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Utah #Paleontologists Turn to #Crowdfunding for #Raptor Project | @nytimes | @UtahraptorTrap

A New York Time's article by Asher Elbein describing Utahraptor and the history of a 2001 find leading to a GoFundMe project to help prepare a nine ton block that contains skeletons of a herbivorous dinosaur, a 16 foot adult Utahraptor, four jueveniles, and a hatchling.

All the #Dinosaurs You Love Were Created by #Artists | @Crixeo | #paleoart

Katherine DM Clover (@Postnuc_mama) describes the influence of paleoartists visual representations of prehistoric creatures on culture through examples of Charles Knight, Gregory Paul and their present-day collaboration with paleontologists.

New scientific data, and fresh interpretations of old data, can lead to massive shifts in our understanding of the past.

#Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison @BlackCanyonNPS | EPOD @EarthPic | #geology #landform

This Earth Science Picture of the Day has two images of the canyon and describes its formation by Ray Boren.

It’s Not Your Imagination. #Summers Are Getting #Hotter. | @nytimes | #climatechange #interactive #graphic

This July 28, 2017 New York Times article includes a power interactive graphic of summer temperatures for the northern hemisphere from 1951 - 2015.

 

Are there total #solareclipses elsewhere in the #SolarSystem? | @thephysicsgirl | #Mars #Jupiter #Saturn #Pluto

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Do the moons of Mars or the moons of Jupiter or moons of Pluto cause a total solar eciipse for those planets? What about the rings of Saturn? Watch this 5:04 video by Dianna Cowern or the Physics Girl to find out.

Grand Staircase-Escalante was set up to fail | @highcountrynews | #nationalmonuments #future

An interview with a retiring BLM assistant manager decribing the conflict of cultures managng the Utah national monument.

On the one side are environmentally minded folks from outside the confines of Mormon culture, people like Shelton, who believe fervently in the federal public lands. Their ranks grew following the monument’s establishment in 1996 with the funding then available for hiring new staff, many of whom were trained at world-class science institutions. On the other side, said Shelton, I see a powerful anti-conservation interest, an anti-science interest, and certainly an anti-climate change position. I’ve sat in meetings with high-level people in Utah BLM who will roll their eyes when you mention climate change and say, ‘Well, if you believe it.’ You might as well be asking them to convert to Zoroastrianism. So our staffs are at odds with each other. There’s a lot of antagonism. It’s a really difficult place to work.”

Digging Up A New #Dinosaur | @OnPointRadio - NPR | Meet #Patagotitan

Guests of this 47:04 program include:

  • Traci Watson, a USA Today science contributor
  • Diego Pol, a co-author of the new study
  • Jeff Wison, an associate curator of Museum of Paleontolgy at the University of Michigan

Three related articles are shared along with six images to introduce Argentina's Patagotitan.

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EdTechTeam: One Year Later: 2nd Cohort of New Innovators Finish Their Yearlong Cohort

Fourteen projects by participants from the 2016 Boulder Google Innovator Academy, including BadgeU, are showcased in this post.