Archive for the ‘Earth’ Category

Turtle ghosts

So while it may not be the turtle ghosts, something is definitely going on where scientist don’t exactly know the answer. When a quake is felt around the world, it’s certainly not your ordinary quake.

The article tonight is entitled “The mysterious quake that just shook the Earth is definitely not an angry sea monster” by Ilana Strauss over at Treehugger. Perhaps not an angry sea monster, but turtle ghosts? I guess time will tell.

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Green Librarian

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Mother earth’s main ingredients

For the last month or so I’ve been reading this book called Still Waters by Curt Stager and I must admit I’ve learned a lot about all the animals that live in our lakes which I never knew even existed.

Now tonight’s article, entitled “Living things unlike anything else on Earth found in random dirt sample by Bryan Nelson over at Mother Nature Network, is all about the animals that live in our dirt. To think, all I knew is that fish live in our lakes and worms in our dirt.

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Rocks & stones

As someone who has always picked up rocks and stones wherever I go, they have always fascinated me. From the ones I’ve gotten on vacation up north in Minnesota (some of which were later used by my daughter for a Science Fair Project) to the one’s I’ve gotten whenever the kids and I went out in nature, many now sit in jars throughout our house.

Anyway, this article entitled “This ancient gemstone found in the Galapagos is baffling scientists” by Ilana Strauss over at Treehugger is just another example of how they continue to intrigue scientist as well. For me, they no doubt always will.

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Magnetic field

So I must admit that anytime I find an article on something that I know little about, such as in this case the earth’s magnetic field, it’s something I gonna read and find all I can on that topic.

The article tonight is entitled “Earth’s Magnetic Field is Drifting Westward, and Nobody Knows Why” by Stephanie Pappas over at Live Science. Now it’s time to start looking for some books over at the library. Okay, gotta go!

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Earths first trees

So this was an interesting article to say the least. Apparently earth’s first trees were very different from today’s trees. This according to the article entitled “Primordial Fossils of Earth’s 1st Trees Reveal Their Bizzare Structure” by Laura Geggel over at Live Science. I must admit, very fascinating stuff.

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Life on earth

It was when I first read the book Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants that Time has Left Behind by Richard Fortey and mentioned in an earlier post entitled Horseshoe Crabs that I first began to read about life and evolution on earth. So when I came across this article entitled “Did Life on Earth Start Due to Meteorites Splashing into Warm Little Ponds?” over at Science Daily, I realized that I want to read more.

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150 Migration paths (simultaneously)

So I written several post’s on the migration paths of various animals but here’s an article and video that talk about and show the migration paths for 150 animals, all at the same time. The article is entitled “Watch 150 Animal Species Roam the Globe in This Amazing Migration Animation” by Melissa Breyer over at Treehugger.

There is also a link in the article to Movebank, an online database of animal tracking data where researchers can share their data. I think the article does a really nice job of showing how other species work in harmony with the planet, rather than against it.

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Green Librarian