Google is celebrating the 374th birthday of Danish anatomist Nicolas Steno with a colourful nod to his offerings to the world of geology. 

Steno is seen as the original modern day geologist, working heavily on fossils and rock layer formations. He was also known for his devotion to Catholicism which has led to mention questioning whether he should be canonised. 

Leaving Copenhagen in 1660 he eventually ended up in Italy where he joined a group of researchers who would follow a similar mathematical scientific method as Galileo 

His main claim to fame is something known as Steno's law of superposition, which essentially explains how layers of rock are arranged in a time position. 

Clicking the Google Doodle does the usual search, bringing up his Wiki page as top. Those who want to find out more about Steno can do so here

Like the Google Doodle? Let us know in the comments below ... 

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.