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Harvard Museum of Natural History Special Event Insect Planet Family Festival

. February 18, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Harvard Museum of Natural History will be buzzing with dozens of activities; SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, exploring the amazing world of insects and their relatives, spiders, crustaceans, and the many other creatures that comprise nearly 80% of all animals on Earth. Get close to live beetles, scorpions, and centipedes; listen […]

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Harvard Museum of Natural History Completes Renovations to Africa Gallery

Harvard Museum of Natural History Completes Renovations to Africa Gallery

. February 18, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Harvard Museum of Natural History announced the completion of the renovated permanent Africa gallery. This historic gallery has been renovated and reinterpreted, with new energy-efficient lighting and colorful graphic displays. The installation of a new interactive video display addressing endangered species completes the upgrade. Visitors will see impressive mounted specimens of African wildlife, collected […]

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Harvard Museum of Natural History Appoints Interim Executive Director & Launches National Search

. February 18, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) today has named as interim executive director David W. Ellis. Ellis is the former president of Lafayette College and the Museum of Science, Boston. He will temporarily replace Elisabeth Werby, who is slated to become chief of staff to the president of Northeastern University. The museum will conduct […]

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Natural History Museum Reveals Earliest Human Skull-Cups

. February 18, 2011 . 0 Comments

14,700-year-old human skull-cup to go on display to visitors on 1 March 2011 Research published by palaeoanthropologists at the Natural History Museum, London, reveals Britain’s strange past with the earliest known examples of human skull-cups (containers made from human skulls) in the world, and the first evidence for their manufacture in the UK. A replica […]

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Illinois State Museum Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Develop Neotoma Paleoecology Database

. February 11, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Illinois State Museum and Pennsylvania State University recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant from the Geoinformatics Program to develop the “Neotoma Paleoecology Database.” This database includes fossil data for the past 5 million years. It provides the underlying database structure for a wide variety of fossil data types that are important to […]

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