ADVERTISEMENT
Rosetta Stones

Rosetta Stones

Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.

  • Bad News for Hollywood

    Bad News for Hollywood

    By Dana Hunter | June 29, 2015 |

    So, you know those disaster movies where volcanoes explode like Mount St. Helens, but also spew fountains of really runny lava like Kilauea on laxatives? I have really bad news for them, courtesy of Edward Wolfe and Thomas Pierson in Volcanic-Hazard Zonation for Mount St. […]

    Keep reading »

  • How I Wish I'd Known It Was Erupting at the Time...

    How I Wish I'd Known It Was Erupting at the Time...

    By Dana Hunter | June 24, 2015 |

    Of course, if I'd know Mount St. Helens was actually erupting at the time, I'd probably have never gone. Volcano phobia , doncha know. I did haz one. But I thought all the eruptions were over, so I went up the mountain with my old friend Victoria, and didn't realize until long afterward that we'd been there during an eruption. […]

    Keep reading »

  • "Pyrite Is Not Born to Fool"

    By Dana Hunter | June 4, 2015 |

    When last we spoke on the subject of fool's gold, I introduced you to several famous people who'd mistaken it for real gold . Imagine how they'd feel if we yanked them out of their respective eras and showed them you actually can get gold out of pyrite. […]

    Keep reading »

  • Visiting Mount Saint Helens This Summer? Getcher Guides Right Here!

    Visiting Mount Saint Helens This Summer? Getcher Guides Right Here!

    By Dana Hunter | June 2, 2015 |

    Oh, hai, it's getting to be that time of year when you've got a greater than 10% chance to actually see Mount St. Helens when you visit! Were you planning a trip to the Pacific Northwest? Wanting to swing by and visit our most explosive attraction? […]

    Keep reading »

  • Greetings from Castle Rock: Humongous Hummocks Edition

    Greetings from Castle Rock: Humongous Hummocks Edition

    By Dana Hunter | May 30, 2015 |

    The weather did its best to ruin our plans today, but we defied it mightily. We didn't get a single glimpse of Mount St. Helens - unless you count the 2.5 cubic kilometers of the summit we hiked over. Don't get the jacuzzi suite if you intend to get an early start, cuz it won't happen. […]

    Keep reading »

  • Greetings from Castle Rock! Pocket Gophers Did Wut Edition

    Greetings from Castle Rock! Pocket Gophers Did Wut Edition

    By Dana Hunter | May 21, 2015 |

    We took a chance with the weather for you, my darlings, and we are now lodged in a ginormous jacuzzi suite in Castle Rock. Tomorrow, we're hoping our favorite volcano will be visible so we can bring ya'll some great photos. Today, we took the slowest trip we've ever done between Seattle and Castle Rock so we could get a late start (Misha wanted cuddles), wander around Olympia (ZOMG so many waterfalls in the center of the city!), see what pocket gophers hath wrought (mystery: solved!), and wander around Silver Lake near sunset, where all of the birds were magnificent. […]

    Keep reading »

  • It's the 35th Anniversary of the Big Ba-Boom: Mount St. Helens and the May 18th Eruption

    It's the 35th Anniversary of the Big Ba-Boom: Mount St. Helens and the May 18th Eruption

    By Dana Hunter | May 18, 2015 |

    Thirty-five years ago, mini-me watched in awe as Mount St. Helens blew up on our television. A short time later, our neighbors came back with samples of ash and awed stories of the disaster zone. Vulcanologists had gotten an unprecedented opportunity to study a volcano's eruption cycle from awakening to paroxysmal eruption, but lost some of their own in the process. […]

    Keep reading »

  • Sneak Peeks from Grand Coulee and Summer Falls!

    By Dana Hunter | May 9, 2015 |

    I’m home, my darlings. I’m so tired I’m about to faceplant into the keyboard, but I shall not sleep until I have posted some pictures for ye! We didn’t do all we meant to, alas, because we were too late getting out of the enormous and comfy hotel room (seriously, the Grand Coulee Center Lodge has some pretty magnificent rooms for a small town, plus the kindest staff), and we were too tired from Day 1 to climb to the top of Umatilla Rock . […]

    Keep reading »

  • Sneak Peeks from Grand Coulee and Summer Falls!

    By Dana Hunter | May 9, 2015 |

    I’m home, my darlings. I’m so tired I’m about to faceplant into the keyboard, but I shall not sleep until I have posted some pictures for ye! We didn’t do all we meant to, alas, because we were too late getting out of the enormous and comfy hotel room (seriously, the Grand Coulee Center Lodge has some pretty magnificent rooms for a small town, plus the kindest staff), and we were too tired from Day 1 to climb to the top of Umatilla Rock . […]

    Keep reading »

  • Sneak Peeks from Frenchman Coulee

    By Dana Hunter | May 8, 2015 |

    Greetings from the dry side! B and I crossed the Cascades in search of lotsa lava for you, and we found plenty. Here’s a sneak peek! Looking through a gap in basalt columns at Frenchman Coulee. There’s a delightful juxtaposition between fire and water over here. […]

    Keep reading »


Show More

Celebrate Pi Approximation Day
with us!

Get 3 of our best-selling Pi topic issues
Plus a FREE Bonus Issue!

Add to your cart now for just $9.99 >

X

Email this Article

X