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Blog: 2021

[image] Ten Stunning Fossil Finds of 2021

Ten Stunning Fossil Finds of 2021

From baby dinosaurs to seagoing giants, 2021 has been a banner year for paleontology.
[image] Fluorite of Utah and Beyond

Fluorite of Utah and Beyond

Fluorite is very popular amongst collectors and museum visitors due to its beauty and relatively common occurrence. Learn more about this beautiful mineral featured at NHMU.
[image] The Top Science Stories of 2021

The Top Science Stories of 2021

Even as the global pandemic continues, there's a lot to celebrate about science in 2021.
[image] Archaeological Evidence Suggests Men and Women Have Different Responses to Climate Change

Archaeological Evidence Suggests Men and Women Have Different Responses to Climate Change

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change publication reports that women are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change due to their domestic responsibilities in the household and local community.
[image] Loss of ancient grazers triggered a global rise in fires

Loss of ancient grazers triggered a global rise in fires

The loss of grazing species of megafauna triggered a dramatic increase in fire activity across the world’s grasslands.
[image] Citizen Scientists Help Track Utah's Fox Squirrels

Citizen Scientists Help Track Utah's Fox Squirrels

Understanding one of our state's new residents requires the help of our community. This post is presented as part of 2021's Squirrel Fest! December 6-12.
Tags: zoology
[image] A nomination for Utah’s Most Important Snake

A nomination for Utah’s Most Important Snake

How many rattlesnakes are there in Utah? This is the first of two posts making a case for Utah’s most important snake.
[image] Peeking Behind the Masks We Make

Peeking Behind the Masks We Make

Masks are transformative parts of human culture that take many forms of expression.
[image] Maddie’s Haddie Part 3: What did we find and why does it matter?

Maddie’s Haddie Part 3: What did we find and why does it matter?

Read the final post in the series of an epic paleontology field work adventure.
[image] The Fossil Record of Dino-Sores

The Fossil Record of Dino-Sores

Broken bones and other fossils highlight the history of disease.