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Monthly Archive: December Rese

ROM ‘Minoan’ Goddess Hangout: battling with technology!

Posted: February 12, 2014 - 17:19 , by Kate Cooper

Dr. Kenneth Lapatin, an expert in ancient ivory and gold statues, talks about the ROM's ‘Minoan’ goddess in a Google+ Hangout. His research and publications about the suspect Minoan ivory figurines prompted the ROM to reconsider the display of their own ‘icon’. 

Mighty Burgess Shale fossil site discovered in Kootenay National Park

Posted: February 11, 2014 - 07:35 , by Jean-Bernard Caron
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A new fossil arthropod from Marble Canyon (Kootenay National Park)

Today we are proud to report the extraordinary discovery of a new fossil deposit in Kootenay National Park.

Aurora Borealis: Toronto Edition!

Posted: January 9, 2014 - 13:52 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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On January 7th, the Sun’s surface erupted with an explosion that is now 15 times the width of Earth.

Did you wake up with a bang this morning?

Posted: January 3, 2014 - 12:00 , by Katherine Dunnell
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You may not have been dreaming! The phenomenon is called cryoseism.

The Evans Connection Part 2: The Minoans Created

Posted: December 31, 2013 - 16:34 , by Kate Cooper

The continuation of the story of how the British archeologist, Sir Arthur Evans, made his own particular interpretation of the ancient Minoan civilization so popular.

The Evans Connection Part 1: The Minoans Discovered

Posted: December 30, 2013 - 20:39 , by Kate Cooper

I pick up the story of the Ivory ‘Minoan’ Goddess to discuss why the ROM, or indeed anyone, believed that the figurine was genuine (or why she was created, if she is fake). 

Introducing Acheroraptor temertyorum

Posted: December 17, 2013 - 14:59 , by admin
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Illustrations of dinosaurs in landscape.

ROM Scientists Reveal New “Raptor” Dinosaur Discovery!

Wildlife Photography: When Science Meets Art

Posted: November 15, 2013 - 16:03 , by Aaron Phillips
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A small, spotted tree frog rests on the zoom lense of camera.

PhD Candidate and ROM Biodiversity researcher Pedro Bernardo shares his feelings about wildlife photography.

Wildlife photography, Species at Risk in Ontario and what YOU can do to help

Posted: November 11, 2013 - 14:59 , by Brennan Caverhill
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Images of assorted species at risk from Ontario, including a Barn owl, a Monarch butterfly, a Lake Sturgeon, and a Fowler's toad.

The ROM partners with many organizations and individuals to promote awareness about, and to conserve, species at risk in Ontario.

Exposing the ROM ‘Minoan’ Goddess

Posted: November 6, 2013 - 13:01 , by Kate Cooper
X-ray image of the ROM goddess (still 'fully' dressed)

I’m very excited to announce that a short video about the ‘Minoan’ Ivory Goddess has just gone live!