Skeletons on Parade

Skeletons on Parade

On display in the science galleries of the Bruce Museum we have arrays of glittering gems and minerals, a forest of taxidermy animals, cases of archaeological artifacts, and all sorts of other objects, great and small. What many visitors don't realize is that these items on display only represent a small fraction of our natural history collections. Recently, we had an opportunity to show off a few more of our objects at Greenwich Town Hall.

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Allochromatism - How imperfections provide some of the world’s most beautiful minerals

Allochromatism - How imperfections provide some of the world’s most beautiful  minerals

Why is color a useless identifier of minerals? As it turns out, there are a lot of minerals that can be found in a variety of different colors that are not the minerals’ natural color. Why do some minerals come in different colors? The answer to that question is a bit more complicated.

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The Dinosaur on Trial for Cannibalism

The Dinosaur on Trial for Cannibalism

In modern societies, cannibalism is considered one of the most terrible of crimes. When a skeleton of the dinosaur Coelophysis was discovered with small bones within its rib cage it was dubbed a cannibal, one that might even eat its own young. Are these allegations true, or do we have a prehistoric mistrial on our hands? 

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Your Friendly Neighborhood Dinosaurs: Pachyrhinosaurus

Your Friendly Neighborhood Dinosaurs: Pachyrhinosaurus

It’d be hard to miss the Bruce Museum’s resident dinosaurs. They stand overlooking our main entrance and have welcomed visitors for the last fifteen years. Today, I’m going to tell you a little about the history of these majestic beasts, both at the museum and 70 million years ago when they still roamed the floodplains of North America.

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