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Eruptions is on the move!

September 26, 2011, 1:31 PM
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Big changes are afoot for Eruptions - I'm on the move. After a year here at Big Think, I've decided to move the blog to Wired Science. Needless to say, I am very appreciative to Big Think for hosting me for the last year. It was an exciting year for Eruptions, with plenty of volcanic action and my 1,000 post on the blog. However, it was time to move on (for a number of reasons I won't get into here), even though Big Think is obviously in a good place, landing as the top news website of 2011 according to Time. Thanks to everyone here for all the help.

You can find me starting today, September 26, on Wired - http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/eruptions (if this link isn't working yet, try the link in the top of the previous paragraph). Come on by and say "Hi!".

 

Eruptions is on the move!

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