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Friday, 27 May 2016

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Earth Science Week 2016: 8th – 16th October 

Geological Society of London blog [2016-05-27 16:22:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

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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  (31 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

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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  (19 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  (27 visits) info

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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  (35 visits) info
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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  (16 visits) info

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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  (25 visits) info

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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  (26 visits) info
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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  (16 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

This Mother’s Day, Honor Her with Color and Music at the HMNS Processional of Guadalupanas 

BEYONDbones [2016-05-04 13:00:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

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by Ruth Cañas Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. The modern American holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother … Continue reading

Putting dinosaur decline into context 

Raptor's Nest [2016-04-27 16:57:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

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It is probably safe to say that to many, the idea that dinosaurs were slowly in decline, or that they weren't 'evolving' as fast as they should have been, is an uncomfortable thought.I thought some context will make this idea easier to appreciate.Palaeontologists are generally happy to say that Velociraptor is a very close relative of birds. It is morphologically very similar to birds, and there is even strong evidence that it possessed secondary feathers on its forearms (Turner et al., 2007. [...]

Imaggeo on Monday: a big thank you from the EGU 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-04-25 16:00:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info

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Outside EGU General Assembly 2016. Credit: Kai Boggild/EGU (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu) The past week in Vienna was a busy one! Hordes of Earth, ocean and planetary scientists came together to present, share and discuss their most recent scientific findings at the 2016 General Assembly. The conference was a great success, with over 4800 oral and 10300 poster presentations, as well as close to a 1000 PICO presentations too! Participants at the conference could pick talks and posters from a [...]

‘Shark Finning Should Stop’: a Letter from the Next Generation 

BEYONDbones [2016-04-17 13:00:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

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The Youth Education department at the Houston Museum of Natural Science received an unexpected letter last month from a concerned elementary school student named Octavia. She takes a stand against shark finning, an issue weighing heavily on the hearts of … Continue reading

IGCP Project 639 “Sea-level changes: From minutes to millenia” – First Meeting Announcement 

Paleoseismicity [2016-04-15 22:46:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (40 visits) info

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The IGCP project 639 deals with sea-level changes, coastal earthquakes, and inundation by storms and tsunami: “Sea-level changes: From minutes to millenia”. The first meeting in Oman will take place from 9-14 November 2016 and will cover all science under the IGCP project 639 banner. Make sure to put this on your agenda if you’re interested. Further details will be forthcoming in the second announcement in the next month. The abstract submission deadline will likely be 1 [...]

Spectrum of Birthdays: HMNS Celebrates in Any Tradition! 

BEYONDbones [2016-04-14 21:29:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info
by Karen Whitley Birthdays are an event that is celebrated in nearly every culture around the world. Every culture has its own traditions. Some traditions are based on the standing of the family in the community, the gender of the … Continue reading

Scientific Conferences on a Budget 

The Way of the Geophysicist [2016-04-10 16:36:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (72 visits) info

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Conferences are an important part of the world of science and technology. We get to publish preliminary results and bounce them off of our colleagues (or sometimes strongest competitors). It’s time for networking and also helps to take a break from the lab grind. But conferences take a huge burden on our budget. We have […] The post Scientific Conferences on a Budget appeared first on The Way of the Geophysicist. Related posts: Today I want to be Canadian Got geophysics? It [...]

Getting to the Root of How Earth’s Massive Coal Seams Formed 

Laelaps [2016-04-06 13:00:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (98 visits) info
Writing about science is a tightrope walk. You can practice as much as you want, and during preparation you have lifelines in the form of editors and experts you can phone for answers, but in the end it’s just you out there, trying to toe the line suspended between attention and accuracy. Eyes are on

Outreach Careers Blog (Draft) 

BEYONDbones [2016-04-05 13:00:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info

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Inspiring a child takes effort, time, passion and heart. It’s why we do what we do. At the Houston Museum of Natural Science, discoveries are made daily. The sounds of learning fill our hallways every day, from the gasp of … Continue reading

Mud, sieves and ice cube trays – messy muddy play for toddlers 

Geological Society of London blog [2016-04-05 12:13:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
A guest post from Science from the Start’s Laura Hobbs…. The Geological Society’s 2015 Year of Mud celebrated the wide-ranging benefits of advances in the science of mudrocks. But aside from underpinning ground-breaking engineering projects and improved understanding of soil … Continue reading
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