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Blog Archive: Natural History

[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.
[image] Don't Fear the Widow

Don't Fear the Widow

Black widows aren't as scary as you might think.
[image] Tiny Tyrant Stalked Utah Before T. rex

Tiny Tyrant Stalked Utah Before T. rex

If you’re a fan of tyrannosaurs, there’s hardly a better place to find them than Utah. Meet the newest member of Utah's tyrannosaur family.
[image] Historic Photography of Native Americans of the Southwest

Historic Photography of Native Americans of the Southwest

NHMU is home to a collection of historic lantern slides photographed by Horace S. Poley around the turn of the 20th century.
[image] Paleo Storms

Paleo Storms

Paleotempestology is storm chasing through geology. Learn more in this post.
[image] Museum on the Move Goes West

Museum on the Move Goes West

Museum on the Move, part of NHMU's statewide outreach, traveled to a remote Utah school: West Desert Elementary.
[image] Spiky-Headed Dinosaur a First for Utah

Spiky-Headed Dinosaur a First for Utah

What’s covered in spikes and 76 million years old? The answer isn’t a prehistoric pincushion. It’s Akainacephalus johnsoni, the newest dinosaur to be named from Utah.
[image] A Recipe For Extreme Organisms

A Recipe For Extreme Organisms

Read about the microscopic life that’s adapted to the harsh conditions of the Great Salt Lake.