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4 article(s) for January 2014

  • 25,000 Insects Databased

    Posted 01/09/2014 by Frank Krell | Comments
    Today we passed the mark of 25,000 databased insect specimens, thanks to our wonderful, efficient and indefatigable volunteers and our grant-funded assistants, David Bettman and Chris Grinter. Supported by two grants of the National Science Foundation, we are transferring label data of scientific sp…
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  • Jeff Stephenson's cave millipede

    Posted 01/03/2014 by Frank Krell | Comments
    For many years, DMNS Research Associate David Steinmann has explored Colorado caves and collected invertebrates that nobody has ever seen before. In October 2012, in Bonnie's Hall Cave in Eagle County in Colorado, he came across a small, 14 mm long millipede of the genus Austrotyla. This genus conta…
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  • The History of a Natural History Museum

    Posted 01/01/2014 by Frank Krell | Comments
    On 31 December 2013, after a long and interesting history in its own right, the DMNS History volume has been published. Thirty-two authors have contributed to the 427 pages of the volume that contains a summative history of the whole institution from the very beginning in 1897, and detailed, compr…
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  • January Sky Calendar 2014

    Posted 01/01/2014 by Marta Lindsay | Comments
    January Sky Calendar (pdf) Highlights this month's sky phenomena and celestial happenings with local dates and times. (Mountain time zone). Free sky maps are available at www.skymaps.com.Skymaps produces a well-done chart that includes a list of monthly highlights and observable celestial objects. …
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