What’s up? The Friday links (66)

Second week of 2015 is already over, time runs fast, right? Have you met all your deadlines yet? You are already on the final stretch: Today is Friday, here are your links!

After Noam Chomsky‘s The Death of American Universities, Björn Brembs and Axel Brennicke wrote on booming university administrations in Germany in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (original article in German). The numbers are impressing: administrative staff outnumbers scientists by far. But where’s the connection between those numbers and support, student care, research and paperwork?


A M6 earthquake and more than 30 aftershocks (up to M4.7) in New Zealand with several damage claims was scientifically tricky: because of a M2 foreshock only seconds before the main shock, the earthquake location was skewed.


The Earth also shook in Ohio, but this one was likely related to fracking.”Whenever you drill or dig into the ground, seismic activity is a possibility,” our colleague Klaus-Günter Hinzen said.


Phython examples to tease GIS users who haven’t started coding yet by Riccardo on digital-geography.com


Here are the top 10 dinosaur facts to spread to young friends and your fellow “ignoramuses” 😉 (ht)



And here is what all of the paleoseismicity.org authors posted this week on our Google+ and Facebook walls:


Adding fuel to the tsunamite vs. tempestite discussion
Super typhoon shoved car-size boulders onto Phillipine beaches


Scientists may be cracking the mystery of big 1872 earthquake


Earthquakes, high tech, and tinkerers on Seismo Blog

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Andreas Rudersdorf

Andreas Rudersdorf

loves finding and exploring faults using remote sensing and shallow geophysics. No matter if slowly active, buried or just undiscovered! He is studing neotectonics in the Gobi desert at RWTH Aachen University.

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