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New ‘Chicken From Hell’ dinosaur

Emma-Schachner

Scientists have discovered a freakish, birdlike species of dinosaur — 11 feet long, 500 pounds, with a beak, no teeth, a bony crest atop its head, murderous claws, prize-fighter arms, spindly legs, a thin tail and feathers sprouting all over the place. Officially, it’s a member of a group of … Continue reading

Was the Cosmos Created in a Split-Second?

Big Bang

In the beginning, the universe got very big very fast, transforming itself in a fraction of an instant from something almost infinitesimally small to something imponderably vast, a cosmos so huge that no one will ever be able to see it all. This is the premise of an idea called … Continue reading

Oldest Known Earth Rock Confirmed

A zircon crystal embedded in sandstone found on a sheep ranch in Australia is the oldest piece of the Earth’s crust to be discovered, shedding new light on our planet’s formation. A zircon, described in the journal Nature Geoscience, is about 4.4 billion years old and much smaller than a … Continue reading

Permian Extinction Study

Permian Sealife

Sam Bowring is officially a geologist at MIT. Unofficially, he’s a homicide detective trying to solve the ultimate cold case. Bowring wants to understand how an estimated 96 percent of all species on Earth became extinct at the end of the Permian Period 252 million years ago. It was the … Continue reading

Upcoming Events

April – September 2014

FULL-Geology of the Columbia Gorge Fieldtrip, April 2014 @ Cascade Locks Marine Park
April 19, 2014 @ 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
FULL-Geology of the Columbia Gorge Fieldtrip, April 2014 @ Cascade Locks Marine Park | Cascade Locks | Oregon | United States
The April 19th and May 17th fieldtrips are FULL! Check out the Sept. 6th fieldtrip. Join the Gorge Chapter of Ice Age Floods Institute for [...]
FULL-Geology of the Columbia Gorge Fieldtrip, May 2014 @ Cascade Locks Marine Park
May 17, 2014 @ 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
FULL-Geology of the Columbia Gorge Fieldtrip, May 2014 @ Cascade Locks Marine Park | Cascade Locks | Oregon | United States
The April 19th and May 17th fieldtrips are FULL! Check out the Sept. 6th fieldtrip. Join the Gorge Chapter of Ice Age Floods Institute for [...]
Scott Burns Talk – ANCIENT CATACLYSMIC FLOODS IN THE PAC NW @ Hood River Library
July 12, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Scott Burns Talk - ANCIENT CATACLYSMIC FLOODS IN THE PAC NW @ Hood River Library | Hood River | Oregon | United States
Ancient Floods Paleosols near The Dalles, OR Ancient Cataclysmic Floods were the Ice Age Floods that left erosional and depositional features and preceded the Missoula Floods [...]
Vic Baker – Megafloods on Earth, Mars, and Beyond @ Upstairs reading room, Hood River Library
August 2, 2014 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Vic Baker - Megafloods on Earth, Mars, and Beyond @ Upstairs reading room, Hood River Library | Hood River | Oregon | United States
Vic Baker For more than 40 years, University of Arizona Regents’ Professor Victor R. Baker has been studying the most spectacular and immense flood phenomena that are [...]
Geology of the Columbia Gorge Fieldtrip, Sept 2014 @ Cascade Locks Marine Park
September 6, 2014 @ 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Geology of the Columbia Gorge Fieldtrip, Sept 2014 @ Cascade Locks Marine Park | Cascade Locks | Oregon | United States
The April 19th and May 17th fieldtrips are FULL! Sign-up now for the Sept. 6th fieldtrip. Join the Gorge Chapter of Ice Age Floods Institute [...]