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Our Newest National Park: Pinnacles National Monument

Our Newest National Park: Pinnacles National Monument

This brand-new national park will be the closest one to the Bay Area. Let's get to know it.

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Side Trips from Interstate 5: Sutter Buttes

Side Trips from Interstate 5: Sutter Buttes

The Sutter Buttes are an oak-studded island of extinct volcanoes in the Sacramento Valley bottomlands. Step off the freeway to see California's nearest thing to Shangri-La.

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The Bay Area Geological Holiday Quiz

The Bay Area Geological Holiday Quiz

Twenty questions, four days to answer them, and one giveaway hint — that's what this geological quiz is about.

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Bay Area Volcanoes

Bay Area Volcanoes

Lava flows and ashfall beds are widespread in our rocks, marking the progress of an ancient volcanic center through the area. Indeed, volcanism helps you read this story.

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Explosive hypothesis about humans' lack of genetic diversity

Explosive hypothesis about humans' lack of genetic diversity

Genetically, we're all pretty much the same. A massive volcanic eruption 75,000 years ago may be why. Lake Toba is all that is left of the volcano that nearly wiped out mankind.Last blog I talked about how East Africans are genetically more diverse than Asians. Who are genetically more diverse than Native Americans. From all […]

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