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[image] East Africa Finds Reveal New Twist in Human Story

East Africa Finds Reveal New Twist in Human Story

New discoveries in the roughly 300,000 year-old sediment of Kenya have allowed Natural History Museum of Utah archaeology curator Tyler Faith and colleagues to track how stark changes in past climates influenced human culture.
[image] Lights Out—Utah's Unique Dark Skies

Lights Out—Utah's Unique Dark Skies

The darkness is vanishing. Population growth and development around the globe has illuminated the world and its skies like never before. With the world alight, the only thing it seems we can’t see anymore is the dark.
[image] Behind the Scenes, a Fossil Treasure Trove

Behind the Scenes, a Fossil Treasure Trove

Carolyn Levitt-Bussian has a fossil lover’s dream job. Every day that she comes to work at the Natural History Museum of Utah, she gets to roam among the dinosaurs.
[image] Spinning a Sustainable Future

Spinning a Sustainable Future

A growing field of biologists and materials engineers are taking hints from spiders and developing methods to replicate spider silk proteins for commercial use.
[image] Is The Greatest Snow on Earth in Danger?

Is The Greatest Snow on Earth in Danger?

As this winter season comes to a close, NHMU digs into Utah's claim to "The Greatest Snow on Earth," and whether or not it's in danger.
[image] Carolyn Levitt-Bussian Recognized for Distinguished Service

Carolyn Levitt-Bussian Recognized for Distinguished Service

NHMU Collections Manager Carrie Levitt-Bussian wins the Amos Award.
[image] Zombie Ants

Zombie Ants

Researchers discuss zombies: The real, the fake, and their significance in science and culture.
[image] NHMU's Hidden Minerals

NHMU's Hidden Minerals

The often-overlooked minerals collection at NHMU is full of visual surprises and lessons in crystal forms and chemistry. Find out where you can discover these gems at the museum.
[image] A Fuzzy Invader—Fox Squirrels in Utah

A Fuzzy Invader—Fox Squirrels in Utah

After introduction to the West over a century ago, fox squirrels have finally made their way to Utah.
[image] Utah Tyrannosaur Discovered After 76 Million-Year Slumber

Utah Tyrannosaur Discovered After 76 Million-Year Slumber

What was it like to be there when a 76 million year-old tyrannosaur was airlifted from its longtime grave? And where had that grave been over those many millions of years?