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Saturday, 28 November 2015

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Oklahoma strain field may have hit New Madrid 

Ontario-geofish [2015-11-28 13:24:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info

This is fun speculation, the good part about science that never gets outside the ivory walls.  We used to call this 'corridor talk' or 'beer gab'.  Such talk is the heart and soul of science, and it has been killed by the PR department, and the need to be 'never wrong'.  Canada is talking about pouring billions into science, money we don't have, but it will be wasted if it goes down

Fear Finally Feasts on Oklahoma 

Ontario-geofish [2015-11-24 12:53:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

Reference I finally have an Okie who reads my stuff.  I can't feel so detached and call them dumb as dirt.  They are living, breathing dumb people.  :)  So far all the big 6-ish earthquakes have had their barrels pointed away from the people, but that won't last. I think the media will now go 'the other way', casting horrible irrational fear for big bucks.  Poor Okies, they threw away

Women in Science: Q&A with Senay Horozal 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2015-11-22 17:03:16]  recommend  recommend this post  info
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KSA students celebrate Earth Science Week 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-11-16 23:26:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

We just love Earth Science Week, as do the students that come participate in our UGS activities. Here is a wonderful write up on Kearns-Saint Ann School Earth Science Week outing at the UGS a few weeks ago. The 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-graders from Kearns-Saint Ann School recently took a field trip to the

Earthlearningideas in the Amazon 

Earth Learning Idea [2015-11-16 15:29:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (12 visits) info

Professor Roberto Greco from the Institute of Geosciences, Campinas State University, Brazil, has sent the following report:- Earth Learning Idea workhops  have reached the heart of the Amazon forest! In this very special environmental so far from everywhere, where the huge Amazon River crosses the country, how can Earth Science be taught in an interesting, engaging way? We decided to present

Wise Words from The Sane World: Thank You’s Instead of Subpoenas 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-11-13 00:11:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

There is more from Science on climate, and Climate Central folks have a good summary of some new research regarding the big melt in

MS Student Uses Effective Communication to Lower Energy Use 

State of the Planet [2015-11-12 21:05:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
Current Master of Science in Sustainability Management student Jocelyn Gan is a Programs Associate at Building Energy Exchange. In this role, Jocelyn manages the Daylight Hour social media campaign, an event that encourages businesses to shut off the lights for one hour and utilize natural sunlight to bring awareness to electricity use and to lower businesses carbon

BEYOND THE HORIZON - Symphony of Science + The Planetary Society 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2015-11-03 18:32:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info


Top 10 Most Popular Instagram Skeletons 

BEYONDbones [2015-10-31 12:00:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
Through the month of October, Houston Museum of Natural Science Marketing put together an all-out campaign to prep for Halloween, and we had a blast doing it. On Instagram, we took our creepiest skeletons, screened them through a black and … Continue reading

Faculty Profile: Kitty Kay Chan 

State of the Planet [2015-10-29 20:13:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info
Master of Science in Sustainability Management professor Kitty Kay Chan was drawn to the program because she felt the curriculum’s interdisciplinary learning environment was the perfect catalyst for future sustainability managers to affect real change. As the instructor for Economics of Sustainability Management, Kitty teaches the economic theoretical frameworks and analytical techniques that students need in order to implement sustainable

We must bury the Scientific Method 

Ontario-geofish [2015-10-25 15:29:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (54 visits) info

All politics is local All science is political I finally concede that the Scientific Method (sm) is dead and we should bury it.  The last great sm-er was J. Tuzo Wilson, and he regularly gloried in all times he was wrong.  For him, it was a journey. We now live in a world where you can never admit you were wrong.  Except for the start-ups in Palo Alto, where business failure is a badge

A spider in your fruit? Unlikely, and less likely to hurt you. 

BEYONDbones [2015-10-19 16:43:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
This year we’ve seen a rash of negative publicity about “deadly” spiders hitchhiking in fruit from Central and South America, causing arachnophobes everywhere to, well, be super paranoid! In fact, spiders have not fared well in the media at all this … Continue reading

Water-Induced Earthquakes Rule the Week 

Ontario-geofish [2015-10-18 15:08:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (48 visits) info
Once again, in a boring week, water-drain earthquakes rule the world.  I have developed my hypothesis by combining rock mechanics with seismology.  Nobody else does this, since the world is too specialized, and everybody in science depends on hand-to-mouth political funding.  That's sad. For myself, I have elevated it to a theory which has been proven time and time again.  I can be

Architectural Background Provides Foundation for Student’s Goals 

State of the Planet [2015-10-15 09:50:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
Student William Abi Abdallah is no stranger to the challenges that face sustainability professionals, but he believes that the courses he has taken in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program have been exceptional preparation, particularly with regard to being able to speak the language of

Invitation to participate in a PhD research project on climate blogging 

James’ Empty Blog [2015-10-14 21:38:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

Posted at the request of Giorgos. Seems sane enough to me and I've already participated as a blogger. Further enquiries direct to him please. ---  My name is Giorgos Zoukas and I am a second-year PhD student in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS, at the University of Edinburgh ( This guest post is an invitation to

The 100 Geosites Photo Competition 

Geological Society of London blog [2015-10-13 19:13:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
        Just before the start of Earth Science Week 2015, we announced the results of our 100 Great Geosites photo competition – 13 images which form a 2016 calendar now on sale at the Society! Last night, … Continue reading

Earth Science Week – Ask a Geologist live! 

Geological Society of London blog [2015-10-12 11:52:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
      Earth Science Week 2015 is already underway, and as per tradition, we will be hosting #askageologist sessions on twitter every day with five brilliant scientists. All you have to do is use the hashtag to ask them … Continue reading

The War on Science (Video) 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2015-10-09 18:29:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (48 visits) info

Science on a budget 

Magma Cum Laude [2015-10-07 03:15:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
One thing that's been taking up an inordinate amount of my time lately is the suspense about whether I'll be allowed to do my job (aka the Congressional budget process). As a postdoc on a limited-term position at the USGS, I lose valuable time if the government shuts down, and I don't get it back. The same is true of any employee, but it's especially rough on the ones who are working on fixed-duration projects or term

Earth Science Week 2015 in full swing! 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-10-06 23:20:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

Earth Science Week is in full swing at the Utah Geological Survey this week. Who else has Earth Science Week | Impressum