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Research posts "Punk Eek," 40 Years Later In the late 1960s, Curator Emeritus Niles Eldredge was a graduate student with a passion for trilobite eyes. He had been taught to... May 21, 2012 Research posts Museum Ph.D. Student Confirms New Lizard Species in the Congo Cordylus marunguensis was found on the Marungu Plateau in the southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. May 16, 2012 Research posts New Research: Some Dinosaur Groups Diminishing Before Mass Extinction Were dinosaurs already undergoing a long-term decline before an asteroid hit about 65.5 million years ago? May 1, 2012 Research posts Mobile Ammonites Stayed Put at Plains Methane Seeps The extinct shelled mollusk is closely related to modern-day nautiluses and squids. April 16, 2012 Research posts Decades of Discovery on St. Catherines Island David Hurst Thomas explains how archaeological finds on St. Catherines Island are proving history books wrong. March 12, 2012 Research posts New Finding: Dinosaur’s Feathers Were Black with Iridescent Sheen A pigeon-sized, four-winged dinosaur known as Microraptor had black iridescent feathers. March 8, 2012 Research posts CBC Associate Director Felicity Arengo Profiled in New Conservation Book For her research on flamingos, Felicity Arengo, associate director of the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation,has been... March 6, 2012 Research posts DNA Barcoding Proves Sardines Kosher Scientists helped rabbis answer a culturally important question: are canned fish products containing parasitic worms kosher? February 15, 2012 Research posts Darwin’s Manuscripts, Now Online What better way to celebrate Charles Darwin’s 203rd birthday than by reading the famed naturalist’s scientific works in his own handwriting? February 10, 2012 Research posts Digital Dossier Each of the 41 intriguing images in Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies tells a fascinating story about... February 6, 2012 Research posts Lab Confidential: Conserve and Protect Each of the 41 intriguing images in Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies tells a fascinating story about... January 30, 2012 Research posts 3,300-Year-Old Jade Tool Raises Origin Questions Explore questions raised by a small jade tool dropped into the waters off an island in the Pacific about 3,300 years ago. January 26, 2012
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