(American Museum of Natural History) A new study pinpoints the location of a nova first spotted by Korean astrologers almost 600 years ago that now undergoes smaller-scale 'dwarf nova' eruptions. The work supports that idea that novae...Show More Summary
The American Museum of Natural History teased reporters with the promise of a "special scientific announcement" about Titanosaur this week, its newest and tallest dinosaur fossil. I assumed that the big reveal would be that the museum...Show More Summary
The massive Titanosaur at the American Museum of Natural History finally has a name: Patagotitan mayorum.
The American Museum of Natural History examines the reason why the physical sight of the Big Dipper, the seven brightest stars of the Ursa Major constellation, remains unchanged to the human eye throughout many years past and will continue to remain unchanged to the human eye for many years to come. Stars aren’t still–they move...
(American Museum of Natural History) Next-generation sequencing -- the ability to sequence millions or billions of small fragments of DNA in parallel -- has revolutionized the biological sciences, playing an essential role in everything...Show More Summary
A team of researchers—including Dr. Lauren Esposito, Curator of Arachnology at the California Academy of Sciences and colleagues the American Museum of Natural History and Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)—have painstakingly revised a large group of Neotropical "club-tailed" scorpions. Show More Summary
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
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
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 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! ]]
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
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
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
(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
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.
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
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 › ]
(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.
(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.
"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.