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Blog Archive: Natural History

[image] The Fossil Record of Dino-Sores

The Fossil Record of Dino-Sores

Broken bones and other fossils highlight the history of disease.
[image] Museums Play a Critical Role in Helping Scientists Find Diseases

Museums Play a Critical Role in Helping Scientists Find Diseases

Zoology collections don't just contain animals, but the organisms that lived in and on them.
[image] Did a Disease Wipe Out America's Ice Age Beasts?

Did a Disease Wipe Out America's Ice Age Beasts?

Paleontologists are still investigating what happened to mastodons, sabercats, and other Ice Age animals.
[image] Look For Spiders This Spooky Season

Look For Spiders This Spooky Season

As the days get darker and temperatures drop, you might notice some houseguests joining you inside.
[image] What Would an Ancient Egyptian Date Night Look Like?

What Would an Ancient Egyptian Date Night Look Like?

Even though traditions might be different, shared feelings connect romance through time. We've captured this in our new "Date Night in a Box," with an Egyptian theme, available at the NHMU Store.
[image] Ancient Egyptian Love Songs Connect Romance Across Time

Ancient Egyptian Love Songs Connect Romance Across Time

Ancient Egyptians wrote beautiful love songs to each other. Egyptologist Cynthia May Sheikholeslami--a featured speaker in our October program "Stories from Egypt"--is an expert on these tunes from a different time.
[image] When Mummification Was For the Birds

When Mummification Was For the Birds

The sacred burial practices of ancient Egypt were applied to animals as well as people. Learn more about the work of Alicia Cunningham-Bryant, the first speaker in our online series "Stories from Egypt."
[image] Tracking Fossils to Follow Utah's Past Climate During the Eocene

Tracking Fossils to Follow Utah's Past Climate During the Eocene

The Uinta Basin is brimming with fossils that are helping paleontologists understand how climate affects life on Earth.
[image] Rare Fossil Comb Jellies Uncovered in Utah's West Desert

Rare Fossil Comb Jellies Uncovered in Utah's West Desert

Delicate fossils hint at how these squishy animals have changed through 500 million years.
[image] Natural History and the Nile

Natural History and the Nile

The Nile River is critical to the history of Ancient Egypt.