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Happy New Year!
September 30, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

The New Moon of Monday, September 29, is an important one to many people of the world. In the Hebrew Calendar, it marks Rosh Hashanah (literally, ‘head of the year’) which is the beginning of year 5769. On Tuesday night, September 30, Muslims across the world will see the first slender crescent of this lunar […]

Draw Dinos Right!
September 29, 2008 · 6 Comments

Someone asked me: What are you?  Science Guy or Artist? Both. Leonardo da Vinci said: “I don’t understand a thing ‘till I draw it.” When you draw, your finger tips teach your brain what’s important. Cleaning Bones & Feeling Dinosaur Muscles Most fossil-cleaners are good artists.  As they chip away the rock, their finger tips […]

Rodents use tools to gather food
September 26, 2008 · 2 Comments

We have two adorable Degus (Octodon degus) in our collection.  These intelligent rodents are from Chile, but have recently become more popular in the pet trade.  They have become a wonderful addtion to our educational programs as not many people have heard of them.  As it turns out, they are also my personal favorite (we […]

Game Day: Moving a 6-ton fossil
September 25, 2008 · 4 Comments

Last week a colleague commented in her post on this blog that she’s ridiculously excited about the debut of Leonardo. The entire Houston Museum of Natural Science team echoes her sentiments. It’s been a challenging couple of weeks since Ike’s wrath came upon our city. The museum was closed to the public for about five days […]

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Katydid!…Did she?

Olive – a Giant Long-Legged Katydid from Malaysia – was with us for only a few days, however, she left us with a precious gift; her eggs! Now, will those eggs hatch? We’re keeping our fingers crossed over here that we’ll soon be seeing some cute little katydid babies! This insect has quickly become my […]

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Native American Heritage Month

Dirk Van Tuerenhout · December 1, 2021, 11:24 am

Dear Haereata, Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to the day you visit the museum. Kind regards, Dirk Van Tuerenhout

Haereata Poutapu · November 24, 2021, 3:00 pm

Hi. My name is Haereata and I love the poem. Highly impressed that you will have a permanent Indian exhibition. I am from New Zealand (Aotearoa) and I am an indigenous Māori. My tribe is Waikato who are one of four Iwi (tribe) groups from our ancestral canoe called Tainui. I hope one day to visit the Museum to experience the exhibition. Kind regards.

From Our Collections: a Manangya katsina

Grant Jones · November 15, 2021, 11:37 am

I am looking for the word, s. meaning "Snow dancer" in the Sioux language.

Full Moon | November 2021 Sky Happenings

CAROL RITTER · November 14, 2021, 9:20 am

very interesting! I saw the wonderful event wherein Venus appeared to be in the arms of the new moon (was that a poem by Sir Patrick Spence?) Your picture of the airplane in front of the full moon is dated.


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