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One of these is NOT a butterfly. The Kalligrammatid lacewing (RIGHT) lived in the Jurassic, some 40 million years before butterflies—like the modern owl butterfly on the left—fluttered about. Smithsonian paleoecologist Conrad Labandeira and a team of scientists recently published an in-depth study of Kalligrammatids in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. They uncovered a new, detailed story of “convergent evolution”—where two distinct groups of organisms evolve similar traits as they interact to similar features in their environments. (Butterfly photo by James DiLoreto/Fossil photo by Conrad Labandeira and Jorge Santiago-Blay)
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smithsoniannmnh : @mragostini Right! We are still learning L and R. Thank you!
sarahduncanprint : Surely it's the right one which is the fossil?
amalficourt : @isabelcraun
_i_am_vintage_ : Obviously the fossil...
igouwall75 : @iona_atoms rocked up and no where to go.
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marykate_obvi : @madelainerosewalker AHHHHHHHHHHH
tselisjax : Full credit to nature for the false eye marking. When I first looked at the image, I thought I was seeing two fishheads that had between mounted on plaques
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Spot the sun #goggles! Made from #walrus tusks and from #Alaska.
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burkemuseum : Wow! So beautiful.
sarahjancke : Those are beautiful snow goggles! When I am able to visit the museum, I often wonder if any of these pieces belonged to my ancestors. They still radiate so much energy from the people who created and used them.
chirpeee : @alaskastatemuseum looks so familiar!
tages_72 : I think they're at the upper-right.
smithsoniannmnh : Thanks @sarahjancke for sharing your poignant thoughts!
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Smithsonian research intern Cecilia Wallin prepares fox bone samples for trace element analysis at the Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute. Producer Dan Sonnett catches the action on video for our upcoming Smithsonian Science How webcast. Tune in on Feb. 11 to learn more about what bones 💀💀💀 tell us about environmental pollution: http://qrius.si.edu/live #STEM #NGSS #skeletons #pollution #webcasts
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"I'm Aaliyah, and I worked as a #YESIntern under the mentorship of Gwendolyn Cooper @SmitnsonianZoo. In my time maintaining the environment of the various native, endangered, and migratory birds at the zoo--such as the common peafowl, the roseate spoonbill, and the blue wing teal--I found that nothing tops the harmonious melody of the outdoor flight cage!" There are only 4 more days for DC-area high school students to apply to the Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) program! The link to the application is in our IG bio.
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smithsoniannmnh : #DCTeen #SIIntern #YESIntern #STEM
nathan_ollie_k : Double wattled cassowary!
furygirrl10 : @mariizzle
mariizzle : @furygirrl10 lmao
surpriseh : Ack!! Dinosaur!
kelsey.wright : I am waiting for one more recommendation to be sent before I apply!! I am so excited and nervous about this program, it seems like such a dream. I doubt that I'll get in though. Please consider me, science is such a passion for me!!
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"My name is Demi and two of my Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) mentors were Emily Martin and Jenny Whitten, of @AirandSpaceMuseum. I researched moon craters, to help determine the relative age of the moon. The interesting part of my internship was working alongside real geologists and coming up with ideas based on my data." DC-area teens, spend (part of) #blizzard2016 applying for our PAID Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) internship! You have 6 days to get it done. Link to the application in our IG bio! #DCTeen #SIIntern #YESIntern #STEM
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jamiejettwalker : @sumrtime
thehoneyhound : @scigirls
zimmerrebecca : @janenepack I keep seeing posts about this internship on my IG and thinking of smart girls who would be great for it - like L. See the link in the bio.
janenepack : This is great zimmerebecca, thanks for thinking of Lana!
makeamark.project : This is awesome 💕
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"Hi! My name is Camile. I was a #YESIntern @SmithsonianNMNH. My partner and I identified the morphology of Jackal wolves teeth, Grey wolves teeth, and Coyote teeth. Morphology is the study of the form and the structure of organisms. We examined the cusps of the first molar of all these animals’ skulls to see which animals were related." DC-area teens, spend (part of) #blizzard2016 applying for our PAID Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) internship! You have 7 days to get it done. Link to the application in our IG bio! #ToothMorphology #DCTeen #SIIntern #YESIntern #STEM
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szoski : This is a cool program!
zimmerrebecca : @cmshawstudios Does A know about this teen intern program? I keep seeing it featured in the Smithsonian instagram feed.
smithsoniannmnh : Thanks for spreading the word @zimmerrebecca!
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Hi, my name is Joanne and I worked at the @SmithsonianZoo as a #YESIntern in 2015. I worked with my mentor, Denny Charlton, to inform the public about the various exotic and endangered species. The porcupines (Coendou prehensilis) depicted in this photo are found in Central and South America and use their prehensile tails to grab and hang onto things! Only 8 more days for DC-area high school students to apply to the Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) program. Link to the application in our IG bio! #YESIntern #porcupines #DCTeen #SIIntern #STEM
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joanneyooon : @picsbydamaris omg!!
joanneyooon : @kathietao @nathanycho @chelsea_cho LOLL❤️❤️
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Hello my name is Janet and I was a 2015 Youth Engagement through Science (YES!) intern❕ I worked in the Department of Vertebrate Zoology @SmithsonianNMNH with my mentor Suzy Peurach. In this picture I was preparing an Afghanistan Hare🐰 for the museum collection. This is done so that future researchers🔍 that want to study this specimen are able to get as much information📝 as possible. Only 9 more days until the 2016 YES!Intern applications are due! Link in the bio to apply #DCTeen #SIIntern #STEM
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Hi Everyone! It's the Youth Engagement through Science program, or as others may know us, YES! We're a high school internship program for teens in the DC area. For eight weeks in the summer we get to work alongside Smithsonian science mentors in a variety of fields. We are based at @smithsoniannmnh, but some of us do research off site at the @smithsonianzoo 🐯🐘, @smithsoniangardens 🌸🌻🌲, and even the @airandspacemuseum 🚀✈️🚁! We've all developed close relationships to our mentors, but we share an even stronger bond with each other. We’re taking over the museum’s Instagram feed for the next few days to share our individual stories from 2015 and encourage other DC-area teens to apply! The deadline for the next YES! internship is January 29, 2016. Spread the word and find out more at: http://qrius.si.edu/teachers/youth-programs/yes-science-internships (Photo: James DiLoreto, Smithsonian)
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Paleontologist Randall Irmis, of @nhmu, working at @SmithsonianNMNH with physical anthropologist David Hunt to position the ulna of the #dinosaur Dystrophaeus for CT scanning. Dystrophaeus was the very first dinosaur skeleton ever discovered west of the Mississippi River, way back in 1859. It has the oldest bones, geologically, of a sauropod dinosaur from North America, at around 158 million years old. Sauropod dinosaurs are the group of big long-necked four-legged herbivores that include famous dinosaurs such as Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, Barosaurus, and Brachiosaurus. Dystrophaeus was discovered during a U.S. Army expedition in southeastern #Utah, near present-day Moab. Irmis is a part of a research team that is now re-excavating the site. #FossilFriday (Photo by James DiLoreto)
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wondergirlus : Clever!
yhmypath : @smithsoniannmnh What are they trying to see by the CT scan?
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