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Born This Day: Ernst Mayr

Any student of biology, or anyone with an interest in the natural world, will be familiar with Ernst Mayr who passed away on February 3rd in Bedford, Mass. Born in Kempton, Germany he joined the American Museum of Natural History as a curator in 1931. Show More Summary

5 Gorgeous Old Pictures of Seashells

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

From a new book by the American Museum of Natural History.

Here Are Our Options For Stopping A Killer Asteroid

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Massive asteroid heading our way? We have options, apparently. Just how viable they are -- well, let's hope we never have to find out. The American Museum of Natural History offers a few ideas to avert catastrophe in a new video, "Deflecting...Show More Summary

Here Are All the Ways Scientists Propose to Protect Earth From Asteroids

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In a short, informative video, the American Museum of Natural History explains all the proposals for deflecting asteroids. Sadly, the plan from Armageddon is not on the list. Read more...

Happy Asteroid Day: We Are Woefully Unprepared!

The American Museum of Natural History has released a video titled “Deflecting Asteroids,” embedded below, to mark the first Asteroid Day this June 30. The designated day was created to give the public yet another apocalyptic scenario...Show More Summary

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Methods of Deflecting Asteroids Away From the Earth

4 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A recent video by the American Museum of Natural History looks at the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of deflecting asteroids away from the Earth. The video looks at methods that use massive objects, explosions, and even paint to divert an asteroid’s orbit.

The Many Ways to Deflect an Asteroid

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

In a new video, a curator from the American Museum of Natural History discusses scientists' ideas for saving Earth from a potentially harmful asteroid impact.

Golden Madagascan Silk

Hadley Leggett in Wired: A rare textile made from the silk of more than a million wild spiders goes on display today at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. To produce this unique golden cloth, 70 people spent four...Show More Summary

How to ship a giant squid from New Zealand to New York City

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The American Museum of Natural History sorted it out. Shelf Life Episode Eight: The Voyage of the Giant Squid And of course, don't miss Mark Dery's classic Boing Boing original feature: The Kraken Wakes: What Architeuthis is Trying to Tell Us

How to Ship a Giant Squid

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

Neil Landman is the curator of invertebrate paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History. When he got a call about a 30-foot giant squid that was offered to the museum, he said yes. But how does one go about getting a giant...Show More Summary

How to Ship a Giant Squid Across the World

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

When American Museum of Natural History curator Neil Landman heard a giant squid had been caught off the coast of New Zealand, he knew he had to get it back to New York. The question was how to do it.

The Amazing Journey of a Preserved Giant Squid Making Its Way From New Zealand to New York

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In the eighth and most recent episode of “Shelf Life“, The American Museum of Natural History recounts the journey that took a well-preserved frozen Architeuthis Dux around the world – from Wellington, New Zealand to New York City. Curator Neil Landman explains how nerve-wracking the process was. It was supposed to make a connection from […]

Photos: Face to Face With the Rare Pocket Shark

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

Inside a laboratory at the American Natural History Museum, a small group met with the pocket shark, one of the rarest shark species in the world. Only two sharks believed to be in this species have been found, most recently a youngShow More Summary

Karen O, Stephin Merritt, Pharrell, Others To Appear on Environmental Series "Saving My Tomorrow"

HBO and the American Museum of Natural History will present the fourth installment of a new six-part series called "Saving My Tomorrow" on June 9. Conceived as a series of family specials that focus on environmental issues, "Saving My Tomorrow" Part Four will feature tips on environmental stewardship in the form of science, animation, and music. Show More Summary

Born This Day: Carl Akeley

Read his story over at Atomic Surgery The Hall of African Mammals at the American Museum of Natural History exists thanks to the efforts of Carl Akeley (May 19, 1864 - Nov 17, 1926) who was the kind of adventurer that Indy Jones could only dream of being. Show More Summary

The scale model of the AMNH apatosaurine skeleton, AMNH 460

In a recent post I showed some photos of the mounted apatosaurine at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, AMNH 460, which Tschopp et al. (2015) regarded as an indeterminate apatosaurine pending further study. A lot of museums whose collections and exhibits go back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries […]

Bed Bugs & Fossilized Dinosaur Poop Surface At AMNH's Identification Day

  Once a year, kids with bubble-wrapped bones and sandwich bags full of nubby rocks crowd around precision-lit folding tables in the American Museum of Natural History's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. [ more › ]

5 Awesome Things Identified at the American Museum of Natural History's ID Day

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

For the past 26 years, the American Museum of Natural History has been inviting visitors to bring the unidentified objects discovered in backyards, attics, and the great outdoors to an event called Identification Day, which this year is happening this Saturday, May 9. Show More Summary

Photos: The Writers Who Did Attend the PEN Gala (and What They Had to Say About Charlie Hebdo)

Last night, the PEN American Center, a writers’ organization defending free speech around the world, held its annual gala at the Museum of Natural History—its biggest benefit yet, and also its most controversial. A little over a week ago, six writers withdrew from the party over the group’s decision to... More »

Charlie Hebdo’s Mighty PEN

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Gérard Biard, editor for the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, walked onto the podium Tuesday evening in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History and accepted the Freedom of Expression Courage Award from the PEN American Center. Show More Summary

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