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Thu, 2018-03-29 11:47
As part of the 2018 GSA Distinguished International Lecture Tour, Ross Stein traveled to three countries Latin America to give talks and meet with local scientists and citizens. These are his experiences.
Thu, 2018-03-29 08:29
Terry Wallace Jr., Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, shares what's at the heart of STEM outreach for his Lab.
Thu, 2018-03-29 06:00
The epic tale of the race between Norway and Britain to be the first to reach the South Pole — and its tragic conclusion with the deaths of British team members in February and March 1912 — is well known. But the details of what happened on the ice, of what went wrong for the British expedition, have continued to be discussed and debated since the bodies of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott and his four crewmates were discovered the following summer. Several recent studies on the Antarctic climate and on the questionable behavior of Scott’s second-in-command are casting new light on the outcome of the expedition. Read more
Wed, 2018-03-28 13:00
An international team of researchers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and several other observatories have, for the first time, uncovered a galaxy in our cosmic neighbourhood that is missing most — if not all — of its dark matter. This discovery of the galaxy NGC 1052-DF2 challenges currently-accepted theories of and galaxy formation and provides new insights into the nature of dark matter. The results are published in Nature.
Wed, 2018-03-28 10:00
by Ross S. Stein, GSA Distinguished International Lecturer With Sergio Barrientos at the Chilean Seismic Network headquarters. After my talks at Universidad de Chile and the National Seismic Network, Prof. Jorge Crempien and I presented to a small group at Goldman Sachs in Santiago. The manager, from Venezuela, had experienced the 2010 M=8.8 Maule shock from 12 stories up, watching in awe and trepidation all the skyscrapers around her swayed back and forth. She dropped and covered when everyone else around her ran in every direction. She was calm and rational about the risks and precautions. Universidad de Chile. Another young woman, from the Dominican Republic, was terrified. She felt the 2010 Haiti M=7 quake, and watched its human tragedy unfold on the other side of her island. She said she cannot help but panic and run when she feels any quake of any size. She found it jarring that I could smile while enthusiastically talking about quakes. I realized she considered she was face-to...
Tue, 2018-03-27 20:12
March For Science 2018 T-Shirts Are Now Available! Support the Paleontological society buy purchasing your 2018 March For Science t-shirt!       
Tue, 2018-03-27 17:33
By Ross S. Stein, GSA Distinguished International Lecturer What a marathon adventure this tour has been! Guacamole with crickets. So crunchy! The greatest part of the trip is just breaking bread with colleagues, meeting fantastic people, talking face to face, or sharing a drink. Nothing in Skype or email replaces this. GSA gave me this gift. I am now much closer to Allen Husker at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and with Germán Prieto at Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Seismologist Luis Rodriquez says that if you don’t cry when watching the movie, ‘Coco,’ you are not human. At UNAM in Mexico City, my host was the chair of Seismology, and I spent time with the director of the national seismic network. The day before my talk, we visited quake-damaged buildings in the City. So many buildings were leaning that I sometimes felt drunk when walking inside them. Had I dropped a marble onto the floor, it would have shot away. That talk was just focused on the spasm of...
Tue, 2018-03-27 06:00
China’s pace of landscape protection has been as dizzying as its pace of development and the country has emerged as a global leader in geoheritage preservation. Guizhou shows how to recognize and protect geoheritage while also boosting economic development. Read more
Tue, 2018-03-27 02:00
Volcán de Fuego in Guatemala erupted on January 31, 2018, and Landsat 8 acquired an image of the eruption a day later.
Tue, 2018-03-27 01:00
The National Association of Geoscience Teachers is holding spaces at the annual Early Career Workshop (July 22-26, 2018) for additional Two Year College faculty to attend, even though the official deadline has passed. If you are 2YC faculty, please submit your application ASAP, and yes—scholarships are offered to defray the cost.