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Museum of Un-Natural History in Walla Walla, Washington

Throughout the '70s and '80s, Gerald Matthews lived next to the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan in an apartment big enough to host rowdy parties. One drunken night he and a band of party-goers raided the museum grounds,...Show More Summary

Here's What It Looks Like To Sleep Over In The American Museum of Natural History

One of the more special New York City experiences can be found at the American Museum of Natural History, where a few years ago they expanded their sleepover events to adults. The idea of wandering around the historic museum at night—at...Show More Summary

Two Paleontologists Discuss the Possibility of an Epic Battle Between a Sperm Whale and Giant Squid

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a wonderfully insightful video from the American Museum of Natural History, two respected paleontologists, Neil Landman and John Flynn discuss whether or not the epic encounter between a giant squid and a sperm whale, as depicted in a museum diorama, could ever really occur. Show More Summary

Ghostly Poltergeists Haunt NYC American Museum of Natural History

Ghostly Poltergeists Haunt NYC American Museum of Natural History Are supernatural hauntings and poltergeists taking up residence within the hallways and galleries of NYC’s American Museum of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

American Museum of Natural History, part 3: no birds, please, we're bird-hips

And so, finally, to the hall of Ornithischian dinosaurs (as a reminder, Baron et al. 2017 isn't to be mentioned). In spite of the tendency of theropods and sauropods to hog the limelight, the AMNH's Other Dinosaur Hall almost manages to outshine the lizard-hipped-themed gallery - almost. Show More Summary

American Museum of Natural History, part 2: birds, near-birds, and wide loads

Since the AMNH has so much more to offer than Sexy Rexy and the Indeterminate Apatosaurine Formerly Known as Brontosaurus, let's once again take a walk down its expansive corridors. Or at least, the dinosaur galleries. Although I'veShow More Summary

American Museum of Natural History, part 1: big dead icons

For someone from a tiny island in the Old World, the United States can't half seem like an intimidating place. There's the sheer vastness of it, of course; that's obvious. There are the angry, impatient reactions you get from absolutely everyone at the airport when you arrive. Show More Summary

Citizen scientists uncover a cold new world near sun

(American Museum of Natural History) A new citizen-science tool released earlier this year to help astronomers pinpoint new worlds lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system has already led to a discovery: a brown dwarf a little more than 100 light years away from the Sun. Show More Summary

Thar She Glows! How the Natural History Museum Cleans Its Blue Whale

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

This week the blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History was given its annual bath. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at how it happens.

Watching a Blue Whale Get Vacuumed Is Surprisingly Satisfying

About once a year at New York’s American Museum of Natural History, the time comes again to scrub the whale. Specifically, the jaw-dropping, 21,000 pound, life-size model of a blue whale that hangs from the ceiling of the Irma and Paul...Show More Summary

Save The Date: AMNH's Annual Whale Wash Happens SOON

Every year, the massive blue whale that hangs in the American Museum of Natural History's Milstein Hall of Ocean Life gets a bath. Or rather, gets vacuumed. And this year's cleaning will take place on Wednesday, May 31st, from 10 to 11 a.m., if you want to see the oddly satisfying event live. [ more › ]

Fossil beetles suggest that LA climate has been relatively stable for 50,000 years

(American Museum of Natural History) Research based on more than 180 fossil insects preserved in the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles indicate that the climate in what is now southern California has been relatively stable over the past 50,000 years.

Migratory birds bumped off schedule as climate change shifts spring

(Florida Museum of Natural History) New research shows climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that North American migratory songbirds rely on to successfully mate and raise healthy offspring, setting in motion a domino effect that could threaten the survival of many familiar backyard bird species.

Humanizing a Museum’s Ancient Mummies

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

"The story of mummification begins with a person's death," starts the Mummies exhibition now at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The post Humanizing a Museum’s Ancient Mummies appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Stephen Sondheim and Meryl Streep Side by Side at the PEN Gala

As a child, Stephen Sondheim lived a few blocks from the American Museum of Natural History, but he hadn’t been back in a while, so on a recent rainy night, in search of the PEN America Literary Gala and his friend Meryl Streep, he found himself disoriented. Show More Summary

Here's What Actually Happens During A Night At The Natural History Museum

“Just don’t worship anything.” Such was the unsolicited advice I received from a grinning night guard at the American Museum of Natural History last Friday night. I was standing in the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians hours past the institution’s normal 5:45 p.m. Show More Summary

Your Favorite Paperweight May Be a Plesiosaur Bone

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A spacious yellow hall connecting galleries and a museum service entrance sits beneath the main rotunda of New York’s American Museum of Natural History. A bronze statue of Theodore Roosevelt lounges on a bench in the middle, and Roosevelt-themed dioramas line the walls. It’s a hall passed through, a pleasant detour… Read more...

NY museum invites people to bring in their mystery specimens

New York's American Museum of Natural History has an intriguing proposition: Bring in anything you have and don't know what it is, and scientists will try to identify it.

For a green alga, spotted salamanders are stressful hosts

New research shows how two drastically different organisms—a green alga and the spotted salamander—get along as cellular roommates. Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and Gettysburg College found that this symbiosis,...Show More Summary

For a green alga, spotted salamanders are stressful hosts

(American Museum of Natural History) New research shows how two drastically different organisms -- a green alga and the spotted salamander -- get along as cellular roommates. Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and Gettysburg...Show More Summary

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