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Rosetta Stones

Rosetta Stones

Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.

Is the West Coast Toast? Let's Talk Cascadia!

Where I go all white-knuckle and stark terror is on Seattle’s few double-decker roads. Whenever I have to take the southbound I-5 express lanes, I’m staring up at the freeway above, and out toward the Cascadia subduction zone off the coast, and begging it to please oh please not choose this particular instant to rip...

August 5, 2015 — Dana Hunter

Tiger's Eye: A Deceptive Delight

Heyo, it's International Tiger Day! Yeah, I know, we don't do biology around here, but that's okay - I've got just the rock for the occasion: A raw bit of Tiger's Eye! I'll bet you've seen this polished...

July 29, 2015 — Dana Hunter

A Disaster, or an Opportunity

Recently, there was an all-day party at the new homestead, which featured Don Ehlen's outstanding collection of gorgeous and fascinating insects. I want to relate something Don said as we talked science, the universe, and everything...

July 23, 2015 — Dana Hunter

I Brought Ye Some Baker

Ya'll can thank B for your Baker photos today, because he's the one who said, "Let's do it." See, when we got up Friday morning, the cloud cover was thick and low. promised me partly sunny skies at Mount Baker, but I hadn't any faith, especially not with the Cascade foothills covered in clouds...

July 22, 2015 — Dana Hunter

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