Blog Archive: Natural History

[image] Zombie Ants

Zombie Ants

Researchers discuss zombies: The real, the fake, and their significance in science and 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.
[image] Utah Tyrannosaur Discovered After 76 Million-Year Slumber

Utah Tyrannosaur Discovered After 76 Million-Year Slumber

What was it like to be there when a 76 million year-old tyrannosaur was airlifted from its longtime grave? And where had that grave been over those many millions of years?
[image] The Birth of the Antiquities Act

The Birth of the Antiquities Act

Read about the early days of the Antiquities Act.
[image] European Firebug Spreads in Utah

European Firebug Spreads in Utah

Have you spotted a European firebug?
[image] 12 Rare Images of the 1909 Utah Arch Expedition

12 Rare Images of the 1909 Utah Arch Expedition

These rare photographs, taken by Stuart Malcom Young, chronicle the 1909 Utah Arch Expedition. The grandson of LDS Church leader, Brigham Young, S.M. Young accompanied University of Utah Professor, Byron Cummings, on the historic excursion to “discover” Rainbow Bridge. At just 19 years old, Young played an important role in the expedition, chronicling the journey with photographs that would later become instrumental in building interest in the American Southwest and preserving its awesome landscapes, history, and people.
[image] 5 Common Utah Wildflowers

5 Common Utah Wildflowers

Utahns are spoiled by majestic, snow-frosted mountain views, rustic red rock, and breathtaking forestland. With so much beauty all around, it can be easy to miss the little gems we see every day.
[image] Gila: the Monster, the Myth, the Legend

Gila: the Monster, the Myth, the Legend

Gila monsters are the stuff of mythology, like a gorgon or a hippogriff, yet these reclusive reptiles are fascinating regardless of the tall tales. NHMU visitors can see one up close during the Power of Poison exhibit.
[image] The Theater of Poison – Two Live Performances

The Theater of Poison – Two Live Performances

Education and entertainment mix seamlessly through the power of museum theater, two great examples of which are happening at NHMU through April 1, 2017: Poison Live! and the Extreme Plants Traveling Sideshow.

[image] Top 7 Poisonous Encounters in Nature

Top 7 Poisonous Encounters in Nature

Poison is all around us, but through instinct or teaching we manage to avoid it in our everyday lives. Here are seven of our favorite poisonous things that you should sidestep at all costs.