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valentine’s day

Treat Your Sweetheart to a…Cockroach?
February 5, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Want to show your Valentine that your love will last forever? Say it with a cockroach. Before you go all “Eeuuuwwww,”… think about it. These tough little beasts have been living, loving and roaming the earth for 350 million years. It’s even been said they’d survive a nuclear blast. Who knows? They might even outlive […]

A big rock for Valentine’s Day? Watch our VP of Astronomy Carolyn Sumners discuss the massive asteroid zooming past Earth on Feb. 15
February 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

If you anticipated seeing stars this Valentine’s Day, you weren’t far off. Asteroid 2012 DA14 is projected to pass “dangerously close” to earth Feb. 15 — potentially taking out some important communication satellites. Discovered last year, the asteroid is half the length of a football field, weighs 130,000 metric tons and will pass Earth at […]

The Mythology of Love [Museum Store]
January 26, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

You know what time it is? Valentine’s Time. And whether you’re a devotee of Cupid or a this-holiday-was-invented-by-Hallmark humbug, our museum store has a range of gifts you’ll love giving – or receiving. Check out these these heart-warming selections – each was chosen based on an ancient cultural belief or historic tradition associated with the […]

A Valentine’s Day Suprise, A Pink Grasshopper!
February 18, 2010 · 10 Comments

Val! photo credit: emills1 Tuesday morning, I came into work, turned on my computer, started to eat my morning snack, and checked my messages. I just about choked and went through the roof when I heard a message from a woman named Kelly McLaughlin, who said that her son Ronnie had found a pink grasshopper in […]



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