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I voted. Have you?
 
The LHC LEGO submission is almost at 3,000 votes, but we need to get to 10,000. Make sure you VOTE, if you haven't already, and we can see this as a product to buy in museums and airports around the world! 

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/94885
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My isotope textbook sounds like a religious text...so I made this.
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You truly did live long and prosper.
 
#‎LLAP‬ - Live Long And Prosper Leonard Nimoy
1931 - 2015

Thanks for ‪#‎StarTrek‬, ‪#‎Futurama‬ and more...

#‎LeonardNimoy‬ ‪#‎Nimoy‬ ‪#‎Headinajar‬ ‪#‎RIP‬
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My current issue with petrology.
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Cats teaching geologic concepts.
 
There are so many great geoblogs by women, and we're working our way down the list. There's quite a diverse collection today! GeoMika and SpaceMika by Mika ...
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It's no moon.
 
Strange bright spots emanating from a dwarf planet have scientists puzzled at NASA, in particular those in charge of the Dawn mission that was supposed to study the two protoplanets of the asteroid belt: Vesta and Ceres. The Dawn spacecraft relayed images of a bright spot appearing on Ceres with a second spot appearing a few days ago, and in effect challenging the scientists' theory that it might be light from the Sun reflecting from a patch of ice on the surface. Nothing is for certain for now as the probe will arrive in Ceres' orbit on March 6th which will mean higher resolution images that should clear up any second thoughts on what it might be. Only time will tell.
Clearly its planet-destroying superlaser is just firing up
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I certainly hope that Dawn can identify the exhaust port.
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I love creativity applied to science.
 
A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled by a team of Cornell University researchers.
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I want to start collecting these!
 
Jeez, Missouri used to put out State Geologist trading cards. I'm so jealous!  This is Raphael Pumpelly, MO St G from 1871-1873. The back of the card says he did big studies on mineral resources, but retired because of health problems. It also notes a shopkeeper in Pilot Knob complaining he was still owed $5 by the state for cabbage Pumpelly purchased. JFC, how much cabbage would five bucks have bought in 1871? The guy must have been spoiling his mule ~
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A full-time student, a part-time GTA and part time researcher.
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  • Colorado State University
    GTA, 2014 - present
  • Colorado Mesa University
    Tutor/TA, 2011 - 2014
  • Colorado Mesa Univeristy-Geology Department
    Research Assistant, 2012 - 2014
  • Rocky Mountain Bagel Works
    Manager, 2005 - 2011
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Geology Nerd.
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I am into everything science, which I why I chose to study Geology. I get to utilize physics, biology and chemistry  in one great package...oh, and still get outside.

Outside of school I love cooking, gardening, Legos, confusing my cats, and all things geeky.

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  • Colorado State University
    Geology Masters, 2014 - present
  • Colorado Mesa University
    Geology/Chemistry, 2010 - 2014
  • Colorado State University
    Anthropology, 1999 - 2001
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