Monthly Archives: November 2012

Frost Earthquakes (Cryoseisms)

By Kristina Kassis (Fall 2012 GE 101 student) Have you ever been jarred awake in the middle of a particularly cold night by what seemed to be a small earthquake? If you have, chances are that it was not an … Continue reading

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Mineral of the Week: Corundum

By Kristina Kassis (Fall 2012 GE 101 student) Image source Most people, when asked to name minerals, can easily recognize commonly known minerals such as Gold, Silver, Sulfur, Carbon, Iron, Zinc, Tin, Calcium, Potassium, Hydrogen and others.  However, how many … Continue reading

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Acid Lakes: Kawah Ijen

By Kristina Kassis (Fall 2012 GE 101 student)   A famous scene in the 1997 drama Dante’s Peak features the protagonists, played by Pierce Brosnan and Linda Hamilton, attempting to navigate their way across a lake that Brosnan’s character Harry … Continue reading

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