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Educator How-To: Create your own ancient Egyptian art using frontalism
May 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ancient Egyptian artists adhered to strict rules when producing works of art. The human form was depicted with the head in profile, eye drawn in full, torso forward-facing, and legs in profile — one foot in front of the other. This style, known as frontalism, gave the figures a sense of formality. Whether standing or […]

Cracking the coelacanth code: Living version of HMNS fossil has genome sequenced
May 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

The coelacanth — a “living fossil” believed to have hardly changed over the last 300 million years — has finally had its genome sequenced by European researchers. The deep-sea fish was the inspiration for the famous 1954 film Creature from the Black Lagoon and is well-represented here at HMNS, where we have three examples on […]

Forever is too long: How I said no to the afterlife and yes to unlimited visitation
May 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Things took a turn for the more serious with Ankh Hap, our recently-relocated original Museum Mummy. If this is your first time tuning into our otherworldly correspondence, we suggest you catch up here. The latest stems from an unexpected invitation to the afterlife, which I was extremely flattered by and unprepared for. It’s simply not […]

Be trashy: How waste-to-energy could help fuel America
May 23, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Power Grid is one of my favorite games — but almost all of you have no idea what I’m talking about. OK, so, Power Grid is a German board game where you compete with other people to create the power grid inside Germany. To do this, you buy different types of power plants — wind […]

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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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