Predictability 

AGU Meetings [2016-06-23 16:00:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
There are those who argue that predictability is the greatest gift of progress, the biggest merit of civilization. Our ability to explain nature through science makes the world and the universe predictable and understandable. That enables us to have a more informed and productive relationship with our natural environment and its

Leave Unique Meetings to the Experts: HMNS Has Special Events Down to a Science 

BEYONDbones [2016-06-21 21:31:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
  by Ashley Zalta Recent studies have found the current attention span of a human is between eight and nine seconds. That’s the same attention span of a goldfish! To say the least, your typical boardroom meetings aren’t capturing people’s … Continue reading

Research in a paleontological paradise 

Wooster Geologists [2016-06-19 12:16:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (79 visits) info

London, England — If any center of scientific research can be sacred, the Natural History Museum of London is a holy of holies for paleontology. Its deep history, highly skilled researchers and staff, and magnificent architecture makes it a very special place. As I wrote before, it is a secular cathedral of science, particularly life

Science and Europe 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2016-06-15 18:29:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (52 visits) info

Have Science Fun in the Summer Sun with a Solar Print Kit! 

BEYONDbones [2016-06-01 18:11:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info

Texas heat is here, and school’s out for summer. With all that bright sun outside, it’s a great time to play under the open sky. In the spirit of the season, we took science outside with a do-it-yourself kit from … Continue reading

Brian Greene and the Galilean Cannon 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2016-06-01 10:30:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
You might guess that I’m a bit geeky, but I long ago made peace with myself over being a nerd, and I am a big believer that the only thing new in the world is the history or science you do not know. I honestly have no idea what Game of Thrones is about (other than my wife’s insistence that “You won’t like it, trust me”), and if it’s not

Earth Science Week 2016: 8th – 16th October 

Geological Society of London blog [2016-05-27 16:22:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info

This year’s Earth Science Week is still more than four months away, but we’re already making plans! A 9 day long celebration of the geology all around us in the UK and Ireland, Earth Science Week is an opportunity for museums … Continue reading

Engaging Sustainability Initiatives in Schools 

State of the Planet [2016-05-26 16:00:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
Current Master of Science in Sustainability Management student Jordan Chan knows that professionals involved in sustainability are passionate about what they do. She suggests reaching out to companies and people in positions of interest for an informational interview. That’s actually how she landed a job at PepsiCo, where she is responsible for developing programs for colleges and universities to assist schools advance their sustainability

Thinking like a scientist 

Wooster Geologists [2016-05-24 15:00:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

San Diego, CA – Thinking like a scientist is a challenging and important learning goal for the Wooster Geologists, and one of the primary reasons that we engage our students in undergraduate research. Although science is often portrayed as a collection of facts or as a series of exercises designed to prove something that is already known, our research

The unquiet corpse of Ingelfinger is still shambling around, smashing up science 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [2016-05-23 22:24:27]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
It’s very doubtful that Franz J. Ingelfinger ever intended the rule named in his honour to prevent online preprints — after all, such things didn’t exist when he introduced his no-prior-publication policy at the New England Journal of Medicine in 1969, or even at the time of his death in 1980. Yet the rule lingers on

Where The Fault Lies 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2016-05-23 01:26:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

Rural students in America who want a good education have a steep mountain to climb. Rural areas are generally poor, conservative, and tend toward fundamental religious beliefs, and this is turning out to be a real issue when it comes to teaching science. If you don’t believe me, ask a Biology teacher in rural Alabama, or almost anywhere in Texas. Too often, it’s not just angry parents they have to

TED: Hunting for dinosaurs 

GeoSelim [2016-05-21 05:30:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (52 visits) info
Filed under: Geology Tagged: Dinosaurs, Geology,

Policymakers and Scientists Discuss Federal Funding 

Speaking of Geoscience [2016-05-19 20:54:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

Washington, D.C. – The federal government must robustly fund academia and engage with private industry to boost the nation’s economic competitiveness in science and technology, experts told policymakers during a congressional hearing. The hearing was an opportunity for members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to fine-tune policies for the long-awaited reauthorization… Read More Policymakers and Scientists Discuss

My first impressions of India 

Water and Megacities [2016-05-10 17:43:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info

India has always been on my wish list of countries to visit, but either there was no time or other interests that interferred with this plan. After signing up for the Master of science in Georessourcemanagement I had the opportunity …Read more

Win The Tyrannosaur Chronicles! 

Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs [2016-05-04 23:08:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (46 visits) info
Following Niroot's previous post, we have at least* 2 copies of Dave Hone's new book, The Tyrannosaur Chronicles, to give away. The book is a superb examination (a chronicle, if you will) of the science surrounding that very sexiest of theropod clades, the tyrannosauroids. Highly accessible and yet detailed and comprehensive with it, The Tyrannosaur Chronicles has plenty to offer for dinosaur enthusiasts of every stripe. It's been met with a flurry of positive reviews, to which we will [...]

Viewing Science Through a Different Frame 

State of the Planet [2016-05-04 18:01:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
Is it an album cover for a 1980s hair band, or a thin section micrograph of precious minerals? A model of ice streams in glacial lakes, or a 3D laser light show from a dance club? This past week at the third annual Research as Art exhibit at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, scientists traded in lab coats and goggles for artist smocks and easels as they demonstrated that when the line between science and art is allowed to get tenuous, the results are anything | Impressum