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Dealing with droughts, museums going digital and more reader feedback

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12:00pm, April 8, 2015

Museums for web surfers

Lila Guterman’s “Enjoy scientific curios collected over decades” (SN: 3/7/15, p. 28) invited readers to check out a chemist’s online collection of fascinating objects and watch videos showing how they work.

“It’s been said that 90 percent or more of the objects that museums like the American Museum of Natural History own are hidden away in storage,” commented Mark S. “With the dropping cost of online storage, it seems like more of these could be made available to the public as catalogs of high-resolution images. Then, when a researcher wanted to find bones that match a particular pattern 

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