Posts treating: "science"
Monday, 22 June 2015
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
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 AlaskaSeattlepi.com Acid Saline Groundwaters and Lakes of Western AustraliaThe Geological Society of America Video: 1.5
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
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
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
I'll be hosting a showing (with discussion to follow) of Ray Harryhausen's "The Valley of Gwangi" at the Capitol Theatre here in Cleveland, OH at 7pm tomorrow (Weds.) evening. It's all part of the CMNH's 'Reel Science' series being run in cooperation with the Capitol.
If prompted, I'll tell the story of taking Ray on his first (and only) dinosaur dig.
Come out and bring a
by Michele Wiechman When people think of Iceland, the first thing that pops into their heads will likely be “the land of fire and ice.” This is fitting due to the fact that nearly 75 percent of Iceland is … Continue reading
You cannot learn to forecast something if you do not try, and testing predictions is what science is all about, so with that in mind, here is the hurricane forecast from NOAA for 2015. There is not a lot of skill in these forecasts, but this year we have some help. A growing El Nino (that looks like it may be a strong one) is the major factor in the
What Are Fluorescent Minerals ?Geology.com Expedition to Cruzeiro Tourmaline Mine, Minas Gerais, BrazilGemological Institute of America Doppler on Wheels to Study TornadoesNational Science Foundation Newly Released USGS Topo Maps for LouisianaUnited States Geological Survey New Orleans: New Levee System is Sinking FastThe Lens NOLA More Deadly Flooding in Texas and OklahomaCNN US Natural Gas Net
Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [2015-05-23 10:57:23]
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A couple of months ago, Darren (the silent partner in the SV-POW! organisation) tweeted this photo … … describing it as “Skull of the Morrison Formation Brachiosaurus at Denver Museum of Nature & Science”. Well. As Darren knows well (but didn’t have have space to explain in the tweet), it’s not quite as simple as that.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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