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Olivier Malinur

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I hesitated between funny stuff and paleontology. Keep in mind, this is an alpha version software...
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Evolution + Artificial Life

That sounds super cool. 
And the guy has sense of humour:
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How is Species different from other evolution games, like EA/Maxis' Spore?
[involuntary muscle spasms]

Uh... are you all right?
"Fine! I'm fine! Totally fine. Ahem.
The aforementioned belongs to an entirely different genre of game. To borrow Will Wrights description it is a "Third Person Eater", or in more general terms a Role Playing Game.
RPG's are naturally centered around the player's experience, which has to be tailored towards something polished, consistent and fun. Unpredictable, emergent behavior makes it harder to do this, and can cause bugs or force players into unwinnable situations.
Species, meanwhile, is a Simulation Game. Unpredictable, emergent behavior is not just beneficial, but necessary: seeing and falling victim to those unexpected consequences is one of the major appeals of the genre. This fundamental difference means Species will never have the opportunity to go down the same path that Spore did, even if we wanted to.
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Ralph Ehrlichmann

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Sculptured by Wind, Sand and Time
Ventifacts - weathered volcanic rocks in the Atacama Desert
The abraded, pitted, grooved and polished rock surface is the result of wind erosion. The leeward sides of the rocks show dark grey desert varnish.

Atacama Desert, Northern Chile
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Christophe Avon

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FREE SCIENCES MAGAZINE: Now 11,595 Articles! Real Time Magazine about Zoology, Botany Paleontology and Natural History. JUST UPDATED!
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openwebgis GIS

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Weather in OpenWebGIS
For the convenience of users in the OpenWebGIS  the weather module has been recently updated tovisualize the weather on the map from two sources, that offer free API for everyone.
#OpenWeGIS #GIS   #Weather  
For the convenience of users in the OpenWebGIS  the weather module has been recently updated to visualize the weather on the map from two sources, that offer free API for everyone. In the article "The meteorological servi...
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Scott Brande
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The 1st Martian Marathon - by the rover Opportunity. Click to play: http://ezsnips.com/KSTB6257rJsy6 Boots (er, wheels) on the ground. Thanks, +ScienceAtNASA  Follow/Circle me for more geoscience videos: +Scott Brande    Make your own snips: www.ezsnips.squarespace.com
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Ron Sonntag

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Is this part of the same Devonian formation in Ireland?
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They look the same in the 2 pictures.  Where are they specifically?
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Charles Carrigan
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Have you been following the Pluto in a Minute videos? Very informative!
 
The New Horizons spacecraft made getting to Pluto seem super easy. It wasn’t! Learn more about the planning that went into achieving the #PlutoFlyby in today’s Pluto in a Minute: https://youtu.be/YHGziuwE5ek
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I advise anyone interested in space flight, with real newtonian mechanics, to download the free (yes !) Orbiter.
orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/
The first time I successfully landed on the moon, I was so happy. Then I made the trip to Mars, which is so tricky especially if you want to make a flyby Phobos.
I am not into small flights like ISS rendezvous. Did it once, though. Pretty delicate but less calculations.
Warning: better be ready for sleepless nights.
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Corbin Cannon
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Geology Photos  - 
 
I was on vacation for a week, so I was falling down on the GeoPic job. 
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very cool !
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Charles Carrigan
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Planetary Geology & Meteorites  - 
 
Where I come from, we call this an "M-class" planet.
 
Kepler-452b: First confirmed near-Earth-size planet in “habitable zone” around a sun-like star
http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-kepler-mission-discovers-bigger-older-cousin-to-earth
NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another “Earth.”
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maybe we should save our world in the meantime
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Christophe Avon

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WAS Museum of Natural History: 37,461,324 pages about Zoology, Entomology, Paleontology, Botany, Geology. JUST UPDATED!
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Scott Brande
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Sed-Strat-Surficial Geo  - 
 
"The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out"...what do worms have to do with geology? Everything! Click to play: http://ezsnips.com/xXJ9Gz5TsNVy7 Thanks, +TheUSDANRCS  
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Colin Mitchell

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This week, the Northwest Territories Geological Survey warned that the small lake near the Gwich’in community of Fort McPherson is expected “to drain catastrophically during 2015." Scientists blame climate change.
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Scott Brande
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Climate Change  - 
 
An amusing and informative take on global sea level, climate change, and gin & tonic!. Click to play: http://ezsnips.com/RMWQCiG3o9SiE Thanks, +ClimateAdam   Follow/Circle me for more geoscience videos: +Scott Brande   Make your own snips: www.ezsnips.squarespace.com
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Scott Brande
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Montana may be "Big Sky" country. But Wyoming's "Big Hollow" is the 2nd largest wind eroded depression in the world, and the largest wind blowout in North America. Click to play: http://ezsnips.com/rpaeTIqqDUGuO Thanks, +Exploring the Nature of Wyoming | UWyo Extension    Follow/Circle me for more geoscience videos: +Scott Brande  Make your own snips: www.ezsnips.squarespace.com
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Scott Brande
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Holy Turbidite, Batman! Tell Alfred to build a drilling rig big enough to dig deep into the Bengal Fan of the Indian Ocean. That's where the turbidite history is buried! Click for the snip: http://ezsnips.com/mmy3ahMmwAuk- Click for the full play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW1-vkGR2Jw Thanks, +OceanLeadership   Follow/Circle me for more geoscience videos: +Scott Brande  Make your own snips: www.ezsnips.squarespace.com
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Bob Libra

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Baby Karst!

Solutional openings in Devonian limestone, exposed by the overflow of a reservoir Iowa. The scoured spillway shows many of these along fractures, and bedding planes as well. They look minor, until you think about producing groundwater - yields go up X-fold when when you intersect them. 
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"Clints" separated by "grykes". I had never heard those terms until I went to Ireland.
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Charles Carrigan
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Planetary Geology & Meteorites  - 
 
+Mika McKinnon​ writes a passionate and informative piece summarizing a lot about what we've recently discovered about the Pluto-Charon system, and what it means to be even better than a planet.

Hopefully the IAU will soon fix the mess they made with their definitions of solar system bodies in 2006. Here's a proposed fix: there are 8 major planets. The dwarf planets are also planets. There are five terrestrial planets, 4 major planets and one dwarf. There are 4 Jovian planets, and there are at least five plutoids, which are the dwarf planets of the Kuiper belt. So there are three kinds of planets based on distance from the sun: terrestrial, Jovian, and plutonian. Planets are major if they dominate their orbits, and dwarf if they don't. 
Stop hoping that Pluto will regain its former designation as a planet. It isn’t going to happen. But the good news is, Pluto is something much cooler than a mere planet. It’s the largest dwarf planet we know, and one half of the first binary planet system. Pluto didn’t get demoted, it got promoted.
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cuma demir

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Stable high-pressure systems can lead to summer heatwaves – such as the one Europe is currently experiencing. The phenomenon is caused by the blocking of low pressure areas.

Meteorologists from Switzerland are now shedding new light on the formation of blocking patterns.
Stable high-pressure systems can lead to summer heatwaves – such as the one Europe is currently experiencing. The phenomenon is caused by the blocking of low pressure areas. ETH meteorologists are now shedding new light on the formation of blocking patterns.
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Bob Libra

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Like Sand through the Hourglass.......  I went to a sand plant open-house south of Des Moines today, on the alluvium of the Raccoon River. A bit of low-glamour, blue-collar applied geology. The kind that feeds what society needs.
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live and make the best of each day you can
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