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Posted: January 29, 2015 - 15:48 , by Tim Dickinson
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Recently, the ROM Green Plant Herbarium accessioned a copy of the artwork STRATA into its collection. This might seem unusual, since our herbarium is the depository for over half a million scientific specimens of green plants, from algae through mosses and liverworts to all the different kinds of “plants with plumbing.” Nevertheless, STRATA is intended to resemble a group of herbarium specimens in the way it was produced and in its format.

Posted: January 29, 2015 - 10:52 , by Deepali Dewan
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Posted: January 26, 2015 - 15:55 , by Aaron Phillips
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Ecologists working together to ensure the safety of wildlife along some of Canada's busiest highway.

Posted: January 26, 2015 - 10:09 , by Ryan Dodge
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On January 21st we took part in the international tweet up, #MuseumSelfie Day. Here are some of the best!

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.