Where better to get natural-science story ideas than the Canadian Museum of Nature?
The museum is Canada's national natural history museum, with roots dating back more than 150 years. With numerous specialists on staff, the museum is renowned in the scientific community for exciting, break-through research. Many of the treasures in our more than 10-million-specimen collection are one-of-a-kind.
From the cleaning and mounting of a blue whale skeleton, to the discovery of a new genus of fossil carnivore, we have many exciting stories to tell.
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- Botanists Tend to Overthink the Holidays
Museum researcher Paul Sokoloff can't help noticing that plants have a prominent place in Christmas, Hanukkah and winter-solstice celebrations. Get the botanical perspective on a few of the mainstays.
- Poison-Dart Frogs: Beautiful and Dangerous
The striking colours and patterns on the poison-dart frogs in the museum got the attention of museum volunteer Jennifer Artz. She discovered that the flashy looks of these exotic species are good for much the same thing as the camouflage of native species. One big difference: poison-dart frogs bring toxins to the table.