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Milk Weed And Plant Blindness: Shedding Light On A Plant Problem In Modern Society
September 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

By Jeff Cummins, Horticulturalist at the Cockrell Butterfly Center   A sea of green surrounds people living in even the most urban environments, and yet almost nobody can see truly the plants. We see the trees, manicured hedges, or notice when our neighbor has taken a little too long to mow the lawn, but that’s […]

A Few Amazing Pieces In Our Hall Of Paleontology That Most Visitors Don’t Notice
September 26, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Every year thousands of visitors pass through our Morian Hall of Paleontology. Within the labyrinthine halls of this massive space they encounter some of the most famous ancient creatures known to science: Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Megalodon, Mastodon and many others. The space is filled with so many gigantic wonders that it’s easy to overlook […]

Mastodon Monday To Skin Saturday: This Week’s Happenings At HMNS
September 24, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – Facing the Past – Cases in Forensic Sculpture by Amanda Danning Forensic sculptor Amanda Danning performs facial reconstructions on skulls whose true appearance is unknown. She has worked on the most exciting anthropology finds in North America as well as contemporary criminal cases. Danning’s captivating presentation will combine history and technology, forensics and […]

Starbucks Didn’t Start The Pumpkin Craze, Mastodons Did!
September 21, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

In honor of the last day of Summer, I thought I’d investigate the pumpkin craze that is sweeping the nation even before Fall begins. In preparation for the coming season, grocery stores are stocking up on pumpkin scones, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cakes, oreos, coffee… you name, they’ve pumpkin-ized it. It seems like people are crazy […]

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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

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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