Stuff I linked to on Twitter last week

A post by Chris RowanAnother week’s worth of interesting links I shared via Twitter
Blog Post by @brianshiro – Earth and Space 2010 [great write-up of what sounds like an interesting conference]
http://www.astronautforhire.com/2010/03/earth-and-space-2010.html
Active reading techniques to improve understanding & retention [how to read sci papers effectively]
http://a-life-long-scholar.blogspot.com/2010/03/active-reading-techniques-to-improve.html
(via @Geoblogfeed)
Relative relatives [how do you accurately describe evolutionary relationships to a layman?]
http://archosaurmusings.wordpress.com/2010/03/27/relative-relatives/
(via @Geoblogfeed)
Icelandic eruption from space [shows lava flowing along drainage to east of lava fountains]
http://scienceblogs.com/eruptions/2010/03/icelandic_eruption_from_space.php
Plans to drill into Antarctic sub-ice lakes, including Vostok, are well underway it seems
http://www.nature.com/news/2010/100324/full/464472b.html
Magnetotactic bacteria FTW! : Bacteria build a mini-pyramid
http://blogs.sundaymercury.net/weirdscience/2010/03/bacteria-build-a-mini-pyramid.html
(via @ScienceSoWhat)
How small planets can have self-sustaining magnetic fields [inc. poss. asteroid Vesta! Only short lived ones of course]
http://www.physorg.com/news188753199.html
How China overtook the US in renewable energy [with data on global clean energy spending/usage]
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2010/mar/25/china-renewable-energy-pew-research
(via @guardianscience)
Telegraph Reports, "Oil Reserves ‘Exaggerated by 1/3′" An Analysis and Some Charts–Going In Depth
http://www.theoildrum.com/node/6324
(via @TheOilDrum)
Japan creates elastic alloy to make earthquake-proof buildings. [if it works, lets hope its cheap-ish]
http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/23/elastic-iron-alloy-could-be-used-to-make-earthquake-proof-buildings/
(via @geology4u)
Haiti, After the Quake [Interview with medic who has been on the ground in Port-au-Prince]
http://news.discovery.com/earth/haiti-after-the-quake.html
(via @RonsGeoPicks)
Island disputed by India and Bangladesh sinks below waves [Anyone else instantly think of Jingo?]
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/cif-green/2010/mar/24/india-bangladesh-sea-levels
(via @guardianscience)
6 Ways We’re Already Geoengineering Earth [yes, it counts even when its unintended]http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/03/geoengineering-gallery/
(via @highlyanne, @ScienceSoWhat)
Strain Is Accumulating On Istanbul
http://suvratk.blogspot.com/2010/03/strain-is-accumulating-on-istanbul.html
(via @Geoblogfeed)
Extreme palaeontology! How to collect a skeleton from cliff face with 200 m of sandstone as overburden
http://archosaurmusings.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/guest-post-how-to-collect-a-skeleton-from-a-cliff-face-with-200-meters-of-sandstone-as-overburden/
(via @Geoblogfeed)
When are freak weather events considered normal? How the unusual are becoming the expected:
http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2010/03/24/2854603.htm
(via @geographile, @BraveNewClimate)
More impressive "curtain of fire" movies from Iceland eruption: [night shots towards end]
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthvideo/7500544/Active-Icelandic-volcano-new-pictures.html
(via @CPPGeophysics)
Mississippi River looking mighty indeed outside Saint Anthony Falls Laboratory today:
http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embed/64513
(via @stcNCED)
I am out-geeked. What is the tensile strength of rock and roll? (from @geographile)
http://bit.ly/bw6SXk
(via @callanbentley @stressrelated, @geographile)
More detail on possiblity of Eyjafjallaj\u00f6kull eruption triggering Katla – has happened before, 3 times in 1100 years
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18690-iceland-waits-for-volcanic-shoe-to-drop.html
Chileans’ quake knowledge saved thousands of lives [that, plus 30 seconds before most intense shaking]
http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre62i4ao-us-quake-chile-knowledge/
How dinosaurs rose to prominence: early Atlantic rift volcanism linked to end-Triassic mass extinction
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/100322153947.htm
Earth’s rivers from space
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/03/gallery-rivers/
(via @clasticdetritus)
Earthquakes, urbanization & fatalities [nice plot of fatalities vs quake magnitude - sadly, Haiti an outlier]
http://shakingearth.blogspot.com/2010/03/earthquakes-urbanization-and-fatalities.html
Perry Mason & the climate change deniers Great post on confusion over criminal vs scientific standards of evidence.
http://resourceinsights.blogspot.com/2010/03/perry-mason-and-climate-change-deniers.html
Weathering the Grenvillian landscape [outcrop photos of Neoproterozoic rift sediments]
http://mountainbeltway.wordpress.com/2010/03/21/transect-debrief-2-weathering-the-grenvillian-landscape/
(via @Geoblogfeed)

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