David Bollenback

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Geologist Sees Clues, and Further Dangers, in Puzzle of Oklahoma’s Earthquakes

<i>Scientists and regulators agree that earthquakes like the 5.6-magnitude tremor that struck Oklahoma on Saturday,</i> <i>and thousands of smaller ones in recent years, have been spurred by the disposal of millions of tons of wastewater that is</i> <i>pumped to the surface, and then injected back into the ground,</i> …

Explore Your Inner Geologist in This Free Game

Take a break this weekend and join the 'League of Lonely Geologists.' You never know what you might find.<p>If you're a kid with an interest in the natural world, gravel can be amazing stuff. It's everywhere for one thing, and depending on your local geology it can be full of surprises. I grew up in …

Refurbished phones — what are they, and where can you get them?

It’s getting more and more expensive to buy high-end smartphones these days. Unless you wait for special sales and promotions, you can end up paying hundreds of dollars. It’s not uncommon to even break the $1,000 threshold. That’s why many consumers are opting for refurbished phones to save some …

Shopping

Raspberry Pi passes 10M in sales, new starter kit announced

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has reached a big new milestone: It has sold 10 million Raspberry Pi computers over the past four and a half years.<p>The low-priced ($35, £24, AU$49) device was originally intended to help teach kids about programing. As it turned out, hobbyists have also used it for a …

Nintendo shares plummet after investors realize it doesn't actually make Pokémon Go

Nintendo shares have skyrocketed since <i>Pokémon Go</i>'s release and instant transformation into global cultural phenomenon, but they fell dramatically today after investors realized that Nintendo doesn't actually make the game. Nintendo put out a statement after the close of trading on Friday pointing …

Get This Job: Research Geologist

0<p>SHARES<p>Like it or not, 90 percent of our energy still comes from the ground beneath our feet. The upshot for geoscientists? Job security. The market …

WWII survivor's letter leads geologist to a secret

Had a man not sat down and written a letter, those who live in Naples, Italy's Monte di Dio neighborhood may still have no idea what lies beneath their feet.<p>But a 90-year-old WWII survivor sent his subterranean recollection of escaping the bombs pelting his city during WWII to a geologist, who was …

How a Geologist Designed the Perfect App for the Window Seat

(Photo: Raita Futo)<p>You can look out the window on the airplane and see beautiful mountains, seas, islands, rivers, and more. What are you looking at? …

‘The Oracle of Oil: A Maverick Geologist’s Quest for a Sustainable Future’, by Mason Inman | Financial Times

Few scientific ideas have fallen out of favour as quickly as the claim that we are close to peak oil. The theory that the world’s output of crude was …

Oregon geologists dish up new dirt on wine

Wine enthusiasts say the strangest things. When describing a particular glass of grape, they seem to draw from a colorful and endless array of terms …

3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life

Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.<p>A Belgian-led team reported Monday that it's discovered three Earth-sized planets orbiting an ultra-cool dwarf star less than 40 light-years away. It's the first time planets have …

8 Ways to Keep Your Shoes From Smelling Like Stinky Feet

With sneakers trending and temperatures rising, we’re ditching our boots for shoes that let us go sockless. But with this switch comes a problem we …

Wreckage of Captain James Cook's ship Endeavour found, researchers say

The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project appears to have located the British explorer’s vessel off US coast where it was sunk during the revolutionary war<p>Researchers said they believe they have located the wreckage of the Endeavour, a ship sailed by the famous British explorer James Cook, which …

Google Nexus 2015 rumor roundup (updated on September 19)

The second half of the year is going to bring us some amazing smartphones. Among the most anticipated announcements are those related to Google’s popular Nexus series. Rumors tend to start blazing through the internet very early on, and this year is not the exception.<p>It is no surprise to see the …

Android News

The Science of Melting Cheese

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>Have you ever gotten all excited to make a grilled cheese and then...your cheese just doesn't melt? Or maybe it breaks, separating into a tough, stringy mass surrounded by a pool of oil? Yup, it's a crappy feeling. …

MH370 Mystery: Suitcase Found on Reunion Island to Be Tested for DNA

Technicians will look for DNA on a suitcase fragment found on Reunion Island, the French territory where plane debris possibly connected to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 washed up, officials say.<p>The National Gendarmerie Press office confirmed to NBC News that the suitcase piece was sent to …

Status of Jericho the lion disputed

Jericho -- an ally of Cecil the lion, whose death sparked widespread outrage this week -- was killed by a hunter Saturday afternoon in Zimbabwe, a local conservation group said. However, another organization disputed the report.<p>"I'm very disappointed. I'm heartbroken," Zimbabwe Conservation Task …

Officer Charged With DuBose Killing Appears to Be Seen in Heated 2014 Stop

The University of Cincinnati cop charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black driver appears to have been involved in another contentious exchange during a 2014 traffic stop.<p>Officer Ray Tensing, who was indicted for murder Wednesday in the death of Samuel Dubose on July 19, appears …

Some States Are Still Trying To Resist Gay Marriage

County clerks in Texas will be able to turn away gay couples seeking marriage licenses, the state's attorney general Ken Paxton (R) announced on Sunday.<p>Clerks can refuse based on religious objections, Paxton told the Austin American-Statesman, and because the clerks will probably be sued, "numerous …

LGBTQI

Green group's unconventional fight against fracking

(Reuters) - The residents of Grant Township, Pennsylvania, were worried about Little Mahoning Creek, a picturesque trout stream best fished in the spring when the water runs fast.<p>The Pennsylvania General Energy Company had acquired a federal permit to drill an injection well down 7,000 feet about …

Oil & Gas Industry

Five predominantly black Southern churches burn within a week; arson suspected in at least three

In the week after nine people were shot dead at Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina, five churches with predominantly black congregations in five Southern states burned. Three of the fires were being investigated as arson.<p>The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are …

Civil Rights

Highly invasive flatworm just showed up in the United States

The New Guinea flatworm is kind of a pest. In fact, it's considered one of the world's most invasive species. When it shows up uninvited to a region where it lacks natural predators, it makes itself at home -- at the cost of native species forced to compete with it. And now, the flatworm has made …

Yankee Doodle Polling: Public Opinion on Patriotism

This holiday weekend the American passion for patriotic display will reach its annual apex with fireworks, flags and "God Bless America." Public opinion polls confirm what foreign observers have often noted: Americans are a very patriotic people. But what does patriotism mean to the U.S. public, …