Museum Blog

  • What a day! There were so many fantastic posters today that I can't possibly report all of them. Luckily, so many researchers I spoke with were receptive to the idea of chatting more, so I've got some great information for future posts. For now though, let's talk about Dali. There was a sti…
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  • Earlier this month, DMNS attended the SEPA conference in Birmingham, Alabama! What does "SEPA" stand for you ask? SEPA stands for Science Education Partnership Award which is a grant awarded to leaders in science education by the National Institutes of Health. Recipients include universities, …
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  • Having recently had a baby, I am particularly interested in how our sense of taste changes during pregnancy.  Perhaps you have heard stories of pregnant women craving unusual combinations of food such as pickles and ice cream.  My own mom stopped dead in the grocery store with the in…
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  • Join Dr. Nicole Garneau of the Genetics of Taste research team at the lunchtime lecture: Genes and Cuisines that Reign Supreme. The lecture will be held next Wednesday, June 9th, 2010, in the Ricketson Auditorium at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Dr. Garneau will be joined by two v…
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  • So much for an exciting first blog post.  Its still snowing outside a bit.  No Volunters today, so its just a staff workday here...  Got the Kick-off email out to all the participants in the IMLS Synthesis Project. Have a Curatorial Review Commitee Meeting here at 2pm.  Tha…
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  • A new, very cool paper by some colleagues of mine, David Reed (Curator of Mammals, U Florida) and Jessica Light (Curator of Mammals, Texas A&M) and co-authors, suggests that humans started wearing clothes about 170,000 years ago, much earlier than previously thought. How did they figure…
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  • INTROGRESSION AT DIFFERENTIALLY AGED HYBRID ZONES IN RED-TAILED CHIPMUNKS The latest paper on chipmunk hybridization genetics in the Northern Rockies published in Genetica.  Research supported by the National Science Foundation.
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  • NY Times article on the Nabokov's butterflies.......or to put it another way, the power of phylogenies. A link to the  full-blown scientific article. Many people may have heard Nabokov referenced in the Police song "Don't Stand So Close To Me".  Suffice to say the reference …
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  • What is Chinese New Year? Culture Lab explores this question at two public events in Denver: a festival at the University of Denver (organized by Denver Chinese School, in partnership with over 20 other Asian American organizations) and at the Southridge Chinese New Year celebration (sponsored by G…
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  • Continued from Part I ... If you had lived in London or Denver, say around 1860, culture had just one meaning. Culture meant to be cultured; it implied to be civilized in the terms of upper class Western Europe, contrasted to savagery and barbarism. "Whether in the humanist or the evolution…
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