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Blog: 2020

[image] Did Climate Change Help Dinosaurs Get Their Start?

Did Climate Change Help Dinosaurs Get Their Start?

A dinosaur-like reptile leaves muddy footprints along the shoreline of a lake during a rainstorm some 234 million years ago in northwestern Argentina. ©Jorge Gonzalez/NHMU

by Randall Irmis and Adriana Mancuso

[image] Cats are Affected By COVID-19, Too

Cats are Affected By COVID-19, Too

A new study finds that cats are susceptible to COVID-19, but there's no evidence they can spread the disease to us.
Tags: research
[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 5

NHMU 2020 — Episode 5

In Episode 5, we explore NHMU's special exhibition, Nature All Around Us.
[image] Sofa Science — CSI: Crimes Solved with Isotopes

Sofa Science — CSI: Crimes Solved with Isotopes

Join isotope Ecologist Christy Mancuso to discover how stable isotopes can solve crimes.
[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 4

NHMU 2020 — Episode 4

In Episode Four, we explore the history and life of Utah's Great Salt Lake, starting in the Pleistocene epoch and the once massive Lake Bonneville. We'll then study the amazing adaptations of some animals that live in Utah.
[image] A Strange and Mysterious Insect Was Found in Museum Collections First

A Strange and Mysterious Insect Was Found in Museum Collections First

NHMU Director Jason Cryan discovered a new insect in museum collections, and the species wasn't seen again for 20 years.
[image] Sofa Science — Neuroscience of Addiction

Sofa Science — Neuroscience of Addiction

Join neuroscientist Danielle Giangrasso in this episode of Sofa Science from NHMU to learn how addiction hijacks our behavior and our brains.
[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 3

NHMU 2020 — Episode 3

In Episode Three, we examine how the prehistoric people of what is now Utah harvested, gathered, and preserved different foods. Then, we review the history of Utah's Tribal Nations up through modern day life, learning the importance of language and oral histories, and exploring the beauty of Native American art and cultural practices.
[image] Sofa Science — Surviving Disaster

Sofa Science — Surviving Disaster

Emily Post is a cultural anthropologist. Join her as she discusses responding to disasters in this episode of Sofa Science from NHMU.
[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 2

NHMU 2020 — Episode 2

Watch Episode Two to see NHMU scientists including Chief Curator, Dr. Randall Irmis, introduce guests to Utah's amazing geological record in the Land Gallery. Then, we switch gears to explore the life that thrives in Utah.