The photo above shows an area of ground in Chile's Atacama desert "paved" with large gypsum crystals. Geologists now believe these surface concentrations originate as depositions by "dust devils."Whirlwinds, dry convective helical vortices, move large gypsum crystals in the Andes Mountains of northern Chile. Show More Summary
Big ones, obviously. Probably (extinct) giant sloths.Across northern South America, there are hundreds of colossal tunnels large enough for humans to walk through... Geologists call these tunnels “paleoburrow,” and they are believed to have been dug by an extinct species of giant ground sloth... Show More Summary
According to an article by the Daily Beast, an Australian geologist who identifies as a “young-earth creationist” is suing the National Parks Service so he can remove rocks from the Grand Canyon in an attempt to prove that the Biblical flood happened there. Dr. Andrew Snelling, the...
Conceived by architects, biologists and geologists, Mayakoba is a gated, resort development whose aim is to enhance its environment while preserving nature.... via JustLuxe.com
A surgeon, two geologists, a nuclear engineer, and four veteran test pilots are among the latest class of NASA astronauts
The first fossil skeleton of a human ever discovered was found, in 1823, in southern Wales, ceremonially buried under six inches of soil in a limestone cave facing the sea. William Buckland, the Oxford geologist who unearthed it, didn’t know what he had come upon. Show More Summary
During the 18 th and 19 th centuries, clay formations in Prince George's County, Maryland were mined for iron. In 1858, at one such iron mine, African-American slaves removed odd, unfamiliar objects from the ground. Geologist PhilipShow More Summary
Last year, Animal Collective recorded the entirety of their recent Meeting of the Waters EP live in the Brazilian rainforest. A new Viceland documentary series called “Earthworks” captures Geologist, Avey Tare, and sound engineer Sonny Diperri in the process of creating the project. Show More Summary
What happens when a geologist with a Sharpie encounters wrong information on a public sign? -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
A lawsuit by a creationist geologist brings to light a dispute between science and religion at Grand Canyon National Park.
After Saturday's catastrophic land failure buried part of Highway 1 along the Big Sur coastline, geologists and engineers are trying to find a fix. Don't expect an opening any time soon.
(University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts & Sciences) University of Illinois geologist Lijun Liu and his team have created a computer model of tectonic activity so effective that they believe it has potential to predict where earthquakes and volcanoes will occur. Show More Summary
A geologist is suing the Grand Canyon because park authorities wouldn't allow him to remove a bunch of rocks from the historic site to aid in his research. Read more...
Thanks to Elaine for sending me Dr. David Burton 'Burt' Slemmons' obituary. Burt, a longtime UNR faculty member, was a remarkable geologist and a terribly nice guy - a scholar and a gentleman to be sure! Read about Burt here. Here is the link to the weekly water news and...
(Rice University) Rice University geologists studying China's Yellow River have created a new tool that could help Chinese engineers and river managerial officials better predict and prevent the river's all-too-frequent floods, which threaten as many as 80 million people.
U.S. and Chinese geologists studying China's Yellow River have created a new tool that could help Chinese officials better predict and prevent the river's all-too-frequent floods, which threaten as many as 80 million people. The new tool, a physics-based formulation to calculate sediment transport, can also be applied to study the sustainability of eroding coastlines worldwide.
Peter Schultz likes to go on "tours of Mars" in his spare time. The Brown University geologist scans random images of the red planet from NASA satellites and looks for interesting surface features that may be worth more study. It was on one of these tours that Schultz noticed bright streaks radiating from an impact crater. Show More Summary
It's understood that chemists and geologists come from very different science disciplines, but people tend to file all social scientists under one category—social. But within the social sciences, a psychologist is very different from an anthropologist or an economist. Show More Summary
In looking at NASA images of Mars a few years ago, Brown University geologist Peter Schultz noticed sets of strange bright streaks emanating from a few large-impact craters on the planet's surface. The streaks are odd in that they extend much farther from the craters than normal ejecta patterns, and they are only visible in thermal infrared images taken during the Martian night.