Billings Gazette geology videos

The Billings Gazette has three short videos on the geology of the Billings, Montana area featuring Rocky Mountain College geology professor Derek Sjostrom: Geology of the Beartooths -- Montana's highest mountain range (Granite Peak, 12799 ft, 3902 m) has a core of 3.2 billion year old metamorphic rocks. Geology of the Pryors -- The Pryor …

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Montana

I moved from Romania to Colorado in 2008. I moved to Missouri in 2009. I'll be moving "home" to Montana in a few weeks. John Steinbeck wrote, "I am in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection, but with Montana it is love." Here are three videos from …

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Rock fall in Billings hits house, again

Video from the Billings Gazette: Rimrock boulder destroys video camera (I haven't figured out to embed this on on my WordPress blog). Slideshow: Gallery: Falling rocks. Article: Crews succeed in pushing slabs off Rimrocks cliff. Here's another video, but it isn't nearly as good as the "Rimrock boulder destroys video camera" linked to above: As …

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Around the web 1/29/2011

Mountain lion in St. Louis County! -- This doesn't happen too often. A night-time wildlife camera captured a mountain lion in suburban St. Louis, less than ten miles from our home. We're a little more used to opossums, raccoons, deer, and wild turkeys around here. I don't worry too much about mountain lions when hiking …

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Around the web 12/30/2010

Eurypterids in the petting zoo? -- Eurypterids---the giant, scorpion-like arthropods of Ordovician to Devonian seas and lakes---may not have been the terrors of the waters that most have assumed. From FoxNews: Ancient 8-Foot Sea Scorpions Probably Were Pussycats. Some may have been vegetarians or scavengers, though the researchers acknowledge that species other than the ones …

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Around the web 12/11/2010

In the beginning... -- Blogger Joe Carter (at FirstThings.com) finds Stephen Hawking's cosmology as expressed in The Grand Design to be a bit "drab and nonspecific." Carter rewrites Hawkings to make it a little more of a "creation story for young atheistic materialists." In the beginning was Nothing, and Nothing created Everything. When Nothing decided …

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