Greener cities = Greener cities!

Polution in the city still is hazardous. Especially nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and microscopic particulate matter (PM) exceed those levels and can be a threat to human health. We already do quite a big deal to decrease polution from traffic. Special filters can get most of the microscopic dust out of the exhaust. But a lot […]

Jurassic Pork

For most of us this might be more on the humorous side of science. But actually studying the mating habits of dinosaurs might lead paleontologists on some important clues of how dinosaurs evolved. Dr. Halstead, known for his candid talk about Dino sex, said the following to “Omni”: “All dinosaurs used the same basic position […]

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 […]

The weekend volcano post

The weekend is coming! Let’s start this weekend with an awesome volcano picture of the Bagana in Papua New Guinea. It was taken by the Earth Observing-1 satellite and is a rather rare picture. This volcano can hardly be monitored since it’s located far from any civilization. Enjoy it and study the different magma flows […]

The “Missing Silicon”-Problem

For quite some time, we have been missing some silicon. I guess, this need some explanation. Scientists have a quite good understand of which elements should be on this earth. They derived this information from meteorites and some theoretical constructs on how earth formed from the solar nebula. But as it’s often the case: Earth […]