Archive for February 4th, 2011

Friday Quick Links

by Katie Bowell, Curator of Interpretation

"Moora," the reconstruction ofa 2,600 year old girl

June Medford, a CSU biologist, is designing plants that can detect and react to the chemicals used to make explosives.

This Superbowl Sunday, members of the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh and the Milwaukee Art Museum will have more riding on the game than just town pride: each museum has put up a painting as a wager.

Jonathan Blaustein’s photo essay explores how much food you can get for a dollar.

Farrah Fawcett’s famous red swimsuit is going to the Smithsonian.

The National Archives discovers  that the date on a document signed by Abraham Lincoln was deliberately changed.

Have you seen the old Coronet instructional short films from the 1940s through the 1970s? Classics include “Social Courtesy,” “Dating: Do’s and Don’ts,” “How Honest are You?” and “I Want to be a Secretary.” Watch them at

Google launches “Street Views” of museums.

A sweet story of a family and their ant farm.

Check out this video of Montreal’s pop-up Museum of Possibilities.

Has your home been hit by the huge snowstorm that’s covered 30 states. Check out these images of the storm from space.

The favorite food of a new subspecies of pitcher plant isn’t insects, it’s bat poop.

The 2,600 year-old skull of a teenage girl has been reconstructed.

A small asteroid is passing close by Earth today.

Egyptian citizens work to protect Cairo’s cultural resources.

February 2011

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