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Geotimes is a free electronic newsfeed for the geoscience community. The American Geosciences Institute coordinates and edits Geotimes, but it is the result of contributed materials from societies, geoscience organizations and others in the community. Do you have a geoscience blog or newsfeed with an RSS feed? It may be a good fit for Geotimes. To learn more about RSS or to submit information to Geotimes by email, please contact Joe Lilek at geotimes@americangeosciences.org. Events can also be listed on the AGI Geoscience Calendar.

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Thu, 2018-04-05 11:10
The "Calutron Girls" are the final women of the Manhattan Project we're celebrating this year.
Thu, 2018-04-05 08:55
I recently heard a quote that resonated with me:   I grapple with this sentiment whenever I feel the selfish twinge of hesitation to donate money to Wikipedia or QGIS, or pay page fees for open access to an article, or otherwise cough up for my convictions.Curious about who had uttered this wisdom, I looked it up. Turns out it was Bill Bernbach, celebrated advertiser, and supposedly an inspiration for the Don Draper character in Mad Men. One of the founders of Doyle Dane Bernbach, now known as DDB, he brought bare-faced truth to the forefront in advertising, calling VW Beetles 'small', and proudly declaring Avis 'number 2'. He basically invented Apple's entire aesthetic in the late 50's , about...
Wed, 2018-04-04 14:25
Secretary Perry and other Energy Department leaders see some of America's most important science and technology research up close.
Wed, 2018-04-04 14:19
Total U.S. energy imports are down while exports are shattering records.
Wed, 2018-04-04 13:54
Monday's M=5.9 quake struck in a region susceptible to much larger events.
Wed, 2018-04-04 10:11
La ciudad capital de El Salvador, San Salvador, experimentó ligeros temblores este lunes por el terremoto costa afuera de M=5.9.
Wed, 2018-04-04 09:30
Lapping waves or crashing surf may come to mind for most people when they imagine the sounds of the ocean. But the ocean has other voices as well, including one produced by interactions of waves with the seafloor along the continental slope. Unlike waves on the shoreline, this steady, low sound, or “hum,” is inaudible to the human ear and has even proven difficult to detect in recordings made by ocean bottom seismometers (OBS). But in a new study in Geophysical Research Letters, researchers analyzing OBS data have now clearly identified the hum for the first time, which may allow it to be used to develop a better picture of Earth’s interior structure. Read more
Wed, 2018-04-04 06:00
In the early morning hours of March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (MH370), en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, lost communication with air traffic control during the transition between Malaysian and Vietnamese air space. It then disappeared, along with all 239 people aboard. Read more
Tue, 2018-04-03 16:22
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2018   ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) congratulates Ryan Edwards on his selection as the 2018-2019 William L. Fisher Congressional Geoscience Fellow. The Fisher Fellowship offers geoscientists the unique opportunity to spend a year in Washington, D.C., working as a staff member in the office of a member of Congress or with a congressional committee. Edwards will begin his Fellowship on September 1, 2018, after receiving his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Princeton University later this spring.   Edwards' research seeks to better understand hydraulic fracturing and geological storage of carbon dioxide through numerical modeling. Edwards is also a fellow with the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton, where he works on energy and climate policy. He is investigating pathways to accelerate deployment of carbon capture and storage, and he is also leading a team...
Tue, 2018-04-03 13:06
Heavy rain in Kenya has revealed a large crack in Africa's Rift Valley.

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