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Diatryma: The Last Gasp of Dinosaur Rule In North America
February 9, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Was it inevitable that mammals would rule the world after the dinosaurs went extinct? The rise of mammals is often depicted as a pretty smooth transition, but in reality things were a little more complicated. In the wake of the end Cretaceous extinction birds, reptiles and mammals all began to split and diversify to exploit ecological […]

Founder Jimmy Wales loves Wikipedia Loves Art
February 9, 2009 · 1 Comment

Wikipedia Loves Art has caught the eye of Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales (you can check out his bio on – of course – Wikipedia). In the video below, he shares his thoughts on the contest, and how the public perception of Wikipedia has changed, even over just the past few years. In case you missed our […]

Shutterbugs, unite: Wikipedia loves you! [free stuff]
February 5, 2009 · 2 Comments

This could be you, at Wikipedia Loves Art at HMNS. photo credit: karlrobin The always spectacular Brooklyn Museum has an all-new round of awesome for us in February: Wikipedia Loves Art – a world-wide, museum-based, photo scavenger hunt. It’s a take-off on Valentine’s Day that shares the love among photographers on Flickr, anyone who’s ever […]

LEGO: The building blocks of science
October 8, 2008 · 5 Comments

Our guest blogger today is Ian Wilkinson, one of the museum’s IT geniuses. Besides being a computer guru, he is an avid science fan and a LEGO enthusiast. Put the two together, and…  As a life-long fan of both Lego bricks and science, I was thrilled when the announcement for the “Brick Science” contest was posted […]

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