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[image] Bringing Dinosaurs to Life Requires a Paleontological Dream Team

Bringing Dinosaurs to Life Requires a Paleontological Dream Team

A closer look at the various stages of taking a dinosaur discovery from "Bones to Beasts."
[image] Using Skin Impressions and Feathers to Bring Dinosaurs to Life

Using Skin Impressions and Feathers to Bring Dinosaurs to Life

When it comes to reanimating dinosaurs from even the smallest collections of fossils, paleoartists play a crucial role.
[image] Sparkles the Unicorn, U Scientists Win Nature Photo Contest

Sparkles the Unicorn, U Scientists Win Nature Photo Contest

An image of NHMU and U of U researchers taking lake core samples with the help of an inflatable unicorn is now famous as a winner of #ScientistAtWork, a photo contest run by the science journal Nature.
Tags: research
[image] Ten of the Most Interesting Science Stories of 2022

Ten of the Most Interesting Science Stories of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, let’s take a look at ten of the year’s most interesting science stories. From mysterious ice volcanoes to the speed of sound on Mars to a charismatic treehopper named after NHMU Executive Director Jason Cryan, these stories highlight the relentless curiosity and constant discoveries that makes this such a fascinating time to be alive.
Tags: science, 2022
[image] Remembering a Revolutionary Artist

Remembering a Revolutionary Artist

Many are grieving the passing of Mary Holiday Black, a basket weaver of the Navajo Nation. Mary learned to weave ceremonial Navajo baskets at an early age and went on to revolutionize the art form with her work.
[image] Whale-Sized Marine Reptiles Gathered to Give Birth

Whale-Sized Marine Reptiles Gathered to Give Birth

New information on Shonisaurus popularis, an ichthyosaur and the official state fossil of Nevada, was just announced by a team of researchers working out of Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park.
[image] Museum Digitization Project Preserves Archaeological Records

Museum Digitization Project Preserves Archaeological Records

An oversized job of scanning oversized archaeological maps called for an oversized scanner. A Contex 44-inch large format scanner, to be exact.
[image] Honoring Legacy and Future of NHMU

Honoring Legacy and Future of NHMU

On the evening of Tuesday, November 29, 2022, the Natural History Museum of Utah honored its former executive director, Dr. Sarah B. George, and featured a surprise announcement by the president of the University of Utah, Dr. Taylor Randall.
[image] A Tale of Terroir: Porcini Mushrooms Have Evolved with a Preference to Local Adaptation

A Tale of Terroir: Porcini Mushrooms Have Evolved with a Preference to Local Adaptation

The Dentinger Lab at the Natural History Museum of Utah has published a provocative new paper in the journal New Phytologist that describes their work with the much beloved mushroom, Boletus edulis, better known by gastronomers worldwide as the porcini.
[image] Studying the Past, Present, and Future of Bats

Studying the Past, Present, and Future of Bats

Every year during the last week of October leading up to Halloween, bat researchers, conservationists, and enthusiasts celebrate Bat Week. Bats have historically been the star of spooky books, movies, and decorations so it is the perfect season to celebrate and bring awareness to these fascinating and diverse creatures. However, due to their misrepresentation in terrifying lore and literature, bats have become misunderstood and feared by many.