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Fun, Fidalgo, an Ophiolite, and a Very Rude Buck

Fun, Fidalgo, an Ophiolite, and a Very Rude Buck

We made it to Fidalgo Island. Yay! We got lotsa pictures of bonza peridotite and serpentinite. Double yay! I’ll have a proper write-up one o’ these days, but for today, we’ll do some outtakes...

August 7, 2014 — Dana Hunter
At the Beginning of the Universe…

At the Beginning of the Universe…

…there was geology. Oh, I know, some folks will tell you it was physics. Yes, there was that, too. And there might be a few who argue for chemistry, and we’ll grant them chemistry...

July 25, 2014 — Dana Hunter

Happy Fourth of Geology! I Mean, July!

It’s America’s 238th birthday! I can tell because there are fireworks vendors populating every possible parking lot, and things benignly exploding with beautiful trailing sparks overhead...

July 4, 2014 — Dana Hunter

Twas Hot and a Waterfall Was Necessary

When Seattle gets too hot for comfort, we head for the mountains. Which is why your miniseries on shiny esplodey things that aren’t fireworks will be slightly delayed – we headed out for an emergency trip to Franklin Falls, and I forgot it’s Fourth of July week, so most of you probably won’t be paying [...]..

July 2, 2014 — Dana Hunter
Scenes from the Subduction Life

Scenes from the Subduction Life

I’m about to have something for you that’s hot, explosive, and very very shiny. Unfortunately, ye olde daye jobe and other circumstances mean I won’t have it until next week...

June 26, 2014 — Dana Hunter
Amanda’s Facebook Photography Page is Up!

Amanda’s Facebook Photography Page is Up!

My friend and photographer Amanda Reese created a Facebook page – if you love pretty pictures, go show her some love! While you’re there, feel free to demand endless pictures of her adorable tiny new kitten, Chipper...

June 12, 2014 — Dana Hunter

The Seduction of Subduction

This: This is why I love the word subduction.  Every time I'm reading about the geology of a region, when I come across that word, I get a tingle down ye olde spine.  Because I know we're in for it.  I know the landscape's going to be exciting.  I know we're in for volcanoes and [...]..

March 20, 2014 — Dana Hunter
A Travesty of an Education

A Travesty of an Education

Would you be upset if I told you millions of kids are being taught that the earth is less than 10,000 years old? This is happening in Christian schools and homeschools* throughout America and the UK...

March 13, 2014 — Dana Hunter
The Outstanding Imagery of Amanda Reese

The Outstanding Imagery of Amanda Reese

You want some Yellowstone? You got some Yellowstone! Amanda Reese is one of my most talented friends, and she’s just got her photography website up.

March 4, 2014 — Dana Hunter
The Cataclysm: "Stripped from the Proximal Forest"

The Cataclysm: "Stripped from the Proximal Forest"

A rather extensive forest became part of a directed blast deposit: that's the summary. One moment, you're a green and pleasant home for much of the local wildlife; the next, you've been rudely ripped apart and incorporated within a bunch of rock and ash by a volcano having a bad turn...

February 27, 2014 — Dana Hunter
The Geologic Challenges of the Alpine Areas at the Sochi Olympics

The Geologic Challenges of the Alpine Areas at the Sochi Olympics

We’ve seen how a wetland was turned in to Sochi’s Olympic Village. Let’s take that short trip to the Krasnaya Polyana mountain area and see what geologic challenges the engineers faced bringing us the facilities necessary for the alpine and Nordic events...

February 20, 2014 — Dana Hunter
Happy 205th, Charles Darwin!

Happy 205th, Charles Darwin!

‘Tis Darwin Day, the day Charles Darwin was born in 1809, fifty years before he would publish the book that launched evolution as science.

February 12, 2014 — Dana Hunter
When Seahawks Fans Cause Seismic Events

When Seahawks Fans Cause Seismic Events

After the Seahawks won the Super Bowl, I got curious: did all those fervent fans I’ve been seeing painting the town blue and green for the last several weeks cause another BeastQuake?...

February 3, 2014 — Dana Hunter
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Science or SciFi?

Science or SciFi?

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