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Introducing the National Museum of Natural History's Collections Program Technicians (CPT)

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2014-02-10T11:26:54-05:00
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Welcome to our First Post! The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) is home to more than 127 million collection items. These specimens and cultural artifacts come in the shape and size of pinned insects, pressed plants on paper, animals preserved in alcohol, intricately crafted textiles and large dugout canoes....
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Unintended Journeys

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2014-03-22T11:24:17-04:00
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Unintended Journeys is a photographic exhibit in collaboration with Magnum Photos on view until August 13, 2014 on the second floor of the National Museum of Natural History. This is the first post in a series exploring the relationship between humans and the environment, and the consequences of human migration...
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Unintended Journeys – The impacts of Hurricane Katrina

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2014-08-12T11:21:45-04:00
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Unintended Journeys is a photographic exhibit in collaboration with Magnum Photos on view until August 13, 2014 on the second floor of the National Museum of Natural History. This is the second post in a series exploring the relationship between humans and the environment, and the consequences of human migration...
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Colored Diamonds from Rio Tinto: The Rough Cut

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2014-11-10T09:35:34-05:00
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It’s been a sparkly fall at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. We recently welcomed 500 carats of rough diamonds into the National Gem and Mineral Collection thanks to a generous donation from Rio Tinto. The gemstones arrived in a kaleidoscope of colors, including rare pink diamonds. Take a...
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This is big.

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2013-08-23T17:26:41-04:00
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This is big. Mammoth-big. Dinosaur-big. Cambrian Explosion-big! Explore Deep Time with our paleontologists, including NMNH director Kirk Johnson (pointing), as they uncover our planet’s past. Photo by David Price, Smithsonian Institution At the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), our fossils help us tell a much bigger story. Organisms like...
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NMNH Cupid: Common Rose Butterfly

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2015-02-14T07:00:00-05:00
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Love is in the air at the National Museum of Natural History! Our scientists are helping species look for love in this series of “dating profiles” to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Will #NMNHcupid help them find their one and only? Screen name: RoseWithAThorn Species: Pachliopta aristolochiae Age: 2-4 weeks Location: South...
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Celebrating 105 Years of Scientific Exploration

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2015-03-17T11:50:36-04:00
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For 105 years, the National Museum of Natural History has served as a center for learning that has enabled millions of visitors every year to better understand the world we live in through innovative, hands-on learning experiences, scientific and cultural programming, and world-class exhibitions. To celebrate our 105th Birthday we...
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NMNH Cupid: Ocean Sunfish

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2015-02-13T18:59:01-05:00
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Love is in the air at the National Museum of Natural History! Our scientists are helping species look for love in this series of “dating profiles” to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Will #NMNHcupid help them find their one and only? Ocean sunfish, Mola mola ,off Nusa Lembongan, Bali. Photo by Ilse...
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NMNH Cupid: Red-billed streamertail

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2015-02-13T19:00:41-05:00
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Love is in the air at the National Museum of Natural History! Our scientists are helping species look for love in this series of “dating profiles” to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Will #NMNHcupid help them find their one and only? Image by Dick Daniels, via Encyclopedia of Life CC-BY-SA. Screen name:...
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NMNH Cupid: Starry Campion

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2015-02-13T19:09:26-05:00
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Love is in the air at the National Museum of Natural History! Our scientists are helping species look for love in this series of “dating profiles” to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Will #NMNHcupid help them find their one and only? Image by Dan Tenaglia, via MissouriPlants.com Screen name: StarryNight Species: Silene...
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‘Dwarf Dragons’ of the Andean Rainforests

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2015-04-23T14:07:04-04:00
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Scientists recently discovered three new species of lizards that look like little dragons in South America! A new paper was published in ZooKeys by Omar Torres-Carvajal of the Museo de Zoología QCAZ, Ecuador; Kevin de Queiroz of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, and Pablo Venegas, CORBIDI, Peru. We...
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NMNH Cupid: Pygmy Three-toed Sloth

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2015-02-13T18:48:49-05:00
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Love is in the air at the National Museum of Natural History! Our scientists are helping species look for love in this series of “dating profiles” to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Will #NMNHcupid help them find their one and only? Photograph used with the permission of © Craig Turner / ZSL....
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What is the K/Pg Boundary–Part 2

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2014-11-14T09:31:54-05:00
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In mid-July of 2013, the exhibits team went to North Dakota to collect 66-million-year-old fossils from the Hell Creek Formation. These fossils will go in our new exhibition on the Last American Dinosaurs while our new Fossil Hall is under construction. This is the 6th post in a series about...
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Every Fossil Counts

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2014-08-29T11:14:57-04:00
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Fieldwork is glamorous. Well, at least in the sense of discovering things first-hand; not usually in the sense of glamourous living conditions! However, paleontologists and archaeologists often make exciting discoveries in museum collections too. My name is Briana Pobiner, and I’m a prehistoric archaeologist in the Human Origins Program in...
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Building Genomic Plant Collections from the Southeastern United States

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2016-07-13T13:51:56-04:00
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We, Drs. Carol Kelloff and Mark Strong, traveled to southeastern Virginia—resurveying botanical transects conducted over 70 years ago—to collect genomic material of plants for the Global Genome Initiative. The overall goal of our project is to build up the Smithsonian's Biorepository with genomic quality DNA samples and add herbarium vouchers...
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For the Love of Dinos and Science

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2014-10-14T12:28:02-04:00
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I keep my list of regrets short. Right now, it looks like this: 1. I wish I had been obsessed with dinosaurs as a kid. That fixation would have brought me smack into the world of science in my formative years, when it was most important. Instead, I’ve been on...
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“Charro” and “Cowboy” Hermit Crabs

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2013-02-25T22:11:59-05:00
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This post originally appeared on the Department of Invertebrate Zoology’s blog – No Bones - on February 20, 2013. Thank you to the Department of Invertebrate Zoology for allowing us to repost this piece! The Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP) is a Smithsonian initiative in the island of Curaçao which...
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Tiny Snail Plays a Big Role in Groundwater Conservation Efforts

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2014-07-24T16:52:16-04:00
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Picture a snail that’s so tiny, it could disappear behind a kernel of corn. Such small creatures can easily be overlooked-- but if you value having access to fresh, clean drinking water, then you should pay attention to this one.
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The Value of YES!GG

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2015-09-28T14:56:05-04:00
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The following blog is a part of a series written by the students and staff of the Youth Engagement through Science-Global Genome program (YES!GG). The high school internship program offers teens hands-on experience in genomic research. -Asia Hill working in Laboratories of Analytical Biology (LAB) Photo by Adrian Van Allen...
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9 Lives in Ancient Egypt

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2014-10-31T09:45:57-04:00
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Mummified head of a cat, dating to 332-30 BC. The elaborately painted and modeled ears on the face of this cat mummy give it the look of a live feline. The head contains a cat skull and was originally part of a complete cat mummy. Image by Donald E. Hurlbert,...
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