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Glacial striae in Central Park

With the intense urbanization of Manhattan, one may not expect to find much to look at in regards to natural history or geology. Of course, the fantastic Museum of Natural History displays many natural items brought in from all around … Continue reading

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A pet peeve

At some point during the warm summer months, I hear nearly every local weather reporter remark: “It’s going to be hot outside. Be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen so that you don’t get burned.” Yet, that statement is 99% … Continue reading

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The practicality of geology

My first geology professor said that the public only knows a geologist as a “person running around the country with a hammer.” That accurate assessment illustrates two points: that geologists are passionate about their field (as are most scientists), and … Continue reading

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