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Writers Uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo Honor Withdraw from PEN Gala

12 hours agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

When the Pen American Center presents its Freedom of Expression Courage Award to Charlie Hebdo on May 5 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, at least six host organization members will by choice not be present....Show More Summary

Why the Tiniest of Fossils Mean Big Things to Scientists

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The latest video in the American Museum of Natural History’s “Shelf Life” explores foraminifera, tiny sea creatures also called “forams.” Read more...

Scanning meteorites in 3D may flesh out solar system’s origin story

American Museum of Natural History researchers are examining how the planets formed.

A Close-up Look at the American Museum of Natural History’s Large Collection of Microscopic Foraminifera Fossil

4 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A recent episode of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) series Shelf Life (previously) takes an up-close look at the museum’s large collection of tiny microscopic fossils of single-celled creatures known as foraminifera. The foraminifera...Show More Summary

Historical Badass: Conservationist and African Explorer Delia Akeley

If you’ve ever been to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, you’re familiar with the work of Delia Akeley. She was responsible for shooting one of the elephants in the African

The Future Of Museums Is Reaching Way Beyond Their Walls

Successful museums are creating relationships with visitors that extend before and after the visit. The American Museum of Natural History has always been one of the most popular destinations in New York City. With about 5 million visitors...Show More Summary

The story of our Solar System, as told by rocks

American Museum of Natural History researchers are examining how the planets formed.

Deeply strange black swallower fish and other odd animals

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The black swallower (Chiasmodon niger), capable of eating 10 times its weight, is only one of the curious animals introduced to visitors at the American Museum of Natural History's new Life At The Limits exhibition. Read the rest

Mentoring programs see girls get head start in STEM careers

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Stuyvesant High School senior Wendy Chou is getting a head start thanks to an American Museum of Natural History mentoring program.

Life at The Limits: Showcasing Nature’s Weirdest Adaptations

From the indestructible tardigrade, which can survive the vacuum of space, to the axolotl, which can regenerate its limbs, a new collection at the American Museum of Natural History showcases the diversity of life at Earths extremes....Show More Summary

10 Extreme Animal Facts from the American Museum of Natural History's New Exhibition

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

There are some incredible animals on this planet, and many of them have evolved incredible specializations to find food, attract mates, survive, and thrive—some of which aren’t too far off from superpowers. You can learn all about these...Show More Summary

A Whale of a Tale: Karole Armitage's On the Nature of Things

My first thought as I sat in in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History when dancer Medumi Eda appeared under the scale model of a female blue whale was simply: we are so small. We are relatively small creatures, of course, as the museum space's large displays continually remind us. Show More Summary

How Scientists Use Images of the Sky to Time Travel to Stars

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of the American Museum of Natural History's series Shelf Life, which gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the museum's collections. This month's episode, "How to Time Travel to a Star," is a little...Show More Summary

10 Amazing Vintage Explorers Club Annual Dinner Programs

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

This Saturday is the New York City-based Explorers Club's 111th Annual Dinner. The event—held for the first time at the American Museum of Natural History—is already sold out, but check out the program covers and menus below for a look at over a century of strange food and incredible artwork. Show More Summary

Teenage astrophysicist shoots for the stars

Wilson Hernandez is among a group of teenage astrophysicists working at the American Museum of Natural History to develop a way to measure distance to far-away galaxies.More on TODAY:Iron Maidens: High school girls build robot in 6 weeks

The Crewcuts Collabs Just Keep Coming–Shop EDUN For J. Crew Now

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : SheFinds

Let me just say, this is a good time to be a kid. Not only did J. Crew recently team up with the American Museum of Natural History on a collection of kids tees, but they just debuted a brand new Crewcuts collab with EDUN. The 7-piece...Show More Summary

The End of the Line for the Carnegie Collectibles Range

Safari Ltd and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History Part Company It has been announced that Safari Ltd, the American figure and model manufacturer, has ended its twenty-eight year collaboration with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  This means that the scale model series known as the Carnegie Collectibles will be coming to an end. […]

The One Collab You Must Shop This Month? Etsy + AMNH

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : SheFinds

When I heard Etsy and the American Museum of Natural History were teaming up on a collection of handmade goods "inspired by the natural world," I really had no idea what to expect. Even still, I'm a sucker for just about everything Etsy, so I decided to give it a peek. Show More Summary

9 Awesome Items of the AMNH-Etsy Collaboration

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Yesterday, the American Museum of Natural History and Etsy debuted a new collection inspired by the museum’s collections. Some of the Etsy artisans had participated in a behind-the-scenes tour, meeting scientists and peeking into drawers...Show More Summary

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