Natural History Museum of Utah http://kuer.org en Chocolate: The Exhibition Opens at the Natural History Museum of Utah http://kuer.org/post/chocolate-exhibition-opens-natural-history-museum-utah <p><a href="http://nhmu.utah.edu/chocolate">Chocolate: The Exhibition</a> officially opens Saturday at the <a href="http://nhmu.utah.edu/">Natural History Museum of Utah</a>. Sarah George is the executive director of the museum. She says the exhibition gives visitors a good sense of the botany, culture, and history of the cacao that date back to the Olmec people of the Mexican Gulf Coast.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:37:26 +0000 Bob Nelson 41848 at http://kuer.org Chocolate: The Exhibition Opens at the Natural History Museum of Utah Utah Paleontologists Discover New Tyrannosaurus Species http://kuer.org/post/utah-paleontologists-discover-new-tyrannosaurus-species <p>Paleontologists working in the fossil beds of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument have discovered a new dinosaur species, a close cousin of Tyrannosaurus Rex. A new study shows the bones found are now some of the oldest in this predator’s lineage.</p><p>Mark Loewen is a Research Associate at the Natural History Museum of Utah. He shows visitors the skull and 24-foot model skeleton of a new dinosaur species with a fitting name.</p><p>"This animal which we’ve named Lythronax argestes, the name actually means 'gore king from the southwest,'" Loewen says.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:07:43 +0000 Karina Puikkonen 37845 at http://kuer.org Utah Paleontologists Discover New Tyrannosaurus Species Discovery of New Triceratops Species Announced at the Natural History Museum of Utah http://kuer.org/post/discovery-new-triceratops-species-announced-natural-history-museum-utah <p>Officials at the <a href="http://nhmu.utah.edu/">Natural History Museum of Utah </a>announced today the discovery of a new dinosaur species related to Triceratops. Paleontologists made the discovery in the nearly 2 million acres of wilderness in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. <a href="http://www.scottsampson.net/">Doctor Scott Sampson</a> led the study following the initial find in 2006. He says the Nasutoceratops titusi&nbsp; was unique for an oversized nose and long, curving horns.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:32:44 +0000 Bob Nelson 32567 at http://kuer.org Discovery of New Triceratops Species Announced at the Natural History Museum of Utah Transit of Venus Won't be Seen Again for 105 Years http://kuer.org/post/transit-venus-wont-be-seen-again-105-years <p>University of Utah Professor of Physics and Astronomy Ben Bromley previews the transit of Venus across the sun, an event that won't happen here again until 2117.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 16:41:52 +0000 Andrea Smardon 10769 at http://kuer.org Transit of Venus Won't be Seen Again for 105 Years