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Can you eat cells? Computer model predicts which organisms are capable of phagocytosis

A team of American Museum of Natural History researchers has created a computational model capable of predicting whether or not organisms have the ability to "eat" other cells through a process known as phagocytosis. The model may be...Show More Summary

Ideological purity tests are not the way to build public engagement with science

Undark is running an op/ed by Aspen Reese, a former visiting scientist at the American Museum of Natural History, about the recent (and ongoing) flap concerning the politics of a museum trustee, Rebekah Mercer: “There’s an Anti-Science Conservative on Your Museum’s Board. Show More Summary

Study reveals the cheetah's speed is due to its inner ear

A new study from the American Museum of Natural History found that the modern cheetah's inner ear shape is different from that of the animal's ancestors.

Study punctures 'you are what you eat' paradigm for carnivore skull shape

(American Museum of Natural History) From dogs to seals to cats, members of the mammalian order Carnivora can vary greatly from one species to another. But for the most part, their skulls all tend to take on some variant of just a few shapes-a pattern scientists have long attributed to shared diets. Show More Summary

Climate Science Deniers Defend New York’s American Museum of Natural History From Calls to Drop Trustee Rebekah Mercer

With friends like climate science deniers and alt-right megaphones like Breitbart, you have to wonder whether New York’s iconic American Museum of Natural History ( AMNH ) needs any enemies right now. As the New York Times and others...Show More Summary

Why Does The American Museum Of Natural History Have A Climate Change Denier On Its Board?

We cannot say that Rebekah Mercer and her family foundation are dictating museum exhibitions by virtue of her board seat, and the museum, in a statement, has said that she is not and that “its funders do not shape its curatorial decisions.” But that’s not really the issue. As a funder of climate-science disinformation, Ms. […]

Op-Ed Contributors: Rebekah Mercer Puts a Museum’s Credibility at Risk

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

Her family’s foundation funds groups that deny climate science. She should not sit on the board of the American Museum of Natural History.

Cheetahs' inner ear is one-of-a-kind, vital to high-speed hunting

(American Museum of Natural History) The world's fastest land animal, the cheetah, is a successful hunter not only because it is quick, but also because it can hold an incredibly still gaze while pursuing prey. For the first time, researchers...Show More Summary

Scientists Want Trump Ally Booted From Museum Board

More than 300 scientists and academics want President Trump ally and Breitbart News backer Rebekah Mercer to resign from the board of the American Museum of Natural History, citing donations to groups that deny climate change. Through the Mercer Family Foundation, Mercer and her father, hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer,...

Scientists and Curators Urge American Museum of Natural History to Drop Funder of Climate Change Denial from Its Board

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Mercer, a Trump donor turned Trump advisor and a major supporter of climate change-denying organizations, has served on the museum's board since 2013. The post Scientists and Curators Urge American Museum of Natural History to Drop Funder of Climate Change Denial from Its Board appeared first on Hyperallergic.

200+ Scientists Want Trump-Backer and Climate Denial Funder Rebekah Mercer Kicked Off Natural History Museum Board

By Julia Conley. Cross-posted from Common Dreams,  CC BY - SA 3.0 US More than 200 scientists have called on the American Museum of Natural History to cut ties with board member Rebekah Mercer, the billionaire backer of President Donald...Show More Summary

The Troubling Origins of the Skeletons in a New York Museum

Daniel A. Gross writes about the American Museum of Natural History’s collection of skulls, which contains those of Herero people who died in a genocide.

How Technology Will Screw Up Our Senses

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

DrAfter123 At the American Museum of Natural History’s Senses exhibit in New York, there is a room that is completely wallpapered in squiggly black lines, including the floor and ceiling. It’s otherwise a normal room: six sides, two doors. Show More Summary

Behind the Scenes at the Natural History Museum

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Look around the museum’s frozen tissue lab, paleontology collection, object conservation lab and more on this virtual reality tour of the American Museum of Natural History.

Isabela Moner & Gaten Matarazzo Are Presenters At CNN Heroes All-Star Tribute

Isabela Moner looks lovely while walking the red carpet at the 2017 CNN Heroes All-Star Tribute event at the American Museum of Natural History on Sunday (December 17) in New York City. The 16-year-old Transformers: The Last Knight actress was joined by Stranger Things‘ Gaten Matarazzo. The young stars were the youngest celebs in attendance [...]

New Troodontid Dinosaur Described

Almas ukhaa - Named after the Legendary Asian Bigfoot A team of international scientists, including Dr Mark Norell (Curator of Palaeontology at the American Museum of Natural History, New York) and Professor Xing Xu (Chinese Academy of Sciences), have announced the discovery of a new species of Late Cretaceous troodontid from Mongolia.  This small, carnivorous dinosaur

The One-Minute Life Stories of Some Fascinating Extinct Species

“Probably 99.999 percent of all species that ever existed are no longer with us,” says American Museum of Natural History’s Michael Novacek. Extinction, he explains, is just another part of life. Maybe not the best part of life if you’re...Show More Summary

A Holiday Tradition Fit for a Zoo

The American Museum of Natural History has revealed its tree, annually decorated with an origami menagerie.

Recently discovered fossil shows transition of a reptile from life on land to life in the sea

(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Using modern research tools on a 155-million-year-old reptile fossil, scientists at Johns Hopkins and the American Museum of Natural History report they have filled in some important clues to the evolution of animals that once roamed land and transitioned to life in the water.

Scarlett Johansson & Colin Jost Were All Smiles During Their FIRST Public Appearance As A Couple!

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost just made a HUGE step in their relationship. On Thursday, the Avengers: Infinity War actress and the Saturday Night Live star attended the American Museum of Natural History Gala in New York City. While the twosome decided to walk the gala's red carpet separately, they happily posed for pictures inside the [...]

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