Wednesday 18 December 2013

Wonderful world

Yellowstone and more

Evidence has been found of twenty ancient supervolcanoes near the Utah-Nevada border. Supervolcanoes are giant volcanoes that blast out more than 1,000 cubic km of volcanic material when they erupt. They are different from the more familiar straddle volcanoes because they aren’t as obvious to the naked eye and affect enormous areas.
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Tuesday 3 December 2013

Science Rocks - today on Radio 4

Science Rocks! Today at 23.00 BBC Radio 4
This week, Brian Cox and Robin Ince are travelling back in time, to discuss when and how geology became a science, what the dinosaurs ever did for us and why cryptids, creatures of popular mythology, hold such fascination for those on the fringes of science. Joining the panel are paleobiologist Dave Martill, geologist and BBC broadcaster Hermione Cockburn, the comedian Ross Noble and legendary actor, writer and performer, Eric Idle.

Monday 2 December 2013

GS and Advent Calendar - sort of - -

Did you know that the GS is writing a post on its blog for every day in advent?
Click here to catch up. Doors 1 and 2 have already been published.