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Research posts Researchers Find a New Hidden Gene in COVID-19 Virus Hard-to-spot overlapping genes can advance efforts to find new ways of controlling the SARS-CoV-2 virus. November 10, 2020 Research posts New Fossil of Extinct Human Relative Suggests Climate Change Led to Rapid Evolution Paranthropus robustus fossil shows species changed as its environment cooled 2 million years ago. November 9, 2020 Research posts “Sea Pickles” May Glow Because of Newly Discovered Gene Finding may indicate first bioluminescent gene from a chordate, the group that includes all vertebrates. October 20, 2020 News Posts Museum Astronomer Jackie Faherty Receives Vera Rubin Prize Prestigious award recognizes Faherty’s broad-reaching research efforts and effective public outreach about space science. October 16, 2020 Research posts Ancient Rainforest Indicator Should be Reconsidered, Museum Scientists Find Researchers look back at ancient ecosystems by studying diets in the fossil record, and one standard is being reassessed. October 8, 2020 News Posts NSF Funds Museum Research on Bats, Brown Dwarfs, and DNA Techniques Multi-year grants awarded to Museum scientists to conduct research in wide-ranging areas. October 1, 2020 Research posts Warming Oceans Mean Extinction for Reef-Building Corals, Study Finds While hard corals won’t survive changing oceans, softer-bodied relatives like sea anemones will endure. August 31, 2020 Education posts Museum Receives Grant to Study COVID-19 Impact on STEM Students The research team will look at how students from the Science Research Mentoring Program and similar programs navigate 2020. August 25, 2020 Research posts Citizen Scientists Discover Almost 100 Cool Brown Dwarfs Some of these newly found cool worlds near the Sun have temperatures that approach those on Earth. August 17, 2020 News Posts Museum Scientist Awarded Major Dragonfly Research Grant Assistant Curator Jessica Ware is part of a project with four other institutions to study the long evolution of dragonflies. August 3, 2020 Research posts Tracking the Growth Rate of a Popular Trilobite Museum paleontologist describes the development of Elrathia kingii, a trilobite species. July 15, 2020 Research posts Three Bizarre Brown Dwarfs Discovered by Citizen Scientists One brown dwarf may be the coldest star-like object ever found. Two have unusual composition. All were spotted by volunteers. July 10, 2020
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