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Rosetta Stones

Rosetta Stones

Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.

PSA: Bluffs Aren’t Bluffing – Use Caution!

PSA: Bluffs Aren’t Bluffing – Use Caution!

Bluffs are inherently unstable landforms. They’re gone in a geologic eyeblink, which means they can be dangerous. No matter how solid and stable that big, beautiful bluff looks, be cautious around it.

April 4, 2015 — Dana Hunter

Famous Fools for Fool's Gold

So what would you do if I said, “Look! I got you some gold!” and handed you a chunk of this? Well, you would look at those lovely well-developed crystal faces, for one.

April 1, 2015 — Dana Hunter
A Perfect Book for Hooking Kids on Rocks

A Perfect Book for Hooking Kids on Rocks

Do you want to interest young children in geology? Of course you do! Not only is it one of the greatest sciences of all time, and even one that can be done on other worlds, it gets kids out in the fresh air (and possibly sunshine).

March 24, 2015 — Dana Hunter
On This Day in 1980: Mount St. Helens Awakes!

On This Day in 1980: Mount St. Helens Awakes!

Don’t worry, Mount St. Helens isn’t exploding right at the moment (*sadface*). But if you’ll step into the Vulcan Mark III TimeMachine with me, we’ll go watch her wake up!

March 15, 2015 — Dana Hunter
Women in Geoblogging II: Zombies! Plus Kittehs, Water, and Plants!

Women in Geoblogging II: Zombies! Plus Kittehs, Water, and Plants!

There are so many great geoblogs by women, and we’re working our way down the list. There’s quite a diverse collection today! GeoMika and SpaceMika by Mika McKinnon These two blogs by Mika McKinnon cover a huge variety of geoscience topics, and definitely put the science in science fiction!

March 4, 2015 — Dana Hunter

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