Category Archives: Research

Champsosaurus: CT scanning reveals its ear openings really were on the bottom of its skull

Carleton University student Thomas Dudgeon gets into the heads of the museum’s Champsosaurus to solve a Cretaceous ear mystery. Continue reading

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Zeroing in on Inuit origins through archaeology and ethnography

Scott Rufolo reports on his transition from falafel to fermented walrus, all in the name of uncovering the past. Continue reading

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Triceratops skull delivers a Wow! of a Christmas gift

Alan McDonald reports that after almost 90 years in the museum’s collections, a Triceratops skull delivers a Wow! of a Christmas gift. Continue reading

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One Hundred Lichens New to Quebec, Canada, and North America from the Gaspé Peninsula

Troy McMullin went for a backcountry ski in Parc national de la Gaspésie and discovered a lichenologist’s wonderland. Continue reading

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Solving the mystery of a metal-oxide coating threatening to cover Mi’kmaq Petroglyphs in Nova Scotia

Aaron Lussier reports on a high-tech effort to solve the mysterious origins of a metal-oxide coating threatening petroglyphs in Kejimkujik National Park. Continue reading

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Women in Science: What’s Your Impression?

What’s women’s role in science today? Marisa Gilbert finds that museum visitors’ perception is sometimes far less than the reality. Continue reading

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Living on the edge: the voles of Svalbard

The population of the sibling vole in the Norwegian Arctic island of Spitsbergen irregularly fluctuates from 200 individuals per hectare to almost none. Our research scientist, Dominique Fauteux tries to solve this mystery. Continue reading

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Botanist reveals his favourite grass

While Canadian news stories swirl around weed, Jeff Saarela reveals his favourite grass. (Hint: It’s Canadian homegrown.) Continue reading

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Is the world’s largest Triceratops skull sitting in our collection?

Alan McDonald wonders, and works to reveal, if the world’s largest Triceratops skull has been uncovered in the museum’s collection? Continue reading

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Biting into the Past

Paleontologist Danielle Fraser blogs about why finding a fossil tooth always gives her a big smile. Continue reading

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