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[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] New Study Explores How Utah's Fremont Farmers Watered Their Crops

New Study Explores How Utah's Fremont Farmers Watered Their Crops

Research by NHMU archaeologists considers how Fremont people balanced the costs and benefits of watering crops.
[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] How Environmental Shifts Killed Africa’s Prehistoric Megaherbivores

How Environmental Shifts Killed Africa’s Prehistoric Megaherbivores

Africa is home to some of the most fantastic beasts on the planet. But they are a shadow of what existed in the ancient past.
[image] Paleo Storms

Paleo Storms

Paleotempestology is storm chasing through geology. Learn more in this post.
[image] A Quest for More Critical Thinkers

A Quest for More Critical Thinkers

Research Quest is an online series of investigations, including videos, instructional guides, 3D images of digitized museum objects, and more.
[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] Akainacephalus johnsoni Video

Akainacephalus johnsoni Video

Watch a video about Akainacephalus, a new species, discovered in Utah, announced July 19, 2018.
[image] Objects Tell Stories of the Fremont People

Objects Tell Stories of the Fremont People

Objects found at Baker Village give insight into Fremont ways of life.