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GeoSciences Column: Improving together – science writing and football

Writing is something that those pursuing a career in academia are expected to be good at. It is a requirement of the job, yet it is a skill few get any formal training in and simply rely on the old saying that practice makes perfect.

But what if there is another way?

Mathew Stiller-Reeve is a co-founder of Climatesnack, a writing group organization, which aims to tackle the problem.

In today’s post on #EGUBlogs Mathew considers how the workings of a football team might reflect the successes of the writing groups that started in the ClimateSnack project: egu.eu/3EI0CM

#sciencewriting #sciencecommunication #earlycareerscientists #EGUecs #EGUjournals
Writing is something that those pursuing a career in academia are expected to be good at. It is a requirement of the job, yet it is a skill few get any formal training in and simply rely on the old saying that practice makes perfect. But what if there is another way? Mathew Stiller-Reeve is a co-founder...
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Charles Carrigan
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Google's Hidden Worlds of National Parks

Fellow Geos, if you haven't seen this, you're probably going to want to. Not geoscience directly, but so much of our natural parks are geologically special places that it seemed good to share this here. The National Park Service officially turns 100 today, so in honor of the Centennial Google and NPS created this really great site to learn more about them. Beautiful videos and photospheres and interesting narrations.

#NPS100  
Follow rangers on a journey to places most people never go in stunning 360° video.
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Uncle Cubey

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found a rock by Big Bend. it is about 1.2 pounds, high density, either fused or weathered, and it has a hardness probably over 8 (scratched quartz). what could it be?
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Our office has a fair amount of people sending pics or stopping by to see if what they found was a meteorite. One of our staff looked at lots of them over almost 40 years. In all those years he sent just one off to the Field Museum in Chicago or someplace like that to check it out. Other than that, he had a box of rocks that had been brought in. The box was labeled meteor-wrongs ;)
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todd comer

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At least 38 people dead as 6.2 magnitude quake hits Umbria, causing heavy damage and trapping residents under rubble.
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Charles Carrigan
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Paleontology  - 
 
Anyone else hear this news about a new big T. rex skull? Know anything more about it? 
A Tyrannosaurus rex skull was discovered in Montana and was sent to the Burke Museum in Seattle. There are only 15 known T. rex skulls in the world.
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Ken Rubin

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Kamokuna ocean entry at Kilauea volcano & new lava over recently rebuilt Emergency Access Road. HVO pic from http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia/index.php
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+Charles Carrigan yeah, it's just doing what it does: reducing internal magma pressure by releasing lava onto the surface.
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Russ George

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Earth's Goldilocks Zone model has long taught we were safely in the middle of the Zone, corrections to the model show we are far too near to the hot side of the zone. Evolution of life on this blue water world filled the oceans with phytoplankton that evolved the ability to keep their (and our) planet cool enough for the incredible biodiversity of today. Help keep our planet cool. http://russgeorge.net/2016/08/21/goldilocks-bears-all-about-global-warming/
Do you recall Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Goldies dilemma and ours was how to find what is needed that's not too hot, not too cold, but just right
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Wikiplacemarks

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Placemark of the day: Millook recumbent chevron folds o Carboniferous age sandstone + shales http://www.wikiplacemarks.com/map.php?id=183713
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Charles Carrigan
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Funny Stuff  - 
 
Seen this yet? Kind of funny.

Happy Friday everyone, have a great weekend!
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Funny stuff. 
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Bob Libra

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The far NE corner of Iowa, part of the rocky and steep "Driftless Area", had an 7-8" rain in about 12 hours the other night. This is the resulting groundwater coming out of one the springs in the little town of Decorah. Big rain plus rocky terrain plus karst is a tough combination!
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But it's hard to do a decent one in fractured and cavernous limestone +Chang Liao 
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Planet found in habitable zone around nearest star

Astronomers have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri.

"Proxima b orbits much closer to its star than Mercury does to the Sun in the Solar System, the star itself is far fainter than the Sun. As a result Proxima b lies well within the habitable zone around the star and has an estimated surface temperature that would allow the presence of liquid water," highlights ESO Astronomy.

"This discovery will be the beginning of extensive further observations, both with current instruments [5] and with the next generation of giant telescopes such as the European Extremely Large Telescope."

Read the full press release here: egu.eu/7PAJ1W

The story also features on the BBC website: egu.eu/8Z56TM

You'll find reports on Nature & Science Magazines too: egu.eu/6U2GOV & egu.eu/8ZUH7M

#ProximaB #ProximaCentauri #planetaryscience #planets #life
Planet orbiting Proxima Centauri is likely to be the focus of future interstellar voyages.
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i posted a "artist Concept " of this
? planet ? here :

http://forum.celestialmatters.org/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=864#p14348
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Charles Carrigan
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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake in central Italy

Early today, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit central Italy at 03:36 am local time (CEST).

The epicentre of the earthquake was at (42.71 N, 13.22 E), according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. This is about 110 km northeast of Rome and about 35 km north of the deadly magnitude 6.3 earthquake that hit L’Aquila in 2009.

The earthquake took place within the well-known seismic belt, characterised by prevalent normal faulting, which runs NW-SE along the Central Apennines.

For a more detialed report and a list of resources on the geology of the region, as well as more news of the earthquake, head to our website: egu.eu/00XDU4

#earthquake #EGUnews #Italy #Amatrice #Accumoli #naturalhazards #seismology #structuralgeology
Early today, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit central Italy at 03:36 am local time (CEST). The epicentre of the earthquake was at (42.71 N, 13.22 E), according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. This is about 110 km northeast of Rome and about 35 km north of the deadly magnitude 6.3 earthquake that hit L’Aquila in 2009.
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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake in central Italy

Early today, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit central Italy at 03:36 am local time (CEST).

The epicentre of the earthquake was at (42.71 N, 13.22 E), according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. This is about 110 km northeast of Rome and about 35 km north of the deadly magnitude 6.3 earthquake that hit L’Aquila in 2009.

The earthquake took place within the well-known seismic belt, characterised by prevalent normal faulting, which runs NW-SE along the Central Apennines.

For a more detialed report and a list of resources on the geology of the region, as well as more news of the earthquake, head to our website: egu.eu/00XDU4

#earthquake #EGUnews #Italy #Amatrice #Accumoli #naturalhazards #seismology #structuralgeology
Early today, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit central Italy at 03:36 am local time (CEST). The epicentre of the earthquake was at (42.71 N, 13.22 E), according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre. This is about 110 km northeast of Rome and about 35 km north of the deadly magnitude 6.3 earthquake that hit L’Aquila in 2009.
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This one ended up in the spam folder here in the community. I enabled it to view status after I had already seen your page post and shared it here. 
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More about the hoodoos up in northwestern Nevada, near Vya, along old Highway 8A:
When we zoom in on these particular hoodoos, we see that they are shaped much like the "tent rocks" in the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico, and though close to the ground, they also look a lot like the hoodoos, tent rocks, and "fairy chimneys" at Cappadocia in Turkey.
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Check out my post about the reaction between basalt and seawater http://opticalmineralogy.blogspot.com/2016/08/seawater-basalt.html
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Shoban babu

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Is it possible to separate North and South Pole of a magnet?
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Noo...
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Shoban babu

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Why people weigh less near the equator?

The Distance from the center of the earth to the equator is more comparatively to the poles. So the force(centrifugal force) exerted on the moving object will be less. That is the reason people weigh less near the equator.

Centrifugal force : when an object is inside a moving circle, centrifugal force which acts outwards from the center of the earth moves the object away from it.
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+Shoban babu
Oh I agree.  It's always good to learn something.
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todd comer

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anyone have any thoughts towards this?
VV Mineral Vaikundarajan says that each publication is pegging the alleged scam at various amounts that are equally shocking and senseless…
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AS India nears a working Thorium power reactor I see even more fuss being made
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Ken Rubin

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New images & captions on the multimedia page of the USGS-HVO website http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia/ highlight the hazards on land and at sea associated with Kilauea lava flowing into the sea at Kamokuna.
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