The inspiration was based on a talk by Caroline Winterer, who is the William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies. One of her specializations are the history of science and the history of our scientific understanding of the world.
She is also the author of five books, including most recently American Enlightenments: Pursuing Happiness in the Age of Reason (Yale, 2016). …
A new BBC story covering an upcoming exhibition at the McManus Gallery:
The dramatic impact of the Ice Age on the Tayside landscape has been revealed in a new video visualisation.
The project shows how the power of glaciers 20,000 years ago shaped city landmarks such as Dundee Law.
It illustrates how the area that is now Dundee was covered by more than 1km of solid ice
Have you ever wanted to know where the #pebbles on the beach come from? How did they form? How did they get there? How long ago did all this happen? Come along to find out the #geology story behind the ancient history of the #Auchmithie beach pebbles!
Honouring the lifetime work and achievements of Paul Ewing, geology teacher at Arbroath High School. Focusing on Angus County & geology.
“What killed the dinosaurs? The Ice Age!” — states Mr Freeze, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the campy movie Batman & Robin (1997). While modern understanding suggests that Mr Freeze was very wrong, as the extinction event that killed off the dinosaurs was an asteroid slamming into the Yucatan and the subsequent global climate change/ocean acidification. A new study by [name] in Nature Communications propses that dinosaurs underwent a dramatic decline 10 million years before that fatal rendezvou between Earth and the Cosmic Grim Reaper. …
I am a BSc Geology graduate from the University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences. I worked for the University of Edinburgh as a Student Ambassador, Receptionist, Social Media Representative and Office Aide. I have extensive experience in university management, marketing, student support and geology.
I am undertaking a project for Hospitalfield House to document and study their 19th century geology collection as assembled by Sir Patrick Alan-Fraser.
So far it has been going well. I have learnt about how artists see rocks and how geological material is classified for conservation and historical reasons.
The project will take a year or so to complete. The final aim is to set up a display case with detailed information about the origins of the rocks and their geological context.
I have at least 6 years worth of experience in scientific outreach. I started focusing on it from the start of studying at the University of Edinburgh.
Geology is a really nice science as it covers multiple subjects that purists would ignore. While in my degree I had to do programming in Python, use office software to make tables or calculate through algorithms things like cooling rates or dinosaur evolution.
I partook in many field trips with a focus on the rocks in Scotland and Europe. It was nice to collect cool rocks along the way.
I fused this study…
This was inspired by the following short comic, based on the TV/Internet show HelluvaBoss.
“Stolas visited me once again. It turns out that you don’t need to summon demons for them to visit you.
Which came in handy, as it was garbage day, well garbage day tomorrow. The help came in handy. So I grabbed one bag and he grabbed the other. It was done quickly, as easy as Pi!
He managed to visit me a few days before as an accident, and almost made lunch, well dinner of the rest. I hate that most cultists like to summon…
Time is terrifying, it steals everything away!
I looked upon old photographs, of yesteryear.
Black and white, or sepia, taken this century or the last.
Now digital, forever trapped in the Cloud.
I look at the photograph of an old couple,
50 years or so ago, a bit dusty for sure!
Dashing young man, with a happy wife!
Old money of St Andrews and Britain.
Their house packed with memories,
Now full and decaying, like old money does,
It is decaying, like the British Empire,
Still magnificent, but falling apart, one, by, one!
Time is a thief, a robber, a…