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Most of the water on the planet will kill you.

Hot Spring Rime

Hot Spring Rime

This is the daily bite-sized Merry Blogmas 2017 science blog post for December 14. | Today’s topic is hot spring rime, not to be confused with hot Spring rhyme.  The latter invokes steamy poetry about certain reproductive activities, a subject better left to cow-eyed romantics and peddlers of questionable erotic “literature.” This is G-rated blog, folks. We are just not going to go there. THE FORMATION OF HOT SPRING RIME What is Rime? Rime is a type of frozen water. Here’s…

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The Best USGS Topo Map Ever!

The Best USGS Topo Map Ever!

My blog posts are going to be science-lite until we’re done with our move from Maine to Idaho.  This week’s offering is the Rozel Point SW Utah 7.5 minute topo map. I discovered this topo while working on a project involving the Rozel Point Oil Field, which is mostly under the Great Salt Lake.  Anyway, I believe that just by looking at this topo, you will discover the great humor and awesomeness of it.  Words often fail to describe this…

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Death by Hot Spring

Death by Hot Spring

The world is full of hot spring enthusiasts who trek from hot spring to hot spring in order to soak their cares away and commune with other of their ilk. In fact, there is a whole subculture out there for “hot potting,” the practice of finding and visiting natural hot springs untouched by any development. What many hot potters do not realize is that hot springs can kill you or cause you lasting harm. Hot Spring Facts The US National…

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