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Posted: January 20, 2015 - 15:34 , by Aaron Phillips
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A look back at the top photos from our 2014, in-house photography contest!

Posted: January 16, 2015 - 15:20 , by Aaron Phillips
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Dr. Burton Lim and colleagues are off to study bats and other island mammals in the sun!

Posted: January 16, 2015 - 13:56 , by Ann Webb
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Artist, writer, thinker

Douglas Coupland is a man of many talents   

Posted: January 15, 2015 - 08:14 , by Janet Waddington
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Rocks of the 430 million year old Eramosa Formation Konservat-Lagerstätte on the Bruce Peninsula have produced an amazing new species of aquatic fossil scorpions, Eramoscorpius brucensis, which contributes to our understanding of how scorpions may eventually have moved from the sea onto land. 

Posted: January 13, 2015 - 12:10 , by Silvia Forni
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The third week of October marked the launch of the three-year multi-platform project Of Africa: a rich and thought-provoking series of talks and performances entitled Histories, Collections, Reflections.

Posted: January 9, 2015 - 15:51 , by Sarah Schell
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In 79 CE Mount Vesuvius erupted violently. Pliny the Younger, in his eye-witness account of the event, describes earthquakes, towering plumes of hot ash, and skies filled with fire. 

Posted: December 25, 2014 - 17:03 , by Stacey Kerr
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Guest blog post by Environmental Visual Communication alumnus Matt Jenkins. 

Celebrating its centennial birthday this year, the ROM has always stood as a place of education, family enjoyment and research. That is why I found it surprising that the ROM identifies nearly one quarter of its roughly one thousand pelts as ‘seized’ or illegal. Fear not though, as I learned, they are at the museum with the proper permits and have actually played integral roles in assisting the prevention of illegal pelt trading.

Posted: December 16, 2014 - 11:31 , by Sarah Schell
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The ROM Library has recently acquired an edition of E. A. Séguy’s Insects, published in the 1920s. The book contains highly coloured and detailed full-page illustrations of insects, executed in the expensive pochoir printing technique favoured at this time. 

Posted: December 5, 2014 - 12:35 , by Stacey Kerr
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November 27-28 brought 110 of the top Canadian road ecology minds together for a conference in Ottawa that started the conversation about this emerging science at a national scale.

Posted: December 2, 2014 - 14:38 , by Sarah Schell
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The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is celebrating its 50th year, and the exhibition showing this year's outstanding images of the natural world opened at the ROM last week. Wildlife photography has a history nearly as long as the medium itself.