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Dead Things That Might Be Under Your House!
October 20, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

The line between hallowed ground and home is a thin one in Houston. Our city isn’t exactly known for the preservationist spirit of its citizens, and looking out your window at skyscrapers or suburban expanses, you may not see any visible evidence of the city’s history, but that’s exactly the problem: You don’t see it […]

A New “Lady” in Town, Part II: Priscilla the loner mastodon was meatier than a mammoth, but he was no meathead
May 5, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

And now, back to our Priscilla. The American mastodon starred in the opening chapters of American science. Thomas Jefferson got some mastodon bones from Kentucky and put them on display in the White House in the 1790s. Jefferson was sure that wild mastodons still roamed the unexplored land west of the Mississippi, so he instructed […]

A New “Lady” in Town, Part I: Why Priscilla the mastodon isn’t a mammoth at all
May 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

“It’s the biggest gosh darn mastodon I ever saw! Wowzah!” Yes, that’s a direct quote. It wouldn’t be a lie to say it’s hard to surprise our esteemed Dr. Bob Bakker, Curator of Paleontology. (That would be me.) But Priscilla did it. “It’s H-U-G-E ! You could fit a Diplodocus torso inside this rib cage!” […]

I Sold My Soul to Science
October 17, 2008 · 2 Comments

I have been associated with the Museum in some form or fashion for over 10 years. Not only do I work for the Museum, I live with and am married to the Museum as well.  During this time I generally get asked three questions.  The first question is always, “What is it like to be married to […]



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