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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 weeks 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 weeks 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

Being Hypersensitive About Charlie Hebdo Is Offensive Too

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

The PEN American Foundation will hold its annual awards dinner Tuesday night at Manhattan’s American Museum of Natural History, but with six last-minute cancellations. Novelists Peter Carey, Michael Ondaatje, Francine Prose, Teju Cole,...Show More Summary

The Mythic Scale of History and Labor at Spiral Jetty

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

ROZEL POINT, Utah — Beginning with childhood visits to the American Museum of Natural History and continuing with excursions to study rock formations throughout his adult life, Robert Smithson cultivated a lifelong obsession with natural (and human) history that explicitly informed his artwork, including the Spiral Jetty, his most well-known piece.

PEN Has Every Right to Honor Charlie Hebdo

The annual PEN Literary Gala, in which writers, the male half badly dressed in once-a-year-tuxedos, assemble under the big whale at the American Museum of Natural History to mutter about their advances and applaud their imprisoned confreres, has always had its comic aspects. Show More Summary

Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson Host a Debate on Water’s Importance in the Universe Live at 7PM EDT - Water, water everywhere.

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

At this year's annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History, Neil deGrasse Tyson will host a—mostly female!—panel of experts, including NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan, as they discuss water's role in the universe as well as its importance here on Earth. You can watch the whole thing live right here starting at 7PM EDT.

Writers Uncomfortable with Charlie Hebdo Honor Withdraw from PEN Gala

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

last monthHumor / 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 months 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 months 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.

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