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A Sneak Peak At Our Upcoming Members Spring Sip and Shop Event!
April 25, 2018 · 2 Comments

By Kim Vera, Membership Copywriter at HMNS Have you checked the calendar lately? With Mother’s Day fast approaching finding that perfect gift might be more challenging than you thought it would be. But no worries, Sip and Shop is back! Once again HMNS is offering an evening of shopping, crafting and overall fun with our spring Sip […]

Tinder and the Plague Doctor: A Case for Swiping Right
April 20, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Imagine you’re on Tinder, maybe wasting time or maybe looking for love, when the plague doctor pops up on your feed! You’d probably be tempted to swipe left as quickly as possible. Well hang on there…not so fast! Even though he looks like the stuff of nightmares, he’s really quite amazing. He may be complicated, […]

Why Dinosaur Fossils Are Radioactive Sometimes
March 23, 2018 · 5 Comments

  A few weeks ago I was shadowing David Temple, our Associate Curator of Paleontology, as he and a specialist from the Medical Center examined the levels of radiation given off by vintage luminescent watch dials in preparation for our new special exhibit Death by Natural Causes. After the examination was over, David decided we […]

What Is Lucy’s Legacy?
March 21, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Whenever the topic of human evolution comes up in a classroom you are bound to hear the name “Lucy” thrown around. But who exactly is Lucy and why is she so important? Well, tracing the roots of the human family tree is a tough task. Most ancient human skeletons discovered are only fragmentary, but when Lucy’s […]



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