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Hide Your Stuff in Plain Sight: Up a 1,000-Foot Rock Face

Our researchers seek to understand why Fremont Indian granaries in Range Creek are located far above the ground in hard-to-reach but easy-to-see locations. It turns out that high visibility can sometimes be a great deterrent to theft.

Why Oceanic Islands Fascinate Us – Luzon Island, Part I

Along with his American and Filipino colleagues, Eric Rickart, our Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, has scoured the Philippine island of Luzon for 30 years, discovering more endemic species of mammals than anyone could have imagined.

Tougher than They Look – Luzon Island, Part II

Along with his American and Filipino colleagues, Eric Rickart, our Curator of Vertebrate Zoology, has scoured the Philippine island of Luzon for 30 years, discovering more endemic species of mammals than anyone could have imagined.
Tags: mammals

Curling Tongues for Science: the Interactive Trait Tree

How we look is determined by genetics, but sometimes looks can be deceiving. We share more than you might think.

Bitten by the Adventure Bug On a Dino Dig

Digging for dinosaur fossils in southern Utah should make it on your "must do" list if you live in the state. Read about a recent adventure in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Michael Martin: Architect, NHMU Facilities Manager, Night Sky Junkie

Our NHMU facility manager, Michael Martin, has many talents, including leading moon watching events at the museum on clear and dark evenings.

Inside a Paleontologist's Field Kit

Carrie Levitt-Bussian gives us an insider's look at her field kit. Find out what paleontologists absolutely need in the field.

Way More than Wayfinding

Our wayfinding case across from the Collections Wall on Level 2 does double-duty in unexpected ways, much like all of the objects in our collections.

Hunting for Utah Fireflies

Christy Bills, our Entomology Collections Manager, leads the Firefly Citizen Science Project, which is building a map of firefly habitats with help from Utah citizens.

Decoding a Herbarium Sheet

Herbarium sheets are used in our permanent flora collection, and they contain not just the specimen, but a ton of other important information.
Tags: plants