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Google Glass with Aki Watanabe: Big Bone Room

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Aki Watanabe, a student in the comparative biology doctoral program at the American Museum of Natural History's Richard Gilder Graduate School, was recently chosen as a beta-tester for Google Glass. Here, Aki gives his Glass to paleontology collections manager Carl Mehling for a behind-the-scenes look at the Big Bone Room, which houses some of the largest items in the Museum's paleontology collection.  

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Training Colleagues Around the World to Collect Scorpions

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For the last two months, scorpion expert Lorenzo Prendini has been criss-crossing the globe to train others in finding, collecting, and preserving scorpion specimens for study.

In May, Dr. Prendini, an associate curator in the Museum’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology, traveled to Pakistan as a guest of the country’s Higher Education Commission to present a lecture at the University of Sargodha and to train a team of local scientists. One of these researchers, Dr. Muhammad Tahir, was recently awarded a grant by Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission to carry out a survey of local scorpion species, which include species of interest to medical research, and he will travel to the U.S. this fall to spend nine months working with Prendini at the Museum.

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