Geology

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Category archives for Geology

Since December 26, seismologists have observed over 400 seismic events at Yellowstone National Park—a record number of earthquakes for the hot spot which houses the largest supervolcano in North America. Data is still being analyzed to determine what this “swarm”—a sequence of earthquakes similar in magnitude—could mean. ScienceBlogger Greg Laden will be following the events…

After an expedition through the Sarahan sands of Morocco, ScienceBlogger Darren Naish from Tetrapod Zoology has returned to share astonishing essays and photo documentation of his journey. “Our primary aim was to discover Cretaceous dinosaurs, pterosaurs and other fossil reptiles,” Naish wrote in Part 1 of his four-part blogumentary, but he also encountered exotic living…

(This guest post was written by Chris Rowan) It is always a pleasure to welcome a new Scibling into the fold, but I am particularly pleased to celebrate the addition of a fellow rock-hound to the Collective. Maria Brumm of Green Gabbro has used the move as an opportunity to throw off her cloak of…

Our Darlin’ Clementine

This week, in the Mexican oil city of Tampico, an orb-like, robotic submarine begins its 1,000-foot plunge to the bottom of an underwater cavern, the largest sinkhole in the world. As part of the NASA-sponsored DEPTHX project, the autonomous robot, endearingly called “Clementine,” will probe exotic rocks and microbes that may be the key to…

Few would dispute that the internet is a communication medium of awesome (in the old sense of the word) proportions. Many would recognize the internet’s tendency to function as a massive echo chamber. Interesting stories are picked up and relayed from point to point, and blog to blog, at breakneck speeds, often with bloggers relying…