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Diatryma: The Last Gasp of Dinosaur Rule In North America
February 9, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Was it inevitable that mammals would rule the world after the dinosaurs went extinct? The rise of mammals is often depicted as a pretty smooth transition, but in reality things were a little more complicated. In the wake of the end Cretaceous extinction birds, reptiles and mammals all began to split and diversify to exploit ecological […]

A Trilobite Changed My Life
February 1, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

    A trilobite changed my life. I know what you’re thinking, “Say what? That’s just crazy!”  No, it’s true. Please let me explain. I’ve worked at the Houston Museum of Natural Science for close to half my life. Truth be told, the Museum has been a part of my life even longer than that, […]

Corundum: The Strangely Prolific Mineral
January 25, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  Did you know that corundum is exactly half of everything you could ever want in a gemstone? The “big four” gemstones in the jewelry industry are diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald. Both ruby and sapphire are varieties of corundum, so although you may have never heard of it, the mineral we are discussing today […]

Flickr Photo of the Month: Pirate Treasure [Jan. 2011]
January 11, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

Pirate Treasure by mombeau2007 on Flickr Posted here with permission. There are some amazing photographers that wander the halls of HMNS, and when we’re lucky, they share what they capture in our HMNS Flickr pool. Each month, we share one of these photos here on the blog. Debi (mombeau2007 on Flickr) took this photo during […]



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