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Money Panel Tours New College, Museum

June 28, 2007
Money Panel Tours New College, Museum The state House Appropriations Committee could recommend more funding for the New College Institute (NCI) and Virginia Museum of Natural History in the future now that committee members have seen the facilities and work of those institutions up close, lawmakers indicated Wednesday.

Attendance up at VMNH

June 19, 2007
Attendance up at VMNH The Virginia Museum of Natural History has seen attendance figures increase by thousands of visitors a month since it moved to its new home on Starling Avenue in April.

Museum Scientist Discovers Fossils of Unknown Reptile

June 19, 2007
Museum Scientist Discovers Fossils of Unknown Reptile A Virginia Museum of History scientist has discovered fossils of a long-necked, gliding reptile that lived hundreds of millions of years ago.

Winged Victory for Va. Scientist

June 18, 2007
It's official: Not only is Pluto now a "dwarf planet," the category to which it was relegated last year, but scientists have determined that it is not even the largest of that new class. Eris, an object in the solar system's Kuiper Belt, is larger

June German Ball Preserves Part of Community's Heritage

June 17, 2007
June German Ball Preserves Part of Community's Heritage Mayor Kimble Reynolds Jr. is not old enough to remember the June German Balls of decades ago that brought big name entertainers to Martinsville, plus thousands of people to hear them perform.

Ancient Gliding Reptile Discovered in Quarry

June 13, 2007
Paleontologists have discovered a new small gliding reptile in 220 million-year-old sediments in a quarry on the Virginia-North Carolina border.

Ancient Reptile Glided on Air

June 13, 2007
Late Triassic dinosaurs might have looked up to see a tiny, long-necked reptile gliding by, according to a research team that has identified such a creature.

VMNH Displays Moon Rock from Apollo Mission

June 12, 2007
VMNH Displays Moon Rock from Apollo Mission A moon rock now on display at the Virginia Museum of Natural History was collected during the December 1972 Apollo 17 mission to the moon, giving new meaning to the term "traveling exhibit."

CT Scan Reveals Ancient Long-Necked Gliding Reptile

June 12, 2007
The fossilized bones of a previously unknown, 220 million-year-old long-necked, gliding reptile may remain forever embedded in stone, but thanks to an industrial-size CT scanner at Penn State's Center for Quantitative Imaging, the bone structure and behavior of these small creatures are now known.

Ancient Gliding Reptile Found on East Coast

June 12, 2007
Ancient Gliding Reptile Found on East Coast Paleontologists have discovered a new small gliding reptile in 220 million-year-old sediments of a quarry on the Virginia-North Carolina border.

Tiny, Winged Lizard Unearthed from Quarry

June 12, 2007
Tiny, Winged Lizard Unearthed from Quarry An artist's interpretation of Mecistotrachelos apeoros is based on fossils found six years ago in Pittsylvania County

Prehistoric Gliding Lizard Discovered in U.S.

June 12, 2007

Two hundred and twenty million years ago long-necked lizards spread their ribs and glided on winglike membranes through North American forests, according to a new discovery.

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