Natural Things: Notes from a Natural History Museum | News

Streams of running water have been important to people as far back as we can tell. The ancient Greeks named diverse Naiads who presided over the supernatural aspects of streams. Closer to home, the colonial Spanish recognized the importance of streams. Many of the Mexican land grants that were issued to colonists before 1836 referred … Read more

UBCO prof digs into geological history of rocks atop Everest

New research from Dr. Kyle Larson’s lab has been able to pinpoint a timeline of when the rocks atop the summit pyramid of Mount Everest were deformed as part of the growth of the Himalayas. Photo credit: Kyle Larson. It’s been a topic of debate among geologists for years — when did the deformation of … Read more

Eberle to serve as interim director of the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History | Research & Innovation Office

Jaelyn Eberle (Geological Sciences) The University of Colorado Boulder has named Dr. Jaelyn Eberle interim director of its University of Colorado Museum of Natural History effective July 1. Dr. Eberle was appointed to serve as interim director after an initial search to succeed current director Dr. J. Patrick Kociolek did not result in a hire. … Read more

UBCO prof digs into geological history of rocks atop Everest – Campus Life

New research from Dr. Kyle Larson’s lab has been able to pinpoint a timeline of when the rocks atop the summit pyramid of Mount Everest were deformed as part of the growth of the Himalayas. Photo credit: Kyle Larson. It’s been a topic of debate among geologists for years – when did the deformation of … Read more

Answering, ‘How did Bethany Falls limestone get its name?’ 

Share this story Published June 13th, 2022 at 4:38 PM Above image credit: An old newspaper clipping showing geologist Richard Gentile who says, “Kansas City is literally built around this rock.” Another clipping describes the benefits of using limestone for structures such as homes. (Vicky Diaz-Camacho | Flatland) Avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast Darin Good, … Read more

The Dawning of Antarctica – a history of early Antarctic exploration – The Science Show

Pat Quilty [archival]: In the beginning of 1985 I went to our station at Davis. We had recognized a few months earlier that some of the rocks in the Davis region, instead of being 5,000-8,000 years old were 4-4.5 million years old, and this gave them a lot of importance because rocks of that age … Read more

Where science meets fiction: the dark history of eugenics | Genetics

It’s a quirk of history that the foundations of modern biology – and as a consequence, some of the worst atrocities of the 20th century – should rely so heavily on peas. Cast your mind back to school biology, and Gregor Mendel, whose 200th birthday we mark next month. Though Mendel is invariably described as … Read more

Yellowstone’s history of hydrothermal explosi

image: Coring platform at Yellowstone Lake. The long metal tubes are coring barrels used to collect cores. Image courtesy Lisa Morgan. view more Credit: Lisa Morgan Boulder, Colo .: While much of the public attention on Yellowstone focuses on its potential to produce large supereruptions, the hazards that are much more likely to occur are … Read more

Researchers model accelerator magnets’ history using machine learning approach – BIOENGINEER.ORG

After a long day of work, you might feel tired or exhilarated. Either way, you are affected by what happened to you in the past. After a long day of work, you might feel tired or exhilarated. Either way, you are affected by what happened to you in the past. Accelerator magnets are no different. … Read more

Published Peer Review History at PLOS: Observations from the past three years

Written by Lindsay Morton Three years ago PLOS implemented our version of open peer review, which we named with our typical scrupulous precision and total disregard for word count: Published Peer Review History. Since then, the PLOS journals have together published over 18,000 articles with accompanying peer review history. We’re pleased to share more preliminary … Read more