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More and more molehills – The effect of accumulated unconscious gender bias

More and more molehills – The effect of accumulated unconscious gender bias

“Who are these men?!” he says, seeming genuinely baffled. I feel my shoulders rise towards my ears with tension as I wait for him to continue. The man is summarizing what his group, comprised solely of men, have arrived at during their group-discussion at the gender equality seminar we are taking. We have been presented with, I might say, “the usual” statistics for academic women. A pr ...[Read More]

When nature isn’t “natural”: Reflections on World Wetlands Day

Credit: Ragnar Sigurdsson (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)

In 1821, peat cutters discovered a body similar to a mummy, pinned down by two wooden stakes deep in the mud. The body’s face still held red hair and a beard, their teeth were preserved, and a hoop of willow was wrapped around their throat. But this wasn’t the dry, hot climate of Egypt but a cold and rain-sodded bog of Ireland. Later assessment suggested that this was the remains of a ...[Read More]

GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during January!

GeoRoundup: the highlights of EGU Journals published during January!

Each month we feature specific Divisions of EGU and during the monthly GeoRoundup we put the journals that publish science from those Divisions at the top of the Highlights roundup. For January, the Divisions we are featuring are: Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI), Planetary and Solar System Sciences (PS) and Solar-Terrestrial Sciences (ST). They are served by the journals: Annales Geophy ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Blue cements in Jurassic rocks?

Imaggeo On Monday: Blue cements in Jurassic rocks?

Staining of thin sections and rock slabs is a method of identification that has long helped researchers to distinguish certain minerals which often otherwise appeared very similar. Modern studies have now largely replaced this method of identification with more analytical techniques that usually provide a higher degree of certainty, such as analysis with a microprobe or Scanning Electron Microscop ...[Read More]