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  • ScarabNet meeting in London

    Posted 02/20/2013 by Frank Krell | Comments
    Frank Krell joined this year’s ScarabNet meeting on 1 and 2 February at the London Zoo. ScarabNet is a NSF-funded Research Coordination Network that has brought together over 80 researchers working on dung beetles (Scarabaeinae). ScarabNet has stimulated international collaborations, produced review…
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  • Diggin' Archaeology!: Update 2/15/13

    Posted 02/15/2013 by Michele Koons | Comments
    It is a very exciting time for archaeology indeed! Recently there have been a bunch of amazing new archaeological discoveries.  I thought I would share a few here and continue to update as new ones are made.   The combination of new scientific techniques applied to archaeological materials, such as …
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  • 60 Minutes in Space - January 2013

    Posted 02/04/2013 by Kim Evans | Comments
    Scientists from the Space Sciences Department take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments. January 2013 -- Dr. Dimitri Klebe talks about his recent trip to the AAS Conference and the lectures he attended on exoplanets and th…
  • Diggin' Archaeology!

    Posted 02/04/2013 by Michele Koons | Comments

    King Richard III Found After 500 Years

    Today archaeologists confirmed that a skeleton found under a parking lot in Leicester, England last year is that of Richard III of Shakespeare fame.  Richard III was King of England from 1483 until his death in 1485 during the War of the Roses’ Battle of Bosw…
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  • February Sky Calendar 2013

    Posted 02/01/2013 by Marta Lindsay | Comments
    February 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 . JanuaryFebruary . January February March April May June July August September OctoberNovemberDecember . . …
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  • January Sky Calendar 2013

    Posted 01/09/2013 by Marta Lindsay | Comments
    January Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times. (Mountain time zone).
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  • 60 Minutes in Space - November 2012

    Posted 12/21/2012 by Kim Evans | Comments
    Scientists from the Space Sciences Department take you "behind the stories" using the best images and animation available to help understand the latest developments. November 2012 -- Dr. Dimitri Klebe talks about Today’s Cosmology and Dark Energy. Dr. Steve Lee provides updates on the MER and MSL m…
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  • The Smell of the Holidays

    Posted 12/20/2012 by Nicole Garneau | Comments
    It’s that time again, the holidays. For me, like many, it’s a time for nostalgia; mulling spices in the kettle on the wood stove in Maine, filling the house I grew up in with aromas of cinnamon and clove… decorating our freshly cut pine tree with peppermint candy canes… and my Grandmother’s kitchen …
  • What We've Been Up To

    Posted 11/19/2012 by Carol Lucking | Comments
    It has been a while since we posted, but don't worry.  We've been busy.  As we work toward the ultimate goal of migrating our entire collection to the new space on the south side of the building, we are rehousing our fossil leaves.  This involves checking tags and data and ensuring t…
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  • Impressions of Madagascar

    Posted 11/15/2012 by Ian Miller | Comments
    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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