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28 December 2018

Drawn to Geoscience: Really, though…what was the OG paleo diet?

By Shane M Hanlon At our annual meeting early this month, researchers presented new findings that brings insight into the diets of Neanderthals. Here a good summary of the work via Eos. AND, we were fortunate enough to have our old friend JoAnna Wendel draw a comic describing the findings! Check it out below. Shane M Hanlon is a Program Manager in AGU’s Sharing Science Program. Follow him @ecologyofshane. JoAnna Wendel is a freelance science …

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17 December 2018

Drawn to Geoscience: Tornadoes form from…wait, the ground up?! Seriously?

At our annual meeting last week, researchers presented new findings showing that contrary to popular views, tornadoes may (might) form from the ground up versus from clouds down. Here a good summary of the work via The Washington Post. AND, we were fortunate enough to have our old friend JoAnna Wendel draw a comic describing the findings!

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21 December 2016

The hard ideas (science) of big fast waves (tsunamis) explained simply

One last cartoon from Miles Traer: “Inspired by the up-goer five comic from XKCD where I try to explain tsunami science using only the 1,000 most commonly used words in the English language and the AGU Fall Meeting 2016 session NH51D: Interdisciplinary Tsunami Science.”

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15 December 2016

Cartoon: The Food Lover’s Guide to Volcanoes

Magma chamber meets the pantry.

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Cartoon: What I say vs. what they hear

Dry scientific descriptions can be so…terrifying!

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Cartoon: Similar, yet totally different

How the surface of Venus is like the ocean…or not.

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14 December 2016

Cartoon: Abbott & Costello explain the early Martian atmosphere

So, who’s on Mars?

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Cartoon: Recreating the hydrothermal soup of life

Recreating adorable life on Earth and elsewhere.

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Cartoon: Lightning Coffee

FLASH! BOOM! SCIENCE!

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13 December 2016

Cartoon: Scientist Inge Lehmann

By Miles Traer   Stanford University postdoc Miles Traer, once again, is cartooning from the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Follow him on Twitter @Geo_Miles

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