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 Stones Wandering Stone Moving Stones In the end they were just as puzzling. These rocks were moving without any apparent force moving […]

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 human fingers in the background? from Tumblr

The state of science on climate change

Reading about climate change can be overwhelming. There are many questions asked and many implications for humans. The typhoon on the Philippines shows once again that Earth is changing. But the data alone isn’t very telling. No one I know has actually read those reports or has understood them very well. What does it mean […]

A tale of uncommon valor – Gamify your habits!

Our hero Far away he heard the dragon roar. Eerie lights illuminated the dark room. The moon mixing in to the play of gloom and the soft light of the magic candles he had connected to spellcaster to greet him in the morrow. Time to begin a heroes work. There he was. His steady steed […]

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 don’t have a working internet connection like me (it’s been over a month… I’m going crazy!). So finally I had the time […]

Mama Etna is back!

One big reason to go into geophysics is pretty obvious: Volcanoes! I got to know Boris Behncke during my high school years. He’s a geophysicist situated in Sicily, Italy. And to our fortune he’s quite keen on photography and shares these gems on various platforms. The latest paroxysm produced a very special event: That moment, […]