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Stories by Dana Hunter

Happy Earth Day!

Taking care of the only habitable planet we've got for the foreseeable future seems like an excellent idea. I'm with The Tick: "You can't destroy the Earth!

April 22, 2013 — Dana Hunter

Look, Ma, I'm on NASA!

Thanks to my friend and cantina regular RQ, Rosetta Stones finds itself highlighted on the NASA Earth Observatory website. Yowza! Note this tweet from EO's Rob Simmon: Update to my recent Tolbachik Volcano caption earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards… with info from @dhunterauthor— Rob Simmon (@rsimmon) April 12, 2013 [Update to my recent Tolbachik Volcano caption http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=80861 … with info from @dhunterauthor]  I was a bit taken aback, to say the least...

April 15, 2013 — Dana Hunter

"Time and Space, Space and Time"

  Time and Space, Space and Time. Tick: a life form emerges; Tock: a sun explodes; Tick: a galaxy is ripped apart; Tock: a star is formed. Our universe is absolutely amazing.

April 11, 2013 — Dana Hunter

Men, STEM, and Balance: Gilbert

What do you do when the old model no longer works? Our culture used to take it for granted that women would sacrifice their careers to raise the kids, while men sacrifice their family life to build their career...

April 4, 2013 — Dana Hunter

Men and Work-Life Balance in STEM Careers

A recent article at Double X Science expressed a fundamental fed-upness with the way the media profiles women in science. The problem is the inordinate focus on things typically considered a woman’s work – “however do they balance all that lady stuff and a career?!” Gosh...

April 1, 2013 — Dana Hunter

Pioneering Women in the Geosciences: Introduction

When asked for early geologists, all of us can rattle off names. Some of us may remember Nicolas Steno, the father of stratigraphy. We certainly mention James Hutton (father of deep time) and Charles Lyell (father of modern geology)...

March 27, 2013 — Dana Hunter

Danger Zone! The New Madrid Seismic Zone

Malachite asked an excellent question I’m actually well-placed to address without further research. Yay! New curiosity: what the heck is that danger zone where Missouri meets Tennessee?...

March 21, 2013 — Dana Hunter

On The Necessity of Geology

There is an urgent need for talking and teaching geology.Many people don’t know it. They think geology is rocks, but if they’re not rock aficionados, it’s nothing to do with them.

March 21, 2013 — Dana Hunter

Happy Pi Day!

It's 3-14! Here's some helpful advice for those who'd like to remember pi:Sometimes, only sometimes, I do love math.

March 14, 2013 — Dana Hunter

Robot Geologist on Mars Makes History

One small scoop full of powdered rock, one giant step forward for exogeology. Lovers of the good science of rock-breaking will find their breath catching at this image:That's the first, folks...

February 26, 2013 — Dana Hunter

Par cutin: "Here Is Something New and Strange"

Imagine a pastoral scene, seventy years ago in Mexico. On a sunny February day, a woman and her son watch over their flock of sheep from the shade of oaks; her husband strides across his fields toward a pile of branches that need burning, while his helper completes a furrow...

February 20, 2013 — Dana Hunter

Interlude: What Vehicles Say About Temperatures Within a Volcanic Blast

In our previous installment regarding the effects of the May 18th, 1980 Mount St. Helens directed blast on vehicles, we learned a valuable lesson. I will call upon commenter Angusum from Boing Boing to sum up: "The main thing we learn from studying vehicles trapped in the path of a volcanic eruption is that you should try very hard not to get trapped in the path of a volcanic eruption." Indeed...

February 14, 2013 — Dana Hunter
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