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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

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Dana’s Super-Gargantuan Guide to Science Books Suitable for Gift-Giving 

Rosetta Stones [2014-11-26 12:00:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
It’s the gifting time o’ year! You’ve got science readers on your list, but you’re not sure what books to get them, right? For those of you who can’t just say heck with... -- Read more on

Vancouver Mining Jobs for Engineers: CareerMine and RGC 

I think mining [2014-11-26 05:46:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

Got a long lesson in using the new format CareerMine today.  This is what I found about mining jobs for engineers in Vancouver. First up is a job with Robertson GeoConsultants (RGC).  Probably no secret that I work for RGC.  Not full time.  I take off as much time as I want to so that I

Oakland City Hall: Stone and structure 

Oakland Geology [2014-11-25 06:42:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

A few weeks ago I set foot inside our City Hall—for the first time, I’m embarrassed to say. I hope you will step inside before you’ve lived here 25 years, like me. I’ve always known we have a gorgeous building, and now I’m amazed. C’mon in. First we’ll have a look at the structure’s famous

This Bird Flies South for the Winter 

State of the Planet [2014-11-25 04:39:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
Migrating south in the winter is a behavior that Antarctic scientists share with many species of birds, although the scientists fly just a bit further south. For the IcePod team it was time to join the migration so they could test their equipment in the most challenging environment the Earth has to

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening this week (11/24-11/30) at HMNS 

BEYONDbones [2014-11-24 03:00:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Holiday Hours Thanksgiving Day – CLOSEDFriday – Sunday (11/28-11/30) – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 … Continue reading

Convert Matlab colormap to Surfer colormap 

MyCarta [2014-11-22 01:00:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
In the comment section of my last post, Steve asked if I had code to generate a Surfer.clr file from my Matlab colormaps. Some time ago I did write a

Pouring Fracking Waste on the Road - New York State 

Ontario-geofish [2014-11-20 19:55:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

Reference So, the next time you're behind that brine truck, trying to get through that snow storm, think of the glorious stuff you are breathing.  I'm sure it's worth at least a pack or ciggies or two. So, now I've found a worse way to dispose of frack waste than injecting in Oklahoma.  I was always joking to people that they can't just dump it into the local creek, because that would

Kolmanskop in Pictures 

Georneys [2014-11-19 18:11:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

Last month I spent some time in Namibia for work. During one of my days off, I was able to spend some time visiting Kolmanskop. Located in the Namib Desert a few miles outside of the seaside town of Lüderitz, Kolmanskop is a “Ghost Town” that is the remains of a former diamond mining town. Kolmanskop was founded shortly after diamonds were discovered in the region in 1908 and was abandoned

The Cretaceous Tortoise and Hare 

Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs [2014-11-17 22:18:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

 Cretaceous; CA
Once upon a time, in the autumn of 2011, I submitted an artwork requested by one Scott Persons of the University of Alberta via Art Evolved...Three years later, the resulting set of three illustrations -- a race between an Olorotitan and a Tarbosaurus -- was finally published in the press release for a study of hadrosaur locomotion by Dr. Phil Currie and Scott Persons, which I expect a number of our readers are already familiar with, either independently or via the Chasmosaurs Facebook page. [...]

Dinosaurs, Volcanoes, Monsters of the Deep, and Other Stories Told by a Pile of Rocks. And Disneyland. 

Geotripper [2014-11-17 10:19:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (56 visits) info
One of my most vivid childhood memories was Southern California Gas Company's Disneyland Night. My dad worked for the company at the time. Once a year the company rented Disneyland and practically every employee and their family showed up. It's hard to explain why this is so extraordinary, but let me try. Have you ever heard the expression "E ticket ride", referring to an event almost

Markagunt: A truly gigantic gravity landslide (2000 cubic kilometres!) 

The Landslide Blog [2014-11-17 09:33:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

A new paper in Geology describes for the first time the Markagunt gravity slide - a c.2000 square kilometre landslide deposit in Utah, USA that occurred about 22 million years

How did the horrible Yale “Brontosaurus” skull come to be? 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [2014-11-14 10:07:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

A while back, Ben Miller reminded me that when I posted about the old Yale “Brontosaurus” skull, I promised: So how did the YPM come to make such a monstrosity? What was it based on? Tune in next time for the surprising details! I told him at the time that I’d soon get around to writing a

Last Fieldtrip for Climate Change 

Wooster Geologists [2014-11-13 16:27:12]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info

As the weather cools – the Wooster Geology Climate Change class ventured out in the field one more time. For the remainder of the semester we will try to get some work done. Two sites were visited – the Cedar Creek Mastodon Site and the OARDC. Two weeks ago a pit was dug from our coring

My Failures in Science - Measuring the Earth Part 2 

The Geology P.A.G.E. [2014-11-12 22:10:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
In response to my failure to measure the Earth before (See post here for background and details) I again attempted to measure the Earth using the length of the shadows during the the days before and after the summer solstice. To recap here is the background:~2200 years ago, a man named Eratosthenes made a pretty good estimation of the size of the Earth using the length of shadows during the summer solstice at two different locations.To repeat this experiment there are some [...]

The iPhone 6 Pressure Sensor- It’s REALLY Good 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2014-11-11 07:39:07]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

The new iPhone 6 has a pressure sensor, and this may very well be the beginning of a massive increase in atmospheric weather observations. It comes at a time when computer power is making it possible to run numerical weather models at resolutions we’ve only dreamed of in the past. NOAA is already running a model with a resolution of 3km (the HRRR), and the UK Met office just bought

Results of a recent hunt in some old Coal tailings 

Views of the Mahantango [2014-11-10 21:06:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info

 Carboniferous; US,
I've been very busy these last few weeks going collecting and that has caused me to be a little backed up on the blog. Once the weather turns cold I will have more time to focus on writing entries. In the meantime, posts may be a little more sporadic and focused on what I'm finding in the field. Today is just such a post and I'm showing off some Lepidodendron bark impressions that I found this past weekend near Gilberton, PA. They were collected from some old coal mine tailings piles. The coal [...]

Mark Your Calendars for the events happening this week (11/10-11/16) at HMNS 

BEYONDbones [2014-11-10 05:00:23]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Travel back in time and test your battle strategy with the War Game Event … Continue reading

Prints, custom palaeoart, and antisocial Triceratops blog [2014-11-07 11:20:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info
Hey now - look at this: there's a way to buy high-quality prints of my artwork, and it's dead simple. Drop me an email at with your requirements, pay off the invoice, and wait for your prints to arrive - hopefully within a week or so of order confirmation. Prices, sizes and all are discussed over here.To celebrate this occasion, I'm also offering a limited number of über-cheap palaeoart commissions for private clients:Yep - your own palaeoartwork, a print and delivery [...]

Sorting out Earth events according to the time they take 

Earth Learning Idea [2014-11-03 11:18:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
A very popular ELI in October was 'How long does it take? - quick to very, very, very slow'. Some Earth processes are dangerously quick – but some are extremely slow. Help your pupils to understand how the rates of Earth processes differ by cutting out the cards provided and fitting them in the best places on the scale, also provided. This is one of many ELI activities which help pupils

Facing up to the big V 

Between a Rock and a Hard Place [2014-11-03 07:00:51]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info

The nights are drawing in, the air is getting colder and here in Bristol it seems like viva season is in full swing. Enough time has elapsed since my own viva that I thought I would share my thoughts about what to expect on the big day. Whilst everybody’s experience is different, from talking to | Impressum