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Stories from 2B - Week 1: Paying attention to what's behind the curtain

Posted: June 17, 2013 - 16:32 , by Maxine Kauter
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What are they building in there? A weekly chronicle from communications intern, Maxine Kauter.

Cloth hunting in Tanzania

Posted: June 13, 2013 - 10:48 , by Sarah Fee
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In the 19th century, cloth was big business in East Africa. From present-day Somalia down to Mozambique, the whole eastern half of the continent was experiencing an economic boom as it exported elephant ivory, slaves, aromatics and spices to Asia, Europe, and North America. With their newfound wealth, East African consumers largely sought to acquire foreign cloth and beads.

Ontario Road Ecology Group - Protecting biodiversity from the threat of roads

Posted: June 6, 2013 - 09:46 , by Brennan Caverhill
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Authored by Mandy Karch.

The Ontario Road Ecology Group (OREG) has been working to protect biodiversity from the threats of roads through research, policy and stewardship initiatives with our partners.  The Heart Lake Road in Brampton cuts through protected wetland complexes, and OREG has been there to help.

The ROM Celebrates Accessibility Awareness Week (May 26th to June 1st)

Posted: May 27, 2013 - 10:30 , by Ryan Dodge
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Kate at a touch table in the Hands-On Biodiversity Gallery, holding a T-Rex tooth from the Education handling collection

This week we will highlight some of the people who ensure the ROM is accessible for all.

Into the Heart of Borneo - A Month on Mulu Mountain & LIVE Google Hangout

Posted: May 24, 2013 - 12:16 , by Brennan Caverhill
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Entomologist Chris Darling looks at the mountain during sunset.

ROM Biodiversity researchers studying insects, fungi, and mammals have been discovering new species in the heart of Borneo, in Gunung Mulu National Park, throughout the month of May....

NEW Discovery: A Bone-headed Dinosaur the size of a Dog

Posted: May 8, 2013 - 13:14 , by David McKay
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A new species of bone-headed dinosaur, Acrotholus audeti, has just been announced by a team co-led by ROM paleontologist Dr. David Evans. The groundbreaking fossils are on display at the ROM until June.

Into the Heart of Borneo - Gunung Mulu National Park

Posted: May 6, 2013 - 12:40 , by Dave Ireland
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The ROM Biodiversity "Borneo" team has landed in Sarawak, and have been spending the last several days organizing equipement, permits and buying machetes....

Magpies, Hand axe, and Highway - Dr. Chen Shen and the ROM-China Luonan Project

Posted: May 3, 2013 - 14:39 , by Gwen Adams
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Dr. Chen Shen

In China the colourful and beautiful sounds of the Eurasian Magpies (Figure 1) historically have been described in many poems and throughout literature...

ROM Curator Jean-Bernard Caron is a “Science Superstar” and “Big Thinker”

Posted: April 25, 2013 - 18:07 , by Matthew Church
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This week’s cover story in The Grid, a popular Toronto news and entertainment weekly, features “Big Thinkers… 10 young science superstars.” ...

Into the Heart of Borneo

Posted: April 3, 2013 - 15:05 , by Dave Ireland
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Chris welcomes visitors to ROM March Break 2013, in a tent he will bring to Borneo

In April 2013, ROM Biodiversity is sending a team of researchers deep into the Bornean rainforest in search of new species of insects, mammals and fungi and new data of relevance to conservation planning.