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The Healing Power of Dinosaurs: A look at Dinosaur Day at The Hospital for Sick Children

Posted: June 20, 2018 - 16:44 , by admin
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Photo of a girl at Sick Kids doing a dinosaur craft. Photo credit Mark Bernards3

Written by Min Wong, Outreach Volunteer, Member of Friends of Palaeontology

The life cycle of a new fossil: Meet the ancient cousin of the earthworm

Posted: January 19, 2018 - 12:35 , by admin
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An artist reconstruction of Kootenayscolex barbarensis

By Karma Nanglu

Indigenous Education Month at the ROM

Posted: December 21, 2017 - 11:11 , by admin
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A teacher explaining a painting to students in the First Peoples Gallery

By Summer Catt, Kiowa Wind Memorial Indigenous Youth Intern

Habelia, a fossil predator with a “multi-tool” head

Posted: December 19, 2017 - 13:15 , by admin
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Artistic reconstruction of Habelia optata. Credit: Courtesy of Joanna Liang, © Royal Ontario Museum

The Cambrian Burgess Shale arthropod Habelia optata illustrates the uncanny origin of horseshoe crabs, scorpions and spiders

8 things to know about the ROM’s reopened Weston Entrance

Posted: December 11, 2017 - 12:42 , by admin
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Rendering of ROM Heritage Weston Queen's Park Entrance

With the reopening of the heritage Weston Entrance, the ROM is literally and symbolically throwing its doors open even wider and welcoming all audiences into the Museum. Here are 8 things to know about the Weston Entrance.

LIVE: Timothy Snyder on The Rise of Modern Tyranny

Posted: November 21, 2017 - 12:39 , by admin
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They say history repeats itself, and today, the price of ignoring history has been to invite authoritarianism back into the mainstream. Although they differ from the fascists and communists of the 20th century, modern-day tyrants have regularly referred to the 1930s while relying upon familiar oppressive tactics from the collapse of the first globalization. Professor Timothy Snyder's thought-provoking lecture explores how individual citizens can turn history into action to better defend democratic freedoms and institutions.

There’s bones in them there hills: Fossil Finding in the Badlands

Posted: November 14, 2017 - 14:54 , by admin
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written by: Mary Paquet, Intern, ROM Paleontology

How do you go about finding a dinosaur? It’s the best kind of treasure hunt. The thrill, the satisfaction, the excitement of finding a fossil is something not everyone gets to experience.

World-renowned Nature Photography Competition Announces 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Winner

Posted: October 18, 2017 - 13:33 , by admin
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Photo of Rhino with it's horn removed.

South African photographer Brent Stirton was named Wildlife Photographer of the Year by a panel of international judges for his image Memorial to a Species. Mr. Stirton’s winning image of a black rhino, killed by poachers in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park, was chosen from among almost 50,000 submissions from around the world. 

Early Tourist Photography at Niagara Falls

Posted: September 19, 2017 - 12:00 , by admin
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Black and white tintype photo of four men sitting on a cart in front of Niagara Falls

By Victoria Abel, M.A.

Visiting Zuul

Posted: July 12, 2017 - 09:37 , by admin
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Photo of two people looking at a big block containing rock and a dinosaur fossil

Team Zuul had a chance to go check out progress on the belly block at Research Casting International a few weeks ago.