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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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Art and Science: A Natural Mix

In anticipation of the Art of the Plant exhibition, Cassandra Robillard reflects that the love of art and natural history often bloom together. Continue reading

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Visitor-turned-volunteer ushers museum’s fern collection into the 21st century

After almost 50 years as a visitor, Erica Eason turned volunteer to reorganize the museum’s fern collection for the 21st century. Continue reading

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The teething of the shrew

How do you tell apart Canada’s 19 species of shrews? Elliot Schmidt says it’s a no-brainer: Look at the teeth. Continue reading

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Moss and Lichen: Wait, what’s the difference?

To Canadian Museum of Nature cryptogam enthusiast Cassandra Robillard they are small, fascinating and loveable. But for most people, a look at the botany assistant’s favourite organisms draws the question: What’s that? Continue reading

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Cracking the mystery of crystal structure

Canadian Museum of Nature intern Joachim de Fourestier explores one of hardest mineral questions: The mystery of internal crystal structure. Continue reading

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Nature Buzz

Nature face-to-face: Mark Graham muses on the energizing effects of connecting with the real thing. Continue reading

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Sharing Our Vision: Greetings from Our New CEO

It’s been a little over one month since I arrived in Ottawa as the new President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature. It is truly an honour and privilege to be part of the passionate, talented and committed … Continue reading

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