It’s easy to tell middle and high school students that “scientists say ‘seeing is believing’” while “non-scientists say ‘believing is seeing.’” That’s not incorrect.
A version of this article was published at Helium on January 8, 2011. Planning a summer vacation? Prospecting for gold in New England is fun, and
You probably know what Mars looks like, thanks to recent headlines about the Curiosity rover (if not, take a look at the first post here).
How do geologists sort through the tangle of rock that Earth has moved around, washed away and re-formed for literally millions of years? Danish thinker
(A version of this post was first published at Helium on August 7, 2011.) Have you ever wondered how the stone(s) in a diamond ring
In the West, the Latin “geologia” has meant the study of the Earth since about the mid-18th century (before then, it meant earthly matters