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  • Late September in the Rockies is always beautiful with that crispness to the air and brilliant colors as the aspen change. Last week, curator of mammals, Dr. John Demboski took advantage of the season and headed out to the Snowy Range in Wyoming to conduct some small mammal fieldwork. He was accompa…
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  • Dr. Paula Cushing, the Museum’s Curator of Invertebrate Zoology, has spent her career studying spiders and their relatives. In honor of her work, two colleagues have named arachnids after her.A newly discovered fossil camel spider (an arachnid in the order Solifugae) was named Cushingia ellenbergeri…
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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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  • Hundred and ten years ago, The Nature-Study Review published the opinion that “To-day it is almost beyond the bounds of human possibility that a child should discover an unknown fact in the sciences”. The great Colorado naturalist Theodore Cockerell countered right away: “So far is this from being t…
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  • Snail the Hunter

    Posted 04/27/2015 by Richard Busch | Comments
    Snails are just not what I generally think of when people drop the term “DANGER.” Bears- yes, sharks- obviously, tigers- you got it, but snails? Usually not.  But let me tell you what. Snails- sea-dwelling cone snails, at least are actually pretty formidable predators.Cone snails have a harpoon that…
  • With the arrival of electronic publishing, academic journals and monographs are evolving rapidly. By now, the overwhelming majority of scientific papers and information is distributed electronically. Paper publication has become marginal. In 2012, the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclat…
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  • Of Lice and Whales

    Posted 12/12/2014 by Tara Hubner | Comments
    By guest blogger and Zoology Department research associate, Ken van der Laan   Lousy whales? Whales, the very large mammals in the sea, have lice crawling over them. They tend to show up as part of white patches on whale skin. Those patches are also made up of white barnacles and callosities. Cal…
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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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  • 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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