The Cretaceous Geology of Alabama and Modern Sea Level Rise…

Guest “How not to connect the present with the past” by David Middleton Alabama’s Return to the SeaA paleontological site shows how life endured in an Alabama that was almost…

The 50th Anniversary of the Genesis Rock

Guest “How about that, geology fans?” by David Middleton 50 Years Ago: Apollo 15 on the Moon at Hadley-Apennine CrewDavid R. Scott, CommanderJames B. Irwin, Lunar Module PilotAlfred M. Worden,…

Younger Dryas Myth-Busting: Flash-Frozen Mammoths Edition

Guest “Pleistocene elephant hunting” by David Middleton “The body of this mammoth was found perfectly preserved in the Siberian tundra with food still in its mouth and stomach indicating that…

The Earth Has a Pulse: 27.5-Million-Year Cycle of Geological Activity Discovered

They found that these global geologic events are generally clustered at 10 different timepoints over the 260 million years, grouped in peaks or pulses of roughly 27.5 million years apart.…

New basalt type discovered beneath the ocean

Its existence was previously not known because no new examples have been formed in millions of years. As a result, the new basalt type lay buried deep beneath sediment at…

Scientists Discover Plate Tectonics… Again

Guest “Did you know?” by David Middleton An upwelling of rock beneath the Atlantic may drive continents apartThe Mid-Atlantic Ridge may play a more active role in plate tectonics than…

Using Milankovitch Cycles to create high-resolution astrochronologies

The remarkable stability of the 405 thousand year cycle, which is modulated by Jupiter and Venus, makes it the Milankovitch Cycle of choice to construct astrochronologies.

The Lakes of Mars

Guest “Let’s light this candle! Part Deux” by David Middleton NEWS 28 SEPTEMBER 2020Water on Mars: discovery of three buried lakes intrigues scientistsResearchers have detected a group of lakes hidden…

Earth’s Water May Have Come From… Earth

Guest “full circle” by David Middleton Way back in the Pleistocene, when I was a young geology student with hair, we were taught that the most likely source of Earth’s…

Snowball Mars?

Guest “have rock hammer, will travel” by David Middleton Early Mars was covered in ice sheets, not flowing rivers SCIENCE, HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY Aug 3, 2020    |   For more information, contact Sachintha…

“Who Needs Geoscientists?” – Ask a stupid question…

Guest “who needs PhD’s?” by David Middleton Mrs. Middleton sent me this little gem… Who Needs Geoscientists?Mike Simmons, Andy Davies, Andy W. Hill and Mike StephensonThe evolving role of geoscience…

Forget Sea Level Rise: Ocean Deepening Is Here!

Guest “truth is stranger than friction” by David Middleton Alternate Title: The Cretaceous Sea Level Paradox Oceans are at their deepest in 250 million yearsAnd they have hardly been deeper…

Stromatolites on Mars?

Guest “geological story telling” by David Middleton The Case for Past Life on Mars Gets StrongerBut how much evidence is needed until we can say there’s proof? By Dirk Schulze-MakuchAIRSPACEMAG.COMAPRIL…

Why the recently discovered Hiawatha Crater in Greenland is not the Younger Dryas impact.

Guest “geology lesson” by David Middleton Fire from the SkyResearchers find evidence of a cosmic impact that caused destruction of one of the world’s earliest human settlementsBy Sonia FernandezFriday, March…

Lunar Recession and the Age of the Earth: How Uniformitarianism Works

Guest “geology lessons” by David Middleton One of the things I love about writing for Watts Up With That, is the fact that reader comments often inspire me to research…

Origin of the Moon: New evidence in old rocks for Lunar impact theory

Guest “wishing I could have been Jack Schmitt” by David Middleton Earth Rocks and Moon Rocks Are More Different Than We ThoughtNew analyses of oxygen isotopes reveal terrestrial and lunar…

Montney Python’s Frac’ing Circus

Guest geology by David Middleton In a recent post of mine (ExxonMobil & Chevron Eviscerate Democrat Frac’ing Ban Fantasies) I made this passing comment: There is no evidence whatsoever that…

“Hidden ‘Jurassic World’ Buried Underneath Australia”

Guest geology/geophysics drive-by by David Middleton H/T to Dr. Willie Soon Cool story, stupid headline… Scientists Found a Hidden ‘Jurassic World’ Buried Underneath AustraliaThe subterranean remains of 100 volcanoes formed…