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Taking Flight: Art in the Cockrell Butterfly Center
January 28, 2010 · 7 Comments

“Taking Flight” is a temporary art exhibition in our butterfly center, displaying the artwork of 6th – 12th grade students from three of the seven YES Prep Public School campuses. Inspired by science, or simply a love of nature, they are all wonderful depictions of different butterflies and insects – and a beautiful illustration of […]

We’ll, I’ll be a Monkey’s Uncle. Or an Orangutan’s.
January 27, 2010 · 3 Comments

Our Guest blogger today is Dr. Todd Disotell, a professor of anthropology and a molecular primatologist at New York University’s Center for the Study of Human Origins. He will be speaking at HMNS on Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. about new molecular analytical techniques and how mapping whole genome sequences has affected what we know […]

The Shadow Knows
January 26, 2010 · 1 Comment

Who knows how much longer the winter will last? The Shadow knows. Okay, so that’s not exactly how those old radio serials used to begin.  However, the idea of all-knowing shadows brings to mind a strange weather forecast that will take place in a few weeks. photo credit: Furryscaly Early next month, a large rodent […]

Crystals are Cool: Making Rock Candy
January 25, 2010 · 3 Comments

photo credit: biggertree There are so many different kinds of crystals all around us, but just what are they anyway? Put simply, a crystal is a grouping of molecules or atoms that is organized in a specific way.  Every crystal has a unique shape and properties that make it recognizable.  In today’s experiment, we will […]

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