Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Mars Diaries—two weeks at a space station in Utah

Botanist Paul Sokoloff writes about his discoveries and adventures as part of the crew for the Mars Desert Research Station. Continue reading

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Nature Inspiration Awards—Oh, What a Night

Museum President Meg Beckel reflects on a great evening that featured inspirational people, projects and stories—all with a connection to nature. Continue reading

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A Wealth of Information on a Glass Slide: Historical Photographs

In scientific research, an image is worth a thousand… data points! How were 20th-century discoveries captured in visual form? Find out about the tools of the first fossil hunters. Continue reading

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Research Ignites…Again!

Our Research and Collections staff are just “burning” to share many fascinating insights about their work. Find out what they have to say in short, rapid-fire presentations about the science we do and why we do it. Continue reading

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Life on Mars?

On the eve of a two-week rotation at the Mars Desert Research Station as the crew biologist, museum botanist Paul Sokoloff draws a line that connects current research on Arctic plants and other organisms to the future exploration and habitation of other planets. Continue reading

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Trading My Plant Press for a Space Suit

A museum botanist will be spending two weeks living and working with five other scientists at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah as if they actually are on Mars. Continue reading

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