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Celebrate National Hug Day with the Geology of Hug Point!

Hug Point State Park in Oregon could use a hug. Pioneers certainly weren’t very affectionate with it: they blew bits of it up. Millions of years before that, massive amounts of flood basalt intruded a nice, calm delta, which also made things pretty explosive...

January 21, 2015 — Dana Hunter

Today marks NINE YEARS of Tetrapod Zoology

Yet again, it's January 21st and, yet again, Tetrapod Zoology is another year old. As of today, Tet Zoo has been going for nine years. I've discovered that children (should you produce and raise them) are a good means by which you can plot the swift burning away of your short time on the planet*...

January 21, 2015 — Darren Naish

NASA's Dawn Mission Captures New Image of Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn mission, having performed remarkably at the asteroid Vesta, is homing in on Ceres. The spacecraft’s ion engines will bring it to a capture orbit around this 590 mile diameter dwarf planet on March 6th, 2015 – at a distance some 2.5 times further from the Sun than the Earth...

January 20, 2015 — Caleb A. Scharf

Do Dog Athletes Get Dog Injuries?

My inbox has changed in the last few years. I still receive work, friend, and family emails, but I increasingly receive dog product and promotional emails, which I've learned to delete as quickly as possible...

January 16, 2015 — Julie Hecht

Extreme Submarine, 1915

Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: January 16, 1915 Before the First World War, Simon Lake designed and built some innovative submarines for the U.S.

STAFFJanuary 16, 2015 — Dan Schlenoff

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