Batman ends?

Some men just want to watch the world burn. For many batman is a childhood hero. But just as the new movie approaches its premier, four final-year master students publish their findings why batman should rather hang his cape up. It’s not what batman does in general, it’s just that his cape just does not […]

Is it a bird, is it a plane, is it a meteor?

I first saw this photo on the telegraph. It was a story on a meteorite crashing into the ocean just at the coast of Perth. However, the information was quite rare. “Meteorologists can’t pick up on these fast moving objects.” as well as “Perth Observatory and Astronomy WA” wasn’t up for a comment. So what’s […]

Geoflow 2 – Geophysics in Space!

How can we image the Earth’s interior when the deepest drillhole is 12 thousand meters deep? Right, we go into space on the ISS. Ok, honestly this is quite counterintuitive, which is why this experiment immediately caught my attention as well. Today I read the Geoflow 2 experiment that is supposed to shed light on […]

The Gulf Stream myth

Climate change might stop the gulf stream and then we in Europe are pretty much doomed, tumbling into another ice age, right?! Wrong. It’s nice and cozy in Europe and we like it that way. It is common belief that the gulf stream is the main reason for this mild climate. However, research at Columbia […]

Theory of an Expanding Earth

In the comments to our post on continental drift, someone suggested the theory of a growing Earth. (http://on.fb.me/Mv6bSr) The theory of an expanding Earth has been around quite a while. In the 1950s and 60s it was a highly discussed topic but modern day measurements were able to rule this theory out. It isn’t easy […]

When continental drift was considered pseudoscience

Remember when the earth used to be flat and to behave nice and static? Well it has only been hundred years that we know the face of the earth changes. But the idea of continental drift was very much debated back then. It was ridiculed for being pseudoscience and a stranger to geology. And there […]

Terra Sacra – A timelapse of the world.

Terra Sacra This is a video of some of the most beautiful places in the world. It takes you to 24 countries on 7 continents. Here you can find the locations that were filmed: http://bit.ly/KRoBlq And this is main page with the video: http://www.terra-sacra.com/ Now for something interactive: Do you like to know more about […]

Geology needs to be done consciously

We love the earth and maybe some get inspired to go out and look at some awesome geology.?It’s great to look at some formations and maybe take something with home but there is quite a problem with geovandalism. Look at the picture. Without all those drill holes it would be a very neat formation. But […]

Venus transits the sun

Today is Sun-Earth day. Venus transits the sun. And while our friends over at The Universe (https://www.facebook.com/AstrophysicsAndAstronomy) already reported about that, maybe some of you like it as well. NASA is having a live webcast right now over at: http://venustransit.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/ They’re talking about the relationship to planetary and earth science too. Worth a try! Don’t […]