Other posts on All-geo
- Earth Science Erratics: Tim Sherry brings us some spectacular field photos from the Charlevoix impact crater.
- Metageologist: We all rave about John McPhee, but he is by no means the only author to have written poetically about geology. Simon introduces us to Irishman Tim Robinson.
Blogs in motion
- Amazing photos of El Hierro eruption from sea level, including steaming and floating ejecta, and the latest satellite image of the eruption.
- A very nice article tying the Oklahoma quakes into wider discussion of seismic activity within plates.
- On a related note, Nature has a great report on Seth Stein’s ideas argument that New Madrid earthquake fears are overblown
- Human-set, scrub-clearing Fires ‘changing seed evolution’ –
- Sarcastic quips about yuppie dinosaurs offset by the fact this is darned interesting: Tyrannosaurs were power-walkers
- Cambrian ichnology! Description of a trackway from the Burgess Shale. CBC report has pictures.
- The ‘Clathrate gun’ hypothesis for the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum has largely fallen from favour, but its not dead yet..
For more background, here’s a paper that summarises the current state of thinking on the PETM.
- The Bangkok flooding continues: water still rising, evacuation widens, flood response HQ surrounded by water.
- Counting the blue, green, and gray water that goes into manufacturing:
- Obama Administration delays decision on Keystone XL pipeline until AFTER 2012 election.
- Desmond Tutu thoughtfully refutes oil industry’s "ethical oil" claims for Keystone pipeline:
(via @climateprogress, @NRDC)
- Very cool. Thames River contamination tied to World War II gardens.
- Including oil, and the ‘tragedy of the commons’ makes Settlers of Catan much less fun, SouthernFriedScientist concludes. A lesson there.
- Moon’s early magnetic field may have been powered by mechanical stirring. Differential mantle/core rotation or impacts have both been proposed as the cause.
If this sounds ridiculous, mechanical stirring is actually how experimental dynamos impart energy into a ‘core’ of molten sodium(!)
- Radar images of asteroid 2005 YU55 that buzzed Earth this week: resolution uncannily similar to 1980s video game.
- Anne likes ‘the five D’s of fieldwork’ in The Future of Fieldwork by http://www.geomika.com/blog/2011/11/10/future-fieldwork/
- Chris is liking this newly-discovered & photo-rich blog by Edmund Stump about doing research in Transantarctic Mountains
- Whilst the art world lives up to its stereotype bychucking £2.7 million at an extremely boring photo, In Focus showcases some of the more spectacular entries for the National Geographic 2011 Photo Contest. All of them are amazing, but 25 and 33 Chris’s faves.
(via @clasticdetritus, @in_focus)
- Acceptable Parity: Four Ways Men Stunt Women’s Careers Unintentionally (a hilarious and educational rewrite of a career advice article).
- Excellent advice. Worth bookmarking. The art of negotiating: an analogy, with booze.
- Hilarious & sad: UK profs protest pension changes by working to contract, cut hours by 1/3, get life back.
- Bingo. “get a student to the point at which a theory comes as a solution, rather than as an edict, [then] you’ve won.”
- How to request an error correction in Web of Science – Useful when they’ve missed your citations!