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Interstellar molecules are branching out
Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, Cornell University, and the University of Cologne have for the first time detected a carbon-bearing molecule with a "branched" structure in interstellar space. The molecule, iso-propyl cyanide, was discovered in a giant gas cloud called Sagittarius B2, a region of ongoing star formation close to the center of our galaxy that is a hot-spot for molecule-hunting astronomers.
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Broadening the Diversity of Excellence
In the next few weeks we face the deadlines for submission of nominations for the GS's highest competitive honors (Oct. 31). Having the most deserving and most diverse group of award winners is important for many reasons. Awardees symbolize the highest achievement in our field. They inspire all of us, and especially those at an early career stage, to do our best science. They become among the most visible spokespersons for our profession.
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Introductory Student Membership Program
In early-2013, the GS introduced the Introductory Student Membership program which grants a two-year membership to students from countries that are under represented in the Geochemical Society. To date, this program has granted 91 memberships to students in 18 countries. If you are a qualifying student, please consider applying. If you know of students in your department or those of collaborators who you think would benefit from the free GS memberships, please encourage them to apply. And finally, if expanding the reach and support for geochemistry internationally is important to you, please consider donating to this program. Donations can be directed to this fund either at the time of membership renewal or by completing your member login and clicking the donate link. With your support, we hope to introduce 100 students or more to the field of geochemistry in 2015.
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Geochemical Career Center

New! Postdoctoral Appointee (Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, USA)

New! Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Hydrogeology (Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA)

New! Faculty Positions in Geophysical Sciences (University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA)

New! Hamilton Professor of Earth Sciences (Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, USA)

Assistant Professor SIMS (The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia)

Senior Research Officer SIMS (The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia)

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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad, CA USA)

CPS Postdoctoral Fellowships in Planetary/ Exoplanet Science (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)

Research Associate (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)

Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopist/Engineeer (Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark)

Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences (Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO, USA)

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Chemistry of Earth Materials (University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Geochemistry (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA)

Final Days! Postdoctoral Researcher in Microbial Geochemistry (Duke University, Durham, NC, USA)

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New in GCA (v.142, 1 October 2014)
Electrolyte CPA equation of state for very high temperature and pressure reservoir and basin applications

Arsenic speciation in natural sulfidic geothermal waters

Experimental investigation of condensation predictions for dust-enriched systems

D/H ratios of methoxyl groups of the sedimentary organic matter of Lake Holzmaar (Eifel, Germany): A potential palaeoclimate/-hydrology proxy

Bromination of marine particulate organic matter through oxidative mechanisms

Source and biolability of ancient dissolved organic matter in glacier and lake ecosystems on the Tibetan Plateau

Sulfidization of lacustrine glacial clay upon Holocene marine transgression (Arkona Basin, Baltic Sea)

Silicon isotope fractionation during abiotic silica precipitation at low temperatures: Inferences from flow-through experiments

Isotopic diversity in interplanetary dust particles and preservation of extreme 16O-depletion

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New in G-Cubed (v.15, issue 8)
Alteration of volcaniclastic deposits at Minna Bluff: Geochemical insights on mineralizing environment and climate during the Late Miocene in Antarctica

[Open Access] Local and regional trends in Plio-Pleistocene δ18O records from benthic foraminifera

Reactive halogens (BrO and OClO) detected in the plume of Soufrière Hills Volcano during an eruption hiatus

Stable isotopes of surface water across the Longmenshan margin of the eastern Tibetan Plateau

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Study: Earth's ocean abyss has not warmed, NASA
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory via ScienceDaily
The cold waters of Earth's deep ocean have not warmed measurably since 2005, according to a new NASA study, leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years. But scientists say these findings do not throw suspicion on climate change itself.
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Scientists: Ocean warming in Southern Hemisphere underestimated
DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory via ScienceDaily
Using satellite observations and a large suite of climate models, scientists have found that long-term ocean warming in the upper 700 meters of Southern Hemisphere oceans has likely been underestimated. Ocean heat storage is important because it accounts for more than 90 percent of Earth's excess heat that is associated with global warming.
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