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Rosetta Stones

Adventures in the good science of rock-breaking.

Prelude to a Catastrophe: The Complete Lexicon

Summer rather got a bit in the way of blogging for a bit there. We on the west side of the Cascades don't get much: generally just two or three months of reliable sunshine before the rains come again...

September 30, 2012 — Dana Hunter

A Few Questions About Comments

One of the things I've noticed about Rosetta Stones is that not as many people comment here as on En Tequila Es Verdad. Now, in order to plan what sort of things we end up doing here, I've created a wee bit o' a survey to find out what you think about commenting here...

September 24, 2012 — Dana Hunter

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

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.This is the first volcano ever seen erupting outside your planet.This is a world where volcanic plumes are sulfur dioxide snow, and are so large they can be seen from Earth orbit by the Hubble Space Telescope, and from Earth-based telescopes as outbursts of infrared...

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

Beginnings: Where will you begin?

Thursday 26th July saw the launch of, a new English language science blog network., 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

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