A new display at the American Museum of Natural History includes some of the oldest fossils on exhibit. Called trilobites, some of these extinct marine arthropods are more than 500 million years old. (Just as one comparison, Tyrannosaurus rex lived from about 85 to 65 million years ago.) Read more...
An exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History shows that the moth can give the butterfly a run for its money. To most people, moths are an anathema--pesky buggers that have a voracious appetite for packed away winter clothes. Show More Summary
Listen, frogs usually creep us out too—they're like half snake and half mouse—but whenever the American Museum of Natural History brings their frog exhibit back we sort of can't stop marveling at the weird little creatures. [ more ›...
image credit Natural Histories: Extraordinary Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library brings together an extraordinary collection of works from the Rare Book Room and Rare Book Collections of the American...Show More Summary
From the American Museum of Natural History's excellent photo archive. Seen above, a worm installing a model of a man in "The Forest Floor" diorama, 1958. (Thanks, Stacey Ransom!)
Your trusty PEN World Voices Festival Page Views correspondent arrived at last night’s annual gala just in time for the meet-and-greet cocktails. The American Museum of Natural History’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall was brimming with a mix of journalists, editors, novelists, essayists,...
This is the second story in a four-part, weekly series on taxonomy and speciation. It's meant to help you as you participate in Armchair Taxonomist — a challenge from the Encyclopedia of Life to bring scientific descriptions of animals, plants, and other living things out from behind paywalls and onto the Internet. Participants can earn [...]
For 14 years now, the American Museum of Natural History has hosted the Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate – an annual meeting of scientific and philosophical minds, held in honor of one of modern history's most formidable intellects. The debates are always fantastic, but this year's topic – the existence of nothing – proved particularly compelling. Read more...
The 54th annual ceremony will be held May 15 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. read more
What is nothing? Sounds like a simple question—nothing is simply the absence of something, of course—until you begin to think about it. The other night the American Museum of Natural History hosted its 14th annual Asimov Memorial Debate, which featured five leading thinkers opining (and sparring, sometimes testily, but more on that later) about the [...]
The American Museum of Natural History announces Whales: Giants of the Deep, a new exhibition that transports visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth. Whales explores the latest research about these marine mammals as well as the central role they have played for thousands of years in human cultures. Show More Summary
The Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History probably won't be as exciting as it might have been.
HEY NYC: Our bros at Brightest Young Things will be taking over the American Music of Natural History once again this Friday, March 15th as part of their One Step Beyond party series. This edition will feature live music from Prince Klassen and Party Supplies along with a DJ set from indie starlets Chairlift. All [...]
Earlier this month, researchers at the American Natural History Museum and several other institutions announced that they had constructed a model of the first mammal that is a common ancestor to all other mammals, showing that creatures...Show More Summary
Scientists from Stanford University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the American Museum of Natural History, and other organizations are closing in on the answer to an important conservation question: how many humpback whales once existed in the North Atlantic? read more
Feb. 12, 1873 – Feb. 5, 1963 Photo © AMNH From the AMNH bio:The greatest dinosaur hunter of the twentieth century was Barnum Brown, who began his career at the American Museum of Natural History in 1897 as an assistant to Henry Fairfield Osborn. Show More Summary
At the American Museum of Natural History, a cougar relaxes on a perch in the Grand Canyon.
Not in any espionage sense. Rather, my trip to the American Museum of Natural History last week was enlivened, however...
Last night, Kendrick Lamar performed at the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York for an event celebrating the launch of AXE's new body spray line. Ebru Yildiz was there to capture the moment. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin even made a cameo. Show More Summary
In her classic article, Teddy Bear Patriarchy, Donna Haraway examined the arrangement of the taxidermied animals in the American Museum of Natural History mammal hall in the first half of the 1900s. She observed that the dioramas consistently featured nuclear families with strong fathers alert for dangers and nurturing mothers attending to their children. More »