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Paleontology  - 
 
An interesting new Kickstarter campaign: Paleo Pals plush toys.  Who wants an Anomalocaris stuffed animal?
 
Want your very own Anomalocaris canadensis? If the answer is yes, head over to Chenoa Ellinghaus' Kickstarter and support Paleo Pals today!

I can't wait to get my hands on Andy the Anomalocaris and Oakley the Opabinia!
Chenoa Ellinghaus is raising funds for Paleo Pals ™ - Andy the Anomalocaris on Kickstarter! Adopt a cuddly prehistoric plush sea-bug that encourages science, education, and fun! It's CUTE! It's WEIRD! IT'S PALEONTOLOGY!
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An excellent image of the Perseid meteor shower by +John Chumack!
 
Here are the final best Perseid Fireballs shot from all my DSLR Fish-eye Lens images,
My Observatories on the left & my Camera on the right!
Constellations of Cygnus to Perseus
08-12-2015 to 08-13-2015
Modified Canon Rebel Xsi, 8mm Fish-eye lens, F3.5, ISO 1600, 15 second subs
16 Perseid Meteors visible in this image.

Thanks,
Best Regards,
John Chumack
www.galacticimages.com
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The seismic animation is definitely worth the click to this link shared by +Vicky Veritas​. Really cool!
 
Watch how the seismic waves from the 2002 7.9 magnitude Denali earthquake propagate both along the surface and within the earth in this really fascinating simulation - fascinating because these seismic wave observations allow scientists to investigate the interior structure of the planet.

Curious? Learn more here: http://eqseis.geosc.psu.edu/~cammon/HTML/Classes/IntroQuakes/Notes/waves_and_interior.html

Thank you, +TYC GIS Training 
Simulation of a historical earthquake of the US
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Very good anim. I commented also on the poor investment in fundamental geophysics on the original post.
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State of emergency declared around a volcano in Ecuador. 
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa declares a state of emergency over increasing activity at the Cotopaxi volcano.
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I have a question about the Google Photos for Windows uploader.  Does this app sync the same way that photos sync on mobile devices?  That is, if I make a change to a photo after it has been uploaded, does that change sync back & forth between the web and my computer?  If I delete a photo from the web app, does it delete from my computer, and vice versa?  I really hope that it does, but I'm afraid that it doesn't.  
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+Charles Carrigan​​
Desktop uploader just uploads and does not sync

If you edit a photo it will only sync of you save it as new separate photo

Of you delete from desktop or won't delete from your cloud and vice versa
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Dinosaurs & the Paleobiology Database

Here's an example of what you can do with just one of the apps available with the Paleobiology database.  These are histograms of the appearance of the four main groups of Ornithischia, the "bird-hipped" dinosaurs: Ankylosauria, Ceratopsia, Ornithopoda, and Stegosauria.   Do you know which one dominated the Jurassic, which, bizarrely, was not featured in the original film Jurassic Park?  These are an excellent tool for understanding/teaching life through time. 
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+Callan Bentley is asking for feedback on the Paleobiology database.  If you haven't seen it yet, check it out.  
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Waka, waka. Word.
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I'm new to using Lightroom and have some questions.  I hope some of you can answer these.  First, here are some questions regarding how the Lightroom catalog works with Windows folders.  I've imported some folders from my computer hard drive into Lightroom.  

Question 1) If I add some new photos to that folder using Windows Explorer, will Lightroom bring them into the catalog?   If not, do I need to go through the process of importing the whole folder again?  

Question 2) If I delete some photos using Windows Explorer from a folder, how does LR handle that?  Does it remove the photo from the LR catalog, or do I have to do something to tell LR that the photo doesn't exist anymore?  
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Alllllll basic things one need to know about Lightroom is covered in Julian Kosts fantastic videos.
https://blogs.adobe.com/jkost/lightroom-training-videos
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California is a fantastic case study in how a large population with dwindling easy fresh water access manages through a severe drought amid increasing demand.  This is an article worth reading, to get a glimpse of what California has been doing right and what they perhaps still lack.  
The state’s scorching summer of 2015 is showing us that we know what to do when it comes to conserving water — we just have to do it.
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Not good enough...,
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Another question related to the Windows uploader for Google Photos: 
If I upload photos, but then delete them from Google Photos via the web interface, but don't delete them from my computer folder, will it upload them again when it sees they are missing from the cloud?  
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+Charles Carrigan​ it shouldn't but it seems to have a mind of it's own
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Field Trips & Guides  - 
 
I really enjoyed this video by +Iain Stewart  on the history and importance of Siccar Point.  I hope to visit it one day!  Should be on every geologist's bucket list, don't you think?  I particularly was intrigued by some of the views in this video that are different from other angles I've seen of this place.  
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I'm a Professor of Geoscience at Olivet Nazarene University.  I'm a big fan of hiking, camping, & other outdoor activities.  I'm also into photography, technology, culture, politics, psychology, sociology, education, the interaction of religious faith with the above, music, games with friends, cooking, yadayada.  

On Google+, I post geology field photographs I have taken about once a week and give a brief explanation of what you are seeing from the eyes of a geologist.  These are kept in my album "Geology Field Photos".  I am also the owner & a moderator for the Geoscience Community here on G+, and I hope other geoscientists will join the discussions there.  
I sometimes write a blog about mineral resources & the environment & anything else geological I feel like called Earth-like Planet.  Circle me here on Google+ if those things sound of interest to you.  
Professionally, I study the application of mineralogy, petrology, & geochemistry to the understanding of mountain belts and tectonic processes, specifically in the Southern Appalachians.  My students and I use the tools of geochronology and thermobarometry to establish P-T-t paths of metamorphic rocks, and thereby constrain the timing and rates of tectonic processes.  Our current, ongoing project focuses on information that can be obtained by emphasizing the study of rutile & other minerals in pelitic schists.  

I also study the best practices for improvements in education within the MPG (mineralogy, petrology, & geochemistry) disciplines, as well as geoscience for general education.  My work has focused on a complete redesigned the way I teach mineralogy with an emphasis on geologic context, as well as the way students relate upper level course work back to material and skills they learned in previous courses.  I'm also in the process of designing video tutorials for optical mineralogy, which I hope to begin publishing on the web in the next 6 months.  
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My rock garden has more garnet than yours. My dog's name is Xenolith. I married a girl who took Calculus for fun in college. I defended my dissertation on the Winter Solstice. I can solve a 3x3 rubics cube in about 2 minutes.
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  • University of Michigan
    PhD, Geology, 2000 - 2005
  • Vanderbilt University
    MS, Geology, 1998 - 2000
  • Olivet Nazarene University
    BS, Geology, 1992 - 1996
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Strange Skies over the Great Valley Today
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Skies inspire ONU professor to write novel
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Pope Francis' Climate Change Encyclical Denounces Mankind's Treatment of...
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Several evangelical groups have praised Pope Francis' major encyclical on the environment released on Thursday, which warns that climate cha

Short End of the Stick
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Those fields would lose 16% after lawmakers protect other scientific disciplines within a nearly flat budget

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solar shower, camping shower, rack mounted shower, car shower.

If You Don't Hear Crying, the Church is Dying
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People were bringing little children to Christ to have Him touch them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant

Rats forsake chocolate to save a drowning companion
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Find adds to growing evidence that rodents feel empathy

How to Be a Rich Christian (To Remind Myself)
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I. Jesus said that it is hard for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of god. So if you can avoid it, do. II. If you can’t avoid it, accept it.

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Been here twice, never experienced anything other than a great chipotle experience.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Lots of family fun at this indoor water park/hotel. We really enjoyed our time!
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
There's lots to love about this park. The trees are wonderful in the fall. The stars are incredible at night! The camp sites are decent, with good fire pits and picnic tables. They could use some flatter tent pads in some areas. Some of them have really poorly designed drainage and one site we stayed at was very muddy. But as much as I love this place, I have to give it three stars for two reasons. First, the water quality issue. I've stayed at this campground many times over the past ~15 years, and the water always has a boil advisory. They really need to fix this and get clean, potable water that is safe to drink. I've never had a problem, but it is a risk that shouldn't be tolerated anymore at a Provincial Park. Secondly, the price of these sites is absurdly high. It costs ~$35+ per night just for tent sites. That's way too high for a spot to set up a tent esp. when the water can't be trusted.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Fantastic beach
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Nice place, but really expensive. The price is way too high for tent sites.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Mark is a great guy and gives a great tour of his land, showing the ecological connections and the stunning mineral specimens. It is like visiting a mineral museum, but in the great outdoors! He has a real heart for conservation too.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
That was a delicious burger. Will definitely go back. Great food, great service.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago