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19 article(s) for June 2015

  • Written by Hank Woolley.Some of our new friends at the local school in Berivotra.Salàma once again from the research station in Berivotra! On Friday (June 26th) we had the privilege of celebrating Malagasy Independence Day, and boy do the Malagasy know how to have a good time on their nation’s birth…
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  • This quote easily pertains to many broken branches of communication in science (all of which concern me), but today I want to hone in on scientific literature, and this mind-blowing statistic: Every minute more than 2 new scientific articles are published.   Basically this statistic tells us tha…
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  • School's out for summer. So far a very rainy summer, but anyway. During summer break, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science offers one of the programs we are most proud of: The Teen Science Scholar Program. We offer high school students a summer internship to work with research and collections s…
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  • Hi Everyone! I’m Ian Miller, curator of paleobotany at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS). I’m stateside reading and watching the blog posts from the Madagascar Paleontology Project team, which is now in Berivotra. I’m flying to Tana on June 29th to be part of the second 6-week phase o…
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  • Belladonna (Atropa belladonna), otherwise known as deadly night shade, has been used for centuries as a medicine, an aphrodisiac, and perhaps more sinisterly a poison. Italian in origin, belladonna’s name literally translates to “beautiful woman” as the plant’s juice was used for centuries by Greco-…
  • The Museum’s Health Sciences Department is partnering with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to publish a monthly series on the Museum blog called “Know Health”. The articles focus on current health topics selected by CU’s medical and graduate students in order to provide both Engli…
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  • El Departamento de Ciencias de Salud del Museo se ha asociado con la Universidad de Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus para publicar cada mes un serie de artículos en el blog del museo llamado “Conocer la Salud.” Los artículos se enfocan en temas de salud actuales y son seleccionados por los estudiant…
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  • Written by Hank Woolley. A Beautiful Sifaka Lemur (and yes I took this photo).Spending a night in Ankarafantsika National Park was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I could waste time trying to write about all the amazing creatures we found, but we took some amazing photos of the p…
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  • Written by Hank Woolley.(Most of) The Team in BerivotraSalàma from the field! We are out here at the Madagascar Paleontology Project (MPP) research facility in the village of Berivotra (pronounced Bay-REEFT) in the northwest corner of Madagascar, and after a week of braving the extreme heat, our tea…
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  • Written by Hank Woolley.One of the many views of Madagascar’s central plateau we saw on our journey from Tana. And we’re back! We’ve finally figured out how to get internet out here in northwest Madagascar, and so after a week on hiatus we can finally fill you in on all that’s been happening! Firs…
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