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9 article(s) for November 2014

  • 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. November 2014 - For this final presentation of 2014, Dr. Ka Chun Yu talks about a new ima…
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  • The Space News Update is put together by volunteers and staff in the Space Sciences Newsroom. Twice a week they review numerous space news websites to bring you the latest stories and information. Find out what to watch for in the night sky, the best time to see the International Space Station pas…
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  • A Stone Lives On

    Posted 11/19/2014 by Frank Krell | Comments
    The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) has on display 20 wonderful, whimsical gem-carving sculptures by Russian master artist Vasily Konovalenko. To date, very little has been published on the artist or his work, particularly in English. Since 2009, DMNS curator of archaeology Steve Nash a…
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  • On Saturday, November 8, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science hosted the 25th Annual Meeting of the High Country Lepidopterists, an informal group of people interested in butterflies and moths. Over 40 lepidopterists came to DMNS to meet colleagues and friends, to hear interesting presentations…
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  • The Denver Museum of Nature & Science announces the addition of Tyler Lyson as curator of vertebrate paleontology. Lyson studies fossil vertebrates, particularly dinosaurs and turtles. He is especially interested in the evolution of body plans and extinction patterns of different groups across m…
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  • On November 7, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science launched its second scientific journal, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science Reports. The Museum's main scientific journal, the DMNS Annals, have been published since 2009 and succeed the Proceedings of the Colorado Museum of Natural Hist…
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  • So many of you crafty beer and savvy food folks who follow the Genetics of Taste Lab know how beery nerd beery I can get when it comes to the creativity of our local culinary geniuses and brew masters. So it should come as no surprise how uber-jazzed I am to have been invited to co-host the class, S…
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  • September 9 marked the first annual Health Sciences Symposium. It was a huge success with 110 staff members, volunteers, and citizen scientists attending the main lectures and breakout sessions. Dr. Nicole Garneau, curator of human health, opened the day with a discussion on personalized genetics an…
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  • Gut Check

    Posted 11/04/2014 by Nicole Garneau | Comments
    By Jessica Metcalf, PhD What exactly is the human microbiome? It’s the collection of microbial genes in and on the human body. Microbes account for about 3 lbs of our body weight on average, and microbial genes account for over 99% of the genes in our bodies. Are these microbes and their genes impor…
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