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Legos at the zoo! (And a few real animals)
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Soon enough you wont be able to see the real thing. 
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I know it's not FireFly, but I did enjoy the film. 
By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Worvan, you shall get your Galaxy Quest series.
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Wow. Way too much lawn.
 
It's interesting, how some things become so common that we never think about them. If you asked me what the most common crop was in the US, I would have guessed that it's either corn or wheat. 

But no. There's one other crop that gets three times the acreage of corn, with all the effort, water, and fertilizer that this implies -- and it's a crop that nobody has any particular use for. It's lawn grass, something so ubiquitous that we tend to forget that growing it actually is a weird kind of agriculture, just a particularly pointless kind.

How did this happen? Part of it seems to come from technology, and the marvel of the alien landscapes it created. (Alien landscapes, you say? Why, yes -- before they became commonplace)
Contrary to what you may think (and what your food labels may suggest) corn is not the most grown crop in America. The most grown crop is something no one is eating, no one is asking for, and no one is quite sure what to do with. It’s your lawn.
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Time to netflix!
 
To boldly go where no mineral has gone before.

"More than 125 minerals are mentioned in the Star Trek universe. Of these, however, only 23 are actual terrestrial minerals and only one mineral, the silicate olivine, has been found in extraterrestrial rocks. Curiously, quartz – which is one of the most common minerals on Earth – is almost never mentioned. Perhaps because quartz is often used as a prop stand-in for dilithium crystals."
Physics and biology are two obvious sciences explored in Star Trek. But the science of geology also played a pivotal role in the series.
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hearing a bit about this on the morning radio, couldn't help but think,  well... what did they think was going to happen?  this has been going on for years already ( http://water.usgs.gov/edu/gallery/landsubsidence-poland.html )... and now they are worried about it ?!
Portions of the San Joaquin Valley floor are sinking at an alarming rate as farmers pump ever more groundwater during California’s extended drought, according to a NASA study released Wednesday.
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Why we make good scientists!
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7 Hidden Art Secrets That Were Uncovered With Technology | The Creators Project http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/7-hidden-art-secrets-that-were-uncovered-with-technology
From da Vinci to Rembrandt, The Creators Project looks at the invisible details hidden inside history's most famous artworks.
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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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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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A full-time student, a part-time GTA and part time researcher.
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So many.
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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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