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Sunday, 26 October 2014

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The Anthropocene? 

Geology in the West Country [2014-10-26 12:54:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info

If an alien civilisation lands, millions of years from now when humans are a distant memory, what will they find? Our cities will be long gone; our sturdiest monuments and greatest buildings will be dust. But if they bring a geologist with them, they may be able to read the story of our existence from the stones they walk on. In Berlin, recently, a group of scientists met to discuss just what that story will tell – and how important a story it is. Humans have existed in [...]

A Day in the Life of the Hudson River 

State of the Planet [2014-10-23 18:37:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

Once a year, Piermont Pier becomes a field station, and local students, a team of environmental investigators. On Tuesday, scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory led students through a series of field experiments designed to teach them more about the Hudson

Eco-Theater Engages Visitors at Lamont-Doherty’s Open House 

State of the Planet [2014-10-22 21:32:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

Saturday, October 11th, Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory celebrated another successful Open House at the Lamont Campus in the Palisades. Among the many scientists and curious guests in attendance was Superhero Clubhouse, a collective of artists and environmental advocates working at the intersection of science and

Friday Fact – 17th October 2014 

Climate and Geohazards [2014-10-17 14:38:29]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
Friday 17th October 2014 Some scientists think that the Toba supervolcanic eruption that occurred sometime between 69,000 and 77,000 years ago resulted in a genetic bottleneck in human evolution 50,000 years ago!

Stronger Lake Erie Phosphorus Targets Could Reduce Harmful Algae Susceptibility 

Lake Scientist [2014-10-16 17:58:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

Results of a study by scientists at the University of Michigan and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration indicate that solving Lake Erie’s harmful algae problem may be more difficult[...] The post Stronger Lake Erie Phosphorus Targets Could Reduce Harmful Algae Susceptibility appeared first on Lake

Jumping Faults 

Julian\'s Blog [2014-10-13 01:49:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info

The Alpine Fault is divided into several segments based on changes in its tectonic structure and earthquake history along the plate boundary.The northern end of the Alpine Fault is much less straightforward in comparison to the southern and central sections. This is in the area where other faults of the Marlborough Fault System branch off the Alpine Fault and take up a large amount of the total slip. There is still a lot to find out in terms of their combined earthquake histories and how these [...]

Scientists and Reporters Just Want to Get to the Bottom of It All 

The Plainspoken Scientist [2014-10-08 22:34:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

After just a few short months, my desk at the Los Angeles Times had succumbed to the same peculiar malady as my desk at Oregon State University, where I did my Ph.D. in paleoclimatology: It seemed to have sprouted a thin coat of fluorescent sticky notes. Each tiny square bore a fact that merited remembering or a question that demanded answering, and, every day, they

Listen to Chris talk about his life in science 

Highly Allochthonous [2014-10-08 20:42:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
I was recently interviewed by Dr. Marie McNeely, host of the ‘People Behind the Science’ podcast – a show that lets scientists talk about their lives and experiences to provide a more rounded view of what scientists actually do in … Continue reading

Symphony of the Soil is a Beautiful Film Documentary 

Terra Central [2014-10-08 15:08:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
I can’t say enough about this film made by Deborah Garcia. Symphony of the Soil is available here through October 10 for free viewing. The film has wonderful macro and micro videography and a tremendous sound track. The passion these scientists providing narrative have for their subject comes through loud and clear. I try to stay away from superlatives, but can’t help it with this documentary. Watch the film. If

Scientists turn Hurricane Sandy destruction into future readiness 

AGU Meetings [2014-10-06 15:47:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

This December, USGS will release a beta version of interactive computer models created from data collected by that laser-equipped plane—known as the second generation Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar (EAARL-B)—and other equipment that mapped and monitored the New Jersey coast. The online portal will allow anyone to look at storm intensities and directions, evaluate wave attack scenarios and coastal vulnerabilities, and anticipate the impacts to landscapes ahead of time, said [...]

Scientists use fiber-optic cables to measure ice loss in Antarctic 

AGU Meetings [2014-09-30 19:40:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

Fiber-optic cables like the ones that bring television and Internet into millions of homes are now being used to measure how fast ice shelves in Antarctica are melting, according to new research. Researchers installed moorings containing fiber-optic cables hundreds of meters down into the McMurdo Ice Shelf in West Antarctica to collect temperature information about the base of the ice shelf, where the thick platform of floating ice meets the ocean. The sensors were able to measure mere [...]

Soils at Imaggeo: fly ash pond 

G-Soil [2014-09-24 00:00:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

Kripal Singh CSIR-Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow, India About Imaggeo Imaggeo is the EGU’s online open access geosciences image repository. All geoscientists (and others) can submit their photographs and videos to this repository and, since it is open access, these images can be used for free by scientists for their presentations or publications,

Going on a rock cruise 

AGU Meetings [2014-09-19 15:57:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (48 visits) info

A trio of two-month expeditions in 2014 will be in the region where the Pacific Plate is descending under the Philippine Plate to form the Mariana Trench and the deepest point in the ocean–the Challenger Deep. Scientists will get under the skin of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc, which stretches nearly the distance from Los Angeles to

Soils at Imaggeo: field in late summer after rain 

G-Soil [2014-09-17 00:00:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

Konstantinos Kourtidis Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece About Imaggeo Imaggeo is the EGU’s online open access geosciences image repository. All geoscientists (and others) can submit their photographs and videos to this repository and, since it is open access, these images can be used for free by scientists for their presentations or publications, by educators and

Royal Tyrrell Poster Contest 

ART Evolved: Life's Time Capsule [2014-09-16 08:12:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

2014 Palaeo Arts Contest at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. This year, museum scientists have selected a Lambeosaurus skull to interpret through art. The annual Palaeo Arts Contest is open to students of all grade levels, has prizes for every winner, including two $500 draw prizes that are awarded to schools, and offers the chance to have students’ winning artwork displayed at the Museum. The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2014. Go [...]

Giant swimming dinosaur 

Geology in the West Country [2014-09-12 18:21:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
A giant fossil, unearthed in the Sahara desert, has given scientists an unprecedented look at the largest-known carnivorous dinosaur: Spinosaurus.The 95-million-year-old remains confirm a long-held theory: that this is the first-known swimming dinosaur. Scientists say the beast had flat, paddle-like feet and nostrils on top of its crocodilian head that would allow it to submerge with ease. The research is published in the journal Science. It had a long neck, a long [...]

Geosciences Column: Adapting to acidification, scientists add another piece to the puzzle 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2014-09-12 12:30:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

In the latest Geosciences Column Sara Mynott sheds light on recent research into how ocean acidification is affecting the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. The findings, published in Biogeosciences, reveal large differences between the abilities of different animals to adapt and highlight the urgent need to understand the way a greater suite of species are

Spinosaurus: This dinosaur’s weird body was built to swim 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-09-12 01:32:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info

A strange dinosaur from the time of it’s discovery—the Spinosaurus fossils were strewn across two continents. Now that all of the parts have been reunited, scientists find that this animal may be the first known semi-aquatic dinosaur discovered. Check it out! A strange dinosaur fossil dug up in the deserts of Morocco and whose

New Species Of Massive Dinosaur Discovered In Africa 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-09-10 20:26:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info It’s been a big week for ginormous dinosaurs. First, one group of scientists announced they had uncovered one of the largest dinosaurs known to man, and now another has announced the discovery of a new “titanosaur” species in Africa. READ

Geek blog: Ophiolites, and mixing scientists 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2014-09-05 21:43:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

The other reason, scientifically speaking, that we are drilling the Izu-Bonin Forearc on IODP Expedition 352 is to test ideas about a unique set of rocks that we find in mountain ranges. read | Impressum