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Blog Archive: Research

[image] Research Quest Inspires Students to Explore Utah's Wilderness

Research Quest Inspires Students to Explore Utah's Wilderness

A new Research Quest program focuses on dramatic changes in the Uinta Mountains.
[image] Humans Evolved Among Unusual Beasts

Humans Evolved Among Unusual Beasts

A new study by NHMU archaeologist Tyler Faith reveals that African environments changed dramatically over the last 7 million years.
[image] New Study Reveals Secrets of Crocodiles’ Smile

New Study Reveals Secrets of Crocodiles’ Smile

Research carried out at the Museum reveals some surprises about what prehistoric crocodile relatives ate.
[image] New Archaeology Guidelines Set to Save Old Collections

New Archaeology Guidelines Set to Save Old Collections

A handy new guide will help expert archaeologists better preserve collections that have gone neglected until now.
[image] New Species Discovered in Philippines

New Species Discovered in Philippines

A team of scientists headed by Dr. Eric A. Rickart of the Natural History Museum of Utah has identified two new animal species, shrew-rats found only at particular zones in mountains on the island of Luzon, Philippines.
[image] Utah Fireflies Light Up the Night

Utah Fireflies Light Up the Night

Lightning bugs aren't a rarity in the Beehive State. They're all over.
[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.