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Ancient Mosasaur Discovery Has Us Wondering Where Texas Ranks for Fossils

August 16, 2022 | By Asher Elbein

This spring, an amateur fossil hunter prospecting around the North Sulphur River happened upon a skeleton emerging from a streambed 80 miles northeast of Dallas.

A New Exhibit in Dallas Explores the Science Behind Guinness World Records

April 5, 2021 | By Rob Curran

This Fall, the Perot Museum in Dallas Will Display the Fossils of Early Human Relatives From South Africa

July 29, 2019 | By Meara Isenberg

The ancient fossils—some dating back 2 million years—have never before left South Africa for public display. “They’re an important part of research right now around paleoanthropology and trying to understand our human story,” says Perot Museum CEO Linda Silver says.

Eye of the Collector at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science

June 9, 2016 | By


Many of us tinker with collecting at some point in our lives, whether it’s an obsession with baseball cards, ceramic penguins, or some other personal fascination.

Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence

November 19, 2015 | By

The days grow short and the nights long during the Texas winter, but we’ve got nothing on the ocean depths and hidden caverns so sunless that creatures produce their own light to survive.

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