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, […]

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 Unearthed Comics CC-BY-NC-ND ###Pretty good preservation, eh? On a personal note: Unfortunately my internet is broken and my provider asks me to […]

Not just fun and games!

Geophysics isn’t just fun and games! You don’t always get to play with volcanoes and … wait… Oh. Well sometimes you do get to play with volcanos. It’s a picture from tumblr. Unfortunately, I don’t know the originator.

Chocolate and CO2 sequestration

Rock properties can be a little tricky to understand. Especially new student that start to learn about porosity, believe that large porosity will result in a good rock to store things. This is called a reservoir rock. These things include oil and gas but are also very important for CO2 Sequestration. This is a process […]

Fluid Dynamics Fundraiser – Be part of something awesome!

One of my favorite blogs is asking for help and maybe you too would like to make a difference. Nicole Sharp from Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics had her funds cancelled and asks for their readers to fund her to go to the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics. She points out three major reasons […]

Phantastic Physics!

Guns and physics mix pretty well. While I don’t want to advocate gun use! Nevertheless, they’re still a marvelous example when it comes to trajectories and the like. So two weeks ago the Veritasium Youtube Channel posted a puzzling video involving a gun and a wooden block, but see for yourself: So what do you […]