Spring undergraduate field trip to Spain

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This spring, Washington University students traveled to southeastern Spain to examine millions of years of sedimentary deposits in basins formed as mountain ranges in the ancient Betic-Rif Arc pulled apart, stretching and dropping the crust between them.

Rites & Wrongs

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Randy Korotev, a lunar geochemist from Washington University in St. Louis, helped people distinguish between meteorites and "Meteorwrongs", chunks of rock and metal that masquerade as meteorites.

How to Create a Neuroscience Pipeline

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Erik Herzog shares some of his outreach efforts to support and encourage younger neuroscience researchers.

Forensic Seismology: Watch this video!

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A Baghdad seismometer picked up on Earth-shaking explosions in Iraq. Using the 2006 seismic record, Washington University seismologists distinguish wartime mortars, rockets, improvised explosive devices, helicopters and drones.

Martian water: Watch this video!

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Washington University’s Dr. Raymond Arvidson, a prominent Mars researcher, breaks down new information about liquid water flowing on the surface of Mars. Arvidson explains his involvement analyzing the data and discusses the next step.

Don't Panic Geocast - Learn about the Moon

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Brad Jolliff, earth and planetary science professor at Washington University in St. Louis, talks about lunar rocks and meteorites. The moon turns out to be a fascinating place, but probably won’t break up like in Seveneves.

Record Missouri flooding was manmade calamity

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At the end of December 2015, a huge storm named “Goliath” dumped 9-10 inches of rain in a belt across the central United States, centered just southwest of St. Louis, most of it in a three-day downpour. Robert Criss, PhD, professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, says there is more to the flood than the rain.