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Blog Post Historic Coral Specimens Offer Insight into Future of Reefs Specimens from the Museum’s coral collections let researchers see into the past to better plan for the future. Blog Post Dry Corals Offer Snapshots of Oceans Past The Museum’s historic dry coral collection—currently being conserved and rehoused—helps researchers from around the world to... Blog Post Exploring the Ancient DNA of Fossil Mammals The Museum’s fossil collections, including specimens that carry traces of organic materials, are letting researchers peer bac... Article Exquisite Emerald The Patricia Emerald is among the world’s most magnificent uncut emeralds. “Only a small number of large emeralds have been s... Collection "Jade" By Any Other Name In this excerpt from the redesigned twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the classic Gems & Crystals, Curator George Harlo... Collection Fossils of Ghost Ranch New Mexico's most famous fossil site houses the remains of many species of dinosaurs and related animals. Blog Post Wonderful World of Wasp Nests A few choice specimens from the Museum’s wasp nest collection illustrate the diversity and beauty of these impressive structu...   The Bugs of Summer: Orchid Bees These colorful bees are perfect partners for orchids, pollinating the flowers while they create perfumes that attract mates. Collection Buzz Cut: Bee Styling For Posterity Before a bee specimen enters the Museum's collections, Curatorial Assistant Melody Doering styles it for posterity.   Shelf Life Takes a Summer Vacation Shelf Life will return with new episodes in August. Until then, you can get a sneak peek at the next episode and binge watch...   Exquisite Threads from Kashmir A new addition to the Museum’s collection provides a stunning example of Kashmiri craftsmanship. Blog Post Mapping Languages with Virus-Tracking Tool How a tool meant to track viruses is being adapted to map languages and much more.
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