Museum Blog

  • 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. May  2013 -- Dr. KaChun Yu talks all about exoplanets - the status of the Kepler mission…
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  • Our Genetics of Taste research study was honored to be the inspiration for this AWESOME sci-fi film made by young film makers Will, Denisse, Elian and Sam from Trail Ridge Middle School in Longmont, Colorado.     Their debut film, Attack of the Blue Tongued Zombies, takes you to the Genetics of…
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  • June Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times. (Mountain time zone).   2013 Sky Calendars 2012 Sky Calendars . JanuaryFebruaryMarch AprilMayJune   January February March April May June July August Septemb…
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  • Here are some great resources if you are interested in either 1) being a part of a current crowdsourcing science/citizen science project, or 2) you are thinking of starting your own.   (Extra extra READ ALL ABOUT IT! Shout out to Mark Martin for his blog post highlighting citizen science at ASMcue…
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  • No more artifacts moldering in the “Tin Shed.” No more storing archives in nooks and crannies. No more driving a long, narrow, winding road to learn what Mesa Verde National Park has to offer. After decades of fundraising and lobbying, and five months after a “soft” opening, the Mesa Verde Visitor a…
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  • The Bureau of Land Management’s Anasazi Heritage Center near Dolores, Colo., houses collections from one of North America’s most important archaeological regions: the Four Corners area. The public is invited to explore behind-the-scenes, for an intimate glimpse into the curated collection in the dep…
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  • If you caught the documentary "Urban Rez," on Rocky Mountain PBS on May 2, some of the featured American Indian people might have seemed familiar, as if you had encountered them along the very streets of Denver.     Yes, it’s true: you did meet them before—35 years ago in the Denver Museum’s own e…
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  • MAYA PYRAMID DESTROYED

      A construction company destroyed a major Maya ceremonial center in Belize while quarrying for materials to build a road. Even though the site was on private property, it is illegal to destroy any ancient Maya site in the country.  The blind destruction of archaeological …
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  • Conversations in Local Health Research Friday, May 10, 2013 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ricketson Auditorium Brown Bag Lunch with speaker to follow presentation Got Magnesium? How Mg2+ Lets Cells Know When to Grow   What does the healthy function of the brain and immune system have in common with how…
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  • Local Students Craft Healthy Meal and Win Competition By Nicole L. Garneau, PhDCongrats to Bruce Randolph School of Near Northeast Denver for winning the EatWell@School competition sponsored by LiveWell Colorado!   Everyone knows the recipe for healthy eating… lean meat, whole grains and lots of …
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