Ngatoro-i-rangi, the chief tohunga (priest) of the Arawa people and great navigator of the Te Arawa canoe, came to Aotearoa… Read more The Dormant Danger Deep in Lake Taupo
Tuesday, 7th of June 2016. It was a cloudy but warm day for Dublin. Normally during the summer months, I… Read more Getting Carried Away
Not far from the Museum Building is an Aladdin’s cave of crystals. Stacked vintage wooden trays contain minerals collected over… Read more Night at the Museum
Money doesn’t grow on trees…but does gold? Gold (Au) is a familiar precious metal used for jewellery, in electronics, coins… Read more Growing for Gold
Geochemists from Trinity College Dublin’s School of Natural Sciences may have found a solution to a long-debated problem as to… Read more Comet craters – melting pots for life on Earth
Asteroids pounding the Earth. Torrents of lava billowing from the Earth’s interior. Some would say these are mutually exclusive phenomena. Or can large… Read more The words on our LIPs: Impact Theories?
Let’s talk about uranium. From its fiery birth within the phenomenal temperatures and pressures of exploding stars (“supernovae”), to its… Read more Uranium: The story beneath Earth’s crust
A rock filled with 30,000 diamonds has been found in a diamond mine in Russia, just in time for Christmas. Even… Read more From Russia with love