Category Archives: public science

A short FAQ on earthquakes and fracking

While there are plenty of important reasons to scrutinise this fracking business, the risk of triggering earthquakes is not one of them. Continue reading

Categories: earthquakes, geohazards, public science

Geobloggers for DonorsChoose: Deep Sea News

During Earth Science Week, your friendly Highly Allochthonous Bloggers are supporting the

Categories: public science, science education

Geobloggers for Donorschoose: Maitri Erwin

Continuing our campaign to promote geoscience education during Earth Science Week, today we give you Maitri Erwin, who has thrown herself enthusiastically into this years DonorsChoose Science Bloggers for Students challenge as part of the Ocean and Geobloggers Collective. As … Continue reading

Categories: public science, science education

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