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Scientists Find Amphibious Centipede—and It's Horrible

It's eight inches long with a painful bite, long legs, and "a horrible dark, greenish-black color." It's also bound to make you avoid all lakes and streams for the near future. Gregory Edgecombe of London's Natural History Museum says he's discovered a new species of centipede belonging to the giant...

Maurizio Cannavacciuolo: A Lecture on Martian History on the Anne H. Fitzpatrick façade

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Italian artist Maurizio Cannavacciuolo is the eighth Artist-in-Residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to create a temporary site-specific work for the Museum?s façade. Drawing on his interest and experience of living and traveling...Show More Summary

Revisiting Castle William through the Commonwealth Museum

This summer the Commonwealth Museum at the Massachusetts Archives is featuring a small exhibit titled “Castle Island: A Storied History.”It features documents from the government’s collection related to the harbor island first fortified in the 1630s. Show More Summary

Noah's Ark Built in Kentucky

In the beginning, Ken Ham made the Creation Museum in northern Kentucky. And he saw that it was good at spreading his belief that the Bible is a book of history, the universe is only 6,000 years old, and evolution is wrong and is leading to our moral downfall. Show More Summary

The Natural History Museum Wants To Know: How Do You Museum?

The Natural History Museum wants to see the museum through your eyes. Do you take selfies with the T. rex, sketch in the diorama halls, or meditate peacefully in the Nature Gardens? [ more › ]

Your Ideal First Date, Based On Your College Major

History: You love to learn, which is why you'll have the most fun walking through a museum together, holding hands and discussing the origin of paintings and sculptures.

History and Future of Voting”

NPR: The History and Future of Voting: Join NPR at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History to check out old voting machines and talk voter confidence with NPR’s Pam Fessler and Sam Sanders. … Continue reading ?

History Lit Brings Theater To The Pasadena Museum Of History

One of the work's is staged in the museum's current exhibit of carousel animals. [ more › ]

How The Smithsonian’s Next Museum Is Going To Extend America’s ‘National Conversation On Race’

Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture: “We felt it was really important to take on things that might be deemed controversial or difficult. And the challenge for us was to find the right tension between those moments of pain and those moments of resiliency. … This is […]

The Emile Berliner Musée Des Ondes

6 days agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

The Emile Berline Musée des Ondes is a small museum dedicated to the world of sound, and Montreal's place in the history of the audio and aerospace sectors. Only open a few days each week, this museum doesn't take long to visit, and allows you an inside look at the swiftly-disappearing industrial past of Montreal. (thanks Juergen) The Presurfer

Nature Fest at the LA Natural History Museum

Natural History Museums love artists! This weekend the Natural History History Museum of Los Angeles County will host a "Nature Fest." Members of the local group of LA Urban Sketchers and others from Plein Air painting community will be painting and sketching at the location. Show More Summary

Trespass Posts

Guest blogger: Bill Kitson – Retired museum curator and co-author of Surveying Queensland 1839-1945 : a pictorial history It has been said and words have been written, that the boundary posts erected on the Town Boundary of Brisbane in 1852 were placed there to inform the Aboriginal people and the police that ‘no Aboriginal person was... Read more

7 Myths and Misconceptions About Crocodilians, Debunked

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Evon Hekkala, the principal investigator at Fordham University’s Hekkala Lab and a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, spoke with mental_floss after the opening of AMNH’s latest exhibition, “Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World,” to set the facts straight.

Telsa Road Trip To The California Science Center

The California Science Center is a state agency and museum located in Exposition Park, Los Angeles, next to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the University of Southern California. The place is billed as the West Coast’s largest hands-on science center. The Science Center makes for a fairly inexpensive family outing. Admission is by donation only, and […]

An exploration of midcentury graphic design and a visual history of MAD's exhibition catalogues

last weekArts : Artdaily

Drawn from its own archive and that of the American Craft Council, the Museum of Arts and Design presents Eye for Design, an exhibition that explores the unique graphic identity created by the Museum (then the Museum of Contemporary Crafts) in the 1960s and 1970s through its imaginatively designed exhibition catalogues and related ephemera. Show More Summary

New David Adjaye Profile Reveals Details of Architect's Work and Life

The starchitect talks to Vogue With the National Museum of African American History and Culture opening in September, David Adjaye is leaning into what will most certainly be his best year ever—and he’s not yet 50 years old. In a revealing...Show More Summary

What objects make up your experiences of black history in America? Share your story with us.

Objects hold history. Each one is a story, stamped in time. When it opens in September, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will display thousands of objects — and their stories — that have shaped African American history. As we bring you the latest updates on the museum, we’re also collecting photos of your objects, the […]

Amid British vote over E.U. ties, another question: Where — and what — is European history?

last weekNews : BlogPost

LONDON — A new museum planned for later this year by the European Parliament in Brussels seeks to recount 20th century Europe with a particular emphasis on postwar political and economic integration. Outside its doors, however, is another story: crises and challenges that have threatened the very core of European Union unity. An ongoing migrant crisis […]

Some of History's Most Beautiful Combs Were Made for Lice Removal

A 19th-century de-lousing comb made in India. (Photo: Science Museum, London, Wellcome Images) Thirty years ago, parasitologist Kostas Mumcuoglu and anthropologist Joseph Zias were examining a first-century hair comb excavated from the...Show More Summary

10 Ways to Drink In New York City History

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

Many of the city’s venerable watering holes are veritable museums, with the bonus of booze.

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