July 3, 2013
Geokittehs in the New York Times!
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
For those of you who don’t know, in addition to Georneys I also have a blog about geology and cats (yes, cats) called Geokittehs. In this somewhat silly blog I share pictures of cats and think up geological principles that are being illustrated by the cats. The primary purpose of the blog is to share adorable cat pictures. If I teach a little geology along the way, that’s great, too! I write Geokittehs along with my dear friend Dana Hunter, who is a fellow cat-lover and also blogs about geology for Scientific American.
I am very excited to share that Geokittehs was recently featured in the Science section of the New York Times (see the paragraph titled “Gneiss Kitty”), both online and in print. Dana and I are quite shocked that Geokittehs was featured in the New York Times, but of course we’re thrilled! Dana has already blogged about the feature here and here.
I haven’t seen a copy of the Geokittehs write-up in the New York Times yet. I had trouble finding a copy of the paper here in South Africa, but fortunately a couple of American friends have promised to save the paper for me. However, Dana and her geokitteh Misha managed to track down a copy of the paper. Here they are posing with it:
To celebrate Geokittehs being in the New York Times, I thought I would share ten of my favorite Geokittehs posts here on Georneys. In no particular order, they are:
3. Cat Ichnology: The Marks of Misha
5. The Progression of a Night of Thesis Writing
6. Steep-Angle Subduction Kitteh
Geokittehs also has a Schrödinger’s cat series. So, wander over to Geokittehs and enjoy the cat pictures…. with a side of science!