By Claire

After a few well deserved weeks of holiday, the Oncirculation team are back and ready for another year of all things earth science.

We had a hugely successful 2012 and are looking forward to bringing you the latest research, stories of our daily lives as PhD students, news stories, opinion pieces and exciting events this year.

I was emailed an “annual report” from wordpress, which presents some interesting statistics for the blog from last year, which I thought I’d include in this post.

Thanks for your support and we look forward to another great year.

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“The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 53,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 12 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.