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Thursday, 02 July 2015

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Effective Stress - Part 4 

Ontario-geofish [2015-07-02 15:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 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  (47 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  (35 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  (33 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  (36 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  (35 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  (20 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  (30 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  (37 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  (29 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  (35 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  (36 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

NASA Image Shows Ground Motion from First Nepal Quake 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-05-14 02:41:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (44 visits) info

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Also See more from fellow AGU blogger Dr. Dave Petley. From NASA:  Scientists with the Advanced Rapid Imaging and Analysis project (ARIA), a collaboration between NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, analyzed interferometric synthetic aperture radar images from the PALSAR-2 instrument on the ALOS-2 satellite operated by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to calculate a map of the deformation of [...]

Lake Erie Algae Ups Asian Carp Vulnerability 

Lake Scientist [2015-05-12 15:37:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info

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Using remote sensing technology, water temperatures and biological models, scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey have found that there is enough food for Asian carp to survive if they make[...] The post Lake Erie Algae Ups Asian Carp Vulnerability appeared first on Lake

Bad Ozone Days in Western U.S. Linked to Pacific Weather 

State of the Planet [2015-05-12 14:58:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info

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A new study shows that ozone pollution in the western United States can be increased by La Niña, a natural weather cycle at the surface of the Pacific Ocean. Scientists have come to recognize that La Niña and its opposite phase, El Niño, affect various kinds of weather around the world; the ozone finding is first to show

Lake George’s Jefferson Project Looks To The Future 

Lake Scientist [2015-05-05 15:43:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info

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After vertical profilers at Lake George get run through their paces, scientists working on the ongoing Jefferson Project there plan to outfit them with more technology to take lake measurements,[...] The post Lake George’s Jefferson Project Looks To The Future appeared first on Lake

Fucino2015 meeting: Twitter roundup 

Paleoseismicity [2015-04-26 09:59:35]  recommend  recommend this post  (78 visits) info

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The 2015 INQUA International Workshop on Active Tectonics, Paleoseismology and Archaeoseismology in the Fucino Basin is over – but luckily some of the scientists have covered the meeting on Twitter! For those who missed the meeting in Italy, read and enjoy this recap – you might want to consider going to the next PATA Days. The tweets are sorted chronologically, with the oldest tweets at the bottom and the latest tweets right below: Geologists contemplate the societal effects of

Goddard Institute to Aid Search for Life in Distant Worlds 

State of the Planet [2015-04-22 16:40:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (48 visits) info
Despite its name, the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has in recent years concentrated on planet Earth–mainly, its widely used computer models used by scientists around the world to measure and predict the impact of greenhouse gases on climate. This week NASA announced that the Earth Institute-affiliated center will also play a leading role in a new initiative to

Three Wolves Left On Isle Royale 

Lake Scientist [2015-04-21 17:32:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info

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In the 1980s, wolf populations on Lake Superior’s Isle Royale peaked at around 50. Since then, their numbers have dwindled and scientists studying them say that there are only three[...] The post Three Wolves Left On Isle Royale appeared first on Lake

Scientists At Work- The Latest On Dog Domestication 

Reporting on a Revolution [2015-04-19 08:45:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (45 visits) info
Over at Science Magazine David Grimm has written a very informative article on the status of research on dog domestication. Its about the techniques being brought to bear on the question of the place and timing of dog origins and also about the scientists involved in the research, their pet theories and the conflicts within the field. An excerpt: Hulme-Beaman has spent the past 6
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