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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] 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.
[image] What a Giant Fungus Can Teach Us About Cancer

What a Giant Fungus Can Teach Us About Cancer

A graduate student is conducting research in the Natural History Museum of Utah’s genetics lab to uncover the secrets of how a fungus lives and grows, which can also provide insights into cancer.
Tags: mycology
[image] Carving Out a Kosmoceratops

Carving Out a Kosmoceratops

Should you find yourself wandering by the City County building downtown Salt Lake City, take a moment to look up and inspect the decorations on the outside of the building. You may just spot an ornate, and familiar, many-horned face--Kosmoceratops.
[image] The Hidden Potential of the World’s Biggest Organism

The Hidden Potential of the World’s Biggest Organism

Oregon's giant fungus may hold clues that could help us understand, control, and maybe someday cure cancer.
Tags: mycology
[image] Magnificent Utah Beast Lived Under the Feet of Dinosaurs

Magnificent Utah Beast Lived Under the Feet of Dinosaurs

An ancient skull reveals a fossil mammal that was large for its time.