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Earth Science Week 2012
2012-10-14 05:13:30

Earth Science Week is a celebration designed to encourage people everywhere to learn more about the geosciences and explore the natural world.

2012-07-24 13:03:43

December 21, 2012 – the purported last day of a 5,125-year cycle in the Mesoamerican calendar – has been added to an endless list of days when the world has been expected to end.

2012-06-27 22:33:15

What are today's biggest unanswered questions in earth science?

2012-05-22 21:57:09

The American Geosciences Institute has released Geoscience Currents 60, which examines female enrollments and degrees in the geosciences over time.

2012-05-08 15:26:17

AGI conducted a follow-up study to research conducted by Houlton (Geoscience Currents 45-48) in a Geoscience Currents series that examines the various pathways taken by undergraduate geoscience majors when deciding to concentrate in the Earth sciences.

2012-01-05 16:27:51

Geologists carrying rock hammers and accompanied by Marines traverse the rugged expanse of the Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan, searching for untold mineral wealth.

2011-11-14 23:40:45

What do geology and textiles have in common?

2011-09-20 22:17:11

The American Geological Institute's Workforce Program today released an analysis of salaries for geoscientists by industry relative to those of other scientific fields.

2011-08-17 13:24:42

Five days after the Twin Towers collapsed, two geoscientists boarded a plane from Denver to New York City.

2011-07-18 15:07:30

Shipwreck enthusiasts find a bounty of nautical relics preserved in the chilly depths of the Great Lakes.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.