Fossil Collection

19 Jul 19
Hello Cuppies

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada, and where business and fun meet. If visiting Canada is something you have considered, then it’s a great idea to put it on your list of must-visits, as you’ll find plenty to see and do during your stay. Whether you’re into winter activities like ice skating or simply […]

19 Jul 19
Taft's Water Buffalo

Since newsletters are the in-thing at the moment, I am exploring the interest in a weekly collection of news from the natural resources and sustainable development space. Playing with format, article inclusion and news sources, as a starting point I am shamelessly emulating Jeffrey Paller’s excellent This Week in Africa bulletin. Feedback (and name suggestions) welcome!  News […]

19 Jul 19
Tiny Urban Farmer

Now that we are half way through the year and half way through the RHS Garden and Flower shows I would like to talk about the show that I went to recently. I was able to make it to the Friday RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. Last year I went to the same show and […]

19 Jul 19
NationofChange

On every front, academics, journalists and policymakers compare the fossil fuel industry to the tobacco industry. The two industries share the same playbook: strategies of delay, exculpating blame by making the consumer responsible, denying scientific consensus, publishing industry-funded science and fostering public confusion over the real impacts of their products. A major difference between the […]

19 Jul 19
The Australian

There are turning points in our travelling lives, such as first flight, first desert, first scuba dive. For me it was my first view of the Canadian Rockies, ranged across the horizon as we flew in to Calgary. I realised some places are built on a more majestic scale than others.

19 Jul 19
More Than A Dodo

Doctoral researcher Elaine Charwat is exploring the value and meaning of models and casts in the Museum’s collections as part of her PhD. She has recently been studying some fabulous models that help to visualise and understand some of the very, very smallest of specimens… By Elaine Charwat The first time I encountered a Radiolarian […]

19 Jul 19
People Today

The report on the Global Desulfurization and Denitrification market offers complete data on the Desulfurization and Denitrification market. Components, for example, main players, analysis, size, situation of the business, SWOT analysis, and best patterns in the market are included in the report. In addition to this, the report sports numbers, tables, and charts that offer a clear […]

19 Jul 19
KETK | FOX51 | EastTexasMatters.com
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Fossils a professor unearthed in Big Bend National Park 35 years ago are now classified as a new species of duck-billed dinosaur called Aquilarhinus palimentus, according to a press release from the National Park Service. Texas Tech University Professor Tom Lehman originally discovered the fossils in the 1980s, but they were badly weathered and stuck together, making it difficult for scientists to study. In the 1990s, researchers revealed the fossils displayed two arched nasal crests that were thought to be distinctive of the Gryposaurus genus. However, recent analysis led researchers to realize the animal they were studying was more primitive than Gryposaurus or anything else they’d seen before. The duck-billed dinosaur has a curved, aquiline nose and wide jaw shaped like two trowels laid side by side. Fossils of the skull from the new species. Duck-billed dinosaurs were the most common herbivorous dinosaurs at the end of the Mesozoic Era and all had a similar-looking snout. Unlike other duck-billed dinosaurs of the time, the Big Bend fossils display a very distinct W-shaped lower jaw that created a wide, flattened scoop. “Around 80 million years ago, this particular dinosaur would have been shoveling through loose, wet sediment to scoop loosely-rooted aquatic plants from the tidal marshes of an ancient delta, where today lies the Chihuahuan desert,” officials wrote. Illustrations of the new species of dinosaur, the duck-billed Aquilarhinus palimentus, at Big Bend National Park. (Image from ICRA via National Park Service) For scientists, the discovery is a significant one because it now suggests there might have been more primitive species in the region than they previously thought. They recently published their findings in the Journal of Systematic Paleontology. The Aquilarhinus palimentus specimen is housed at the Texas Vertebrate Paleontology Collections at the University of Texas at Austin.
19 Jul 19
Culture Unstained

Following the recent resignation of Ahdaf Soueif from the British Museum’s Board of Trustees, workers at the Museum have issued a statement of solidarity with Ms Soueif last night. Members of the PCS union Culture Group condemned the “troubling nature of the relationship between BP and the arts” and stated that: “through its sponsorship of […]

19 Jul 19
Archy Worldys

A comprehensive list of entertainment events in the Gainesville area. MUSIC Young the Giant and Fitz and the tantrums: 6 pm today St. Augustine Amphitheater, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: 29.36 USD – 69.11 USD. (904-209-0367, staugamphitheatre.com) The Californian quintet and retro neo-soul group will perform. "Free Fridays" Concert: 8-10pm Today, Bo Diddley Plaza, […]

19 Jul 19
Blogs from the Natural History Museum

by Robin Hansen, Curator, Minerals and Gemstones, NHM Earth Sciences ​​As part of the Galley Enhancements​​ Programme to refresh the Museum’s Earth Galleries Ground Floor, we’ve been working on the specimens to improve the experience for visitors, improve collection visibility and update the science.

19 Jul 19
Frequent Miler

Travel Mileage/Points Increases Merchant Best Rate on 07/19/2019 Best Rate on07/18/2019 Alaska Airlines Hotels 500 mi. Best Rate History BarkBox 500 mi. Best Rate History BerryLook 10 mi./$ 7.5 mi./$ Best Rate History Biblio 2.5 mi./$ Best Rate History HTC Vive 2 mi./$ Best Rate History Kerastase 10 (3) mi./$ 3.5 mi./$ Best Rate History […]

19 Jul 19
Literary Hub

Earlier this week, National Book Foundation Executive Director Lisa Lucas asked Twitter: “Who do you think is widely considered a writer’s writer?” The question inspired no little discussion online, as well as in the Literary Hub office, and so this list—in which I have collected quotes from respectable sources who have doled out the term—was […]

19 Jul 19
Stories from the Museum Floor

In today’s Story from the Museum Floor, Shaun, one of the Visitor Team Co-ordinators here at Manchester Museum, explores the volcanic history and landscape of the island of Santorini, best known as an idyllic tourist destination. For more about our geology collection, have a look at the Curator’s blog. A panoramic view of the Santorini […]

19 Jul 19
TRAVELOGUE

Hyderabad is the capital of southern India’s Telangana state. A major center for the technology industry, it’s home to many upscale restaurants and shops. Its historic sites include Golconda Fort, a former diamond-trading center that was once the Qutb Shahi dynastic capital. The Charminar, a 16th-century mosque whose 4 arches support towering minarets, is an […]