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Enter the “Take a Ride on the Wild Side!” Sweepstakes
February 23, 2012 · 80 Comments

Houston is no stranger to severe weather. Within the past few months we’ve experienced both a drought and flooding.  Hurricanes and ice storms have shut the city down for days. Most residents have a story about witnessing extreme weather conditions, from hurricanes to tornadoes, but never quite like this… Tornado Alley 3D opens March 9 […]

“And how would you like that cooked?” [The Ancient History of Cooking]
February 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

If we take a look at the current lineup of possible human ancestors and distant relatives, one can pick out several lines of change. Compare some of the earliest hominids, like Ardipithecus ramidus with a modern human and the differences are obvious. Living about 4.4 million years ago, Ardipithecus was a tall, tree-climbing and bipedal […]

Come Party at the Museum with Party Smarty!
February 17, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Today’s post is by Alex Pivateau, the Museum’s Birthday Party Manager! Does your child love to stroll amongst jaw-droppingly gigantic dinosaurs? Does he or she enjoy exploring outer space in our Planetarium? Or perhaps he or she loves to watch butterflies excitedly flap their beautiful wings in the Cockrell Butterfly Center. If your child loves […]

Every Grain of Sand: Shale gas and Hydraulic Fracturing
February 1, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

We all hear about shale gas being the next big thing in energy, but what is it?  The quick retort is that it’s gas in shale, but what does that mean? The gas is a natural gas so it is a series of hydrogen and carbon linked in gaseous forms.  This includes gases like methane […]

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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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From Our Collections: a Manangya katsina

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

Full Moon | November 2021 Sky Happenings

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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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