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Beautiful sulphur!
This week's photo brings us back to the world of geochemistry. I don't have much information on this photo beyond that it was taken in Italy. However, if I may speculate a little it looks like these crystals may possibly be volcanic in origin and the fact that it was taken in Italy, ...
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For real! I have finally submitted!
As you may have gathered from my enthusiastic title I just submitted my thesis! After 6 years of hard work it's been passed in. To celebrate I decided to make this really cool word cloud showing the most frequently occurring words in the thesis, which currently contains a total of 55713 words.
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This weeks photo is once again related to permafrost and the Arctic….something tells me I miss being there. Anyway, the gorgeous photo below shows a terrific example of polygonal patterned ground from Siberia. Patterned ground is a phenomenon that occurs frequently in cold regions and is caused ...
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A few pics from my fieldwork days at the retrogressive thaw slumps of the NWT
I recently across an article that reminded me of my field work days in the early stages of my PhD in the Canadian Arctic at retrogressive thaw slumps. The article discusses the impending catastrophic drainage of a lake when the thin strip of land separating it from a thaw slump fails (see ...
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An amazing image of the north Atlantic's currents
For a bit of a change of pace the photo of the week this week isn't a photo at all. Rather it's a fascinating model output showing ocean surface currents in the North Atlantic. The Gulf Stream is clearly visible as it flows past Atlantic Canada and out towards the middle of the north Atlantic.
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Does it work like a fractal?
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Check out this amazing photo of Kilauea!
This weeks photo can be described by one word: mesmerizing. Honestly, it's hard to tell which part of this photo is better, the beautiful starry sky backdrop or the glow of Kilauea's smoking crater. Combined, it's just fantastic. Kilauea is part of the Hawaiian Island volcanic chain which has ...
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As humans probe Pluto, the Earth is watching ;) 
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Beautiful sulphur!
This week's photo brings us back to the world of geochemistry. I don't have much information on this photo beyond that it was taken in Italy. However, if I may speculate a little it looks like these crystals may possibly be volcanic in origin and the fact that it was taken in Italy, ...
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As you may have gathered from my enthusiastic title I just submitted my thesis! After 6 years of hard work it's been passed in. To celebrate I decided to make this really cool word cloud showing the most frequently occurring words in the thesis, which currently contains a total of 55713 words.
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Ice wedges and patterned ground. I miss the Arctic.
This weeks photo is once again related to permafrost and the Arctic….something tells me I miss being there. Anyway, the gorgeous photo below shows a terrific example of polygonal patterned ground from Siberia. Patterned ground is a phenomenon that occurs frequently in cold regions and is caused ...
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A few pics from my fieldwork days at the retrogressive thaw slumps of the NWT.
I recently across an article that reminded me of my field work days in the early stages of my PhD in the Canadian Arctic at retrogressive thaw slumps. The article discusses the impending catastrophic drainage of a lake when the thin strip of land separating it from a thaw slump fails (see ...
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An amazing image of the north Atlantic's currents
For a bit of a change of pace the photo of the week this week isn't a photo at all. Rather it's a fascinating model output showing ocean surface currents in the North Atlantic. The Gulf Stream is clearly visible as it flows past Atlantic Canada and out towards the middle of the north Atlantic.
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Check out this amazing photo of Kilauea!
This weeks photo can be described by one word: mesmerizing. Honestly, it's hard to tell which part of this photo is better, the beautiful starry sky backdrop or the glow of Kilauea's smoking crater. Combined, it's just fantastic. Kilauea is part of the Hawaiian Island volcanic chain which has ...
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  • University of Ottawa
    Geochemistry, 2009 - present
  • Queens University
    Geology, 2005 - 2009
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Artisanal Miners of the Amazon: Part 1
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To start, I would like to share some photos taken across the Amazon Basin, primarily within the Guiana Shield. Artisanal miners exploit allu

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Over the past decade, beekeepers, farmers and scientists have been tracking the collapse of honeybee colonies. Some scientists and insectici

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The most preventable shark attack of all time?
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I don't often cover shark attacks here at Southern Fried Science. They get plenty of news coverage on their own, they're usually not that re

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Dear Mr. Bentley,. My boss Dr. Stephen C. Meyer at the Discovery Institute is finishing up a book that discusses various attempts to explain

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Cats may kill up to 3.7 billion birds and 20.7 billion mammals in the United States alone each year, a new study has found.

Lake Huron Sinkholes
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This past week I had the opportunity to explore an incredibly alien microbial setting right in the Midwest. On the Michigan coast of Lake Hu

How @StatCan_eng started taking their social media cues from parody acco...
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In an attempt to get a bit more web-friendly, Statistics Canada entered the world of blogging on Thursday. Their official introduction to th

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Earth science research and news. Read science articles on air quality, geology, meteorology, oceanography, paleontology and science and the

The Accretionary Wedge 45 - Geological Pilgrimage
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This topic is further defined as a single place, which is “geologically” unique, relatively remote, and requires some difficulty to get to.

GIS Pics
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Sometimes I attempt to use ArcMap 10 to do some mapping. Right now I am trying to make maps of my field area for use later this summer. I am

Graphene oxide soaks up radioactive waste: U.S., Russian researchers col...
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Graphene oxide has a remarkable ability to quickly remove radioactive material from contaminated water, researchers in the United States and

Leguellec earns Canada's 1st men's World Cup biathlon victory
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Canadian Jean-Philippe Leguellec made history on Saturday in Sweden as he won the gold medal at the opening World Cup biathlon event of the

Louisville Fossils and Beyond: Phanocrinus parvaramus Crinoid Calyx Fossil
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Phanocrinus parvaramus crinoid calyx fossil found in southern Indiana. This creature lived in the Mississippian Period. Indiana, USA source

You own your brain - Journal - Agile*
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I met someone last week who said her employer — a large integrated oil & gas company...