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Tuesday Tune: Geology Rocks

Tuesday Tune: Geology Rocks

It’s the return of the Tuesday Tune! I figured we’d kick off with something catchy, maybe a nice sing-song about rocks from a husband and wife duo.

November 26, 2013 — Dana Hunter
Ge o’ the Lantern

Ge o’ the Lantern

(Happy Halloween! This post originally appeared at En Tequila Es Verdad back in 2011, and I thought you all might enjoy having it reprised here.

October 31, 2013 — Dana Hunter

Statement on Bora Zivkovic Up at ETEV

I’ve chosen to publish my statement regarding Bora Zivkovic at En Tequila Es Verdad; you can read it there if you like. All I wish to say here is that I trust Scientific American’s staff to come to the appropriate resolution, as they did when they republished DNLee’s post...

October 17, 2013 — Dana Hunter

“Now is the time we raise our voices”

Read this. Read all of it. If you’re very busy and must read it later, read this bit right now. These stories also remind us not to sit back and wait for some unseen hand to slowly right the wrongs of the past, because when we do, we allow those wrongs to be perpetuated and [...]..

October 12, 2013 — Dana Hunter

I’m #standingwithDNLee – Why Isn’t SciAm?

First word: unacceptable. Absolutely unacceptable. Here’s the story: Got back late from an action-packed day o’ costuming madness, curled up for a few moments on Freethought Blogs while I consumed some dinner, and discovered this:”Guest post by DNLee: Tell Someone ‘No’, Get Called a ‘Whore.’” The Blog editor of Biology-Online dot org asked me if I [...]..

October 12, 2013 — Dana Hunter
Tuesday Tune: “Formed That Way”

Tuesday Tune: “Formed That Way”

Mr. Flick is the Weird Al Yankovic of the earth sciences education world, I swear to you. Here he is with another brilliant geoparody song.

October 1, 2013 — Dana Hunter
A Volcano Changes Everything

A Volcano Changes Everything

We focus a lot here on geology (this being a geology blog and all). But the thing I love about science is how you can start with one and end up visiting most of the rest as you explore.

September 29, 2013 — Dana Hunter
The Seduction of Subduction

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 [...]..

September 27, 2013 — Dana Hunter
Tuesday Tune: “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”

Tuesday Tune: “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”

Give me a song that is both funny and educational, and I’m a very happy human. On the theory that such songs will also make you happy humans, my dearest readers, I now present to you one of the greatest geology songs of all time...

September 24, 2013 — Dana Hunter

Mysteries at the Beach!

Beach rocks are often mysterious rocks. Ripped from context, bits battered away, portions dissolved out, the whole rounded and polished, they can be nearly impossible to identify.

August 1, 2013 — Dana Hunter

The Glories of Garnet Mica Schist

All right, yes, I've been very neglectful lately, but when you see what I've brought back from the field for ye, you'll forgive me. Probably. If you like garnets, certainly.B and I returned to Icicle Gorge last weekend and did the whole loop trail...

July 20, 2013 — Dana Hunter
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