Topic: Creatures

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sometimes a really small thing can make a very large impact.  That's what scientists recently concluded when answering one of the age old questions that humanity has wondered since our earliest days on the plains of Africa, how did zebras get their stripes?   Few animals are as...

Monday, March 24, 2014

It’s nearly impossible to go anywhere in the continental United States and not have access to chicken as a meal option.  Chicken meat and eggs have been a standard here for what seems like forever, but it had to start somewhere.  So, who brought chickens to the Americas?...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Way back around the time of dinosaurs the first crocodiles started to appear.  After millions of years of evolution they have become the intense hunters and frighteningly large reptiles that we know today.  These animals are the alpha predators in some parts of the world, are stealthy...

Monday, February 10, 2014

For a long time we've been fascinated by dinosaurs.  Makes total sense, they're awesome, some were huge, some were tiny, and they certainly rile up the imagination.  But, are there still new species being discovered?    All the way back in the late 1800...

Monday, December 30, 2013

Dinosaurs are back at the Science Museum of Virginia, giving you the amazing opportunity to interact with a huge animatronic triceratops! Check out a 9-foot tall, three-horned, plant-eating dinosaur that’s 21-feet long from its horns to the tip of its tail! After you've seen the...
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Friday, November 22, 2013

Our collective knowledge is constantly evolving – from new discoveries on distant planets to inventions for the smallest cells in our bodies. Here at the Science Museum of Virginia, we have been busy questioning our world and keeping you up-to-date with the most current science stories...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Every living thing on this planet is subject to evolution and extinction. The natural evolutionary process dictates the beginning and end of various species. So, what happens when we start to advance our technological capabilities and introduce the process of de- extinction?...

Monday, July 1, 2013

For a long time humanity has employed animals to assist us in living a bit more comfortably. We’re familiar with the use of cows, horses, and dogs, but what about cockroaches?  Throughout human history animals have played an important role in our technological progress. For...

Monday, April 29, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Science is the process by which we can ask and answer questions about our natural world.   Everything from your most routine activities all the way to the quest for our universe’s origins are fair game for the field of science!  So, lets put science to the test and...

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