Science Communication Through Writing – The Plainspoken Scientist

By Grace Cajski Cajski with three interviewees. Credit: Grace Cajski In the summer of 2021 — the closing months of my gap year — I researched Hawaiian fishpond aquaculture on Oʻahu. I spoke with more than forty scientists, nonprofit leaders, aquaculturists, conservationists, and fishpond caretakers in interviews and informal get-togethers. I learned about the history … Read more

The Rosso Ammonitico limestone of Sassorosso (Garfagnana, Italy) – Geology is the Way

The Mediterranean Region is home to one of the most beautiful, yet mysterious, sedimentary rock in the world: the Red Ammonitic limestone. The beauty of this rock is pretty obvious from the pic above, but why mysterious? Because there is nothing like this forming in present-day oceans. Hence, we can only try to understand the … Read more

Takeaways From the Climate Foundations Professional Learning Workshop

Takeaways From the Climate Foundations Professional Learning Workshop by Christina Deodatis and Cassie Xu |January 24, 2022 The Columbia Climate School offers professional learning workshops to working professionals and adult learners who want to develop new skills and explore new topics to further their job-related interests. The offerings have helped participants develop an understanding of … Read more

What are the white ‘stones’ nestled in the rocks of Sant’Andrea (Elba)? – Geology is the Way

I was a student the first time I visited the outcrops of Sant’Andrea in the far 2011. We must have looked really weird: a class of noisy people with hammers and yellow helmets! Nevertheless, this did not discouraged the people walking on the cliffs to aask us a very simple question about the curious-looking rocks … Read more

A six-year quest is finally complete! Almost all known sauropod necks are incomplete and distorted

A six-year quest is finally complete! Almost all known sauropod necks are incomplete and distorted January 24, 2022 Today finally sees the publication of a paper (Taylor 2022) that’s been longer in gestation than most (although, yes, all right, not as long as the Archbishop). I guess the first seeds were sown almost a full … Read more

What are the ‘dark balls’ in the granite of Sant’Andrea (Elba)? – Geology is the Way

If you remember my previous post, you will remember that I have left you with one question: what are the ‘dark balls’ in the granite? Granites are spectacular objects deriving from the crystallization of magma at depth. When we can finally see them, exposed by erosion and other processes on the surface of our planet, … Read more

Thelkoloi: another tailings failure, this time in India – The Landslide Blog

Thelkoloi: another bankrupt tailings, this time in India Another tailings failure occurred on Thursday, January 20, 2022, this time at Helkoloi in Odisha, India. Bankruptcy has been reported in some media in India, but not more widely. For example, the Hindustan Times reports that the shortage was in a pool of slurry from JSW Bhushan … Read more