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Thursday, 23 July 2015

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Stay Tuned for SUGAR 2!! 

SUGAR [2015-07-23 03:57:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

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In just a few short weeks a mass of students and scientists will descend on southern Georgia with work boots and sunscreen in hand to take part in the second portion of the SUGAR active source experiment.  Make sure to stay tuned for regular updates on our progress and to learn more about the exciting science that motivates this amazing field

Increased ground heat measured in Surtsey island 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2015-07-22 02:31:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

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It was in the news yesterday (21-July-2015) that scientists have measured higher ground heat in Surtsey Island. The change is 10 degrees (Celsius) from measurements taken some two to three years ago. The theory is that the ground … Continue reading

Sediment Core Yields Ancient Pike In Alaska’s Quartz Lake 

Lake Scientist [2015-07-21 15:22:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info
Most of the lake sediment cores that scientists gather are pretty consistent in terms of what they contain. Pulling up mud is a reliable find, as are bits of rocks,[...] The post Sediment Core Yields Ancient Pike In Alaska’s Quartz Lake appeared first on Lake

Glacial Lakes Increase In Third Pole Region 

Lake Scientist [2015-07-14 23:33:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

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In an area of Earth that many call the Third Pole region, near the Tibetan Plateau, scientists with the University of Texas and the Chinese Academy of Sciences say that[...] The post Glacial Lakes Increase In Third Pole Region appeared first on Lake

Ancient underwater volcanic range may explain why Australia and New Zealand separated 

Geology in the West Country [2015-07-14 10:04:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

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A chance discovery by an Australian scientific vessel searching for lobster larvae has uncovered a range of underwater volcanoes that have remained inactive, and unknown, for an estimated  50 million years.While scanning the seabed more than 150 miles off the coast of Sydney, scientists found a cluster of volcanoes sitting three miles beneath the ocean’s surface. In all there were four extinct volcanoes, the largest nearly a mile wide and rising some 2,000ft above the sea floor.The [...]

Commentary: ‘Globalize Geoscience’ and International Capacity Strengthening 

Geology for Global Development [2015-07-13 13:43:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

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The international community will soon agree on a set of sustainable development goals. This is a significant moment for the international community, and a great opportunity for geoscience. Over the coming months a broad discussion is needed as to how we can best support this global effort to eradicate extreme poverty. One important way this can be done is through ‘globalizing geoscience’ as was suggested in the recent Nature Geoscience Editorial. Universal access to water and [...]

'Mini ice age' coming in next fifteen years! 

James’ Empty Blog [2015-07-12 17:47:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (59 visits) info
Oh no it isn't, despite what you can read in the Indescribablyoverhyped. At most, a solar min might make a detectable reduction in the warming trend. It won't cause significant cooling. It is not clear to me who is responsible for this made-up story, it could be due to exaggeration from the scientists, a badly worded press release, or a journalist trying to get their story published. But

An Algorithm to Investigate Unwelcome Plankton 

State of the Planet [2015-07-07 17:39:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

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Computer scientists at Columbia University will work with oceanographers to understand what has caused an unusual plankton-like species to rapidly invade the Arabian Sea food chain, threatening fisheries that sustain more than 100 million people living at the sea’s edge. In the last decade, the dinoflagellate Noctiluca scintillans has pushed out diatoms, the plankton species that... read

Effective Stress - Part 4 

Ontario-geofish [2015-07-02 15:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

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Ok, enough of the basics, it'll just zoom over the heads of all those 'non-math' scientists who seem to control our lives through oral skills. Let's get down to injection.  If I insert my hose into a bed of clay, nothing much happens.  The water stops, since the clay is impermeable, that is, a very low permeability.  I can pump up the water, which produces a very high pressure gradient in

Significance of bizarre exteinct creature revealed 

Geology in the West Country [2015-06-30 13:54:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (73 visits) info

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A bizarre extinct creature that has mystified scientists since its 500m-year fossil was first unearthed more than a century ago has finally revealed its teeth – placing it centre stage in the evolution of many complex life-forms living today.Hallucigenia, which owes its name to its unworldly appearance, was so odd that scientists initially confused its top from its bottom and its head from its tail. However, a study has now unequivocally identified its mouth, complete with a fearsome ring of [...]

Glacial Earthquakes May Help Forecast Sea-Level Rise 

State of the Planet [2015-06-25 20:21:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info

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It is only recently that scientists learned of the existence of glacial earthquakes–seismic rumblings produced as massive ice chunks fall off the fronts of advancing glaciers into the ocean. In Greenland, where they have been extensively measured, such quakes have grown sevenfold over the last two decades and they are advancing northward. This suggests that ice loss is increasing

Researchers examine what made Utah a popular home for dinosaurs during Triassic period 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-06-22 18:42:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (40 visits) info

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fox13now.com Utah is one of the best places to find and study dinosaur fossils. In fact, dinosaur fossils are so abundant here it had many scientists wondering, “Why Utah?” READ

New Study Uses NASA Data To Confirm We’re Officially Running Out Of Water 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2015-06-18 15:27:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info

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Humans have an overabundance than 99 problems and scientists have just pushed water higher up their email list. A new study conducted by scientists in the University of California signifies that a third from the world’s biggest groundwater sources are under stress — which essentially shows that our demand is exceeding nature’s supply. We often […] The post New Study Uses NASA Data To Confirm We’re Officially Running Out Of Water appeared first on Liberty, Equality, [...]

An Online Course Every High School Science Student Should Take 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-06-04 08:03:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (40 visits) info

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John Cook at the University of Queensland (along with others) has produced a very good course about climate change and its denial. He also covers the consensus among scientists, and why the claims by the deniers are so laughably wrong. I keep up with the research, and have read a lot about the psychology behind why people will refuse to accept the obvious, but I still learned quite a few things I did

World’s Oldest Unused Stone Tools Found (So They Say) 

State of the Planet [2015-05-26 17:28:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

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Last week, it was announced that scientists had found the world's oldest stone tools, in Kenya, dated at 3.3 million years. The precise dating of the tools was made possible by Chris Lepre and Dennis Kent of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, who used periodic reversals in earth's magnetic field to nail the timing. Now, in a related study, a separate team says they have discovered the world's oldest stone tools that were never used--an apparent revelation about early human leisure

GeoEd: Why So Serious? 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2015-05-22 13:00:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (43 visits) info

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In this edition of GeoEd, Sam Illingworth, a lecturer in science communication at Manchester Metropolitan University, explores the benefits of a more informal teching style and how the incorporation of play into everyday teaching can help to engage and enthuse students who oterhwise struggle to connect with the sciences. Despite the hard work, there are some real perks to being a scientists: field work, conferences, travelling, collaborations, etc… to name but a few. The key is to show [...]

General Assembly 2015 – Highlights 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2015-05-21 16:02:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 visits) info

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It’s been just over a month since the EGU General Assembly 2015 in Vienna. The conference this year was a great success with 4,870 oral, 8,489 poster, and 705 PICO presentations. There were 577 unique scientific sessions, complimented by an impressive 310 side events, making for an interesting and diverse programme. The conference brought together 11,837 scientists from 108 countries, 23% of which were students. Keeping abreast of everything that was going on throughout the week was made [...]

Scientists Study A Changing Lake Superior 

Lake Scientist [2015-05-21 15:08:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info
Lake Superior has warmed over the past 30 years. The amount of surface ice that it experiences each year is down too. To investigate how those changes are affecting the[...] The post Scientists Study A Changing Lake Superior appeared first on Lake

Global Warming’s ‘Missing’ Heat: It May Be in the Indian Ocean 

State of the Planet [2015-05-20 18:00:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info
Since the late 1990s, global warming has stabilized, even as greenhouse gases have risen. That defies simple models that say the temperature should keep going up. Many scientists think the so-called “hiatus” is taking place in part because much of the heat trapped in the atmosphere by greenhouse gases is being soaked up and stored by the oceans–at least for

Latest Data Says Miami Is Sinking Into The Sea Even Faster Than Thought. 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-05-18 02:17:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (44 visits) info

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Here is a well written piece full of good factual information on the slow motion disaster underway in South Florida. It’ from Senior Researcher Brian McNoldy at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine Science. I had a chance a few years back to spend an afternoon there, and talk with some of their scientists, and it was an illuminating day. As you read about the latest research, consider the problems
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