Monthly Archives: February 2013

Dino Idol Contestant #3: Stumpy—The Mystery of the Missing Horn

Palaeontologist Jordan Mallon would study the skull of the dinosaur known as “Stumpy” in order to determine if one of its horns had resorbed. Does this fossil get your vote? Continue reading

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Breaking Stereotypes: How Canadians Really See the Changing Arctic

What do Canadians know about the North and the changes underway in the Arctic? Sarah McPherson shares the comments of three panellists who explored this question during our recent de Natura evening. Continue reading

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Dino Idol Contestant #2: Mystery Jaw—A Carnivore in Search of an Identity

Dino Idol is underway and palaeontologist Jordan Mallon is intrigued by Mystery Jaw. It belongs to a carnivore, but little else is known. Continue reading

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Dino Idol Contestant #1: Headrosaur—A Head Without a Body!

Dino Idol begins Feb. 16 @museumofnature. Meet Headrosaur, our first #dinosaur contestant. Continue reading

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Dino Idol and the Story of our Plaster Field Jackets

The museum has many unopened plaster field jackets that encase dinosaur bones gathered 100 years ago. What are these jackets and why do we have them? Continue reading

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