Back in 2013 we wrote about Museum Hack, a tour group founded by Nick Gray that provides non-traditional, “un-highlight” tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Nature fans take note—the group is now offering non-traditional tours of the American Museum of Natural History. Each tour runs about two hours and maxes [...]
Link from second slide. Previous posts in this series. Reference: Osborn, Henry Fairfield, and Charles C. Mook. 1921. Camarasaurus, Amphicoelias and other sauropods of Cope. Memoirs of the American Museum of Natural History, n.s. 3:247-387, and plates LX-LXXXV.
Would you be willing to serenade an alligator? In 1944, the American Museum of Natural History in New York performed an experiment called "Response of Captive Alligators to Auditory Stimulation," where naturalists observed the ancient...Show More Summary
Diver Michael Lombardi tests out the "exosuit," which allows going to depths of 1,000 feet. (Credit: American Museum of Natural History) As anyone who's ever been a recreational scuba diver knows, diving beyond a depth of 100 feet requires special training. Show More Summary
In The Power of Poison, currently at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, the history of poison as a natural defense, a murderous weapon, and even a cure is explored in detail.
Joe Jonas hits up the RAW for the Oceans event held at the American Museum of Natural History on Saturday (February 8) in New York City. The 24-year-old singer was joined by its curator Pharrell Williams, as well as Tyson Beckford and The Wanted‘s Siva Kaneswaran. That same night, Joe stopped by the Prabal Gurung [...]
Scientists with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Oregon State University, Stanford University, Columbia University, and the American Museum of Natural History have found that humpback whales swimming off the coast of western Africa...Show More Summary
DJ Rashad at Pitchfork Festival 2013 (more by Corey Dewald) The One Step Beyond series kicked off its seventh season at the American Museum of Natural History earlier this month with Juan Maclean and others and it's since been announced...
"Massive stars dominate the lives of their host galaxies through their ionizing radiation and supernova explosions," said Mordecai-Mark Mac Low, a curator in the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Astrophysics and an author on the paper. "All the...
A team of researchers led by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) has discovered widespread biofluorescence in ocean fish. The study, published in PLOS ONE, identified 180 species that glow in a range of colors and patterns. Show More Summary
A visit to the Natural History Museum, London, yielded an unexpected surprise for Dr. Joseph Parker, a UK biologist based in New York at Columbia University and the American Museum of Natural History. read more
A series of papers recently published by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History suggests that polar bears in the warming Arctic are turning to alternate food sources. As Arctic sea ice melts earlier and freezes later each...Show More Summary
A team of researchers led by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History has released the first report of widespread biofluorescence in the tree of life of fishes, identifying more than 180 species that glow in a wide range of colors and patterns. Show More Summary
Juan Maclean at MoMA PS1 in 2011 (more by Erez Avissar) The One Step Beyond series is returning to the American Museum of Natural History in 2014 for its seventh season. The first show of the season happens on January...
The American Museum of Natural History has just created some new videos about the making of the dioramas in the bird hall. In this one, exhibition artist Stephen Quinn spotlights bird painters Louis Agassiz Fuertes and Francis Lee Jacques,...Show More Summary
The American Museum of Natural History Museum, along with WNET, has launched an online web series to show that there's more to their dioramas than dead animals.
With its new show Dark Universe, the American Museum of Natural History in New York has turned an already-awesome planetarium experience into something mind-blowing. Not only will you be filled with wonder, but you'll be treated to an incredible science story about dark matter, dark energy, and all the other strange forces that shape our universe. Read more...
National Public Radio did a feature about the passing of Fred Scherer, one of the diorama background painters for the American Museum of Natural History, and an associate of James Perry Wilson.NPR: In the Background: Art You May Never Notice (with lots of pictures of the dioramas)Direct link to audio player
io9 and the American Museum of Natural History hosted a special screening of Dark Universe last night. Neil deGrasse Tyson['s voice] lead us on a journey through the ever expanding universe of dark energy, dark matter, red shifts, and...Show More Summary