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Blog: 2020

[image] Plants Reveal How People Lived in Bears Ears

Plants Reveal How People Lived in Bears Ears

A collaborative effort is revealing which plants were important to people who have lived in Bears Ears over millennia.
[image] Behind the Scenes: Why are There so Many Wildfires Right now?

Behind the Scenes: Why are There so Many Wildfires Right now?

Understanding the history of wildfires requires many different types of information, from satellites to ancient charcoal.
[image] Behind the Scenes: What Did Prehistoric Animals Eat?

Behind the Scenes: What Did Prehistoric Animals Eat?

Researchers are finding new ways to detect how ancient animals interacted with their environment.
[image] Behind the Scenes: Where Did All the Mammoths Go?

Behind the Scenes: Where Did All the Mammoths Go?

Researchers are still debating why some of North America's largest mammals disappeared.
[image] Behind the Scenes: Why Do Ants Farm?

Behind the Scenes: Why Do Ants Farm?

Humans aren't the only farmers. Ants have evolved to cultivate their own crops.
[image] Behind the Scenes: Why are There so Many Unique Fossil Species in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument?

Behind the Scenes: Why are There so Many Unique Fossil Species in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument?

Geology and ancient environments helped create a dinosaur hotspot.
[image] Behind the Scenes: What is Experimental Archaeology?

Behind the Scenes: What is Experimental Archaeology?

Efforts to recreate the past lead to some surprising discoveries.
[image] Behind the Scenes: What is a Species?

Behind the Scenes: What is a Species?

The question of what distinguishes one species from another is a complex puzzle.
[image] Behind the Scenes: What Good is a Dirty Kid?

Behind the Scenes: What Good is a Dirty Kid?

Children - as well as adults - can benefit from coloring outside the lines and playing in the mud.
[image] Executive Director Jason Cryan Helps Discover New Amazonian Species

Executive Director Jason Cryan Helps Discover New Amazonian Species

Biodiversity Discovery: a new genus and species of spittlebug from the Amazonian rainforest.