7 June 2011

With the Worlds in the Making exhibition fast approaching and volcanoes erupting all over the shop, we are getting a little excited about all things geology here at FACT.

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With that in mind, we were fascinated to read that scientists are considering whether we are entering a brand new phase of geological time. They are pushing for this new epoch to be officially recognised as the Anthropocene, literally "the age of man".

 

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Apparently it could have massive significance not only on the geology community but on the very make-up of the Earth! - in the words of the Guardian: "recognising our species' ascent to a geophysical force on a par with Earth-shattering asteroids and planet-cloaking volcanoes".

You've been warned.

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Read the full article here, which features an interview with geologist Dr Jan Zalasiewicz of the University of Leicester who will be joining Semiconductor for the Meet the Artists talk on 14 July.

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More information on that to follow soon.