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  • Glue on, glue off – putting a dinosaur back together again | BEYONDbones
    is so well preserved that you can literally see what he looked like alive right down to the texture of his skin As written in the June 2005 Newsweek article that reported the find it evokes far better than any mounted skeleton a real animal that lived and died Not only can you see what he looked like you ll also see inside Leonardo has preserved internal organs and the exhibit presents the results of high tech scanning of the fossil Our paleontology team is also working on the fossilized remains of another hadrosaur named Peanut that was found on the same ranch as Leonardo and you ll be able to see their progress as they continue to work on this fossil in the exhibit You may recognize Peanut from our earlier video Mapping A Dinosaur with Dr Bob Bakker As you might expect from a fossil specimen that has been subjected to massive geologic forces over millions of years there is some repair work to be done before it can be displayed In the video below associate curator of paleontology David Temple discusses one of a paleontologist s most frequently used tools glue PS We posted this video on YouTube before the storm and one of our favorite bloggers gave us a bit of a hard time about the subject matter I laughed when I read it touché sir but it also made me wonder what do you think The video was created from a bunch of footage shot in one day as our paleo department was initially working on the Peanut fossil and we thought it was an interesting look into one of the tools paleontologists use but is it interesting to you And what other kinds of things would you like a behind the scenes look into

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/09/glue-on-glue-off-putting-a-dinosaur-back-together-again/ (2016-02-12)
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  • If I Owned a Jewelry Store | BEYONDbones
    diamonds over there and everything reinforcing the awe and mystery surrounding the origin of crystals photo credit lifelive I wouldn t carry any jewelry that was anywhere near normal Now I love white colorless diamonds as much as anybody But they ve become commodities So I wouldn t carry ANY white diamonds only super fancy colors like purples and pinks None of my store s gemstones would have any enhancements Really once you have to explain to customers that it s been thermally enhanced or irradiated or had a laser treatment to remove inclusions it sounds like a synthetic production Again I want to reinforce the link between these marvels and nature itself which only adds to the value As for my customers I would allow them in by appointment only of course kids are welcome at any time Kids still have a sense of wonder and excitement about nature If you show them the simplest piece of amethyst they react with a big Wow But when you see adults in a jewelry store they act so unaffected like they don t want the salesperson to know that they like anything So adults would only be welcome in the store after they ve passed a written test photo credit Stephen Witherden A test you say Let me explain Back in the 17th century there were lists of rules for visiting museums In those days museums weren t public you had to already have knowledge of a subject before you were allowed inside My store would be the same way That may sound harsh but really my point is that I want people coming in who truly appreciate what jewelry is Perhaps they d take a stonecutting course or goldsmithing or gemstone panning all of which I would offer in the store After all the best customer is an educated customer They may still have issues with the price but at least they will understand how rare and unusual these gemstones are Finally I would have a bevy of jewelry designers available for customers once they ve chosen a gemstone The designer would sit down with these customers and sketch out ideas which would drive home the point that the design process adds more value to a piece of jewelry than anything else Let s face it gold silver platinum diamonds rubies emeralds in today s world they re commodities like five pounds of beans or 50 pounds of flour What really creates value is the design process Faberge was once asked How do you decide how much one of your pieces is worth compared to your competitors He answered If you want to know what my competitors jewelry is worth just put it on the scale The point he was making was that they had no design sense that the only value in their pieces was the weight of the diamonds or gold The reason his jewelry was so highly priced was that it had a tremendous amount of creative

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/09/if-i-owned-a-jewelry-store/ (2016-02-12)
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  • HMNS to reopen Sept. 18 | BEYONDbones
    tomorrow Originally scheduled to open Friday Sept 12 BODY WORLDS 2 The Brain Our Three Pound Gem will open Thursday morning at 9 a m The world premiere of Dinosaur Mummy CSI Cretaceous Science Investigation will open to the public on Friday Sept 26 For updates log on to www hmns org or call 713 639 4629 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Science and tagged body worlds

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/09/hmns-to-reopen-sept-18/ (2016-02-12)
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  • UPDATE: HMNS remains closed Sept. 17 | BEYONDbones
    Houston Museum of Natural Science will remain closed tomorrow Wednesday Sept 17 If you hold exhibition tickets that were scheduled during the closure please call 713 639 4629 to reschedule your tickets once the Museum has reopened For the latest information please check back here or at www hmns org 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Science by Erin B Bookmark the permalink About Erin B Erin is the Director of Business Development at HMNS In a past life she was a public relations and online marketing dynamo at HMNS View all posts by Erin B 2 thoughts on UPDATE HMNS remains closed Sept 17 Shelley on September 17 2008 at 7 46 am said Hey Erin how are you guys doing over there My parents are in Bellaire and I heard they just got power back but there s still a lot of people without Wishing you guys well Erin on September 17 2008 at 3 00 pm said Hi Shelley We re doing really well we were pretty lucky No damage to the museum and most people are starting to get power back in the area though there are some areas mostly further north and further

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/09/update-hmns-remains-closed-sept-17/ (2016-02-12)
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  • UPDATE: HMNS remains closed tomorrow, Sept. 16 | BEYONDbones
    week The exhibition will open to the public on Sept 26 All opening events associated with the exhibit are cancelled Originally scheduled to debut on Friday Sept 12 BODY WORLDS 2 The Brain Our Three Pound Gem will open when the Museum reopens to the public If you hold exhibition tickets that were scheduled during the closure please call 713 639 4629 to reschedule your tickets once the Museum has

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/09/update-hmns-remains-closed-tomorrow-sept-16/ (2016-02-12)
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  • UPDATE: HMNS closed Sept. 14 and 15 | BEYONDbones
    www hmns org or call 713 639 4629 For the latest information on Hurricane Ike visit the Harris County Office of Emergency Management online Stay safe 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Science by Erin B Bookmark the permalink About Erin B Erin is the Director of Business Development at HMNS In a past life she was a public relations and online marketing dynamo at HMNS View all posts by Erin B 3 thoughts on UPDATE HMNS closed Sept 14 and 15 Erin Wright on September 15 2008 at 12 31 pm said I am scheduled to bring a group of 69 to Body Worlds on Wednesday 9 17 Should we plan to reschedule that trip Thank you Erin Wright Hammond Oliver High School for Human Sciences Erin on September 15 2008 at 12 39 pm said Hi Erin We are currently assessing the situation and will announce when the museum will reopen here and on http www hmns org I will try to get more information about your specific request and how to reschedule your trip if necessary and post that information here as soon as I can Erin Erin on September 15 2008 at 12 51

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/09/update-hmns-closed-sept-14-and-15/ (2016-02-12)
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  • HMNS Closed Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 – 13 | BEYONDbones
    business hours Sunday September 14 if weather conditions permit For updates log on to www hmns org or call 713 639 4629 Regular posting on the blog will also be suspended probably until Monday unless further closures or other urgent Museum related news need to be announced For the latest information on Hurricane Ike visit the Harris County Office of Emergency Management online Stay safe 0 0 0 This entry

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/09/hmns-closed-friday-and-saturday-sept-12-13/ (2016-02-12)
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  • Science Doesn’t Sleep (9.11.08) Hurricane Ike Edition | BEYONDbones
    this weekend as Hurricane Ike barrels in from the Gulf If you haven t already it s time to consider whether you need to get out of Dodge but please let the people in mandatory evacuation zones get out first This is a high tech hurricane Ike s got a Twitter feed You can also get the latest from chronsciguy and HoustonChron And since there are other things happening in the world of science The world survived the initial tests so now the question is will CERN discover The God Particle Astronomers observed a gamma ray burst that was briefly so bright that it outshone the galaxy that contained it Maybe you really shouldn t walk under that ladder superstitions may have originally evolved as a survival instinct It s the like Terra Cotta Warriors but with trees Scientists have found fossil forests in mines that span thousands of hectares 0 0 0 This entry was posted in Science and tagged chronsciguy HoustonChron Anthropology astronomers Astronomy CERN evacuation evolution flooding fossils galaxy galveston gamma ray burst HMNS Houston hurricane hurricane ike lhc god particle mine storm surge superstition terra cotta warriors twitter winds by Erin B Bookmark the permalink About

    Original URL path: http://blog.hmns.org/2008/09/science-doesnt-sleep-91108-hurricane-ike-edition/ (2016-02-12)
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