Museum specimens could help fight the next pandemic – why preserving collections is crucial to future scientific discoveries
Specimen preservation means researchers don't need to reinvent the wheel each time they ask a new question, making it critical for the advancement of science. But many specimens are discarded or lost.
Dec. 16, 2020 • ~11 min
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How museums can reimagine themselves in the context of the climate crisis.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~25 min
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Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous 'toothed' bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~7 min
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Genetic information that could help finger the next infectious threat is stored in museums around the world.
June 24, 2020 • ~9 min
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Tomanowos, aka the Willamette Meteorite, may be the world's most interesting rock. Its story includes catastrophic ice age floods, theft of Native American cultural heritage and plenty of human folly.
April 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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