Soldier of Amitermes, copyright Alexander Yelich. I've referred before to my enthusiasm for termites, those wonderfully weird sociable scions of the cockroach clan. For today's post, I'm looking at one of the larger and most widespread...Show More Summary
An abalone can be pretty hard to pry off a rock. Just ask a sea otter! But if there’s a handy rock nearby? Good luck abalone! Tip: If you find an abalone shell with a big hole in it washed up on the beach in Monterey Bay, there’s good...Show More Summary
Thursday, May 26, mid day: Last year’s Atlantic Hurricane season was a bit odd, and produced a storm that happened days after the technical end of that year’s season. So, they put it in this year’s season. That was Hurricane Alex. Yesterday, the first important looking disturbance in the 2016 Hurricane season, which technically starts…
With Hurricane Season starting in a few days, I thought I’d post a list of the names that will be used this year. Alex Bonnie Colin Danielle Earl Fiona Gaston Hermine Ian Julia Karl Lisa Matthew Nicole Otto Paula Richard Shary Tobias Virginie Walter Alex, of course, was already used as a name, since a…
I want to tell you about a great new book that has one forgivable flaw, which I’ll mention at the end. But first, a word from Bizarro Land. This is about the Grand Canyon. I would think that the Grand Canyon would be the last thing that creationists would point to as proof of a…
A paleopedological and ichnological approach to interpreting spatial and temporal variability in Early Permian fluvial deposits of the lower Dunkard Group, West Virginia, U.S.A.Authors:Hembree et alAbstract:Lower Permian (Asselian) deposits...Show More Summary
There's only so much data you can cram down an optical fibre – unless you get rid of its insides. We need maverick solutions to save the internet
Today we welcome back guest blogger Rohan Long of the University of Melbourne, who joined us in February for a look back at Crichton's The Lost World novel. This time, he shares some cool relics from paleontology in the Victorian era. Show More Summary
A New Dicynodont (Therapsida: Anomodontia) from the Permian of Southern Brazil and Its Implications for Bidentalian OriginsAuthors:Boos et alAbstract:Dicynodonts were a highly successful group of herbivorous therapsids that inhabited terrestrial ecosystems from the Middle Permian through the end of the Triassic periods. Show More Summary
It involves a Q-tip. You use it to clean the shit out of your ears.
I’m not anti-government. I’m pro civilization. But I’m also an anarchist, of a sort. I think institutions should be dissolved and reformed regularly. What really happens is that institutions add bits and pieces over time, in response to things that happen, as solutions to interim problems, until finally the bits and pieces take over and…
Variations in zircon Hf isotopes support earliest Proterozoic Wilson cycle tectonics on the Canadian ShieldAuthors:Partin et alAbstract:Sedimentary basins provide an archive of magmatic and tectonic events in their detrital zircon record,...Show More Summary
Chinese researchers have rebutted an oped piece on USNI News that suggests supplying Tomahawk cruise missiles to Japan. Chinese experts said that the AGM-109 would pose a threat to other countries in East Asia. link.
Doctors routinely encourage us to eat better and exercise more - they could do just as much good by advising us on the right amount of sleep
From the grisly aftermath of a distant volcanic eruption, to the huge amphitheatre where criminals met their deaths, dig into one of the world's greatest cities
The influence of subsurface flow on lake formation and north polar lake distribution on TitanAuthors:Horvath et alAbstract:Observations of lakes, fluvial dissection of the surface, rapid variations in cloud cover, and lake shorelineShow More Summary
A Ninth Planet Would Produce a Distinctly Different Distant Kuiper Belt Authors: Lawler et al Abstract: The orbital element distribution of trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) with large pericenters has been suggested to be influenced by the presence of an undetected, large planet at 200 or more AU from the Sun. Show More Summary
Our long awaited Save Our Sharks white shark t-shirts are now available at: http://float.org/marinebio for this week only. Help us stay afloat and get yours today! 100% goes toward the MarineBio Conservation Society.
When NASA and SpaceX announced April 27 that they had modified an existing unfunded Space Act Agreement that involves the company’s “Red Dragon” Mars lander concept, it was, unsurprisingly, SpaceX that got all the attention. No company has ever flown a private Mars lander, and not even NASA has landed a spacecraft as large as SpaceX’s Dragon. Show More Summary