Monthly Archives: October 2011

Rock Tales from Norway

Norway is not only a country of fiords; it’s also one of larvikite, a rock that ignites the passion of mineralogist Paula Piilonen. Continue reading

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Chinese Pangolin: My Favourite Extreme Mammal

What mammal is covered in armour, has a 60 cm-long tongue, and eats almost 70 million insects a year? Continue reading

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It Isn’t Easy Being Green

As Kermit the Frog says, it’s not easy being green. And that’s what Sarah McPherson observed at our recent Café scientifique. Continue reading

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3D: It All Starts with the Scanning

Follow Paul Bloskie behind the scenes of our 3D imaging centre, where it all starts with a scan. Continue reading

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