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Blog Archive: Natural History

[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.
[image] Fossils at Bears Ears

Fossils at Bears Ears

A primer on the region, the fossils found so far, those that are likely to be there, and why it matters.
[image] Monumental Upgrade to NHMU’s Utah Map

Monumental Upgrade to NHMU’s Utah Map

A team from Creotrē installs the new 3D map of Utah in the Canyon at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Image ©NHMU/Mark Johnston

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[image] NHMU 2020 — Episode 5

NHMU 2020 — Episode 5

In Episode 5, we explore NHMU's special exhibition, Nature All Around Us.