Category Archives: public science

Geobloggers for DonorsChoose: Jacquelyn Gill

It’s a good week to promote geoscience education. Not only is it Earth Science Week, but science bloggers everywhere are involved in their annual drive to provide much needed educational resources to US schoolteachers through DonorsChoose. Forcing schools to beg … Continue reading

Categories: public science, science education

Why does a compass point north? A mystery at the heart of the story of science (book review)

Strange as it might seem, I’m finding North Pole, South Pole, paleomagnetist Gillian Turner’s newly published account of “the epic quest to solve the great mystery of Earth’s magnetism”, a difficult book to review. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy … Continue reading

Categories: geophysics, palaeomagic, public science, reviews

If you’re waiting for an earthquake warning, you’re doing it wrong

The magnitude 6.3 earthquake that stuck central Italy near the city of L’Aquila in April 2009 killed more than 300 people, made tens of thousands more homeless, and caused billions of Euros’ worth of damage. No-one could have predicted exactly … Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geohazards, public science, ranting, society

Simulating river processes…ooh shiny, stream table!

I’ve got a shiny new Emriver Em2 river processes simulator (i.e., stream table), thanks to departmental equipment funds and enthusiastic colleagues. I’ve been on sabbatical this semester and away from campus, so I haven’t had a chance to play with … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, geomorphology, public science, science education

Chris talks earthquakes in Chicago

If any of you happen to live in the Chicago area, you’re at a loose end tomorrow (Wednesday) evening, and you fancy hearing yours truly talk about earthquakes, then I’ve been invited to give a talk at East-West University in … Continue reading

Categories: public science