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Michigan Boys Unearth 13,000-year-old Mastodon Bone in Backyard Dig

Eric Stamatin’s expeditions into his family’s wooded suburban Detroit backyard have yielded plenty of interesting finds, but none to rival the 13,000-year-old artifact he and his cousin dug up last summer.

Eric and cousin Andrew Gainariu, who are both 11, were building a dam in the creek that flows through the yard when Eric saw a strange-looking rock sticking up from the ground. At least, he thought it was a rock.

Cranbrook Institute of Science and Flint Community Schools Form New Partnership

Cranbrook Institute of Science and Flint Community Schools form new partnership to advance science learning among middle school students

Exclusive student field trips, professional development for teachers and opportunities for Flint families to learn together are part of new initiative 

Bat, Bee, Frog Deaths May Be Linked

In recent years, diseases have ravaged through bat, honeybee and amphibian populations, and now animal experts suspect that shared factors may link the deaths, which are putting many species at risk for extinction.

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Cranbrook Observatory Closes for Major Renovation

The Cranbrook Observatory will be closed to renovation beginning May 7 through September 2012.


Lunt TelescopeSpring and summer 2012 will mark the most significant changes in astronomy studies at Cranbrook since the telescope was first installed in the 1930’s as the Institute of Science implements a series of upgrades to its observatory.

OBC on WKOW

On January 27, OBC's Rob Mies stopped by WKOW in Madison, WI to discuss the types of animals that can invade your cabin or lake home.

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