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Rosetta Stones

Rosetta Stones

Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.

Accretionary Wedge #49 Now Available!

Accretionary Wedge #49 Now Available!

Once a month or so, the geoblogosphere gets together to throw a blog carnival called the Accretionary Wedge. It's a fun bit of geological goodness, filled with excellent science writing all revolving around a common theme.

September 8, 2012 — Dana Hunter
Where Volcanoes Snow

Where Volcanoes Snow

A probe sweeps through space. Roughly 4.5 million kilometers (2.6 million miles) away, you sit and watch images of another world appear. You notice a mottled surface, and on its horizon, jetting an incredible 260km (162mi) above its surface, a plume.

September 7, 2012 — Dana Hunter

The Cataclysm: "Vancouver! Vancouver! This Is It!"

Dawn arrives early in the Pacific Northwest spring. The clouds are usually thick enough to filter the light to the satisfaction of all but the lightest sleepers, but on the morning of May 18th, 1980, 5:30am saw the sun rising in cloudless skies.

August 9, 2012 — Dana Hunter
Interlude: Moment of Silence

Interlude: Moment of Silence

  Memorial to the people killed in the May 18th, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Johnston Ridge Volcano Obervatory, Mount St. Helens, WA.

August 8, 2012 — Dana Hunter
Beginnings: Where will you begin?

Beginnings: Where will you begin?

Thursday 26th July saw the launch of SciLogs.com, a new English language science blog network. SciLogs.com, the brand-new home for Nature Network bloggers, forms part of the SciLogs international collection of blogs which already exist in German, Spanish and Dutch.

July 27, 2012 — Dana Hunter
Prelude to a Catastrophe: "Pale-blue Flames"

Prelude to a Catastrophe: "Pale-blue Flames"

What do you do when the volcano whose beauty you've admired for so long suddenly wakes with a shiver and blows a plume of steam and ash into the sky?

July 7, 2012 — Dana Hunter

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