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Category Archives: Geology

Another xkcd present for geologists!

I have absolutely felt like this when taking rock samples. Though I didn’t use a gun. Maybe I was doing it wrong?movie King Arthur: Legend of the Sword 2017 streaming And a bonus stratigraphy comic from last week:

Wordy Wednesday: Geodiferous

Half the fun of studying geology is the vocabulary. I love learning new words, and there are some absolutely fantastic ones out there. If you’re anything like me, you’ve already subscribed to AGI’s GeoWord of the Day  which actually does brighten up my day when I see it in my inbox. I am a total nerd. […]

Topical Tuesday: Archaeology and Geology News

There is so much rock news going on in the world, it’s hard to keep up with it all. So from now on, on Tuesdays, I’m going to try to aggregate some of the rock-based stories that may or may not be making headlines, but are all worth taking at least a brief look at.

Meteorite Strikes in Russia

I’m sitting here at the AAAS meeting and I just heard that there are reports of a meteorite strike in Russia. Early reports are saying that there are anywhere from 500 to 950 people injured in the area. I’ll be updating this post for the next few hours as details continue to come in. What […]

North Korea’s Nuclear Test Recorded By USGS

This screenshot of the USGS real-time map shows the nuclear test conducted by North Korea. The blue dot indicates where the test took place. It appears that North Korea managed to pull off a nuclear bomb test. The USGS recorded the event as a 5.1 magnitude earthquake 1 km underground in the early morning. US […]