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Friday, 17 October 2014

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Friday Fact – 17th October 2014 

Climate and Geohazards [2014-10-17 14:38:29]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 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  (16 visits) info

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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  (28 visits) info

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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

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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  (20 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

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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  (15 visits) info

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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  (20 visits) info

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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  (47 visits) info

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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  (17 visits) info

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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

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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  (17 visits) info
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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  (22 visits) info

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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  (35 visits) info

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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! latimes.com 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
  huffingtonpost.com 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  (25 visits) info

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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

The known unknowns – the outstanding 49 questions in Earth sciences (Part I) 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2014-09-05 13:15:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
Science is about asking questions, as much as it is about finding answers. Most of the time spent by scientists doing research is used to constrain and clarify what exactly is unknown – what does not yet form part of the consensus among the scientific community. Researchers all over the globe are working tirelessly to answer the

Latest news - Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano 

Geology in the West Country [2014-09-05 12:19:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

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Click here to keep up to date with the latest developmentsBárðarbunga is a large central vent volcano lying underneath Iceland's 500-m thick Vatnajokull glacier in the centre of the country. It is located at the junction between the eastern and northern volcanic rift zones in the area close to where some scientists consider is the present-day location of the mantle hotspot beneath Iceland. The complex rifting means that there are probably sub-surface magmatic connections to both the Grimsvotn [...]

Scientists unveil massive, fearless dinosaur dubbed ‘Dreadnoughtus’ 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2014-09-05 00:52:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
www.thestar.com Researchers studying the remains of an enormous dinosaur — a creature that was bigger than seven bull elephants — have given it an equally colossal name: Dreadnoughtus, or “fearing nothing.” READ
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