Blog Archive: Natural History

[image] Zombie Ants

Zombie Ants

Researchers discuss zombies: The real, the fake, and their significance in science and culture.
[image] Don't Fear the Widow

Don't Fear the Widow

Black widows aren't as scary as you might think.
[image] Tiny Tyrant Stalked Utah Before T. rex

Tiny Tyrant Stalked Utah Before T. rex

If you’re a fan of tyrannosaurs, there’s hardly a better place to find them than Utah. Meet the newest member of Utah's tyrannosaur family.
[image] Historic Photography of Native Americans of the Southwest

Historic Photography of Native Americans of the Southwest

NHMU is home to a collection of historic lantern slides photographed by Horace S. Poley around the turn of the 20th century.
[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] 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] 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] East Africa Finds Reveal New Twist in Human Story

East Africa Finds Reveal New Twist in Human Story

New discoveries in the roughly 300,000 year-old sediment of Kenya have allowed Natural History Museum of Utah archaeology curator Tyler Faith and colleagues to track how stark changes in past climates influenced human culture.
[image] Lights Out—Utah's Unique Dark Skies

Lights Out—Utah's Unique Dark Skies

The darkness is vanishing. Population growth and development around the globe has illuminated the world and its skies like never before. With the world alight, the only thing it seems we can’t see anymore is the dark.