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Mary Anning was a 19th-century working-class woman from Dorset with no formal education. She became one of the most celebrated fossil collectors in history. (3:48)

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In the 19th century, many people believed that landscapes like the Grand Canyon were shaped by volcanoes and earthquakes. But one American geologist named John Newberry had different ideas. (2:20)

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Watch Genevieve Atwood talk about geography and its role in our daily lives. Genevieve Atwood was UGS Director from 1981–1989, and now an Adjunct professor of geography at the University of Utah.

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Geography plays a major role in politics and voter behavior. Genevieve Atwood, an Adjunct professor of geography at the University of Utah says in geography, everything is connected to everything else. Dr. Atwood grew up in Utah and served in the Utah House of Representatives from 1974 – 1980. She also served as Utah State Geologist and Director of the Utah Geological Survey from 1981 – 1989. She began teaching at the University of Utah in 1993 and is also the Chief Education Officer of educational non-profit Earth Science Education.

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If you are looking for breath-taking views that don’t require a lot of miles of strenuous hiking, head down to Dead Horse State Park and hike the East Rim Trail.

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The slip of tectonic plates and the fiery eruptions of volcanoes are just the surface manifestations of the beating heart of our planet. Earth is composed of layers, each one playing a different role in protecting all life from solar storms, recycling the planet’s crust and even changing our climate. The ground beneath our feet is a dynamic place that affects us every day.

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Arches National Park is seeking the public’s help in finding who is responsible for vandalizing one of the park’s rocks with graffiti.

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Tyrannosaurus rex! Few names inspire as much awe and fear as T. rex, the undisputed king of the Late Cretaceous time period in North America. Even though this beast’s name is a household word, T. rex and its cousins (collectively known as tyrannosaurs) are actually quite rare. This is even truer for those members of the family that lived in the southern U.S. and Mexico. For that region, the number of identifiable skulls can be counted on one hand.

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More than a Bank Holiday—Evidence of a large scale dinosaur migration out of Europe.

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More than 100 million years ago, something curious happened.

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Heading in the right direction—scientists unearth a titanosaur skull that’s lending a lot of insight on these large dinosaurs.

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The largest dinosaurs of all time had a bad habit of losing their heads. When a titanosaur died, its small skull often wound up far from its massive body, making it hard for paleontologists to track down an animal’s noggin millions of years later.

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Pterrorizing Vernal, Utah like it’s 210 million years ago.

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There’s more reason to make the voyage toward Vernal, Utah — and to be glad you weren’t doing so 210 million years ago.

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