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What would Earth be like without the Moon?

Ever wondered where we’d be if the moon didn’t exist? I certainly did. In first year we undertook a project for the planetary geology module, where we had to design an informative and creative website via a program called Dreamweaver  We chose our topic from a planetary geology themed list and mine was ‘The origin of the moon’. […]

Geology and Sustainable Development

When one thinks of sustainable development, the following classic phrase often leaps to mind; Give a boy a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a boy to fish, feed him for life. On a basic level it means; using long term solutions to solve the world’s problems without damaging the environment and making sure […]

Without the end Permian extinction, Jane, the friendly department dinosaur, wouldn't exist!

Global warming has killed before – is it killing again?

A module that all straight geology (or palaeontology) students take in second year is ‘Major events in the history of life’. On a basic level, it tells the story of evolution through the ages, focusing only on the ‘Major’ events along the way. Our lecturer, Dr Sarah Gabbot, aside from being a great lecturer, is a […]

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