Any student of biology, or anyone with an interest in the natural world, will be familiar with Ernst Mayr who passed away on February 3rd in Bedford, Mass. Born in Kempton, Germany he joined the American Museum of Natural History as a curator in 1931. Show More Summary
From a new book by the American Museum of Natural History.
Massive asteroid heading our way? We have options, apparently. Just how viable they are -- well, let's hope we never have to find out. The American Museum of Natural History offers a few ideas to avert catastrophe in a new video, "Deflecting...Show More Summary
In a short, informative video, the American Museum of Natural History explains all the proposals for deflecting asteroids. Sadly, the plan from Armageddon is not on the list. Read more...
The American Museum of Natural History has released a video titled “Deflecting Asteroids,” embedded below, to mark the first Asteroid Day this June 30. The designated day was created to give the public yet another apocalyptic scenario...Show More Summary
A recent video by the American Museum of Natural History looks at the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of deflecting asteroids away from the Earth. The video looks at methods that use massive objects, explosions, and even paint to divert an asteroid’s orbit.
In a new video, a curator from the American Museum of Natural History discusses scientists' ideas for saving Earth from a potentially harmful asteroid impact.
Hadley Leggett in Wired: A rare textile made from the silk of more than a million wild spiders goes on display today at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. To produce this unique golden cloth, 70 people spent four...Show More Summary
The American Museum of Natural History sorted it out. Shelf Life Episode Eight: The Voyage of the Giant Squid And of course, don't miss Mark Dery's classic Boing Boing original feature: The Kraken Wakes: What Architeuthis is Trying to Tell Us
Neil Landman is the curator of invertebrate paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History. When he got a call about a 30-foot giant squid that was offered to the museum, he said yes. But how does one go about getting a giant...Show More Summary
When American Museum of Natural History curator Neil Landman heard a giant squid had been caught off the coast of New Zealand, he knew he had to get it back to New York. The question was how to do it.
In the eighth and most recent episode of “Shelf Life“, The American Museum of Natural History recounts the journey that took a well-preserved frozen Architeuthis Dux around the world – from Wellington, New Zealand to New York City. Curator Neil Landman explains how nerve-wracking the process was. It was supposed to make a connection from […]
Inside a laboratory at the American Natural History Museum, a small group met with the pocket shark, one of the rarest shark species in the world. Only two sharks believed to be in this species have been found, most recently a youngShow More Summary
HBO and the American Museum of Natural History will present the fourth installment of a new six-part series called "Saving My Tomorrow" on June 9. Conceived as a series of family specials that focus on environmental issues, "Saving My Tomorrow" Part Four will feature tips on environmental stewardship in the form of science, animation, and music. Show More Summary
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
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 […]
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 › ]
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
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 »
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