Monthly Archives: January 2014

Amateur Collectors: The Original Crowdsourced Science

The contribution of amateur naturalists to the museum’s collections is invaluable. Paul Sokoloff presents three such “citizen scientists”: Arthur Waghorne, William Stewart and Eileene Stewart. Continue reading

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Deliberating De-extinction

Should we “resurrect” extinct species? As the first invited speaker of the NatureTalks series, Jordan Mallon shares his thoughts on de-extinction, which is already in our midst. Continue reading

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A microscopic view of the Arctic

Researcher Paul Hamilton explains why you should care about the “hidden” world of Arctic algae. Continue reading

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It’s Who You Know!

At the Canadian Museum of Nature, the work of an administrative assistant can offer many interesting discoveries if you have a curious mind, as Lory Beaudoin well knows. Continue reading

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Dusting Dinos

The cleaning of our fossil gallery takes palaeo-professionals with knowledge and skill—and an inventive streak. Museum collection technician Margaret Currie makes an annual chore sound like an interesting challenge. Continue reading

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