Where better to get natural-science story ideas than the Canadian Museum of Nature?
The museum is Canada's national natural history museum, with roots dating back more than 150 years. With numerous specialists on staff, the museum is renowned in the scientific community for exciting, break-through research. Many of the treasures in our more than 14.6 million-specimen collection are one-of-a-kind.
From the cleaning and mounting of a blue whale skeleton, to the discovery of a new genus of fossil carnivore, we have many exciting stories to tell.
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- Fossil Riches of The Old Crow River
The Old Crow River in northern Yukon is an area significant for its Pleistocene fossils. During the ice age (2.6 million to 10,000 years ago), it formed part of the Beringian Refugium, an arid, glacier-free area that attracted many animals—both extant and extinct—whenever surrounding regions were ice-covered. For much of the year, the Old Crow […]
- Seeing the Small with Electrons
Researchers at the Canadian Museum of Nature work at an incredible array of scales, from mountain ranges and whales, down to diatoms and atomic structures. At the smaller end of this range, we need microscopes to help us better describe our samples, but even large-scale fields of study can benefit from a close look at […]
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Curious about plants, fish, small mammals and the people who study or work with them? Four of our experts have participated so far in "Ask Me Anything" on Instagram. Find out more.
The discovery of Asian giant hornets (dubbed “murder” hornets) in British Columbia and Washington State have recently made headlines. We asked the museum's bee and wasp expert to give us the scoop on these winged newsmakers.