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HMNS@100 – Meet Irene Offeman
April 30, 2009 · 1 Comment

 The Downtown Public Library in 1922, at the time the museum was housed here. This year, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is one hundred years old. And, it got me to thinking, “What was Houston like when we got started?” Here’s a little taste of history: In 1909, President Taft had a procession down […]

The Science of Food: Emulsions on your Salad!
April 29, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Emulsion Repulsion: Science on your Salad! A simple way to explain an emulsion is as a suspension of two liquids within each other that normally would not mix (like oil and water).  Picture a cup with vinegar.  If you pour oil into the vinegar, the oil will float on top of the vinegar because it is […]

A Nature Walk through Hermann Park
April 29, 2009 · 2 Comments

Wax myrtle is a tree that is eaten by the 5 species of exotic walking sticks that we have here in the Cockrell Butterfly Center, as well as some of our grasshoppers and other herbivores. Recently, while trying to catch dragonflies (don’t ask), I stumbled upon not one, or two, but tons of these trees in Hermann […]

Big Bite Nite Photo Contest: Winners!
April 28, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

We were blown away by the amazingly Big Bites that were submitted to our “Show Us Your Biggest Bite” Photo Contest, in honor of Big Bite Nite this Thursday night – we had vampires, shark attacks, feats of perspective, giant slabs of food and much more. Suffice it to say – hilarity ensued. Thank you […]

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Katydid!…Did she?

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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