Caledonian folding in Saltstraumen, Bodø, Norway

There are some rock faces that are simply spectacular, including this rock face in Saltstraumen, near Bodø in northern Norway. These fascinating folds have formed under distinct circumstances. About 490 – 390 million years ago the […]

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The subjective science of seismic interpretation

The final step in the work with seismic data is seismic interpretation. In a scientific field called geophysics, interpretation sounds highly subjective; Very different from the usual statistics, ray and wave phenomenae. This […]

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Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand

There are a couple of places in this world, I really would like to see. A friend just added the Moeraki Boulders to this list, posting it to facebook. These are spherical boulders […]

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Do we even need math? – Calculus in geophysics and geology

The amount of calculus in geophysics and geology degrees varies throughout every university and even in uni itself, there seldomly is a consensus on how much math is actually needed. Jascha Polet from […]

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A geologic mystery solved! – The sailing stones

When you write about geology you inevitably come across a couple mysteries that are just unsolved. In the Racetrack Playa in Death Valley they have many names for this phenomenon. Racing Rocks Sailing […]

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Gain traction in the Geoscience community

The internet is a wonderful place. I am one of the lucky people who does not have to wait for weeks to get a hold of a paper I might need for my […]

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Scale matters

zafojones: Petrified wood fossil with opal formed in the growth rings. This looks amazing However, if you look closely, you realize, why scale is important in pictures like this. Can you spot the […]

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52 things you should know about geology

How about a great book to read? People like to read in the most diverse situations. On the train, on a plane, when you take a couple of minutes off, or if you […]

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Feminine field work.

It doesn’t matter how you dress! Or does it? So I’m a white middle-class guy, which makes me pretty privileged as it is. Please feel free to check yourself on the Male Privilige […]

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In case you needed proof

Today’s TGIF post is a comic from Unearthed Comics and a good one for all the paleontology or unicorn enthusiasts that happen to come here from time to time. “”End the ridicule” by […]

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