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Monday, 23 May 2016

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The unquiet corpse of Ingelfinger is still shambling around, smashing up science 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [2016-05-23 22:24:27]  recommend  recommend this post  (16 visits) info
It’s very doubtful that Franz J. Ingelfinger ever intended the rule named in his honour to prevent online preprints — after all, such things didn’t exist when he introduced his no-prior-publication policy at the New England Journal of Medicine in 1969, or even at the time of his death in 1980. Yet the rule lingers on

Upper Arroyo Viejo: My first Oakland fossil 

Oakland Geology [2016-05-23 09:03:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

 Cretaceous,Jurassic; US
Two weeks ago I wrote about the upper part of Arroyo Viejo, in Knowland Park, and said that I hadn’t walked the whole section exposed along the stream. Soon afterward I returned there and did the deed. I had a special goal of locating fossils in the Knoxville Formation. This time, instead of following deer

Deadly Mount Sinabung eruption, May 21, 2016 

Geology in Motion [2016-05-22 19:07:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

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Sinabung as viewed from the east.Photo by Tom Casadevall, U.S.G.S., 1987Mount Sinabung in the North Sumatra province of Indonesia, erupted on Saturday killing seven people in a village.  The village, Gembar, is one of four villages inside a 2.5 mile danger zone from which 5,000 residents were evacuated at the time. Villagers still enter the zone intermittently to tend to property. A video showing parts of the eruption and its ashy aftermath is available from The Guardian here.    [...]

I did my research. Yes, I think academic publishers are greedy. (With notes on publishers’ rhetoric and creationism) 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [2016-05-21 19:19:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

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Another day, another puff-piece from academic publishers about how awesome they are. This time, the Publisher’s Association somehow suckered the Guardian into giving them a credible-looking platform for their party political broadcast, Think academic publishers are greedy? Do your research. I have to give the PA credit for coming up with about the most patronising

Wooster Geologists in San Diego, CA 

Wooster Geologists [2016-05-20 23:10:13]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

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San Diego, CA – Wooster Geologists don’t waste any time getting to work on their summer research. Amineh AlBashaireh (’18) and I have made our way to the University of San Diego to start on a new research project with our collaborators in the Department of Environmental and Ocean Sciences. Our trip began with a tour

UPC Season 2 

Dinosaur Home - Blogs [2016-05-20 08:02:27]  recommend  recommend this post  (9 visits) info
I will be taking requests. Follow the rule of same time and place and a decently even matchup. First eight people who comment will have theirs featured. You can only put 1 request in each time to make it fair. You can request again for when I am finishing Season 2 (if I get that

Magnetic Earth and Toilet roll of time 

Earth Learning Idea [2016-05-16 20:27:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (23 visits) info

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We have added a suggestion to our Magnetic Earth activity. This idea uses a sponge ball globe instead of Plasticine. Click here to see the original Earthlearningidea. We have also added some photos to the photo gallery on the website of students in Slovakia trying out the 'Toilet roll of

Imaggeo on Mondays: Half dome at sunset 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-05-16 13:03:27]  recommend  recommend this post  (25 visits) info

 US,CN,
Yosemite’s Half Dome stands, majestic, over a granite dominated terrain in the Yosemite Valley area;  one of the most beautiful landscapes in northern America, and arguably, the world – it is also an Earth scientist’ playground. Stamped into the west slope of the Sierra Nevada range, the Yosemite Valley is a collection of lush forests, deep valleys, meandering rivers and streams, all punctuated by huge domes and cliffs of ancient volcanic origin. Come and explore this part of the [...]

100 Word Story 

Dinosaur Home - Blogs [2016-05-14 01:52:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (54 visits) info
So I came up with this challenge for myself and possibly others. Write a story in 100 words or less. Make it meaningful and concise. Some writers like to take their time and write a lot, but I personally like it when things are concise, yet meaningful at the same time. Here we go. A hungry

Geo Talk: One of the youngest EGU 2016 General Assembly delegates sends sensor to space 

GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-05-13 12:30:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (19 visits) info

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Presenting at an international conference is daunting, even for the most seasoned of scientists; not so for Thomas Maier (a second year university student) who took his research (co-authored by  Lukas Kamm, a high-school student) to the EGU 2016 General Assembly! Not only was their work on developing a moisture sensor impressive, so was Thomas’ enthusiasm and confidence when presenting his research. Hazel Gibson and Kai Boggild, EGU Press Assistants at the conference, caught up with the [...]

A Writing Contest 

Dinosaur Home - Blogs [2016-05-12 17:54:11]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
Carnoferox and I would like to announce that we are holding a writing contest. Your entry has to be a blog post and a Who vs. Who scenario. Remember that only dinosaurs who were contemporaries (lived in the same time and place) are eligible to fight. Your entry has to be at least 400 words,

My first impressions of India 

Water and Megacities [2016-05-10 17:43:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info

 IN
India has always been on my wish list of countries to visit, but either there was no time or other interests that interferred with this plan. After signing up for the Master of science in Georessourcemanagement I had the opportunity …Read more

To JMD And All Other Users Of Dinosaur Home 

Dinosaur Home - Blogs [2016-05-10 02:36:24]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
Let me just take time to thank all of the users on this wonderful forum. How long has it been? A week, maybe. Well, I have certainly been enjoying being a part of this forum and will continue to be a user. If I come off as annoying with the tons and tons of questions

3D Seismic Interpretation class 2016 

Seismos [2016-05-09 19:15:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info

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We have just completed the 2016 version of 3D Seismic Exploration, a graduate-level class in the Geosciences Department at the University of Arkansas. This was the first time the course used OpendTect interpretation software. We had some recurring issues with network licensing and crashes on some computers, but overall it was an excellent experience. My advice... just give the students access to the base OpendTect Pro system and forget about network licenses to advanced functions. Most of [...]

Clues in sediment to ancient environments 

Earth Learning Idea [2016-05-09 12:51:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
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The new ELI today is 'What was it like to be there? – clues in sediment which bring an environment to life' Pupils are asked to imagine themselves to be there at the time when the sediments at the sedimentary exposure (or in the photographs provided) were forming, and to think what the conditions would have been like at the time. Many more activities related to working out past environments

Mike’s adventures on the Wall at Dinosaur National Monument 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [2016-05-09 09:27:13]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Not much to say this time – the pictures tell the story for now. It was a pretty transcendental experience, as I imagine it must be for anyone who loves dinosaurs, or has a pulse. A huge thank-you to Dan Chure, the Park Paleontologist for the Monument, who conveyed us safely up and down the

A Few Geologic Words and Concepts Through Time (via Google Books Ngram Viewer) 

Looking for Detachment [2016-05-05 18:00:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (20 visits) info
I'm not sure how I got started on checking different words and concepts on Google Books Ngram Viewer yesterday, although my "History" tab suggests to me that it might have been related to some reading I was doing on science fiction. As for geology and geologic concepts, we'll first take a quick look our main concept, geology: We see an upsurge in the word "geology" in the early

There's No Place Like This: Celebrating 100 Years of America's Best Idea 

Geotripper [2016-05-02 07:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info

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"There's no place like this". It's something that you hear once in awhile in a crowd of people seeing Yosemite Falls for the first time. You'll hear it from people seeing a geyser explode from the ground in Yellowstone, or gaping at the vast expanse of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. There are other places where you won't hear those words, because you won't be standing in a crowd of people.

Forecasting the time of failure: the Preonzo rockslide 

The Landslide Blog [2016-04-28 09:21:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

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In a wonderful new paper in the journal Landslides, Simon Loew and collagues describe the use of monitoring data to forecast the failure of the 2012 Preonzo rockslide in

Visiting a Desert Karst Oasis: The Magic of Montezuma Well 

Rosetta Stones [2016-04-28 06:04:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info

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In this edition, we explore the magic that happens when an ancient lake, an underwater spring, a sinkhole, a perched water table, and time combine to create a desert karst oasis. Come visit one of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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