So, Sochi! The Olympics are about to start, you’re going to see all sorts of shiny new buildings and ski slopes, and you’ll be so excited by the events you may not pause to consider how they got there.
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.
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
An ocean debris pile, much further inland than expected, testifies to past giant waves from the north.
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.
In a video, noted scientists debate the connections between ancient climate changes and the emergence of modern human traits.
The project unexpectedly struck a pocket of magma and decided not to plug the hole with concrete
Human activity has left permanent marks on the planet
A network of basins and wells, designed by geologists, can channel storm runoff into natural underground vaults before it vanishes into the sea
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!
NASA's Curiosity rover provides a beautiful, scientifically appetizing view of what's ahead on Mount Sharp on Mars
I attended the 2011 SACNAS Convention in San Jose, California, October 27-30. I had an amazing time. SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in science.
Thrills! Chills! Exploding mountains! And some of the prettiest images of the Grand Canyon you ever did see
June was a great month on the geoblogs. Come check out the best—and see how your favorite geoblog post can be featured here!
Heavy rainstorms, tied to global warming, will not send gravelly, stony rivers raging over the landscape
Let's talk disaster! A few geological disaster-related items have come across my newsfeeds lately. Discover why dictators need geologists, and which volcanoes might be out to get you.
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 [...]
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.
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.
I snapped this photo last week while visiting the Getty Museum. It shows the 405 freeway snaking northbound through the Sepulveda pass in West Los Angeles.