Monthly Archives: January 2016

earthblingg: Chrysocolla and Azurite

earthblingg: Chrysocolla and Azurite Geology Nerd

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Flat wrong: the misunderstood history of flat Earth theories

A ‘flat-Earth’ map drawn by Orlando Ferguson in 1893. This rendering of a flat Earth still gets some truck today. Credit: Wikimedia/Orlando Ferguson For most people, being described as a “flat Earther” is an insult. The idea of the Earth … Continue reading

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Life history effects on the molecular clock of autosomes, sex chromosomes

Accounting for the effect of sex-specific life history events, such as the onset of puberty in male hominids, on mutation rates can help reconcile mutation-rate-based estimates of the split between chimpanzees and humans with the fossil record, suggesting that the … Continue reading

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ifuckingloveminerals: Tourmaline Stak Nala, Gilgit, Pakistan

ifuckingloveminerals: Tourmaline Stak Nala, Gilgit, Pakistan Geology Nerd

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Syracuse geophysicist questions stability of Antarctic ice sheet

This map shows elevation change rates for major and minor glacier basin or islands for the northern Antarctic Peninsula study area. A professor in Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences is joining the growing debate over the fate of … Continue reading

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ifuckingloveminerals: Triplite Shigar Valley, Skardu District,…

ifuckingloveminerals: Triplite Shigar Valley, Skardu District, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan Geology Nerd

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Activity on seafloor linked to icy ebb and flow on surface

A UConn marine scientist has found that hydrothermal activity occurring along mid-ocean ridges like the one in this graphic may help explain why ice ages come and go. Credit: adapted from physicalgeography. net The last million years of Earth’s history … Continue reading

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Ancient extinction of giant Australian bird points to humans

The first direct evidence that humans played a substantial role in the extinction of the huge, wondrous beasts inhabiting Australia some 50,000 years ago — in this case a 500-pound bird — has been discovered research team. Paleontology News — … Continue reading

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mineraliety: Funky Agate piece via @rocksforthespirit….

mineraliety: Funky Agate piece via @rocksforthespirit. ///////// www.instagram.com/rocksforthespirit www.mineraliety.com mineralia

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CU-Boulder study: Ancient extinction of giant Australian bird points to humans

Ancient extinction of giant Australian bird points to humans read more (e) Science News – Paleontology & Archaeology

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