Posts treating: "science"
Thursday, 15 February 2018
In geoscience we’re not all that great with uncertainty. Since everything is uncertain, calculating the error margins in geoscience itself is often neglected. However, a geologist is perfectly suited to understand Bayes theorem, a little tool that statisticians swoon over. I haven’t been on too many field trips, however, most of the time it would […]
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BTS – Wiess – Part 1: Upstream: Geologic Formation to Drilling Too large to cover in one evening, the behind-the-scenes tour of the new Wiess Energy Hall is split into two sessions. Part 1 is Geologic Formation to Drilling. Part 2 is Midstream, Downstream and Electrical Generation: Pipelines, Refining and Power. Wednesday, January 10,
Since late September, the eyes of the volcano world have turned to Gunung Agung. This prominent volcano in Bali last erupted in 1963, when it released enough sulphur dioxide to form a global stratospheric sulphate aerosol layer that led to vivid sunsets, and short-term global cooling. The 1963 eruption was one of the largest and deadliest in Indonesia in the 20th century; and many of the casualties were caught up in the violent pyroclastic flows and mudflows, or lahars, that swept down the [...]
BTS – Knights Enjoy the Knights special exhibition in the evening when the museum is closed to the public. Your master docent will take you back to the very origins of knighthood, in the days after the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. Chivalry, feudalism and knighting will be introduced alongside a wide array
It is that time of year where your Instagram feed is #merryandbright. From dogs in Santa hats to beautiful Christmas cookies (seriously when did all my friends become pastry chefs??) to adorable kids crying on Santa’s lap, it seems like everyone is having a holly jolly Christmas. Do you feel like your
Lecture – Armor, Weaponry and Chivalry – the World of Knights by Dirk Van Tuerenhout The mention “Middle Ages” conjures up thoughts of castles, knights, kings and queens, and poor serfs toiling in the fields. To celebrate the opening of the new Knights exhibition Dr. Dirk Van Tuerenhout, curator of anthropology, will overview of
Everyone knows that Chivalry is dead. But what are the real symptoms that the famous code of honor is no longer adhered to in our society and should we really be sad about that? These days most of us equate chivalry with holding the door open for ladies, pulling out a chair for a
Simmons & Company International, Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray, proudly support the jaw dropping renovation of Wiess Energy Hall. Those of us working in the energy industry know how vast, exciting and critical it is. But energy can be hard to visualize sometimes. Since you don’t go to the store and buy it, consumers rarely
It’s October, time to take our yearly dose of fright around the campfire and let out all our heathenish mischief before we have to act like angels during the holidays, right? Yes, we need October. But honestly it’s not because we’re all evil. The fact is that scaring the whits out of our friends and
Lecture – The Religious Question: Texas Colonization, Mexico and Church, 1770-1836 by Brian Stauffer Religious dynamics played a part in shaping the fortunes of Texas starting in her days as the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. Mexico’s rupture with Spain in 1821 raised new questions about the place of the powerful Catholic Church in
BTS – HOP – The Reign of Mammals: Giants of the Pleistocene Because the Morian Hall of Paleontology is too large to tour in one evening, we are debuting a new series that will cover the hall section by section. Led by HMNS staff trainer, James Washington, each tour will include a hands-on fossil experience.
With school being out for just a tad longer, kids are looking for something to do around the house. Here’s a simple activity that requires little to no supplies that anyone can do. Let’s explore a science concept – balance! As humans, we are balancing all of the time! As we walk, sit, jog, stand,
This week the community that we are so proud to be a part of has suffered a devastating loss. In the midst of that suffering, many of you reached out to see how the museum was faring and if the collections were safe. We could not be more humbled, grateful and
HMNS hosts all sorts of incredible events. From company Christmas parties to Weddings and kid’s birthdays; we do it all! And we have a great group of caterers on call to help “sweeten” the deal. In honor of the end of summer, some of the guys and gals from A Fare Extraordinaire have thought up an
BTS – Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum Gladiators locked in mortal combat for the entertainment of the crowds in Rome’s Colosseum. “Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum” takes us into the violent arena of the Colosseum and behind the scenes to the world of the gladiators. Theirs was a world of specialized training, discipline, regulation and
Wing It! GET TICKETS Every Tuesday @ 10:30 a.m., Memorial Day through August Come fly away into the world of butterflies this summer at the Cockrell Butterfly Center with Wing it! Introduce yourself to your favorite flutterers and watch the release of 100 to 200 new, greenhouse-raised butterflies into the enclosure. Get schooled on
The Beyond Bones Blog has been up and running for almost ten years now, and that’s great! But our readership rates haven’t always been as high as they are now. It’s been a long process, getting word out that HMNS has a lot of cool stories to share, so there a lot of great old
Lecture – Crinoids – Drifting Ecosystems of Ancient Seas by David Temple During the Paleozoic, crinoids created a virtual forest on the sea floor and created an important ecosystem. These fossils are frequently referred to as “sea lilies.” However, crinoids are actually animals. Paleontologist David Temple will describe these fascinating sea creatures–from the earliest species
Creature Feature: Yellow Tiger Longwing The Cockrell Butterfly Center at HMNS is one of the most unique locations in Houston. Among the over 1,500 butterfly species you spy as you wander through our enchanting rainforest conservatory, is the beautiful Yellow Tiger Longwing, Heliconius ismenius Here’s A Science-y Summer Activity To Keep The Kid’s Brains
Sunday June 30, 1520, a day that will become known as La Noche Triste “The Night of Sorrows”. The sun has set behind the rugged, volcanic peaks that ring the Valley of Mexico and there’s a light shower falling as is common in Mexico City during June. But the rain is falling on a very different