Blog: 2018

[image] How Utah’s Ancient Camel Changed Our Picture Of Ice Age History

How Utah’s Ancient Camel Changed Our Picture Of Ice Age History

Not all fossils are incredibly old or resemble rocks. In fact, some fossils look rather fresh. Part of a camel skull found near Fillmore, Utah, is a prime example.
[image] Paleo Storms

Paleo Storms

Paleotempestology is storm chasing through geology. Learn more in this post.
[image] Museum on the Move Goes West

Museum on the Move Goes West

Museum on the Move, part of NHMU's statewide outreach, traveled to a remote Utah school: West Desert Elementary.
[image] How a Museum Artist Made a Firefly Glow

How a Museum Artist Made a Firefly Glow

Emily Szalay, a preparator with the Natural History Museum of Utah, has made a super-sized version of a lightning bug.
[image] A Quest for More Critical Thinkers

A Quest for More Critical Thinkers

Research Quest is an online series of investigations, including videos, instructional guides, 3D images of digitized museum objects, and more.
[image] Spiky-Headed Dinosaur a First for Utah

Spiky-Headed Dinosaur a First for Utah

What’s covered in spikes and 76 million years old? The answer isn’t a prehistoric pincushion. It’s Akainacephalus johnsoni, the newest dinosaur to be named from Utah.
[image] Akainacephalus johnsoni Video

Akainacephalus johnsoni Video

Watch a video about Akainacephalus, a new species, discovered in Utah, announced July 19, 2018.
[image] Objects Tell Stories of the Fremont People

Objects Tell Stories of the Fremont People

Objects found at Baker Village give insight into Fremont ways of life.
[image] A Recipe For Extreme Organisms

A Recipe For Extreme Organisms

Read about the microscopic life that’s adapted to the harsh conditions of the Great Salt Lake.
[image] NHMU Research Update, June 2018

NHMU Research Update, June 2018

A quick summary of the wide-ranging research happening now at NHMU.