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A historical note on amber

Throughout Roman times, amber was considered the ‘Gold of the North’. It was believed to have medicinal properties that cured arthritis, protected people from suffering mental illness, and healed sore throats. 204 more words


Dinosaurs evolved fancy head gear to woo mates, but it had an unintended consequence

You probably wouldn’t have missed the largest dinosaurs roaming Earth during the Jurassic period about 150 million years ago. These theropods walked on two feet, often weighed about as much or more than a small car, and in some cases were 40 ft long and 12 ft tall. 296 more words

Maple Syrup

The fork and knife,

Rest comfortably,

Side by side

On the table.

Holding the plate,

Up to my face,

I lapped away,

The last remnants, 35 more words


A Blast from the Past

We finally made it out to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, it was a month later than planned but we made it!

It takes about 3 hours to drive there from where we live and at the 2 hour mark Brom decided he needed to go home. 519 more words


Fossil folklore: ammonites

People have collected fossils since prehistoric times. In pre-scientific times, a remarkable folklore developed about how fossils originated and their usefulness. Folklore refers to the beliefs – usually non-scientific – and customs of ordinary people. 2,395 more words


Earth Science Week Focus Days

“Earth Science Week is happy to announce special days focusing on specific themes during the week-long celebration, October 9-15, 2016.”

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