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Monday, 08 February 2016

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Happy Year of the Monkey! 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2016-02-08 22:13:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

Our three scientists working at Japanese universities created a New Year's dragon and welcomed in the Year of the Monkey, complete with candy erupting as fire from the dragon's craw.  A much more entertaining staff meeting!  Unfortunately I only have a photo of the puppet's head - if someone shares a photo of Francisco, Kaoru and Masako performing in it, I will replace mine for

Gearing Up for Our First Cores 

State of the Planet [2016-02-08 20:56:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
As they get to know their ship, the scientists aboard the Joides Resolution prepare to drill their first sediment cores along the Natal Valley off the coast of southern

Setting Off for Two Months at Sea 

State of the Planet [2016-02-04 00:59:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (6 visits) info

Sidney Hemming and the scientists aboard the Joides Resolution conduct the final preparations for their research cruise off southern Africa and introduce a girls' school group from Mauritius to science at

Scientific Assistant (Paleontology). American Museum of Natural History 

WeBlog Aragosaurus [2016-02-03 10:53:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info

Job Title: Scientific Assistant (Paleontology)The Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural Historyis seeking 1 full-time (35 hours per week) Scientific Assistant in theInvertebrate Paleontology preparation lab.Responsibilities & Duties:The responsibilities and duties of the position include preparation andrestoration of invertebrate fossils, including detailed microscope-basedpreparation using a full range of mechanical and chemical methods;creating molds and casts; [...]

Science collaboration 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2016-02-02 07:30:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
Today's science presentations by the EXP 361 scientists were a testament to the collaborative philosophy behind IODP (International Ocean Discovery Program). read

Without the Montreal Protocol, More Intense Tropical Cyclones 

State of the Planet [2016-02-01 16:59:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
Using one of the most advanced atmospheric computer models available, scientists compared our expected future with a scenario in which ozone-depleting substances had never been

A New Global Team Tracks Temperature Change Through Time 

State of the Planet [2016-01-28 20:21:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
A new international consortium of scientists is bringing the history of temperature fluctuations across the entire Northern Hemisphere to

Atlantis Bank: A Mountain Under the Sea 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2016-01-15 17:17:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
For over a month now, the JOIDES resolution has maintained its position in the southwest Indian Ocean, 700 meters above Atlantis Bank. This undersea mountain was named in 1986 by one of our co-chief scientists Henry Dick, “we found a block that had been lifted up to sea level, it was an island at one point” says Dick, “so we named it Atlantis Bank after of course the lost city of Atlantis”. read

Lake Superior Mercury Origins 

Lake Scientist [2016-01-14 21:58:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

Most of the mercury getting into Lake Superior doesn’t come from runoff, according to a new study from scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey. Instead, researchers say, the biggest of[...] The post Lake Superior Mercury Origins appeared first on Lake

The Moho Mohawk (No coring = boring) 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2016-01-06 10:16:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
Over the transit, during our medical evacuation, the scientists on board were able to catch up on a bit of their work. Before we left the site the core was coming up on deck fast a furious. This break in fresh core allowed them to continue analyzing the core we had already collected. We even used the time for our first sampling party.  read

Climate change and bark beetles spell doom for Rocky Mountain spruce forests 

AGU Meetings [2015-12-21 21:13:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

The combination of climate change and spruce bark beetles could drastically alter Rocky Mountain spruce and pine tree populations over the next three centuries, according to a new study. Using an improved model of forest growth, death, and regeneration, a group of scientists predicts that spruce populations will decline and lodgepole pines will take their place. According to new research presented at the 2015 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, the demographics of a forested region can [...]

Core on Deck! 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2015-12-20 13:04:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (60 visits) info
Just prior to 0400 a simple announcement rang out over a silent ship, "core is on deck". That marked the start of sample recovery from hole U1473 on Atlantis Bank. The handful of scientists who were awake at the time ran up to the catwalk leading to the drilling derrick to watch the arrival. read

Preserved trees that grew 12,000 years ago improve radiocarbon dating calibrations 

AGU Meetings [2015-12-17 20:02:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

by Emily Benson   Scientists use radiocarbon dating to determine the age of everything from bone and teeth to seeds and straw. The accuracy and precision of those dates depends on careful calibration. New data from logs unearthed in a small floodplain in New York’s Lake Ontario lowlands will allow scientists to refine the calibrations for a 1,200 year period that occurred about 12,000 years ago, according to Carol Griggs, a

One Million Icequakes 

AGU Meetings [2015-12-16 00:57:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
Nestled in the Arctic is a glacier like no other. This glacier quakes once a minute creating seismic events that rattle the earth—more frequently than scientists have ever seen. Understanding why these icequakes are so common may help researchers predict future ice flow, a process that propels climate-driven sea level

Restoring white Arctic will fall to future generations who never knew it 

Geospace [2015-12-15 18:31:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

Scientists and policymakers have discussed for decades how to slow the rate of global warming and melting Arctic ice—most recently at the Paris talks—but few have discussed how to restore the ice after it is lost. That task will likely fall to future generations who not only grew up without a white Arctic but may have conflicting interests in keeping it blue, according to an analysis presented on Monday by scientists at the 2015 American Geophysical Union Fall

Observing evolution in real time 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2015-12-14 21:27:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

     HIV mutates rapidly and forms countless virus variants in the patient. A collaboration of scientists from the group of Dr. Richard Neher, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, and scientists from Stockholm analyzed the evolution of HIV using patient samples from early to chronic infection. To characterize the evolution and adaptation of HIV variants, the

What Is Ocean Acidification & Why Does It Matter? 

State of the Planet [2015-12-10 01:14:52]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
Excess carbon dioxide absorbed into the oceans is starting to have profound effects on marine life, from oysters to tiny snails at the base of the food chain. Our scientists explain the changes and what they are learning about ocean acidification in the

Communicate Your Science Video Competition is now open! 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2015-12-01 13:00:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

Want to communicate your research to a wider audience and try your hand at video production? Now’s your chance! The competition is open to early career scientists (ECS) who intend to register for the EGU General Assembly. The aim is to produce a video up-to-three-minutes long to share your research with the general public. The winning entry will receive a free registration to the General Assembly in 2017. Your video can include scenes of you out in the field and explaining an outcrop, or at [...]

Shrinking Glaciers: A Chronology of Climate Change 

State of the Planet [2015-11-28 15:00:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info
With new data, scientists can track back what glaciers did in the past, and how it is related to climate change. This provides a link to predict what could be happening in the next 100, 200, 500

Mars Rocks – introducing a citizen science project 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2015-11-25 12:30:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

GeoLog followers will remember our previous report on Citizen Geoscience: the exciting possibilities it presents for the acquisition of data, whilst cautioning against the exploitation of volunteered labour. This blog presents a Citizen Science platform that goes beyond data collection to analysis, specifically for geological changes in remote sensing imagery of Mars. Jessica Wardlaw, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Web GIS, at the Nottingham Geospatial Institute, introduces ‘iMars’ [...] | Impressum