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Goldschmidt 2014
Emma Versteegh

Gold(schmidt) Rush

One of the nice things about Sacramento is that, unlike LA, it has real rivers, with water in them and levees along them. This week I enjoyed a few beautiful morning runs along the American River

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Goldschmidt 2014
Emma Versteegh

Across California

Goldschmidt in California meant a drive instead of a flight. The route from Pasadena to Sacramento lead us through the Central Valley of California. While living in greater LA we have been well aware

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Elizabeth Swanner

Biosignatures Across Space and Time

Last week, the clouds cleared and nearly 100 scientists from six continents descended on rainy Bergen, Norway to share their perspective on the broad topic of life in the universe

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The origin of life: a long and winding road
Invited contribution

Planetary materials and Astrobiology

Have you ever heard of rocks falling from the sky? Rocks that come from space? Those rocks are known as meteorites and they belong to a class of materials called planetary materials

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General
Invited contribution

Beech Hunting in the Land of Fire

The best thing about working in Earth Sciences is the fieldwork, hands down. From looking at old mines in the Lake District to collecting fossil microorganisms in Trinidad

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Isobloke
Christopher Pearce

Post submission protocol

I write this as a free man. For the last couple of months I have been bound by the single-mindedness and obsession that drives all academics in the lead up to a submission deadline

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Isobloke
Christopher Pearce

The (Geo)chemistry Christmas Chart

During my childhood a massive part of the pre-Christmas hype was about who would make it to the coveted number 1 spot in the UK charts. I remember waiting in anticipation to see whether Cliff Richard

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General
Andy Bray

Expedition to the End of the World – a review

I’ve been to the cinema again and, like last time, I feel compelled to write about it, encouraging you to see the film I just have. Expedition to the End of the World

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Isobloke
Christopher Pearce

Bonfire Night: When everyone appreciates chemistry

Remember remember the fifth of November; gunpowder, treason and plot… At this time of year children and adults throughout the UK dress up warm and brave the winds and rain in order to watch a human

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Goldschmidt 2013
Invited contribution

EnvironMetal Isotopes (EMI) 2013 – A ‘non-traditional’ location for a ‘non-CHONS’ conference

The Hill of Utopia, also known as Monte Verità, was a centre of naked healing light therapy in the early parts of the 20th century. In 1989, Monte Verità was turned into a scientific congress center

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Goldschmidt 2013
Andy Bray

Goldschmidt 2013 revisited

The Goldschmidt blogging team have all had time to travel back to their homes, some even moving to a new country! We've put together our highlights from the conference, see them below

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Goldschmidt 2013
Christopher Pearce

Fun in Florence

My bag’s unpacked, the backlog of emails has been read and sleep deprivation is just about back to normal. I can therefore now look back on what was yet another thoroughly enjoyable and exhausting

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