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Sunday, 26 April 2015

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Fucino2015 meeting: Twitter roundup 

Paleoseismicity [2015-04-26 09:59:35]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 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  (29 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  (24 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  (26 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

A Scientific Debate 

Real Climate [2015-04-13 15:40:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (29 visits) info

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Guest posting from Bill Ruddiman, University of Virginia Recently I’ve read claims that some scientists are opposed to AGW but won’t speak out because they fear censure from a nearly monolithic community intent on imposing a mainstream view. Yet my last 10 years of personal experience refute this claim. This story began late in 2003

GIFT at the Assembly: Mineral Resources 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2015-04-13 12:30:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

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The EGU’s Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) programme offers teachers attending the conference the opportunity to hone their Earth science skills. The General Assembly workshop is one of GIFT’s most important activities of the year, combining talks on current research with hands-on activities presented by educators. What’s more, scientists can also come to the sessions – here’s what’s in store… The theme of this year’s GIFT workshop (EOS1) is Mineral Resources – [...]

New study explains source of Earth’s mysterious ringing 

AGU Meetings [2015-04-07 18:24:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
Scientists have come up with an explanation of why the Earth rings like a

Imaggeo on Mondays: Mirror Image 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2015-04-06 13:30:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info

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This week’s Imaggeo on Mondays image is brought to you by Fabien Darrouzet, who visited the icy landscapes of Svalbard back in 2012. Whilst the aim of his trip was not to better understand the geology of the landscapes, his eyes were very much focused on goings on up, up in the sky, it didn’t stop him taking this still of the snow covered peaks. This picture was taken in Svalbard (78° lat.) in June 2012. I was there for one week in order to observe the transit of the planet Venus in front [...]

Scientists Uncover Yet Another Cambrian Weirdo 

Laelaps [2015-04-01 23:05:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info

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There is nothing wrong with your monitor. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. The creature at the top

Soon-to-End Mercury Mission May Hold Clues to Earth’s Evolution 

State of the Planet [2015-03-27 16:58:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft has been orbiting Mercury for the last four years, giving scientists an unprecedented look at our solar system's innermost planet. But now the craft's fuel supply is exhausted; inexorably drawn in by Mercury's gravity, it is scheduled to crash in April. Sean Solomon, director of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, has been leading the mission, and in this video, he talks about its

Student Profile: Carolina Rosero 

State of the Planet [2015-03-25 19:32:29]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

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For Carolina Rosero, the MPA in Environmental Science and Policy program will provide the tools she needs to bridge the gap between scientists and decision-makers. She hopes to combine the skills she gained through her job in Ecuador’s Ministry of Environment with her coursework at Columbia to make an impact in developing

Preparing for Seven Weeks at Sea 

State of the Planet [2015-03-23 15:01:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

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For our spring expedition, NBP1503, to the margin of East Antarctica we will live and work on board the United States icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer. Together we are eight scientists, 10 science support staff and 19 crew members of the ship’s crew. As of today, March 22, all cargo and food for the journey has

Harvesting “big data” to help farmers 

AGU Meetings [2015-03-19 15:16:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
Scientists are using massive amounts of information about the climate, weather and land to develop new tools farmers can use to grow more food without harming the

Artificial lava meets ice and water 

The Way of the Geophysicist [2015-03-18 17:27:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (28 visits) info
Reading Time: 1 minutesWhen a team of scientists and artists pour molten basalt into ice and water, spectacular images are created. See for yourself and marvel at the explanation of F Yeah Fluid Dynamics. Especially the involvement of the Leidenfrost effect is very

The Biggest Scientific Myth in America, and Why It’s No Accident 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-03-07 04:57:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info

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I chatted with Dr. Naomi Oreskes about her book Merchants of Doubt last December at the AGU in San Francisco. She told me about the movie, and I hope to see it soon. Dr. Oreskes published a stunning paper in Science in 1994 looked at the level of scientific consensus on climate change. What she found was stunning to many scientists in other fields, and since then other studies have also shown just how

Iceland's Bardarbunga Volcano Eruption Pauses 

Volcano Science And News Blog [2015-03-06 03:25:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (44 visits) info

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The long-running eruption of Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano has paused, or ceased. Webcam footage no longer is showing any lava coming out of the eruptive fissure, and scientists visited the site to assess the landscape, only to find a degassing crater.The stoppage of the eruption at Holhuraun fissure is likely not the end of the activity. As this is a rifting episode, it is likely that magma chamber re-inflation will eventually occur. Seismicity is ongoing, although a lot lower than it [...]

More urban heat; less summer fog, on California coast 

AGU Meetings [2015-03-05 21:34:38]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info

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The summer fog that shrouds coastal southern California – what locals call the June Gloom – is being driven up into the sky by urban sprawl, according to scientists who have studied 67 years of cloud heights and urban growth in the region. Less fog may, at first, seem like a good thing. But less fog is bad news for native plants in the coastal hills and mountains, which depend on the cool fog as their only source of water during the rainless summer months. So less fog means warmer, drier, [...]

Pollution Biggest Driver Of Nuisance Algal Blooms In European, North American Lakes 

Lake Scientist [2015-03-05 15:43:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

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Scientists at the University of Nottingham and McGill University have found that pollution is the biggest driver for nuisance algal blooms in European and North American lakes, according to a[...] The post Pollution Biggest Driver Of Nuisance Algal Blooms In European, North American Lakes appeared first on Lake

Science bloggers – join the 2015 General Assembly blogroll! 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2015-03-04 12:30:26]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info

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Will you be blogging at the 2015 General Assembly? If so, sign up here and we’ll add you to our official blogroll. We will be compiling a list of blogs that feature posts about the EGU General Assembly and making it available on GeoLog, the official blog of the European Geosciences Union. We’d ask you to write posts that relate directly to the Assembly during the conference in Vienna (12 – 17 April). The content of each blog on this list is the responsibility of the authors and is not [...]

Study of atmospheric ‘froth’ may help GPS communications 

AGU Meetings [2015-03-02 16:01:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
Irregularities in Earth's upper atmosphere can distort GPS signals, Scientists are studying these irregularities to help overcome their effects on
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