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Your Favorites: Top 10 Videos of 2010!
December 30, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

It seems like just yesterday we were wrapping up the 100th anniversary of the Museum’s founding in 1909 – and here we are already, at the end of 2010. We had some big news this year – from a big, stinky flower to the discovery of a new, rare fossil that’s set to go on […]

Ghosts of the Whydah [Real Pirates Exhibit]
December 29, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Today’s post is brought to you by our guest blogger Alice Newman. Alice is a volunteer at HMNS and a contributor to our magazine, the Dashing Diplodocus. Photo by jjsala, on Flickr. Taken during an HMNS Flickr meetup. Interested in attending a future event? Follow the discussions on the HMNS Flickr Pool. Ghosts, witches, and […]

Giant African Millipedes are back!
December 27, 2010 · 8 Comments

photo credit: emills1 Up until a few years ago, there was never any shortage of an amazing arthropod, known as the Giant African Millipede, around here. They are an absolutely breathtaking bug! Imagine a roly poly type of creature and add about 6-10 more inches of length and about 200-250 more legs! African millipedes (Archispirostreptus gigas) hold […]

Invest in CDs: A Christmas Story
December 24, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: swanksalot In a society that is occasionally inundated with free CDs (and now DVDs) from many different vendors plying their software, sometimes it’s good to sit down, gather them all together, and recycle them. In the Christmas spirit I have another shiny idea. And that is reusing CDs as holiday decorations. During my […]

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I am looking for the word, s. meaning "Snow dancer" in the Sioux language.

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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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