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Buzzwords

Geology = the science that deals with the earth’s physical structure and substance, its history, and the processes that act on it

Events
October 17 National Fossil Day (USA) promotes public awareness and stewardship of fossils and a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values. Twitter: @NatlFossilDay

Recommended listening
Lost In Time – This feature takes us back to 17th Century Europe, a time when religion and science were at loggerheads, this time battling to explain the age of the earth. One man, Nicolaus Steno, scurrilously suggested that the earth’s past might be chronicled in layers of rock.

Smart Talk: Migration – Tens of millions of years ago the New Zealand landmass separated from Gondwanaland with its cargo of plants and animals. Professor George Gibbs, and geologist Hamish Campbell disagree on how it happened. Finlay Macdonald referees the debate at the Auckland Museum.

Scientists say we have entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene – Some scientists argue that the world is entering a new geological age. They call it the Anthropocene, an age where the planet is shaped by people.

Headlines
The secret lives of rocks – 538

Great Unconformity
Earth is missing a huge part of its crust. Now we may know why. – National Geographic
The Great Unconformity

Video
Arthur C Clarke

Elsewhere
usgs.gov
http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/default.asp
@USGS

Map that changed the world
http://www.livescience.com/50234-william-smith-map-anniversary.html
The_Map_that_Changed_the_World

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Planeta.com

Stratigraphy

Anthropocene

Earthquakes

Geotourism

Science

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