Monthly Archives: February 2016

Hunting the Urban Diatom in Vancouver, B.C. (Part 1)

Retrace the steps of museum volunteer Joe Holmes as he collects urban diatoms in the Vancouver, B.C. area. Continue reading

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Happy Darwin Day! Evolutionary Transitions Abound at the Canadian Museum of Nature

In honour of Charles Darwin’s birthday, palaeontologist Jordan Mallon went digging in the museum’s fossil collection and found fascinating examples of evolution at work—evidence of evolutionary transitions through time. Continue reading

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House Guests at the Castle

Our museum became the seat of Canada’s government after fire destroyed the Parliament Buildings in 1916. The House of Commons and Senate stayed for four years. Continue reading

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Food for Thought: Fish Fossils and Evolution of the Human Brain

Scott Rufolo writes from Kenya about the importance of tiny fossils in understanding the environment in which our earliest human ancestors lived. Continue reading

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