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Human population explosion, visualized

1 hour agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The human population reached 1 billion in its first 200,000 years. It took just 200 more years to reach 7 billion. This data visualization video from the American Museum of Natural History presents the explosive growth of our species. [via]

Republicans Introduce Resolution Criticizing ‘Omission’ of Clarence Thomas from Smithsonian

18 hours agoNews : Mediaite

The Smithsonian African American Museum opened earlier this year, but Republicans are calling the Smithsonian out for the "omission" of one important conservative figure in American black history.

A brief history of Tim: Peake's space capsule to go on display at Science Museum

Soyuz TMA-M used by British astronaut on journey to and from International Space Station will be shown at London museum The spacecraft used by Tim Peake on his journey to and from the International Space Station is to go on display at London’s Science Museum. Show More Summary

2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year: shortlist announced for People’s Choice Award

Nature and wildlife lovers from all corners of the globe can now vote in one of the most prestigious photo contest in the world – Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The Natural History Museum published a shortlist of 25 photos for 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Show More Summary

Protesters to Descend on Home of American Museum of Natural History President

What:    American Museum of Natural History President Ellen V. Futter and her neighbors will get a wake-up call on Saturday, courtesy of PETA. While playing video footage of... The post Protesters to Descend on Home of American Museum of Natural History President appeared first on PETA.

Photos: Rare Diamonds Make US Debut at LA Natural History Museum

Rare and colorful gems, including an extremely rare pink diamond and the stunning Argyle Violet Diamond, are making their U.S. debut at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Natural history illustration exhibit opens in Jamestown

An exhibition of natural history illustration called Focus on Nature will open tomorrow at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History in Jamestown, NY. "Since its inception in 1990, the New York State Museum’s Focus on Nature exhibit series has reflected the standards, materials, and skills of contemporary natural history illustrators. Show More Summary

Think like an explorer with new American Museum of Natural History app

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The American Museum of Natural History launched Explorer, an updated app that lets visitors personalize their onsite experience using cutting-edge location-aware technology. The app, developed with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies,...Show More Summary

Hand Fan Museum in Healdsburg, California

The first and only Hand Fan Museum in downtown Healdsburg, California revels in the ladylike elegance of fans. In collecting hand fans, the museum assembles a history of femininity throughout the ages. As a small accessory used by women (as well some men), fans were witness to all sorts of cultural events. Show More Summary

21 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

A look back at Silver Lake's history, the opening of a museum dedicated to pets, a screening of Home Alone at the drive-in and more to do and see in L.A. this week. fri 12/2 Silver Lake is L.A.'s undisputed epicenter of cool, but did you know its roots as...

Predation on pollinating insects shaped the evolution of the orchid mantis

A team of scientists at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Australia, and Germany discovered that the orchid mantis looks like a flower due to the exploitation of pollinating insects as prey by its praying mantis ancestors. ByShow More Summary

Predation on pollinating insects shaped the evolution of the orchid mantis

(Cleveland Museum of Natural History) A team of researchers led by Dr. Gavin Svenson, Curator and Head of Invertebrate Zoology at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, published findings that show that the orchid mantis looks like a flower due to exploitation of pollinating insects as prey bu its praying mantis ancestors. Show More Summary

Scientists find new conclusions for how sauropod claws were used

Paleontologists at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Dickinson Museum Center (North Dakota) have just published new research describing the behavior of sauropod dinosaurs, the largest animals to ever walk the earth. Sauropods, like the museum's own Haplocanthosaurus, are famous for their size, but it is their unusual feet that caught the interest of researchers.

Scientists find new conclusions for how sauropod claws were used

(Cleveland Museum of Natural History) Paleontologists at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History studied footprints of sauropod dinosaurs and found that the function of their claws were used for digging, challenging the long-held notion that sauropod claw function was to aid in gripping substrates.

Miami Is Opening America’s First Burger Museum

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

It’s a 1500-square-foot ode to the history and culture of the humble hamburger.

Essays from the MET

6 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

beautiful-belgium: In addition to a superb online gallery, The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website offers hundreds of essays relating to art and history. I have selected some of the essays that concern early Netherlandish and Flemish artists as well as topics related to these artists. Jan van Eyck (ca. Show More Summary

Painting a Fuller, More Complicated History of Mexican Modern Art

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

An exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Arts explores the many strands of Mexican modern art, shedding light on artists and movements beyond the best-known muralists. The post Painting a Fuller, More Complicated History of Mexican Modern Art appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Wildlife Photo Contest Shows Nature Can Be Cruel—But Also Kind

The Natural History Museum in the UK has shortlisted its nominees for the 2016 People’s Choice Award for wildlife photography. From playful polar cubs to the horrified last gaze of a wildebeest calf, these images are guaranteed to astound. Read more...

Elda Footwear Museum in Elda, Spain

Elda is not far from Valencia, and has long been in the business of shoemaking. The quality is high, the designs advanced, and the Footwear Museum (Museo del Calzado) celebrates the rich history of shoe production in this part of Spain. The...Show More Summary

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