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Linkfest: structural geology

I’ve spent 15 hours in the classroom teaching in the past three days, and several more meeting with students to sort out schedules and brainstorm ideas for senior thesis projects. My brain is fried, but I’m going to try to share some interesting stuff I’ve run into: – Early this afternoon, I posted a frantic…

Last month, another structural geologist came to town to check out possible sites for a future field class. While we were out looking at one of my favorite teaching sites, he commented that geologists seem unusually willing to share their secrets with one another. (We had met at one of the Cutting Edge workshops, where…

Linkfest: world oceans day

Much of the celebration of World Oceans Day focuses on the ocean’s importance as an ecosystem, especially in relation to climate change. But the bottom of the ocean is still relatively unknown – I’ve been told by marine geologists that we know the topography of Venus better than that of our own planet, because we…

I bet I’m not the only geologist who always wants to list “time machine” in the budget request for every grant proposal I write. Yes, we’ve got a lot of tools to sort out what’s happened in the past, but wouldn’t it be a lot easier if we could just go back and see for…

I made a promise to myself that every month, I would at least look through the abstracts on my RSS feeds and note interesting articles that I wanted to find time to read. So now it’s May 30, and I’d better do it before the June issues come out. So… articles in the May issue…

The estimated death toll from last night’s M 6.3 earthquake in Italy is currently 150, with 10′s of thousands of people left homeless. My thoughts are with the people there, especially those still searching for their loved ones. As you can see from the USGS map and moment tensor (and from Highly Allochthonous, who posted…