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Fear the Snail: Inside the vicious world of the predatory gastropod
April 30, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

So snails suck, right? They’re boring and slow and they don’t do anything cool. Some of them make pretty shells that you find on the beach, but they’re pretty much slimy and gross and basically not interesting at all. Said no one ever. At least not those who understand the world and daily life of […]

Museum curator thanks his inspiration: a sixth-grade history teacher
April 29, 2015 · 3 Comments

As a museum curator, I have the pleasure of working with lots of volunteers. Most of them are students who are interested in archaeology, anthropology and museum careers. This time of the year, as graduation nears, there is an uptick in requests to come visit with me and ask for information and advice. “How did […]

Horse around with H. Alan Day and wild mustangs April 30
April 28, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

On April 30 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, cattle rancher, cowboy, and author H. Alan Day will tell the story of establishing a sanctuary in South Dakota for unadoptable wild horses previously warehoused by the Bureau of Land Management. After Day successfully lobbied Congress, those acres became Mustang Meadows Ranch, the first government-sponsored […]

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 4/27-5/3
April 27, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Lecture – 5000 Years Of Egyptian History By Tom HardwickTuesday, April 28 6:30 p.m. Accompanied by images of artifacts in the Hall of Ancient Egypt, walk through the colorful history […]

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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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