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Rosetta Stones

Rosetta Stones

Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.

The Geologic Challenges of the Alpine Areas at the Sochi Olympics

The Geologic Challenges of the Alpine Areas at the Sochi Olympics

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.

February 20, 2014 — Dana Hunter
Happy 205th, Charles Darwin!

Happy 205th, Charles Darwin!

‘Tis Darwin Day, the day Charles Darwin was born in 1809, fifty years before he would publish the book that launched evolution as science.

February 12, 2014 — Dana Hunter
When Seahawks Fans Cause Seismic Events

When Seahawks Fans Cause Seismic Events

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?

February 3, 2014 — Dana Hunter

Tuesday Tune: “Volcanic Eruptions Song”

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.

January 28, 2014 — Dana Hunter
Shrooms of the Gods: A Geostory

Shrooms of the Gods: A Geostory

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.

January 23, 2014 — Dana Hunter

Tuesday Tune: Geologic “Eras,” Animated

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.

January 14, 2014 — Dana Hunter

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