Evon Hekkala, the principal investigator at Fordham University’s Hekkala Lab and a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, spoke with mental_floss after the opening of AMNH’s latest exhibition, “Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World,” to set the facts straight.
In the early 1900s, taxidermy was a thriving industry in New York City. The taxidermists who handled Theodore Roosevelt’s prey and the great African elephants in the American Museum of Natural History had a steady flow of customers. Today however, as one might imagine, the scene has dwindled. Show More Summary
amnhnyc: An American Museum of Natural History? scientist digs into the fossil record to discover why ammonites, a highly successful group of mollusks, perished after an asteroid strike 65 million years ago, while their cousins the nautilids became unlikely survivors. See more videos from Science Bulletins.
Crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials are in the spotlight in the American Museum of Natural History’s latest exhibition, “ Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World.” In addition to exploring the evolutionary history of these...Show More Summary
The "Nobel Prize of high school competitions" just got the most money it's ever received in its 95 years of existence from biopharmaceutical giant Regeneron. On Thursday at the American Museum of Natural History, Regeneron made the largest...Show More Summary
The American Museum of Natural History is full of scary things—the squid and the whale, for instance, and the giant mosquito, and wherever Newt and Callista Gingrich copulated during their special Valentine's Day sleepover. When I was...Show More Summary
Sarah Jessica Parker rocks a floral dress as she hits the red carpet at the 2016 PEN America Literary Gala held at the American Museum of Natural History on Monday (May 16) in New York City. The 51-year-old actress was joined by B.J. Novak, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Joanna Coles, Jacob Weisberg and Donna Tartt at [...]
JK Rowling's passion for free expression is so strong it extends to someone she'd otherwise not care to discuss: Donald Trump. Speaking Monday night at PEN America's annual gala at the American Museum of Natural History, the Harry Potter creator noted that she opposed a petition calling for banning the...
Scientists from the American Museum of Natural History have managed to create a camera that helps humans to perceive the world as catsharks do.
Christina Wallace? is the founder of BridgeUp: STEM, a new educational initiative at the American Museum of Natural History with a mission to captivate, inspire, and propel girls and minorities into computer science. It is funded by a generous $7.5M 5-year grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Trust. Show More Summary
Two years ago, at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York, I witnessed David Edwards receive what he claimed was the world’s first transatlantic scent message—a soupçon of champagne and passion-fruit macarons, dispatched from Paris by the perfumer Christophe Laudamiel. Show More Summary
A team of researchers led by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History has found that catsharks are not only able to see the bright green biofluorescence they produce, but that they increase contrast of their glowing pattern when deep underwater. Show More Summary
AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY—New research suggests that humans became the large-brained, large-bodied animals we are today because of natural selection to increase brain size. The work, published in the journal Current Anthropology,...Show More Summary
We trust the scientists around us to have the best grasp on how the world actually works. So at this year's 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History, which addressed the question of whether or not the...Show More Summary
If the crowd at the American Museum of Natural History's sold out 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate hoped for a conclusive answer to the topic question — "Is the Universe a Simulation?" — they were out of luck. While everyone on theShow More Summary
Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan hit the red carpet in style while attending the season two world premiere of their hit show Outlander held at the American Museum of Natural History on Monday (April 4) in New York City. The 36-year-old actress and 35-year-old actor were joined at the event by their Outlander co-star Tobias [...]
I noticed that tomorrow (Tuesday, April 5) evening here in New York City there will be not one, but two debates involving theoretical physicists: At 7 pm the American Museum of Natural History will host the 2016 Asimov Debate, with … Continue reading ?
What do NBA basketball players do when they have some down time in New York City? The Philadelphia 76ers dropped in on the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium to hobnob with director and famed astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson. Read more...
A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History argues that birds are just another kind of dinosaur.
There's something unnatural about the planned expansion of the American Museum of Natural History — at least, according to its opponents.