Burke Museum http://www.kplu.org en Found Mammoth Tusk To Head to UW's Burke Museum http://www.kplu.org/post/found-mammoth-tusk-head-uws-burke-museum <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paleontologists with the Burke Museum will excavate the giant mammoth tusk unearthed at a Seattle construction site earlier this week, and move it to the museum.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The owners of the lot in South Lake Union said they've given the paleontologists permission to remove the tusk.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:53:50 +0000 The Associated Press & Ed Ronco 13638 at http://www.kplu.org Found Mammoth Tusk To Head to UW's Burke Museum Exhibit inspires woman to try to avoid buying plastics for a month http://www.kplu.org/post/exhibit-inspires-woman-try-avoid-buying-plastics-month <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Plastics have only been in wide use since the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1940s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, yet they are everywhere, from sandwich bags to phones, to keyboards, to rain gear. Even the cans of soup in the grocery aisle are lined with it.</span></p><p>It's hard to imagine a world before these conveniences. What would your life be like without plastics?</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 13:14:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8810 at http://www.kplu.org Exhibit inspires woman to try to avoid buying plastics for a month "Plastics Unwrapped" puts eyes on everyday objects at Burke Museum http://www.kplu.org/post/plastics-unwrapped-puts-eyes-everyday-objects-burke-museum <p></p><p>The&nbsp; University of Washington’s 113 year-old <a href="http://www.burkemuseum.org/">Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture </a>is debuting a new look and feel. Curators there say they want people to think more about everyday objects and how they evoke our place in the world.</p><p>“The Life Before You” is the new tag line encouraging visitors to discover and explore the Burke’s collections. First up, as the rebranding rolls out, is a new temporary exhibition called <a href="http://www.burkemuseum.org/plastics"><em>Plastics Unwrapped.</em> </a></p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:12:39 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7437 at http://www.kplu.org "Plastics Unwrapped" puts eyes on everyday objects at Burke Museum Why it took more than 80 years to identify the world's oldest dinosaur http://www.kplu.org/post/why-it-took-more-80-years-identify-worlds-oldest-dinosaur <p></p><p>A researcher at the University of Washington says he’s identified the oldest dinosaur ever – pushing back the emergence of dinosaurs by millions of years.</p><p>The fossilized bones were discovered back in the 1930s, in Tanzania, in a major find that included a vast collection of specimens. They were gathering dust at the Natural History Museum, London, until the scientist who had custody passed away.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Longest unpublished dissertation ever?</strong></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:02:56 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 7281 at http://www.kplu.org Why it took more than 80 years to identify the world's oldest dinosaur Artscape: Making Art After Trauma http://www.kplu.org/post/artscape-making-art-after-trauma <p><span class="article-content"><span>The photos stand in a homey, makeshift gallery. On the floor of a garage in Clyde Hill. Owner Cass Walker has moved the cars out of the way to make room for her series of large mostly black- and-white images that tell the story of her older brother Bret.</span></span></p><p><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/news.newsmain?action=article&amp;ARTICLE_ID=1670360">View the full story, along with images and audio. </a></p> Sun, 04 Jul 2010 23:19:59 +0000 Florangela Davila 128 at http://www.kplu.org Artscape: Making Art After Trauma