We’ve seen how a wetland was turned in to Sochi’s Olympic Village. Let’s take that short trip to the Krasnaya Polyana mountain area and see what geologic challenges the engineers faced bringing us the facilities necessary for the alpine and Nordic events.
‘Tis Darwin Day, the day Charles Darwin was born in 1809, fifty years before he would publish the book that launched evolution as science.
After the Seahawks won the Super Bowl, I got curious: did all those fervent fans I’ve been seeing painting the town blue and green for the last several weeks cause another BeastQuake?
So, Sochi! The Olympics are about to start, you’re going to see all sorts of shiny new buildings and ski slopes, and you’ll be so excited by the events you may not pause to consider how they got there.
Geologists did a lot of talking to trees in the aftermath of Mount St. Helens’s eruption. They had a lot of questions, and the trees had a lot of answers*.
In celebration of the return of our Mount St. Helens eruption series, let’s have a sing-song about eruptions. Make sure you’ve got your dancing shoes on – Mr.
If I told you the gods were rock gardening in southern Illinois, would you believe me? No, I know, I thought the same: American Midwest. Flat.
My dear friend and fellow science blogger Anne Jefferson has an excellent post up about sexism and racism in the scientific community. It deserves to be read in its entirety.
At long last, we return to our long-running series on the May 18th, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. When last we visited our raging volcano, it was busy roasting trees.
So I had reason recently to eyeball a geologic time chart closely, and ’twas the season where there happens to be a lot of choral music about, so I thought we’d have this little animated delight.
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