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Mary Beth Griggs

Mary Beth Griggs

Mary Beth is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina and has a B.S. in Geology and Archaeology from Tufts University. As a direct result of her undergraduate majors, she has an unhealthy interest in old rocks and natural hazards. She has a blog on those subjects at

January 4, 2012

An encounter with MRSA, the scourge of the health care world

January 4, 2012

Nerd gifts and changing times

December 5, 2011

Scienceline’s editors are excited to unveil our first ever iPad App

November 14, 2011

A star (ruby) is born

November 7, 2011

Mondays making you blue? Here’s a mineral for you.

October 31, 2011

Warding off evil spirits and bacteria for millennia

October 24, 2011

So what do minerals teach us anyway?

October 17, 2011

Mineral names, elements switching places, and olivine!

October 12, 2011

The mineral behind fluorescence takes center stage

September 23, 2011

Since Talk Like a Pirate Day fell on a Monday this week, it got supplanted by Mineral Monday, but pirates can't be ignored for long...

September 19, 2011

Fall is here, and that means Mineral Mondays are back! This Monday features the exquisitely named cinnabar.

August 22, 2011

How pathogens are threatening the health of American trees and forests

July 4, 2011

There's a lot going on up in the sky

May 31, 2011

A few people are fighting to give the city’s injured wildlife a second chance

May 18, 2011

Or, how weather can relate to geology


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