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Science and Art Exhibits To Launch 2015

The number of exhibits combining science and art in some capacity has grown steadily since I began blogging about them in 2011. With exhibits in galleries and museums across the country, there’s something for everyone.

January 12, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios

What Kind of Rock Would You Be?

A bit ago, I had my En Tequila Es Verdad readers ask some simple geology questions, and they delivered! This is the first in a long series of reader-inspired posts exploring the lighter side of geology

July 24, 2016 — Dana Hunter

Complacent in earthquake country.

A week ago, there was a 6.0 earthquake North of San Francisco. I didn’t feel it, because I was with my family in Santa Barbara that weekend.

August 31, 2014 — Janet D. Stemwedel

Dana's Super-Gneiss Guide to Last-Minute Geologic Gifts

Whether your Earth science-adoring loved one has been gnaughty or gneiss this year, I've got lots of gifts on this list that they won't take for granite! These gifts were hand-selected with the last-minute shopper in mind. You don't even have to leave home to make the holidays rock!

December 13, 2015 — Dana Hunter

June Best o' the Geoblogosphere

June was a great month on the geoblogs. Come check out the best—and see how your favorite geoblog post can be featured here!

July 14, 2016 — Dana Hunter

Urban Science Adventure: Rock Flipping

Sunday, September 11, 2011 was 5th Annual International Rock Flipping Day.  I walked my favorite nearby park and basked in the sunshine and taking in the lovely scenery.  I wasn’t handling the news coverage of the 9/11 commemoration very well, so being outside and enjoying the quiet was exactly what I needed; and thanks to [...]

September 13, 2011 — DNLee
Modern Art Upsetting Your Stomach? Take a Dose of David

Modern Art Upsetting Your Stomach? Take a Dose of David

It is widely believed that Michaelangelo’s favorite medium to work with was Carrara marble. The single gigantic piece of quarried marble had been more or less ruined a generation earlier by the efforts of the sculptor Agostino who had carved deeply into the block.

September 3, 2013 — Glendon Mellow
What Happens to Google Maps When Tectonic Plates Move?

What Happens to Google Maps When Tectonic Plates Move?

A couple of weeks ago, I was writing up a description of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, and I thought I’d compare the warping of spacetime to the motion of Earth’s tectonic plates.

November 11, 2013 — George Musser

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