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Monday, 28 November 2016

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Thank you, HMNS Volunteers! 

BEYONDbones [2016-11-28 22:00:19]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
It takes much more than a village to successfully operate an organization like HMNS. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is one of the most visited museums in the country, but the experiences of each patron would not be the … Continue reading

The Potluck: A Native American Thanksgiving Tradition? 

BEYONDbones [2016-11-24 14:00:48]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
We’ve all been to one, some of us probably feeling slightly jaded about being pressured to contribute a dish that will surely be outdone by that one magnificent chef that attends every celebration. But where does the tradition of the … Continue reading

Thanksgiving must have dishes as done by our caterers 

BEYONDbones [2016-11-22 14:00:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (17 visits) info
  Thanksgiving by A Fare Extraordinaire Contributions by Lauren Rothwell and Stephanie McKeever Holiday Turkey Sliders The Holiday Turkey Slider is A Fare Extraordinaire’s favorite way to combine all of the festive flavors of Thanksgiving into one tasty sandwich! It … Continue reading

#GivingTuesday Inspiration: Emeritus Trustee Ann B. Brinkerhoff Gives to HMNS for 40 Plus Years 

BEYONDbones [2016-11-20 14:00:16]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Emeritus Trustee Ann B. Brinkerhoff exemplifies commitment to the Houston Museum of Natural Science, giving generously and enthusiastically her time, resources and expertise for over 40 years. As a capstone of her years of service, Ann spearheaded the formation of … Continue reading

Flooding the Santorini Caldera 

volcanicdegassing [2016-11-08 16:00:04]  recommend  recommend this post  info
The flooded caldera of Santorini volcano holds many secrets, buried beneath the ash and pumice of its last great eruption. In the Late Bronze Age, about 3600 years ago, an explosive eruption several times larger that of Krakatoa, 1883, wreaked devastation across this thriving island. A great trading port, Akrotiri, was buried under metres of pumice; preserving for future generations a snapshot of Late Cycladic urban life. Once the eruption was over and the dust had, literally, settled the [...]

Guess This Sound! 

BEYONDbones [2016-10-18 14:00:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
You guys have penchant for answering the riddles we pose on social media faster than greased lightning, so we thought we would crank up the difficulty level. And in honor of the month of Halloween, our challenges will all have … Continue reading

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2016-10-17 14:00:31]  recommend  recommend this post  (13 visits) info
BTS – Mummies of the World: The Exhibition   Mummies of the World: The Exhibition presents a collection of mummies from Europe, South America and ancient Egypt-some 4,500 years old.   Go behind-the-scenes and learn about mummies and mummification through … Continue reading

A new sound in town! 

BEYONDbones [2016-10-14 14:00:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (66 visits) info
By Nancy Greig, Director Emeritus, Cockrell Butterfly Center As I was leaving the museum around 9 p.m. last week, after the fun “Evenings with the Owls” event at the Butterfly Center, my attention was piqued by an unfamiliar sound. It was … Continue reading

2016 African Hall Updates 

BEYONDbones [2016-10-12 14:00:57]  recommend  recommend this post  (3 visits) info
Dan Brooks, Ph.D. HMNS Curator of Vertebrate Zoology     The Frensley/Graham Hall of African Wildlife, built 2002-04 was a new variation of a common traditional theme at HMNS, in that we wanted to portray more than just the Serengeti … Continue reading

Museum Collections: Cooler than it Sounds! 

BEYONDbones [2016-10-11 14:00:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (3 visits) info
Oftentimes we find ourselves in social situations with people we’ve never met before. You may be in a doctor’s office, a school open house, or even at a social event in our Museum. While mingling with new people the same … Continue reading

Ghostly Creatures of the Night: A True Raccoon Story! 

BEYONDbones [2016-10-05 14:00:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (9 visits) info
The other day I was on one of my three-mile walks, fighting off those extra pounds that come with my new, sedentary office job. The sun was coming down earlier than I expected, an unwelcome consequence of changing seasons, and … Continue reading

Dr. Van Der Sanden Talks About Bog Bodies 

BEYONDbones [2016-09-30 14:00:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info
    Since our new special exhibit Mummies of the World has officially opened for all to come and see, we thought it would be a good idea to publish a series of blogs about the different kinds of mummies featured … Continue reading

The 113th Anniversary of ‘Ol 97 

BEYONDbones [2016-09-29 21:36:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
“Sorry we couldn’t remember the Wreck of Old ’97”  Elwood,  The Blues Brothers                         https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wreck_of_the_Old_97   One of the things I have been working on lately is an exhibit, Trains … Continue reading

Citizen Science Saves the Day! 

BEYONDbones [2016-09-20 14:00:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
Just recently, our Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, Dr. Dan Brooks, co-presented a poster at the North American Ornithological Congress in Washington, DC about an invasive species of goose present in the United States. In true HMNS fashion, the study enlisted … Continue reading

Recent discovery adds to our understanding of ancient Maya civilization. 

BEYONDbones [2016-09-13 14:00:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
When Europeans set foot on the shores of the New World, one of the most advanced civilizations they encountered was that of the ancient Maya. With a past spanning close to three millennia, the Maya lived in what is now … Continue reading

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2016-09-12 14:00:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
  Evening with the Owls September 16th and 17th, at 6:30 Tickets are $12 for public adults and children Purchase your tickets online here Whoooo’s looking at you? It’s no owl. It’s an insect! With black spots rimmed by gold … Continue reading

Of Pine Trees and Plate Tectonics: Life’s Struggle in Washington 

BEYONDbones [2016-09-07 14:00:22]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 visits) info
Washington, the Evergreen State, you fly into the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, peering out the window to see human civilization existing as an ant farm below. Then, right beside you, Mount Rainier eclipses all that had stretched underneath, beyond the horizon. … Continue reading

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2016-09-05 14:00:46]  recommend  recommend this post  (9 visits) info
Amending America: The Bill of Rights Member Opening: Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 | Public Opening: Monday, Sept. 5, 2016Tickets on sale now. The Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to our Constitution, is rooted in English tradition. Its origin … Continue reading

Sports Science: Olympics Edition ‒ Javelin 

BEYONDbones [2016-08-16 15:05:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (125 visits) info
Every four years, the eyes of the world shift towards a global competition, complete with feats of strength, determination, talent and teamwork. The Summer Olympics are back, and I could not be more excited. The following post is one of … Continue reading

Sports Science: Olympics Edition ‒ Gymnastics 

BEYONDbones [2016-08-11 15:00:58]  recommend  recommend this post  (3 visits) info
Every four years, the eyes of the world shift towards a global competition, complete with feats of strength, determination, talent and teamwork. The Summer Olympics are back, and I could not be more excited. The following post is one of … Continue reading
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