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David Evans: Palaeontologist. Educator. Model?

Posted: November 22, 2012 - 14:57 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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David Evans is our latest feature palaeontologist for Dino Days! Meet him Sunday November 25th, but get to know him HERE! So get ready, let’s talk about David Evans!

Arctic Adventures with Dr. Doug Currie

Posted: November 22, 2012 - 10:38 , by Dave Ireland
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Meet Senior Curator of Entomology (that's insects!) Doug Currie on Saturday November 25th, 11am - 4pm and learn about his work with your favourite bug: yes, the balck fly!

#instaROM

Posted: November 15, 2012 - 10:35 , by Ryan Dodge
#instaROM shot from @stilez

On November 6th, Kiron Mukherjee (@kironcmukherjee), Emilio Genovese (@emilio_genovese) and I (@wrdodger) held our 1st Instagram event at the Royal Ontario Museum. It was a ROM-ified #instawalk called #instaROM, here are some of the results. Over 70 photos and over 15 Instagramers took part! 

Virtual Collaboration: The whole story of ancient Roman amethyst gem

Posted: November 9, 2012 - 16:16 , by Paul Denis
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On August 30, 2012 I posted a blog on the rediscovery of a very striking and important ancient Roman amethyst gem engraved with the image of Victory writing on a shield, dating to about 50 BC to AD 25. I also mentioned that the gem was in the collection of Sir Francis Cook by 1903. The posting paid off! Last week I received an email from Dr. Erika Zwierlein-Diehl, a professor at the University of Bonn, Germany, telling me that she had seen my blog and immediately recognized our gem. Dr.

Life in the ROM DNA Lab

Posted: October 3, 2012 - 12:30 , by admin
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By Oliver Haddrath, Ornithology Technician

DNA testing over the last 30 years has revolutionized many different fields ranging from health care to law enforcement to the study of human civilization and natural history.  The ROM was quick to adopt techniques such as DNA sequencing and genetic fingerprinting as powerful tools to help study its collections.

ROM Mycologists in the field

Posted: September 24, 2012 - 13:20 , by admin
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Posting by Kirstin Bourne

Mushroom season has only just started and already ROM mycologists have been out in the field conducting research and searching for new specimens to add to the museum collection. Last week I got the chance to join Jean-Marc Moncalvo, the ROM’s Senior Curator of Mycology, along with Ph.D. Candidate Santiago Sanchez and Josie Carding, a summer intern in the Schad Gallery of Biodiversity for a few days of foraging and camping in Ontario’s Awenda Provincial Park.

Behind the Scenes: a surprise photograph from India

Posted: September 20, 2012 - 15:53 , by Deepali Dewan

Mystery portrait in the ROM's collection, later revealed to be Sunder Shyam Chadha in the film “Chhottii Babhi,” 1951

Gem of the Month: Canadian Diamonds

Posted: September 20, 2012 - 13:00 , by admin
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Posting by Brendt Hyde, Mineralogy Technician

The discovery of diamonds in the 1990’s marked a beginning for Canada’s first diamond mine, the Ekati Diamond Mine, located in the Northwest Territories.  It also marked the beginning of the, still relatively young, diamond mining industry in Canada.

Curiosity Makes Tracks on Mars

Posted: September 13, 2012 - 10:44 , by admin
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Posting by Brendt Hyde, Mineralogy Techncian

Pronghorns and Prickly Pears and Bison…oh my! Thoughts on Grasslands National Park

Posted: September 11, 2012 - 17:48 , by Nicole Richards

Submitted by Alexander Muth, winner of the Find the Baby Bison Contest

Alexander loving the view from the top of 70 mile Butte

We’re back.  We all had a great trip out west. It’s hard to pick out highlights, as it all seems like highlights to me.