But first, we have some non Twitter links to share.
Blogs in Motion
We haven’t been the only people to change their blog addresses in the past couple of weeks. In fact, there’s a whole feed to keep track of most of them, courtesy of Chris Clarke at Coyote Crossing. We would particularly recommend keeping track of:
- Outstanding paleoblogger Brian Switek is presently writing about fossil primates at http://brianswitek.com/
- Our good friend Scicurious is back at her old site: the Friday weird science, however, just gets weirder.
- Also on the move is fellow geoblogger Kyle House, who from now on will be focussing his blogging efforts at http://geofroth.posterous.com/
- Finally, a whole new
oceanscience blogging network, the Gam, has just been unveiled.
We now resume our usual link-sharing service.
Very interesting article about low-frequency tremor at subduction zones, particularly focussing on an ‘annual’ swarm on the Cascadia subduction boundary.
1/2 a year after the Haiti quake, only 28k of 1.5 million displaced people have new homes. Real life, real problems.
A Sierra Nevada fault running beneath a dam has been active in last few thousand years, and could produce a M 6.5-7.5 quake
Interesting: linking volcanism & deformation away from plate boundaries to mantle flow. Although it seems that ultimately the mantle flow is linked to turbulence caused by subducting lithosphere…
Eruptions Word of the Day: Tuya [Sub-glacial volcanism. Sexy.]
A volcanic cruise through the Mariana Islands: Pt 1. An Excellent tectonic & volcanic overview of the region.
Chris Nedin expands some more on why he thinks the 2.1 Ga fossils from Gabon are not multicellular, but microbial mats.
Coastal cities attract hurricanes? Technically, rough small-scale topography, which can deflect storm paths by ~30km.
Can the Amazon Thrive in the 21st Century? Surprisingly, some optimism. Justified? Who knows?
Ixtoc I spill nr Mexico 30yrs ago; study of impacts stopped too soon, but some clues for the future in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon spill.
More than 4 years after Lusi mud volcano began to erupt, mud still flowing, exploration company still trying to escape blame.
Fallout from Hurricane Alex continues, as these @NASA_EO images of flooding in northern Mexico show:
Clear Waters, Cloudy Future For California Wetlands, as sea levels rise and the Gold Rush sediment pulse in San Francisco bay wanes
Incredible post from @WanderingGaia on the centuries of horrors of silver mining in Bolivia. Geology meets human tragedy
Two recent studies show that being an academic mom can be a lot harder than being an academic dad:
Tricky ethical choices ahead: whither welfare in the post-peak world?
Great post by @morphosaurus: Science education is “helping children realise that science is something that people like them do.”
How does a magnet work? With added vuvuzela analogy! Nice analogy, shame about the instrument…
Fascinating post by @drskyskull: “Freaks & geeks: optical freak waves in the laboratory” with bonus discussion and video of rogue ocean waves
This article on confirmation bias has great explanation of science as process of idea destruction testing.
Musings over at RealClimate about different levels of sci communication – should articles be differentiated based on the required level of expertise?
South Africans ponder life after the World Cup. SA, as ever, flickers between inspiring highs and depressing lows.