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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

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Citizen Science Saves the Day! 

BEYONDbones [2016-09-20 14:00:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (9 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  (22 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  (13 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  (26 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  (6 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  (68 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  (2 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 ‒ Freestyle Swimming 

BEYONDbones [2016-08-06 19:29:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (50 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

The smallest volcanic island in the world? 

volcanicdegassing [2016-07-22 23:43:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (1 visit) info
One of the delights of talking to children of primary school age is their disarming ability to ask really simple questions that demand straightforward answers, but leave you struggling to throw your academic caution to the wind. Even with the questions of the biggest, the smallest, the oldest and the youngest there are still different ways of (over)interpreting the question, that can leave you floundering. So for those of you looking for a clear answer to ‘what is the smallest volcanic [...]

The Science of Summer 

BEYONDbones [2016-07-08 15:19:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (85 visits) info
Why does ice cream look different when it melts in your car and gets refrozen?If you have ever made homemade ice cream, you may have noticed that it takes a lot of work. My family’s ice cream maker looked a … Continue reading

The Science of Ceviche – A Summer Seafood Favorite 

BEYONDbones [2016-06-28 16:00:18]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info
Written by Ashley Zalta, HMNS Special Events Manager Nothing is more refreshing than the cool delight of eating ceviche on a hot summer’s eve. Here at HMNS, one of our exclusive caterers—Mélange—are experts on this summertime staple and have a … Continue reading

The Thrill of Predictability 

AGU Meetings [2016-06-23 16:00:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info
There are those who argue that predictability is the greatest gift of progress, the biggest merit of civilization. Our ability to explain nature through science makes the world and the universe predictable and understandable. That enables us to have a more informed and productive relationship with our natural environment and its

Leave Unique Meetings to the Experts: HMNS Has Special Events Down to a Science 

BEYONDbones [2016-06-21 21:31:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (21 visits) info
  by Ashley Zalta Recent studies have found the current attention span of a human is between eight and nine seconds. That’s the same attention span of a goldfish! To say the least, your typical boardroom meetings aren’t capturing people’s … Continue reading

Research in a paleontological paradise 

Wooster Geologists [2016-06-19 12:16:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (102 visits) info

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London, England — If any center of scientific research can be sacred, the Natural History Museum of London is a holy of holies for paleontology. Its deep history, highly skilled researchers and staff, and magnificent architecture makes it a very special place. As I wrote before, it is a secular cathedral of science, particularly life

Science and Europe 

Gunnars Geo-Blog [2016-06-15 18:29:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (61 visits) info
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Have Science Fun in the Summer Sun with a Solar Print Kit! 

BEYONDbones [2016-06-01 18:11:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (44 visits) info

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Texas heat is here, and school’s out for summer. With all that bright sun outside, it’s a great time to play under the open sky. In the spirit of the season, we took science outside with a do-it-yourself kit from … Continue reading

Brian Greene and the Galilean Cannon 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2016-06-01 10:30:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (49 visits) info
You might guess that I’m a bit geeky, but I long ago made peace with myself over being a nerd, and I am a big believer that the only thing new in the world is the history or science you do not know. I honestly have no idea what Game of Thrones is about (other than my wife’s insistence that “You won’t like it, trust me”), and if it’s not

Earth Science Week 2016: 8th – 16th October 

Geological Society of London blog [2016-05-27 16:22:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info

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This year’s Earth Science Week is still more than four months away, but we’re already making plans! A 9 day long celebration of the geology all around us in the UK and Ireland, Earth Science Week is an opportunity for museums … Continue reading

Engaging Sustainability Initiatives in Schools 

State of the Planet [2016-05-26 16:00:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info
Current Master of Science in Sustainability Management student Jordan Chan knows that professionals involved in sustainability are passionate about what they do. She suggests reaching out to companies and people in positions of interest for an informational interview. That’s actually how she landed a job at PepsiCo, where she is responsible for developing programs for colleges and universities to assist schools advance their sustainability
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