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Friday, 20 April 2018

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Tinder and the Plague Doctor: A Case for Swiping Right 

BEYONDbones [2018-04-20 22:16:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
Imagine you’re on Tinder, maybe wasting time or maybe looking for love, when the plague doctor pops up on your feed! You’d probably be tempted to swipe left as quickly as possible. Well hang on there…not so fast! Even though he looks like the stuff of nightmares, he’s really quite amazing. He may be complicated,

Money, Violence And The Wrath of God: The Origins of Table Settings, Part II 

BEYONDbones [2018-04-12 00:46:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
Lest week we discussed the history of dining utensils, including an insightful review of the dubious origins of the fork. This week we will focus on the proper arrangement of different utensils, plates and cups and discuss why stuff is placed where it is. To begin, here are some helpful hints from Dylan Flosi at

Happy National Spanish Paella Day! 

BEYONDbones [2018-03-27 21:31:56]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
by Ryan Bouillet, Executive Chef at A Fare Extraordinaire   Good news everyone, today is National Spanish Paella Day! Why do we have a day devoted to a dish, you ask? I don’t know, but it gives me an excuse to eat well for a change, so I’m happy. Today I’m going to give you

The Radium Girls, Radium Jaw And Death By Unnatural Causes 

BEYONDbones [2018-03-14 23:17:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
These days we all know that radium is not something you should be ingesting, but a hundred years ago that wasn’t the case at all. There was a plethora of radium products on the market, many of them specifically intended to be ingested. Visitors to our new special exhibit Death by Natural Causes will get to see

A QUESTION OF TIME….. 

BEYONDbones [2018-03-07 23:00:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (6 visits) info
By Ralph Phillips, HMNS Docent   Our modern concept of time is mainly societal and artificial.  A few of our units of time derive from natural cycles, but many are totally arbitrary.   Our day is defined as one cycle of light and dark … but starting where? Our “official” day goes from midnight to

Uncertainty in Geoscience – Bayes and Expert opinions 

The Way of the Geophysicist [2018-02-15 11:34:04]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info
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 […] The post Uncertainty in Geoscience – Bayes and Expert opinions appeared first on Way of the Geophysicist. Related posts: Gain traction [...]

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2018-01-08 22:59:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
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,

Lahar: Lost in translation? 

volcanicdegassing [2017-12-14 01:35:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (5 visits) info
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 [...]

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2017-12-11 22:54:32]  recommend  recommend this post  (7 visits) info
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

The Top 8 Instagram Spots At HMNS This Holiday Season 

BEYONDbones [2017-12-08 20:56:59]  recommend  recommend this post  (80 visits) info
      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

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2017-12-04 23:49:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (14 visits) info
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

Why I’m Glad Chivalry Is Dead! 

BEYONDbones [2017-12-02 00:31:01]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info
  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

A Sneek-Peek At Wiess 3.0, Our Epic New Energy Hall! 

BEYONDbones [2017-11-16 23:32:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
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

The Inspiring Story Of World’s Creepiest Parrot: The Kea 

BEYONDbones [2017-10-04 19:34:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info
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

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2017-09-18 22:46:28]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info
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

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2017-09-11 23:21:20]  recommend  recommend this post  (15 visits) info
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.

Body Balance Physics! 

BEYONDbones [2017-09-05 23:24:35]  recommend  recommend this post  (24 visits) info
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,

Hurricane Harvey Update 

BEYONDbones [2017-09-01 00:03:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (135 visits) info
        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

Who Wants S’more Ways To Make S’more Delicious S’mores? 

BEYONDbones [2017-08-24 00:01:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (9 visits) info
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

HMNS Weekly Happenings 

BEYONDbones [2017-08-21 23:34:45]  recommend  recommend this post  (8 visits) info
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
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