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In your mind who is the "Father of Geology". Vote now!
It's been a while since the last geopoll/post. Too long. Life has been busy for me though. I am just concluding an extremely short post-doc at Health Canada's Canadian Radiological Monitoring Network and am starting a new job at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission next week.
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For me it's a toss-up between Hutton and Steno, but I'd pick Steno because he came before Hutton.  
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Check out the summary of my new paper tracking the fallout and fate of 129I released be Fukushima and its transport into groundwater.
A recently published paper (by myself and colleagues from uOttawa and Environment Canada) investigates the environmental fate of the long lived radioisotope of iodine, 129I, which was released by the Fukushima-Daichii Nuclear Accident (FDNA). Within 6 days of the FDNA 129I concentrations in ...
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Great stuff, thanks for sharing. I'd like to see more direct summaries of research here. 
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A video and some explanation about the basic principles behind artesian springs and confined aquifers
I recorded the video above on a recent field camp near Deep River, Ontario. This video shows a great example of a flowing artesian spring which is bubbling up at the headwaters of a creek. The water is freezing, crystal clear and totally delicious! The classic textbook on groundwater, ...
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Follow my live tweeted PhD defence on the cycle and fate of iodine-129 in the environment with #129I at 2:30pm ET on Wednesday the 18th
My PhD defence is this week (Wednesday) at 2:30pm ET. I am feeling pretty good about the whole thing but at the same time nervous. I just don't know exactly what to expect. I have a sort of idea of what the questions might cover and where my assumptions or conclusions might be challenged.
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How do you get good sword-play across on a tweet? ;) 
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Great pic of a meteorite with the characteristic Widmanstätten patterns for this week's photo!
This week's photo is brought to you from outer space! Indeed, this a beautiful cut section of a meteorite that fell in northwest Australia and was found in 1892 (ignore the label behind it). It is an iron-nickel meteorite and is composed entirely of metal. This crazy cross-hatching, ...
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Dusting off an oldie from the early days of GeoSphere about how a silver mine saved the ancient Greeks.
It is once again time to write about geology and classics and the incredibly important impact the geosciences had on the ancients and their way of life. My previous post on this topic can be found at my old blog location as the post: The Odyssey and Geology. I'll begin by relating a story: ...
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In your mind who is the "Father of Geology". Vote now!
It's been a while since the last geopoll/post. Too long. Life has been busy for me though. I am just concluding an extremely short post-doc at Health Canada's Canadian Radiological Monitoring Network and am starting a new job at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission next week.
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Check out the summary of my new paper tracking the fallout and fate of 129I released be Fukushima and its transport into groundwater.
A recently published paper (by myself and colleagues from uOttawa and Environment Canada) investigates the environmental fate of the long lived radioisotope of iodine, 129I, which was released by the Fukushima-Daichii Nuclear Accident (FDNA). Within 6 days of the FDNA 129I concentrations in ...
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A video and some explanation about the basic principles behind artesian springs and confined aquifers
I recorded the video above on a recent field camp near Deep River, Ontario. This video shows a great example of a flowing artesian spring which is bubbling up at the headwaters of a creek. The water is freezing, crystal clear and totally delicious! The classic textbook on groundwater, ...
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Follow my live tweeted PhD defence on the cycle and fate of iodine-129 in the environment with #129I  at 2:30pm ET
My PhD defence is this week (Wednesday) at 2:30pm ET. I am feeling pretty good about the whole thing but at the same time nervous. I just don't know exactly what to expect. I have a sort of idea of what the questions might cover and where my assumptions or conclusions might be challenged.
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Great pic of a meteorite with the characteristic Widmanstätten patterns for this week's photo!
This week's photo is brought to you from outer space! Indeed, this a beautiful cut section of a meteorite that fell in northwest Australia and was found in 1892 (ignore the label behind it). It is an iron-nickel meteorite and is composed entirely of metal. This crazy cross-hatching, ...
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Dusting off an oldie from the early days of GeoSphere about how a silver mine saved the ancient Greeks.
It is once again time to write about geology and classics and the incredibly important impact the geosciences had on the ancients and their way of life. My previous post on this topic can be found at my old blog location as the post: The Odyssey and Geology. I'll begin by relating a story: ...
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  • University of Ottawa
    Geochemistry, 2009 - present
  • Queens University
    Geology, 2005 - 2009
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PHD Comics: Writing Progress
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Water Your Body
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Do you drink enough water? Do you always forget to drink water regularly? This App reminds you to drink water every day and tracks your wate

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

New study shows nitrate leaches to groundwater for over five decades
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New study shows nitrate leaches to groundwater for over five decades on Groundwater curated by YSI

What's killing Canadian honeybees? - Technology & Science - CBC ...
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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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Wherever you are, Twitter brings you closer.Essential: An organized stream of Tweets that delivers the best content to you. Instant: All the

On The Necessity of Geology | Rosetta Stones, Scientific American Blog N...
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There is an urgent need for talking and teaching geology. Many people don’t know it. They think geology is rocks, but if they’re not rock af

Evernote
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★ New York Times ‘Top 10 Must-Have App’, Winner: TechCrunch Crunchies, Mashable Awards and the Webbys. ★ Evernote is an easy-to-use, free ap

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

The Discovery Institute feels sorry for my students - Mountain Beltway -...
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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

Killer cats take down billions of birds, report says - Technology & ...
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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

ScienceDaily: Earth Science News
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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...