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4 article(s) for July 2014

  • Digging Snowmastodon has not only uncovered an immense number of bones, teeth, and wood, but also less conspicuous fossils, such as fragments of insects, amongst them...dung beetles. What else could we expect? Mammoth, mastodon, ground sloth, camel, and many other large and small mammals populated t…
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  • Scientists from the Space Sciences Department at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments. June 2014 - This month's program begins with a presentation from a team of students at C…
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  • John Witt Randall (1813–1892), great-grandson of Samuel Adams, the American revolutionary patriot, was an art collector (Rembrandt, Dürer, etc.) and poet who in his early years published a few zoological papers in which he described numerous new species of beetles and crustaceans from the United Sta…
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  • When we were out collecting dung beetles from bison dung at the Plains Conservation Center a week ago, by far the most numerous beetles were the red "Europeans". The red-winged Aphodius dung beetle, believed to be an invasive from Europe and having been brought over by the first settlers on their di…
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