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“Ghostbusters” at the Science Museum? Get Slimed One More Time!

October 19, 2017

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — New York City is headed for a disaster. Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes! The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together … mass hysteria! So, who would you call? You got it! The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is showing “Ghostbusters” on the big screen,… Read More >

Tasbacka danica turtle by Rene Sylvestersen via Wikimedia Commons.

Keratin, Pigment, Proteins from 54 Million-Year-Old Sea Turtle Show Survival Trait Evolution

Keratin, Pigment, Proteins from 54 Million-Year-Old Sea Turtle Show Survival Trait Evolution from NC State News.

Lystrosaurus copyright Victor O. Leshyk

Mass Extinctions Led to Low Species Diversity, Dinosaur Rule

October 10, 2017

Two of the earth’s five mass extinction events – times when more than half of the world’s species died – resulted in the survival of a low number of so-called “weedy” species that spread their sameness across the world as the Earth recovered from these dramatic upheavals. The findings could shed light on modern high… Read More >

Deer Sketching by Shannon Bueker.

Shannon Bueker’s “Deer, Oh Dear” at science museum’s Nature Art Gallery in October

September 29, 2017

  (RALEIGH, N.C.) — Chatham County artist Shannon Bueker has always drawn. “As a kid, there wasn’t any surface that was safe from me and my crayons.” Surfaces remain at risk. After earning a degree in studio art from the University of Texas she migrated to North Carolina, where for the past 24 years her… Read More >

Don’t breathe. Don’t look back. “Twister” touches down at Museum, September 29

September 19, 2017

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — There’s nothing more American than baseball, apple pie and … tornadoes? That’s right, the United States is the cyclone capitol of the world, with an average of 1,000 twisters touching down in the states each year. The second most tornado-prone country, Canada, records just 100 tornadoes each year. So, what makes tornadoes… Read More >