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'Shark-Vision': A Unique Ability Which Helps Deep Sea Predators Communicate

Scientists from the American Museum of Natural History have managed to create a camera that helps humans to perceive the world as catsharks do.

Going Against the Flow: Christina Wallace, Founder of BridgeUp: STEM at AMNH

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

Is Digital Smell Doomed?

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

Patterns of glowing sharks get clearer with depth

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

Bigger brains led to bigger bodies in our ancestors

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

Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks there's a 'very high' chance the universe is just a simulation

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

Why it’s impossible to prove that we don't live in a simulation

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

'Outlander' Stars Caitriona Balfe & Sam Heughan Play Newlywed Game - Watch Here!

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 [...]

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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 ?

NBA Players Chill With Neil deGrasse Tyson for a Bit of Star Talk

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

9 Ways Dinosaurs Are Just Like Birds from AMNH's New Exhibition

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History argues that birds are just another kind of dinosaur.

NYC museum expansion raises fear of toxic chemicals

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

There's something unnatural about the planned expansion of the American Museum of Natural History — at least, according to its opponents.

Doing American History Wrong: How I Won at Independence Hall

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Philadelphia. Everyone else was hot and bothered to see the birthplace of American democracy. I was excited to see the science museums: The Franklin Institute, The Academy of Natural Science, The Mutter … Continue reading ?

Bratton honors 'MVP' transit cop at district Medal Day

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Bratton was on hand to congratulate Police Officer Jennifer Rosario on her special MVP award during Transit District Manhattan's Medal Day ceremony at the American Museum of Natural History.

The Missing Links: The First Full Trailer for Pee-wee's Big Holiday

3 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Coming Attractions: The first full trailer for Pee-wee’s Big Holiday is out. This New Yorker article explains how the wildlife dioramas are created at the American Museum of Natural History. Here is a list of the most iconic landmarks...Show More Summary

The Making of the American Museum of Natural Historyâ??s Wildlife Dioramas

The dioramas at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History—those vivid and lifelike re-creations of the natural world, in which the taxidermied specimens almost seem to breathe and the painted horizons seem to stretch for miles—are very much products of the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century milieu in which many of them were created. Show More Summary

Photo Sunday: Titanosaur

I spent this weekend doing some cultural stuff in New York City, including a visit to the American Museum of Natural History to see their new exhibit: the skeleton of an enormous dinosaur from Argentina, one of the largest ever discovered. This species is so new it doesn’t even have a proper scientific name yet, [Read More...]

American Museum of Natural History researcher faces sexual assault and harassment accusations

3 months agoHealth : The Checkup

One of New York's greatest institutions is the latest entity to be called out for allegedly failing to protect its staff from sexual misconduct.After months of investigation, Science Magazine reported Tuesday that a researcher at the American Museum of Natural History has been accused of sexual harassment and even assault by others in his field. Show More Summary

Researchers sequence first bed bug genome

Scientists have assembled the first complete genome of one of humanity's oldest and least-loved, companions: the bedbug. The new work, led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History and Weill Cornell Medicine, and published today in Nature Communications, could help combat pesticide resistance in the unwelcome parasite. Show More Summary

Koch network already spend $400 million, will more than double it

Now read this:Climate denier David Koch off board of American Museum of Natural History (Jan 25, 2016) Charles Koch a closet liberal? (Jan 23, 2016) Carly Fiorina’s Powerful New Backers (Oct 8, 2015) Kochs Looking At Carly (Oct 4, 2015) Tapper To Walker: When Did You Ever Stand Up To The Koch Brothers? (Sep 13, [...]

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