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The study of dinosaurs and the modern world
July 31, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Our guest blogger today is Dorothy, who runs the blog site Dinosaur Home. Though she originally majored in philosophy working with computers, her true loves are natural history and paleontology. Here, she’s combined all of her talents to share a post on the importance of dinosaur research for the modern world. Being fascinated by dinosaurs, I’ve often heard […]

Take a step back in time with The Chromatics
July 31, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Eurritimia I am a child of the Eighties. We are the children who played with Lego Building Blocks when they were just square building blocks and gave Malibu Barbie crew cuts with safety scissors that never really cut. We collected Garbage Pail Kids, Cabbage Patch Kids, My Little Ponies, Hot Wheels, He-Man action figures and […]

Science Doesn’t Sleep (7.31.08)
July 31, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Gene Zhang So here’s what went down since you logged off. 2,100 years ago, the ancient Greeks used an astronomical calculator to set the date of the Olympic Games. Well, they were looking for human remains…Puerto Rican police found bones and possible artifacts from a colonial-era ship. George Jetson, here we come – […]

Coming Sept. 12: BODY WORLDS 2 & The Brain
July 30, 2008 · 3 Comments

In 2006, over a half million people took an extraordinary journey into the human body in BODY WORLDS 3. Today, we are thrilled to announce that an all-new BODY WORLDS exhibition will debut at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Sept. 12, 2008. Based on the latest discoveries in neuroscience, this new exhibition delves […]

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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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