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John Leeman and Shannon Dulin discuss geoscience and technology weekly for your enjoyment! Features include guests, fun paper Friday selections, product reviews, and banter about recent developments. Shannon is a field geologist who tolerates technology and John is a self-proclaimed nerd that tolerates geologists.
 
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This week National Weather Service Tulsa WFO Meteorologist In Charge Steve Piltz joins us to talk about a career in the weather service and finding unique ways to solve forecast problems! Fun Paper Friday Do ants count their steps to get home? Wittlinger, Matthias, Rüdiger Wehner, and Harald Wolf. "The ant odometer: stepping on stilts and stumps." …
 
This week John and Shannon agree to talk about playas, only to discover that they think about very different things. Fun Paper Friday Man eating deer? Looks like it! Meckel, Lauren A., Chloe P. McDaneld, and Daniel J. Wescott. "White‐tailed deer as a taphonomic agent: photographic evidence of white‐tailed deer gnawing on human bone." Journal of for…
 
This week we talk about machine learning - what is it exactly and how can we leverage it as geologists? Will it be as useful as the horta? Fun Paper Friday How do we know about Earth's past climate? Well, here are a few unusual ideas! Five Weird Climate Archives Contact us: Show Support us on Patreon! www.dontpanicgeocast.com SWUNG Slack @dontpanic…
 
This week we talk about analog experiments, what they are, and how you can do them! Geologists' Squeeze Box Squeeze Box Core Tubes Fun Paper Friday This week we do the worm! Find out how worms dance on speakers in this week's Fun Paper! Maksymov, Ivan S., and Andrey Pototsky. "Excitation of Faraday-like body waves in vibrated living earthworms." Sc…
 
How did the Earth get its magnetic field? Why do we still have it? Find out that and more this week! Chris Finlay's Research Fun Paper Friday Can animals sense earthquakes? Can we sense animals sensing earthquakes? Wikelski, Martin, et al. "Potential short-term earthquake forecasting by farm-animal monitoring." bioRxiv (2020). Contact us: Show - Su…
 
This week we talk about fronts and the warm air conveyor belt! Fun Paper Friday Do you think you have a good sense of direction? Maybe it's the magnetite in your brain! Researchers put brains in a magnetometer to find out! Human Brains Have Tiny Bits of Magnetic Material Contact us: Show Support us on Patreon! www.dontpanicgeocast.com SWUNG Slack @…
 
This week we talk about why we go to Antarctica and what kinds of work happens there each year! Fun Paper Friday What happens if you hold a cat in your dating profile photo? This important question answered by this week's fun paper! Kogan, Lori, and Shelly Volsche. "Not the Cat’s Meow? The Impact of Posing with Cats on Female Perceptions of Male Da…
 
This week we talk about derechos - what are they and why did one sweep across the upper midwest bringing wide spread distruction? Find out that and how sword swallowers do what they do in this week's show! NWS Derecho Page Fun Paper Friday How to sword swallowers do it? Do they ever get injured? We touch on this pointy topic with a fun paper! Witco…
 
This week we interview Shannon about her career path to becoming a dual degree student and professor in geology! Fun Paper Friday Barnett, Adrian, Inger Mewburn, and Sara Schroter. "Working 9 to 5, not the way to make an academic living: observational analysis of manuscript and peer review submissions over time." bmj 367 (2019). Contact us: Show Su…
 
Hot spots - what are they? We don't know either! Explore with us on this week's show. J. Tuzo Wilson Pele Searches for a Home Pele Honua Mea Fun Paper Friday Nawroth, Christian, et al. "Goats prefer positive human emotional facial expressions." Royal Society open science 5.8 (2018): 180491. Contact us: Show Support us on Patreon! www.dontpanicgeoca…
 
Comet NEOWISE is in the sky - learn all about it and comets in general! Fun Paper Friday The Earth hums with normal modes - learn how scientists are picking them up with seismometers on the bottom of the ocean. Deen, M., et al. "First observation of the Earth's permanent free oscillations on ocean bottom seismometers." Geophysical Research Letters …
 
This week we learn how searching for a downed aircraft may have helped us better understand how plate tectonics work... we think... maybe. It's not an exact science. Fun Paper Friday Fans - hot or not? Find out by sticking undergrads in a thermal chamber! Ravanelli, Nicholas M., et al. "Heart rate and body temperature responses to extreme heat and …
 
This week we talk about why we don't believe that a rock ID app is a possibility now or potentially ever. Fun Paper Friday How do you convert human years to dog years? Turns out it is a bit more complicated than we thought. Wang, Tina, et al. "Quantitative Translation of Dog-to-Human Aging by Conserved Remodeling of the DNA Methylome." Cell Systems…
 
This week it's all about rainbows, light, reflection, refraction, and how it's just like an earthquake! Fun Paper Friday Have you seen products marketed as "chemical free"? This weeks paper looks at those claims with an analytical eye. Goldberg, Alexander FG, and C. J. Chemjobber. "A comprehensive overview of chemical-free consumer products." Conta…
 
This week we learn what life is like as a state geologist with Stacey Evans and how fish fart. Fun Paper Friday How do fish fart? Why? Wilson, Ben, Robert S. Batty, and Lawrence M. Dill. "Pacific and Atlantic herring produce burst pulse sounds." Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences 271.suppl_3 (2004): S95-S97. C…
 
This week we explore the geology of Yosemite and how continents are built! Fun Paper Friday Think dad jokes are bad? Try professor jokes! But do they work? Wandersee, James H. "Humor as a teaching strategy." The American Biology Teacher 44.4 (1982): 212-218. Contact us: Show Support us on Patreon! www.dontpanicgeocast.com SWUNG Slack @dontpanicgeo …
 
This week we have guest John Leeman? That's right! Shannon wants to know why John took the path he did and how her students can find their own. We're also buzzing about this great un-beeelievable fun paper. Fun Paper Friday Pashalidou, Foteini G., et al. "Bumble bees damage plant leaves and accelerate flower production when pollen is scarce." Scien…
 
You'd think we'd know what caused a big hole in the ground, but we don't. Learn why upheaval dome remains a mystery in this week's show! Upheaval Dome ASU Virtual Field Trip Fun Paper Friday Are there environmentally conscious aliens out there? Find out in this week's fun paper! Montet, Benjamin, and Ryan Loomis. "SET-E: The Search for Extraterrest…
 
This week Shannon walks us through how she's planning to teach students field geology online and talks about the pains of learning to delegate in the field. Thinglink Solocator Fun Paper Friday Thanks to Darryl for bringing us this harrowing flight related fun paper! AAIB Bulliten S1-2020 Contact us: Show Support us on Patreon! www.dontpanicgeocast…
 
This week we delve into the hot world of radiometric methods in geophysics. Find out how gamma rays help us find natural resources and why radioactive materials are concentrated in certain formations. Fun Paper Friday Pressure is on to find a new way to sterilize medical tools. Find out what household appliance is helping! Swenson, Vaille A., et al…
 
This week up look upward to the stars! Learn about stellar classification and how it is important to a geologist! Glowy Earthquakes Crazy Walls H-R Diagrams Fun Paper Friday You look older - were you an elected official? Olenski, Andrew R., Matthew V. Abola, and Anupam B. Jena. "Do heads of government age more quickly? Observational study comparing…
 
This week we get palinspastic! Find out how geologists can "unfold" time and reconstruct what past landscapes looked like from a geologic cross-section! Fun Paper Friday Which type of doctor speeds the most? (Well, medical doctors that is.) Find out in this week's Fun Paper! Zimerman, André, et al. "The need for speed: observational study of physic…
 
What's it like to be told you need to teach field geology online? This week we talk about distance learning in higher-ed. Fun Paper Friday What's special about 33? Booker, Andrew R. "Cracking the problem with 33." Research in Number Theory 5.3 (2019): 26. Contact us: Show Support us on Patreon! www.dontpanicgeocast.com SWUNG Slack @dontpanicgeo sho…
 
It's time to finish our ABC's! Also we discuss things of a fecal culinary nature on Fun Paper Friday! N - Neap tide O - Ophiolite P - Placer Deposit Q - Quadrangle R - Rating Curve S - Seamount T - Tidewater Glacier U - Unconformity V - Varve W - Womble Shale X - Xyloid Coal Y-Yazoo Stream Z - Zone of Aeration Fun Paper Friday This week... pooopkni…
 
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