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Articles for author Ian Miller: 6

  • 70,000 years ago: A young, female Columbian mammoth, grazing the shores of a small peat bog high in the Rocky Mountains, meets a terrible fate. Whether driven by some fearsome Pleistocene predator, or simply seeking water or food, she gets trapped in a sticky, cold mix of mud and rotting plants. Now…
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  • Fall Colors

    Posted 09/30/2015 by Ian Miller | Comments
    In Colorado, the fall season harkens shorter days, cold nights, and the promise of the first snows. While many eagerly anticipate the upcoming ski season, many too revel in this time of year enjoying the famous and often spectacular display of color put on by the leaves of aspen trees throughout the…
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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 of…
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  • We are so excited to share the amazing story of one of our Teen Science Scholars, Tiye Garrett-Mills, who was selected to participate in the 5th Annual White House Science Fair on Monday, March 23. The Science Fair celebrates student winners from a broad range of science, technology, engineering, an…
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  • As a paleontologist who studies the evolutionary history of the world's forests, I have always been curious about Madagascar. Its forests are unique with more than 95 percent of its tree species found only on the island. How did these forests evolve to be so different than any other on Earth? Are t…
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  • The American West is the best place on Earth to be a paleontologist. For the better part of the last 500 million years, sand, silt and mud have accumulated on vast stretches of the continent, entombing spectacular evidence of past life as fossils. These sediments form layers, which are the pages of …
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