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Geology Shutdown

Well, the big news of today is the shutdown. Unfortunately for the internet, today is also the day that I decided to explore using Storify. This is one of the results:   [View the story “Geology Shutdown” on Storify]

Field Day Friday: Mammoth Cave

It’s been one of those weeks. One of those terrible, awful weeks that everyone just wants to be over and done with. One of those weeks where yes, thank you, I really would prefer to go hide in a cave somewhere rather than stay compulsively glued to the news. This week, my daydream rock-related getaway […]

Barchans on Mars

  Sand dunes are basically mobile piles of millions of tiny bits of rock, sculpted by the wind into fantastic shapes. One of the coolest shapes is today’s weekly geology word, barchan. The Encyclopedia Britannica has the following definition: barchan: also spelled Barkhan,  crescent-shaped sand dune produced by the action of wind predominately from one direction. One of […]

Another Earthquake in Iran, 600-year-old Murder Mystery, and Armor Piercing Cannonballs

  A Scottish Crannog Photo Credit, MB Griggs Today, the news is rightfully dominated by the marathon bombings in Boston, but while we’re mourning, reading about news in other parts of the world might be a helpful distraction. Here’s your weekly round-up of rock-related news.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download Geology For the second […]

Field Day Friday

It’s Friday! And that probably means you want nothing more than to go do something fun for the weekend. Wouldn’t it be fun to take a field trip right now, and just kick-start the entire weekend early? I vote we all go here, to Cappadocia in Turkey. Those gorgeous formations are hoodoos, weird rock formations […]