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The pirate map, the villainous crooks … Museum shares the magic that is “The Goonies”

November 13, 2017

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — To save their home from foreclosure, brothers Mikey and Brand lead a group of misfits in search of a pirate’s ancient treasure, which is buried in a cavern under the restaurant of a family of evil thieves and a man called Sloth. Don’t miss “The Goonies,” showing at the North Carolina Museum… Read More >

Rita Baldwin reveals her enchantment with nature at Museum’s Nature Art Gallery in November

October 27, 2017

(RALEIGH, N.C.) — This November, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ Nature Art Gallery presents “Nature’s Enchantment,” paintings by Chatham County-based artist and commercial orchid grower Rita Baldwin. The show runs Nov. 3-26, with a gallery reception Saturday, Nov. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission to the Gallery is free. All exhibited art… Read More >

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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.

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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 >