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Thursday, 27 November 2014

How Scientometry is Killing Science (Open Access PDF Available)

How Scientometry is Killing Science (Open Access PDF Available)

This is a fine paper. I recommend reading it.

Celâl Şengör, A M., 2014, How scientometry is
killing science. GSA Today. vol. 24, no. 12, pp. 44-45.

PDF at
http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/24/12/pdf/i1052-5173-24-12-44.pdf

text at
http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/24/12/article/i1052-5173-24-12-44.htm

GSA Today - Vol. 24, Issue 12 - Table of Contents
http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/archive/24/12/

Yours,

Paul H.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Asteroid Impacts on Earth Make Structurally Bizarre Diamonds

Asteroid Impacts on Earth Make Structurally Bizarre Diamonds

Asteroid impacts on Earth make structurally
bizarre diamonds, Arizona State University,
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141124125607.htm
https://asunews.asu.edu/20141120-lonsdaleite

The paper is:

Nemeth, P., L. A. J. Garvie, T. Aoki, N.
Dubrovinskaia, L. Dubrovinsky, and P. R.
Buseck, 2014, Lonsdaleite is faulted and
twinned cubic diamond and does not
exist as a discrete material. Nature
Communications. vol. 5, article no. 5447
Published online, November 20, 2104
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/141120/ncomms6447/full/ncomms6447.html

Yours,

Paul H.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

9,000-Year-Old Bison Mummy Found in Siberia

9,000-Year-Old Bison Mummy Found in Siberia

9,000-Year-Old Bison Mummy Found Frozen in Time
by Elizabeth Palermo, Live Sceince, November 06, 2014
http://www.livescience.com/48653-bison-mummy-brains-organs.html

Photos: 9,000-Year-Old Bison Mummy Found in Siberia
by Elizabeth Palermo, Live Science, November 06, 2014
http://www.livescience.com/48645-bison-mummy-photos.html

Complete 9,000 Year-Old Frozen Bison Found in Siberia
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Novmber 2914
http://vertpaleo.org/The-Society/SVP---Paleo-News/Society-News-and-Events/Press-Release---Complete-9000-Year-Old-Frozen-Biso.aspx

Complete 9,000-year-old frozen bison mummy found
in Siberia, Science Daily, November 6, 2014
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141106113257.htm

Another recent bison fossil in Bison Bob in Alaska.

Rare Bison Discovered in Alaskan Permafrost
by Larry O'Hanlon, Discovery News, Nov. 5, 2014
http://news.discovery.com/adventure/rare-bison-discovered-in-alaskan-permafrost-130205.htm

Bison Bob a big discovery on the North Slope by Ned Rozell
Article #2152, Alaska Science Forum, January 24, 2013
http://www.gi.alaska.edu/AlaskaScienceForum/article/bison-bob-big-discovery-north-slope

Yours,

Paul H.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Glass Beach, MacKerricher State Park, Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach, MacKerricher State Park, Fort Bragg, California

Amazing Glass Beach,MacKerricher State Park,
Fort Bragg, California, http://geekstroke.com/miscellaneous/amazing-glass-beach/

Fort Bragg Glass Beach, California Sea Glass
http://www.odysseyseaglass.com/fort-bragg-glass-beach.html

Glass Beach (Fort Bragg, California)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_Beach_

(Fort_Bragg,_California)

Yours,
Paul H.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Scientists Descend Into Siberia's Mystery Crater

Scientists Descend Into Siberia's Mystery Crater

Pictures: Explorers Descend Into Siberia's Mystery
Crater, National Geographic, November 14, 2104
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/11/pictures/141114-siberian-hole-cave-yamal-peninsula-science/

Descending into the depths of Siberia's mystery
crater: Experts explore 98ft-wide hole to learn
more about its origins. Mail Online, Nov. 12, 2104
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2831238/Descending-depths-Siberia-s-mystery-crater-Experts-explore-98ft-wide-hole-learn-origins.html

Russian research team explores giant Siberian
sinkhole, The Guardian, November 12, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/12/research-climb-giant-siberian-sinkhole

Yours,

Paul H.

Diamonds Found in Sutter’s Mill Meteorite

Diamonds Found in Sutter’s Mill Meteorite

Diamonds found in meteorite that fell in Sierra
Gold Country (California) SFGate,Nov. 10, 2014
http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Diamonds-found-in-meteorite-that-fell-in-Sierra-5884457.php

Diamonds Found In El Dorado County Meteorite
CBS, Scaremento, California, Nov. 14, 2014
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/11/14/diamonds-found-in-el-dorado-county-meteorite/

Yours,

Paul H.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Meteorite Bears Evidence of Early Solar System Magnetic Fields

Meteorite Bears Evidence of Early Solar System Magnetic Fields

Meteorite Bears Evidence of Magnetic Fields in Early Solar System (New research shows
that magnetic fields played a role in the solar system's formation) by Charles Q. Choi, Inside
Science News Service, Scientific American
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/meteorite-bears-evidence-of-magnetic-fields-in-early-solar-system/

Magnetic fields frozen into meteorite grains tell a shocking tale of solar system birth
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141113142110.htm
https://asunews.asu.edu/20141113-magnetic-fields

The paper is:
Fu, R. R., B. P. Weiss, E. A. Lima, R. J.
Harrison, X.-N Bai, S. J. Desch, D. S. Ebel,
C. Suavet, H. Wang, D. Glenn, D. Le Sage,
T. Kasama, R. L. Walsworth, and A. T. Kuan,
2014, Solar nebula magnetic fields recorded
in the Semarkona meteorite. Science, 13
November 2014 DOI: 10.1126/science.1258022
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2014/11/12/science.1258022

Yours,

Paul H

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Open Access Paper About Sudbury Impact (Ontario, Canada)

Open Access Paper About Sudbury Impact (Ontario, Canada)

Petrus, J. A., D. E. Ames, and B. S. Kamber, 2014, On
the track of the elusive sudbury impact: geochemical
evidence for a chondrite or comet bolide. Terra Nova.
DOI: 10.1111/ter.12125. Accepted Article
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ter.12125/abstract
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ter.12125/pdf

Yours,

Paul H.

Plant Fossil Record Reflects Just Two Great Extinction Events – Open Access

Plant Fossil Record Reflects Just Two Great Extinction Events – Open Access

Cascales-Miñana, B., and C. J. Cleal, 2014, The
plant fossil record reflects just two great extinction
events. Terra Nova. vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 195–200.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ter.12086/full
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ter.12086/pdf

"Here we show that the plant fossil record in fact only
provides evidence of two mass taxonomic extinction
events, one through the Carboniferous-Permian
transition, the other during middle-late Permian times."

Yours,

Paul H.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Crater Hunters Find New Clues to Ancient Impact Storm

Crater Hunters Find New Clues to Ancient Impact Storm

Crater Hunters Find New Clues to Ancient Impact Storm
by Becky Oskin, Live Science, October 31, 2014
http://www.livescience.com/48565-meteor-crater-hunters-ordovician-impacts.html
http://news.discovery.com/space/asteroids-meteors-meteorites/crater-hunters-find-new-clues-to-ancient-impact-storm-141103.htm

The paper is:

Ormo, J., E. Sturkell, C. Alwmark, and J. Melosh, 2014,
First known Terrestrial Impact of a Binary Asteroid from
a Main Belt Breakup Event. Scientific Reports no. 4,
Article number 6724. Published online October 23, 2014
http://www.nature.com/srep/2014/141023/srep06724/full/srep06724.html

Yours,

Paul H.