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Wednesday, 04 May 2016

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Viewing Science Through a Different Frame 

State of the Planet [2016-05-04 18:01:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (10 visits) info
Is it an album cover for a 1980s hair band, or a thin section micrograph of precious minerals? A model of ice streams in glacial lakes, or a 3D laser light show from a dance club? This past week at the third annual Research as Art exhibit at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, scientists traded in lab coats and goggles for artist smocks and easels as they demonstrated that when the line between science and art is allowed to get tenuous, the results are anything

GeoPolicy: How to communicate science to policy officials – tips and tricks from the experts 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-05-04 13:00:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (10 visits) info

The EGU General Assembly was bigger than ever this year. Over 16,500 people attended more than 500 sessions. Although many sessions featured policy-relevant science, the short course entitled ‘Working at the science policy interface‘ focused purely on the role of scientists with the policy landscape. For those of you that couldn’t attend, this month’s GeoPolicy post takes a closer look at what was discussed. The short course consisted of three panellists; Katja Rosenbohm, [...]

Scientists find likely cause for recent southeast U.S. earthquakes 

AGU Meetings [2016-05-03 16:25:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info

The southeastern United States should has seen some notable seismic events – most recently, the 2011 magnitude-5.8 earthquake near Mineral, Virginia that shook the nation’s capital. Now, scientists report in a new study a likely explanation for this unusual activity: pieces of the mantle under this region have been periodically breaking off and sinking down into the

The Consensus on the Consensus Is Itself Overwhelming 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2016-04-29 03:45:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

My friend Ed Maibach at George Mason Univ. emailed me some interesting abstracts today that show how overwhelming the consensus is on climate change among scientists working in the field. Researchers like Ed and Dr. Oreskes (among others) have shown that the consensus now is nearly unanimous among those in the field. The belief that scientists are divided over the question must be the greatest scientific myth in the United

All Aboard! 

AGU Meetings [2016-04-27 15:57:53]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
Much like the deep sea hydrothermal vents we study, no light penetrates into the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) control room. Here, the ROPOS team operates the submersible, helping scientists collect samples and conduct analyses. Working 12-hour shifts, a ROPOS pilot may spend a full day in this room, lit only by glow of ~22 computer screens showing video feeds of all the cameras mounted on ROPOS used to navigate and observe the deep

Lake Tahoe Clarity Down In 2015 

Lake Scientist [2016-04-26 18:52:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

Data collected last year by scientists at the University of California, Davis, have shown that Lake Tahoe clarity is down 4.8 feet since 2014. Though there was a decline, the[...] The post Lake Tahoe Clarity Down In 2015 appeared first on Lake

Among Waves and Whirlwinds: A Mid-Cruise Account 

AGU Meetings [2016-04-22 19:12:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (57 visits) info

On the morning of the 19th, the R/V Falkor entered harbor in the country of Tonga after nearly 12 days at sea. As we stood on the deck watching the dockworkers heave lines to and fro, several scientists breathed a sigh of relief, for we had spent a number of days being tossed around by the

Accounting for Volcanoes Using Tools of Economics 

State of the Planet [2016-04-20 15:30:25]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info
Climate scientists teamed up with an econometrics expert to develop an innovative new method for picking out past volcanic eruptions in temperature reconstructions going back millennia and gauging their impact on the

New studies uncover mysterious processes that generate volcanic lightning 

AGU Meetings [2016-04-12 15:49:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
Two new studies are unraveling some of the mysteries of this violent phenomenon and revealing the similarities – and differences – between volcanic lightning and the kind of lightning produced by thunderclouds. Understanding how this process works could enable scientists to use volcanic lightning to monitor and track the progress of powerful eruptions in real time, according to the studies’

EGU 2016: Follow the conference action live! 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-04-06 13:00:02]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

Last week we shared a post on how you can keep up to date with all the science being presented at the General Assembly via our social media channels. This week we share with you how you can tune into the conference action, live! Many of the EGU General Assembly highlights will be streamed live, so if you can’t make it to Vienna this year, you can still watch the Union Symposia on Geosciences in the Anthropocene (US4), the Great Debate on the sustainable development of the Arctic (GDB2) and [...]

HMNS Unveils Ground-breaking Discovery: Soft Tissue from the Dinosaur Age! 

BEYONDbones [2016-03-30 18:41:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

Well, the news is out, and here’s the scoop. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is involved in the next great discovery in the world of paleontology. In the forests of Myanmar, scientists have unearthed several pieces of 99-million-year-old amber … Continue reading

GeoCinema at the 2016 General Assembly 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-03-30 17:14:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

GeoCinema is the home of geoscience films at the EGU General Assembly. This year features 50 fantastic films from across the geosciences, so you can step into some soil science, dive into deep ocean investigations, catch a glimpse of climate change research and more! GeoCinema runs almost continuously throughout the conference, with short films, documentaries and feature length productions playing throughout the week in the GeoCinema Room (room 0.90 on the Yellow Level) from 10:30 until 19:00 [...]

Putting Science at the Heart of Development 

Geology for Global Development [2016-03-29 11:06:49]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

Sue Desmond-Hellman (CEO of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and Nick Hurd (Minister for International Development, DFID – UK Department for International Development) have written a joint article on putting science at the heart of development. “If we are going to end extreme poverty, it’s going to take more than additional funds or deeper commitment, however. We are going to have to put science at the heart of international development…… We believe that science [...]

Secrets of the sediment! 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2016-03-29 02:30:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (40 visits) info

One of our scientists aboard the ship, Thibaut Caley, is studying specifically the leakage of water from the Agulhas Current into the Atlantic Ocean.  For the most part, due to various interactions and physical conditions, the majority of the fast-paced, tropical water of the Agulhas gets retroflected back into the Indian Ocean when it gets to the southern tip of Africa.  But there's read

It’s not all field work… 

polar soils blog [2016-03-19 18:21:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info

We left Palmer yesterday morning, after picking up cargo and some passengers. We headed back up to Livingston Island, where there is a field camp at Cape Shirreff. We have to pick up some scientists who have been living and working there and take them back to Punta Arenas with us. Since the field camp is closing for the season, there was a lot of cargo to load onto the ship! We pitched in to help with the loading and unloading. There isn’t a pier at Cape Shirreff, so everything had to [...]

Reddit "Ask Me Anything" 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2016-03-19 14:46:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
The scientists aboard the JR responded to our event last night in the same manner they've been tackling their research - as a collaborative body.  From 11pm to 1am local ship time, everyone had the chance to read over and put forth their opinions on the appropriate responses to the questions asked in the forum.  Given the limited bandwidth available on the ship, only a couple of compu read

Taxonomy Day 2016! Museum Collections are the Taxonomist Habitat! 

Echinoblog [2016-03-18 13:13:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info
TAXONOMY DAY will soon be upon us!  On March 19th Several years ago, biologist Terry McGlynn declared a DAY FOR APPRECIATING TAXONOMISTS! who had supported his work. In Biology, Taxonomists are those scientists who IDENTIFY species and work towards classifying and understanding their evolution and "place" in the natural world. Which species is it? The common one? The one we eat?

All good things… 

AGU Meetings [2016-03-17 20:00:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

by Nanci Bompey Nanci Bompey is AGU’s public information manager. She is spending a week aboard the R/V Oceanus with scientists from Oregon State University (OSU) who are studying the role that small rivers play in the productivity of the coastal ocean during the winter. Click here to read Nanci’s previous blogs from this trip. We arrived at the dock at Newport Wednesday evening, unloaded our gear from the ship

Waiting for the weather to clear 

AGU Meetings [2016-03-14 18:41:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

by Nanci Bompey Nanci Bompey is AGU’s public information manager. She is spending a week aboard the R/V Oceanus with scientists from Oregon State University who are studying the role that small rivers play in the productivity of the coastal ocean during the winter. Click here to read Nanci’s previous blogs from this trip.   On Sunday afternoon, we headed back to Newport. The scientists and crew were closely watching

Imaggeo on Mondays: Moonland 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-03-14 14:33:34]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info

The moon-like landscapes surrounding the Himalayan village of Lamayuru attract tourists seeking off-the-beaten track adventures. The village is enchanting, not only for the striking geological formations that frame it, but also for the presence of an 11th Century Buddhist monastery. The rock formations are known as “Moonland”, says Arjun Datta, author of this week’s imaggeo on Mondays featured photograph. “The surreal moon-like rock formations at Lamayuru are nestled in the Greater [...] | Impressum