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Hard currency: Stone money of the Yap Islands
May 5, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

We have all grown accustomed to seeing new forms of payment pop up every day. Cash is used less and less. To be “with the times” now requires making payments electronically, and invisibly. Actual tangible objects, such as coins or bills, are exchanged less and less. Instead, electrons silently move funds from one account to […]

The Formation and Preservation of the Solnhofen Fossils
June 3, 2010 · 3 Comments

Our new Archaeopteryx exhibition has stunning complete fossils of fish, turtles, crocodiles, shrimp, sharks and much more, all from Solnhofen, Germany. In this blog, Dr. Bakker explains why Solnhofen produced and preserved so many spectacular, intact specimens. The Mystery of Tropical Germany From the first diggings in the late 1700’s,  Solnhofen presented a profound puzzle: Why […]

Gems and Minerals
June 5, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

The Houston Museum of Natural Science is currently hosting a special exhibition, The Nature of Diamonds, so this month our booklist features Gems and minerals. According to www.rocksforkids.com a mineral is the same all the way through, and  there are about 3000 known minerals on earth.  A rock, on the other hand, is made from two […]



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