Humans Human Population Through Time It took most of human history for our population to reach 1 billion—and just over 200 years to reach 8 billion. SciCafe / Lectures SciCafe: At the Root of Human Hair Why do humans have the bulk of our hair on our heads, not our bodies? Earth and Climate Earth Day 2023: Tipping Points Discover how Earth's climate system has changed drastically and what positive changes could help rebalance the planet. Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate 2023 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Future of Energy What will fuel the future of civilization? In the Field Finding Trilobites on Anticosti Island Hunt for trilobite fossils alongside paleontologists, as they solve the mysteries of Earth's first mass extinction. Research and Collections Studying Dragonflies Around the World with Entomologist Jessica Ware Museum Curator Jessica Ware takes you on a journey through the fascinating world of dragonflies and damselflies. In the Field Searching for Bat Fossils in Colombia Big animals like dinosaurs make big fossils–but how do scientists find fossils of small animals like bats and rodents? Exhibits Voices of the Native Northwest Coast Hear from Indigenous experts about the histories, persistence, and present concerns of Pacific Northwest Coast communities. Dinosaurs and Fossils Mosasaurus: Lizard King of the Ancient Ocean The massive extinct lizard that dominated Cretaceous oceans, but was not a dinosaur. Exhibits Extinct & Endangered: Insects in Peril Macrophotographer Levon Biss inspires a new appreciation for the beauty and importance of insects. Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate 2022 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Space Pollution What is the environmental impact of commercial space exploration? At the Museum Gems, Minerals, Crystals & Rocks–What's the Difference? How can you distinguish rock from a mineral? Is that a gem, or is it a crystal?
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