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The rare bones of two ancient human relatives are leaving their home in South Africa for the first time for public display, and they're headed to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. 

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North Texas seems to be a prime place for dinosaur discovery, with numerous fossils spotted through the years by professional paleontologists and avid collectors alike. Among the most recent finds: a prehistoric crocodile that apparently liked to eat dinosaurs.

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Most people love to hate cockroaches. Michael Bohdan, a former exterminator in Dallas, he loves them. He loves them so much he earned the nickname "Cockroach Dundee." He says the biggest roach in Dallas made him famous. 

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Dallas’ Perot Museum of Nature and Science just launched its second TECH Truck. Designed to take science to the streets, the truck recently visited southern Dallas on the campus of UNT Dallas.  

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The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas is about to roll out its first ever TECH Truck. It’s a vehicle built to take science to streets far from the museum.   

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Summer school’s now in session for science teachers. It’s being run by the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Kosmos Energy. The classes target teachers who want to get their students excited about science.

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As Super Bowl Sunday nears, a lot of people are talking about the team they’d liked to see win, the parties and, of course, the commercials. On Tuesday night at the Perot Museum in Dallas, the topic was football and ethics. 

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Paleontologists and volunteers went on a big dig on Wednesday in Ellis County. They worked to remove part of a mammoth skeleton from a sand and gravel pit. 

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Orbitz and American Airlines end their business relationship, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science scores a mammoth donation, the purchasing power of $100 in Texas, and more.

Some newly-found footprints of the duck-billed hadrosaur just might change our understanding of the species.

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Colleen Walker’s path to becoming the next CEO of Dallas’s Perot Museum of Science and Nature is a little unusual. She’s a former Miss Colorado, and she studied architectural engineering in college before getting her MBA from Harvard. Fresh off seven years of running the Girl Scouts of North Texas, she talks with KERA’s vice president of news, Rick Holter, about the Perot challenge, which she’ll take up in June.

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Paleontologists at Dallas’ Perot Musuem have discovered another new dinosaur species.

They found this pint-sized cousin to the Tyrannosaurus rex at the same site on Alaska’s North Slope where they unearthed another new dinosaur several years ago.  

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The Perot Museum of Nature and Science opened its doors in downtown Dallas a year ago. Since that day, 1.3 million people have wandered among the dinosaurs, wobbled on the earthquake simulator and put their hands through a tornado. And at the end of this month, the museum’s CEO, Nicole Small is moving on to a new job, as president of the Lyda Hill Foundation. She stopped by our studio for a Friday conversation, which aired Dec. 6.

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Last year, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science accepted the donation of a Nobel Prize and the loan of a Nobel Peace Prize.

On Friday, museum leaders received four more Nobel medals.

The medals will be installed and on public display in a specially-built case that will be located in the Being Human Hall on Level 2.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: A movie with North Texas ties will be delayed a bit, the Texas Rangers are worth a billion bucks, learn more about Sen. Ted Cruz’s wife, and more:

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The Perot Museum of Nature and Science's sports exhibition space has a new name, the Lamar Hunt Family Sports Hall, and a new $5 million donation from the Hunt family.

Lamar Hunt’s four children were on hand Monday for the announcement. They made the donation to honor their father, the sports legend who formed both the American Football League and Major League Soccer, and gave the Super Bowl its name. Lamar Hunt died in 2006.

Lauren Silverman / KERA News

There aren’t many places in Texas you can find sheep, ostrich, and the intestines of a reindeer together in one room. Especially not preserved to show you the inner workings of the organs and animals themselves. But that’s exactly what you’ll find at the Perot Museum of Natural Science starting this weekend in a new exhibit called “Animals, Inside Out.” 

Nicole Small, who spent the last 12 years building the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, will leave by year's end, the Dallas Morning News reports. She'll become president of the Lyda Hill Foundation. Hill is an important donor to the museum; her foundation has also given a major grant to KERA for its news expansion.

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We now know more about an injury two weeks ago at the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science in downtown Dallas.

The guy who dreamed up that big funky cube next to Woodall Rodgers Freeway in downtown Dallas has added another trophy to his case: Thom Mayne is the 2013 Gold Medal winner from the American Institute of Architects. Art&Seek's Stephen Becker has the story.

The new Perot Museum of Science and Nature is tough to avoid in these parts, with its opening Saturday and the weeks  of coverage leading up to the big debut. But one of the coolest products just arrived: a time-lapse video showing the construction of architect Thom Mayne's landmark building.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Denton lights up holiday nights, the Perot Museum lights up the Arts District, love lights up the man with with first face transplant and more.

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After seven years of planning and building, Dallas’ new Perot Museum of Nature and Science opens to the public tomorrow. While the bold architecture and eco-sensitive landscape offer plenty to ogle, it’s what’s inside that many visitors will come to see.

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Imagine finding a few pieces of bone that lead to the identification of a new species. That’s what happened to one amateur North Texas fossil hunter whose discovery goes on display with Saturday’s opening of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.