Friday Headlines: 2-13-15

Friday Headlines, February 13, 2015

THE LATEST IN THE GEOSCIENCES

 

Today’s round-up:

Grass and dinosaurs and LSD, oh my!

The core of the core of the core.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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I Spy – The Home Office

I spy in my home office…

Do you see what I see? Click to enlarge.

Do you see what I see? Click to enlarge.

…A charger, some feathers, and an old clothespin;
…Golden fabric and an empty spool for ribbon;
…A tea light and a credit card that really shouldn’t be there;
…A pink pencil, purple pen, and three matching pink erasers;

 

Add in the comments other fun things you see!

(And meanwhile, I’ll work on cleaning this up a bit – whoopee!)

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Mechanical Monday – Motorized Mayhem

We already knew we’d be pressed for time to get our son to his Monday therapy group. The husband planned to head home to get the boy while I was teaching, so that we could rendezvous at the therapist’s office. I did not expect to get this text message when I got done with my class.

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Naturally the engineer uses the term ‘failure.’ Equally naturally, the scientist understands completely.

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Friday Headlines: 2-6-15

Friday Headlines, February 6, 2015

THE LATEST IN THE GEOSCIENCES

 

Today’s round-up:

New World monkeys are not all that new.

We’ve seen the bottom of a tectonic plate!

An organism that hasn’t evolved in two billion years.

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What’s Brew? February 5, 2015

I’m a little worried. This brewing thing might be getting out of control. It might be consuming me.

It started harmless enough. Just a little brew every other weekend or so. But now… Now I’m brewing on the weekends and during the week! It’s a sure sign.

I’m addicted.

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I Spy – My Cluttered Desk

I spy on my cluttered desk…

Do you see what I see?

Do you see what I see? Click to enlarge.

…a pony, a vertebra, two prescriptions that should go home.
…bats and a dragonfly, and a coiled cord for a phone.
…toys for children: a toothed and gilled whale (eek?), and an etch-a-sketch.
…and a slinky for those times that you just need a stretch.

Add in the comments other fun things you see!

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Friday Headlines: 1-30-15

Friday Headlines, January 30, 2015

THE LATEST IN THE GEOSCIENCES

 

Today’s round-up:

Landslide video!

Exploding volcano video!

Inside the Greenland ice sheet

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Yam-Tastic Oil Change Porter

Over the winter holiday, I discovered that yams have a particular sweetness that I really felt must be included into a beer somehow. I started looking for yam ale recipes, but none gripped me. Then I stumbled upon a porter recipe for pumpkin, and simply decided to substitute yams for pumpkin and adjusted the batch for my experience and what grains were available to me.

My recipe:

5 gallon partial-mash
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Wednesday’s Whimsy

I stayed home sick today. I’m still sick. I hope that I’m un-sick tomorrow. This sick business stinks.

In the meantime, I laid around a lot, and fiddled on Twitter (and Facebook, too). This tweet caught my eye:

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#365papers: January 26, 2015

There’s this Twitter thing going around with some academic-types I know.

#365papers

The goal is to read a new technical paper daily for the next year, in an effort to stay on top of the science. I love this idea and immediately challenged myself to read a new paper daily.

Almost as immediately, I got behind. Nevertheless, I have been mindful of some interesting papers that have recently been published. I’ll include a couple here, from time to time. Apologies for any that are paywalled.
Today’s Round Up:

Getting protein from bone

Mesozoic mammals from China

Nannofossils establish timing for volcanoes Continue reading

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