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how did the earth form the sun amp its family of planets came to be when a cloud of dust amp gas condensed 46
How did the Earth form? The Sun & its family of planets came to be when a cloud of dust & gas condensed ~4.6 bil yrs ago. Our only clues to how the Earth formed come from meteorites & the Moon because both formed simultaneously with the planets. [📸:NASA/NOAA]
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celebrate batappreciationday with a look at how bat research in cuba helps scientists understand biodiversity
Celebrate #BatAppreciationDay with a look at how bat research in Cuba helps scientists understand biodiversity: https://t.co/wAvEW25bAs🦇🦇🦇
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go behind the scenes with conservation librarian barbara rhodes in the museums rare book collection which incl
Go behind the scenes with Conservation Librarian Barbara Rhodes in the Museum’s Rare Book Collection, which includes beautiful natural history illustrations from the past 400 years! Full video >> https://t.co/gCKAbkpSpp📖📚
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who says cats dont like water meet the fishing cat it specializes in hunting fish amp is well equipped for the
Who says cats don’t like water? Meet the fishing cat! It specializes in hunting fish & is well-equipped for the life aquatic. A layer of short, densely packed hair close to its skin helps keep it dry & warm by preventing water from seeping through. [📸:Cliff, flickr]
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named for the trunklike noses of adult males elephant seals are among the largest of all pinnipeds or fin foot
Named for the trunklike noses of adult males, elephant seals are among the largest of all pinnipeds, or fin-footed marine mammals. While they're awkward on land, they're long-distance swimmers & expert divers—they can stay submerged for up to 2 hours & survive depths of 1,500 m!
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it s while some trilobites are similar in appearance to modern day critters like isopods amp horseshoe crabs t
It's #TrilobiteTuesday! While some trilobites are similar in appearance to modern-day critters like isopods & horseshoe crabs, they aren't related. The primeval anatomy of trilobites like this 10-cm Olenoides pugio marks them as a separate line of the planet’s family tree.
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com respeito mutuo pelo trabalho e pelos objetivos de nossas organizacoes individuais concordamos em conjunto
Com respeito mútuo pelo trabalho e pelos objetivos de nossas organizações individuais, concordamos em conjunto que o Museu não é o local ideal para o jantar de gala da Câmara de Comércio Brasil-EUA. Este evento tradicional terá lugar em outro local na data e hora originais.
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with mutual respect for the work amp goals of our individual organizations we jointly agreed that the museum i
With mutual respect for the work & goals of our individual organizations, we jointly agreed that the Museum is not the optimal location for the Brazilian-Am. Chamber of Commerce gala dinner. This traditional event will go forward at another location on the original date & time.
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2 3 tambem queremos deixar claro que o museu nao convidou o presidente bolsonaro ele foi convidado como parte
(2/3) Também queremos deixar claro que o Museu não convidou o Presidente Bolsonaro; ele foi convidado como parte de um evento externo.
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1 3 o museu que agradecer as pessoas que expressaram sua opiniao sobre o evento da camara de comercio brasil e
(1/3) O Museu que agradecer às pessoas que expressaram sua opinião sobre o evento da Câmara de Comércio Brasil-EUA. Entendemos e compartilhamos sua preocupação.
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next time you eat guacamole thank a giant ground sloth the lestodon these 15 ft animals ate avocado whole trav
Next time you eat guacamole, thank a giant ground sloth: the Lestodon! These 15-ft animals ate avocado whole, traveled, and then pooped, depositing the pits in new places. Most mammals couldn't handle large seeds, so it was up to megafauna to disperse (and fertilize!) avocados.
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the external private event at which the current president of brazil is to be honored was booked at the museum
The external, private event at which the current President of Brazil is to be honored was booked at the Museum before the honoree was secured. We are deeply concerned, and we are exploring our options.
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it s did you know manatees are natural lawn mowers that help maintain healthy marine ecosystems by keeping aqu
It's #ManateeAppreciationDay! Did you know manatees are natural lawn mowers that help maintain healthy marine ecosystems by keeping aquatic vegetation in check? Sometimes referred to as “sea cows,” they are actually more closely related to elephants. #Respect the manatee!
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a wombats main defense is a tough backside its rump is mostly cartilage resistant to bites a group of is calle
A wombat’s main defense is a tough backside: its rump is mostly cartilage, resistant to bites. A group of #wombats is called a wisdom.
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behold the rainbow eucalyptus what gives it such a spectrum of color bark starts out in shades of green but ch
Behold the rainbow eucalyptus! What gives it such a spectrum of color? Bark starts out in shades of green, but changes to a range of purple, red, & orange as it peels and ages. Variety of color may help the tree absorb a wider range of light to aid in photosynthesis.
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1 3 the museum wants to thank the people who have taken the time to express their views on the brazilian ameri
(1/3) The Museum wants to thank the people who have taken the time to express their views on the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce event. We want you to know that we understand and share your distress.
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goblin sharks thrust their jaws 3 inches out of their mouths at speeds up to 10 ft per second in what scientis
Goblin sharks thrust their jaws 3 inches out of their mouths at speeds up to 10 ft per second in what scientists call "slingshot feeding."
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Total(1) => 0.095191955566406 f_f_QM(2) => 0.075860023498535 indS(2) => 0.042910099029541 indM(2) => 0.031350135803223 indM_1(2) => 0.0032620429992676 indM_2(2) => 0.00072789192199707 indM_4(2) => 0.0025708675384521 indM_5(2) => 0.0022280216217041 indM_6(2) => 0.0011880397796631 indM_7(2) => 0.0028607845306396 indM_8(2) => 0.0012378692626953 indM_9(2) => 0.0088329315185547 indM_10(2) => 0.0081100463867188 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.017436265945435 f_f_dT(20) => 0.016990661621094