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Blog Archive: Natural History

[image] Zombie Ants

Zombie Ants

Researchers discuss zombies: The real, the fake, and their significance in science and culture.
[image] How Humans are Making Novel Ecosystems

How Humans are Making Novel Ecosystems

Human activities are creating environmental interactions that have never happened before.
[image] Humans Evolved Among Unusual Beasts

Humans Evolved Among Unusual Beasts

A new study by NHMU archaeologist Tyler Faith reveals that African environments changed dramatically over the last 7 million years.
[image] Ten Utah Dinosaurs You've Probably Never Heard Of

Ten Utah Dinosaurs You've Probably Never Heard Of

The Beehive State is brimming with unique dinosaurs.
[image] Find Your Place in the Human Family Tree

Find Your Place in the Human Family Tree

Our species is one expression of a much broader human family that’s existed for over four million years.
[image] You Found a Fossil. Now What?

You Found a Fossil. Now What?

Utah is a fossil wonderland, but here's what you should know if you stumble upon something prehistoric.
[image] New Study Reveals Secrets of Crocodiles’ Smile

New Study Reveals Secrets of Crocodiles’ Smile

Research carried out at the Museum reveals some surprises about what prehistoric crocodile relatives ate.
[image] New Species Discovered in Philippines

New Species Discovered in Philippines

A team of scientists headed by Dr. Eric A. Rickart of the Natural History Museum of Utah has identified two new animal species, shrew-rats found only at particular zones in mountains on the island of Luzon, Philippines.
[image] Utah Fireflies Light Up the Night

Utah Fireflies Light Up the Night

Lightning bugs aren't a rarity in the Beehive State. They're all over.
[image] Juvenile Utahceratops Reveals Dinosaur Secrets

Juvenile Utahceratops Reveals Dinosaur Secrets

A newly-reconstructed Utahceratops in the Past Worlds gallery helps show how dinosaurs grew up.