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Mary Shelley and the Heart in the Drawer

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Jun 19

Remember what you were like at 18? What had you accomplished? Ew, wait. Don’t tell us. Just think to yourself. By the age of 18, had you begun writing a literary masterpiece about humanity and ethics and science that arguably spawned a whole new genre? A masterpiece that nearly everyone

7 Instances of Science Fiction Becoming Science Fact

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May 16

There are a number of taglines we’ve been using to try to explain our new Discover Steampunk exhibit to confused portions of the public. The exhibit’s official subtitle is “A Fantastical Hands-On Adventure.” We’ve also been using “19th-century Visions of the Future.” Another one we picked up this last

A new verdict in Idaho’s most famous murder trial

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Mar 26

This past Friday, at the first running of our new Museum After Dark series, History Solved!, your friends and neighbors learned an incredible, star-studded story from Idaho history. They came (dressed to the nines), made deals, found clues, presented evidence, and delivered justice. And they

Paleontologist fight!

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Feb 20

Intense rivalries between scientists have produced some remarkable findings throughout history. Tesla vs. Edison, Newton vs. Hooke. In terms of bitter, petty warfare, though, no one can hold a candle to two paleontologists with great names who duked it out in the late 1800s: Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker

Know your eras, or how to sound smart when you talk about dinosaurs

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Jan 18

People whip out long words when talking about dinosaurs, and if you’re like most of us, the words fly right overhead scaring everyone, like a pterodactyl. So we here at MOI have done a bit of research for you, and we’re going to talk briefly about how to identify enormous