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An illustration that imagines what the dinosaur-like creature looked like while leaving the footprint millions of years ago. It's feet look like giant chicken feet - three toed with claws. Ferns are scattered in the background..

Insights into climate change during origin of dinosaurs

An international team reveals discoveries about an unusual time called the ‘Carnian Pluvial Episode.’


Utah’s land and life

Explore the Natural Museum of History’s exhibitions from the comfort of your own home.


Four ways to get your arts and culture fix

There are fun, entertaining and educational options for all ages.


A caucasian astronaut in a space walk suit.

10 life lessons from an astronaut

Scott Kelly, who spent a year in space, answered questions on maintaining physical and mental health, finding inspiration and remaining curious while in isolation.


NHMU helps students impacted by school closures with Research Quest Live

Research Quest Live provides a free classroom experience with professional educators in real time from the comfort of your home.


Australia on fire: What are the impacts?

The wildfires in Australia are among the most severe in history.


Second graders turn recess into citizen science

It turns out that Utah is one of the few places outside of Europe where one can find firebugs of the species needed for a particular kind of research.


Beautiful but noxious weed taking over Salt Lake City

Mrytle spurge is incredibly difficult to remove. Its root systems grow wide underground, meaning that pulling out plants at the surface may not be effective, and even then myrtle spurge emits a sap when injured that can blister human skin.


Not a bunch of ‘croc’

U scientists have found that multiple ancient groups—including relatives of crocodiles and alligators—were not the carnivores we know today, but veggie eaters.