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Science and Art Exhibits To Launch 2015

The number of exhibits combining science and art in some capacity has grown steadily since I began blogging about them in 2011. With exhibits in galleries and museums across the country, there’s something for everyone.

January 12, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios

What Kind of Rock Would You Be?

A bit ago, I had my En Tequila Es Verdad readers ask some simple geology questions, and they delivered! This is the first in a long series of reader-inspired posts exploring the lighter side of geology

July 24, 2016 — Dana Hunter

Complacent in earthquake country.

A week ago, there was a 6.0 earthquake North of San Francisco. I didn’t feel it, because I was with my family in Santa Barbara that weekend.

August 31, 2014 — Janet D. Stemwedel

Dana's Super-Gneiss Guide to Last-Minute Geologic Gifts

Whether your Earth science-adoring loved one has been gnaughty or gneiss this year, I've got lots of gifts on this list that they won't take for granite! These gifts were hand-selected with the last-minute shopper in mind. You don't even have to leave home to make the holidays rock!

December 13, 2015 — Dana Hunter

June Best o' the Geoblogosphere

June was a great month on the geoblogs. Come check out the best—and see how your favorite geoblog post can be featured here!

July 14, 2016 — Dana Hunter

Urban Science Adventure: Rock Flipping

Sunday, September 11, 2011 was 5th Annual International Rock Flipping Day.  I walked my favorite nearby park and basked in the sunshine and taking in the lovely scenery.  I wasn’t handling the news coverage of the 9/11 commemoration very well, so being outside and enjoying the quiet was exactly what I needed; and thanks to [...]

September 13, 2011 — DNLee
Modern Art Upsetting Your Stomach? Take a Dose of David

Modern Art Upsetting Your Stomach? Take a Dose of David

It is widely believed that Michaelangelo’s favorite medium to work with was Carrara marble. The single gigantic piece of quarried marble had been more or less ruined a generation earlier by the efforts of the sculptor Agostino who had carved deeply into the block.

September 3, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
Photoblogging: Dinosaurs and LA Freeways

Photoblogging: Dinosaurs and LA Freeways

I snapped this photo last week while visiting the Getty Museum. It shows the 405 freeway snaking northbound through the Sepulveda pass in West Los Angeles.

September 1, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Bone Dusters Paleo Ale, Brewed from Real Fossils!

With craft brewing on the rise and many breweries tinkering with flavorings that range from the somewhat obvious (honey or citrus) to the eyebrow-raising (jalapeño, hemp, or even peanut butter cup) it was only a matter of time before someone stared a 35-million year old fossil in the face and thought, “would you make a [...]

March 25, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
What Happens to Google Maps When Tectonic Plates Move?

What Happens to Google Maps When Tectonic Plates Move?

A couple of weeks ago, I was writing up a description of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, and I thought I’d compare the warping of spacetime to the motion of Earth’s tectonic plates.

November 11, 2013 — George Musser