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Blog Archive: Natural History

[image] New Species of Leech Found in Utah

New Species of Leech Found in Utah

Experts are starting to realize that North America is home to an unexpected diversity of leech species.
[image] Ten Fascinating Science Stories from 2020

Ten Fascinating Science Stories from 2020

From a new and devastating coronavirus to salty lakes beneath Mars, 2020 has been a year when everyone was reminded of the importance of science.
[image] Where Are Pterosaurs on the Reptile Family Tree?

Where Are Pterosaurs on the Reptile Family Tree?

The research of NHMU's Chief Curator Randy Irmis and his colleagues is published in the journal Nature.
[image] Why are There so Many Wildfires Right now?

Why are There so Many Wildfires Right now?

Understanding the history of wildfires requires many different types of information, from satellites to ancient charcoal.
[image] What Did Prehistoric Animals Eat?

What Did Prehistoric Animals Eat?

Researchers are finding new ways to detect how ancient animals interacted with their environment.
[image] Where Did All the Mammoths Go?

Where Did All the Mammoths Go?

Researchers are still debating why some of North America's largest mammals disappeared.
[image] Why Do Ants Farm?

Why Do Ants Farm?

Humans aren't the only farmers. Ants have evolved to cultivate their own crops.
[image] Why are There so Many Unique Fossil Species in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument?

Why are There so Many Unique Fossil Species in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument?

Geology and ancient environments helped create a dinosaur hotspot.
[image] Behind the Scenes: What is Experimental Archaeology?

Behind the Scenes: What is Experimental Archaeology?

Efforts to recreate the past lead to some surprising discoveries.
[image] Behind the Scenes: What is a Species?

Behind the Scenes: What is a Species?

The question of what distinguishes one species from another is a complex puzzle.