Monthly Archives: October 2015

How to Keep Skeletons Clean—Just Spit on Them!

Researcher Scott Rufolo tells us about some sometimes surprising techniques that he learned for cleaning bones that will be added to the museum’s collections or used in our research projects. Continue reading

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Shrinking the World to Talk about Nature

Internet technologies helped biologist Paul Hamilton give a talk about conservation to university students in Indonesia without leaving his lab in Canada. Continue reading

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Citizen Science Led by the Canadian Museum of Nature and Ottawa Riverkeeper

A new citizen-watch programme will track the distribution and movements of invasive zebra mussels in the Ottawa River. Continue reading

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Understanding Sir John Franklin, Then and Now

A manager of artefacts from Sir John Franklin’s last expedition (1845) considers some relevant museum objects and reflects on the cultural mythos built around Franklin’s life. Continue reading

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