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6 article(s) for February 2012

  • How Would You Define Edible?

    Posted 02/16/2012 by Nicole Garneau | Comments
    On the bristling cold morning of January 23rd, exactly one month prior to the opening reception for BMoCA's 2012 spring exhibition, I parked my truck in front of the studio and home of Viviane Le Courtois. About a week or so earlier I had received an email from the Museum highlighting the new exhib…
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  • Cool Stuff in Image Archives - Screech Owl in Tree

    Posted 02/15/2012 by Library | Comments

    Taken in photographer Robert Rockwell's backyard, you can almost see the look of surprise on the owl's face.

    Look close enough in the reflection in his eye and you can see the reflection of Rockwell's camera equipment. Volunteer Boyd Fletcher found this image in the Glass Plate Negative collecti…
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  • Insect Exhibit reopens

    Posted 02/09/2012 by Frank Krell | Comments
    During the last six months, the largest specimen from the Snowmass dig, a massive mammoth, was prepared in the insect exhibit area. The insects were boarded up and out of visitors' view. This week, the mammoth moved to the Paleo Lab, and the DMNS Insect exhibit reopened! We used the occupation peri…
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  • University of Colorado Scientists Have a Taste for DNA

    Posted 02/08/2012 by Nicole Garneau | Comments
    Our Genetics of Taste laboratory is first and foremost a community lab with the goal of making real scientific research accessible to the public, something we take pride in here at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Although we only study one small part of taste- the ability to taste specif…
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  • The Elusive Jackalope?

    Posted 02/08/2012 by John Demboski | Comments
    The Museum's image archivist, Rene' Payne, came across this photographic plate dated from 1915-1930 in our archives. Is this real proof for the existence of the jackalope or is there a biological explanation for this oddball bunny with antlers?    Although the actual specimen is not in …
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  • Over 56,000 Vertebrate Records Online!

    Posted 02/06/2012 by John Demboski | Comments
    Over 56,000 DMNS vertebrate records now online and searchable through the multi-institutional, web-accessible database Arctos. Click on the bison or kiwi to search the collections!  We are constantly updating the records to include more accurate geographic information, imag…
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