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Ghostly Poltergeists Haunt NYC American Museum of Natural History

Ghostly Poltergeists Haunt NYC American Museum of Natural History Are supernatural hauntings and poltergeists taking up residence within the hallways and galleries of NYC’s American Museum of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

American Museum of Natural History, part 3: no birds, please, we're bird-hips

And so, finally, to the hall of Ornithischian dinosaurs (as a reminder, Baron et al. 2017 isn't to be mentioned). In spite of the tendency of theropods and sauropods to hog the limelight, the AMNH's Other Dinosaur Hall almost manages to outshine the lizard-hipped-themed gallery - almost. Show More Summary

The 'Star dust' wasp is a new extinct species named after David Bowie's alter ego

(Pensoft Publishers) During her study on fossil insects at China's Capitol Normal University, student Longfeng Li visited the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, USA, carrying two unidentified wasp specimens that were exceptionally well-preserved and 100 million years old. Show More Summary

Bacteria samples collected in Antarctica a century ago nearly identical to present day samples

(—A pair of researchers with the Natural History Museum of London and the University of Waikato have found that bacteria living in a part of Antarctica have not changed much over the past century. In their paper published in...Show More Summary

Fisherman catch first documented two-headed porpoises

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Fishermen in the North Sea near the Nethelands caught the first two-headed porpoises ever documented. The trawler crew found the animal already dead in its nets. From Deinsea, the journal of the Natural History Museum Rotterdam: "The...Show More Summary

Woolly dog hair found in Coast Salish blanket

Researchers at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle, Washington, have confirmed that a Coast Salish blanket in its collection was woven from the fur of the woolly dog. Woolly dogs were carefully bred and husbanded for centuries by the Coast Salish peoples of the Pacific Northwest, who sheared them like sheep […]

American Museum of Natural History, part 2: birds, near-birds, and wide loads

Since the AMNH has so much more to offer than Sexy Rexy and the Indeterminate Apatosaurine Formerly Known as Brontosaurus, let's once again take a walk down its expansive corridors. Or at least, the dinosaur galleries. Although I'veShow More Summary

Happy Dead Duck Day

On June 5th, 1995, at around 5:55 PM, Kees Moeliker, the director of the Natural History Museum in Rotterdam, was finishing up his workday when he heard a loud, reverberative thud. He went and looked out the window. Below, on the grass,...Show More Summary

No, You Really Do Not Want To Hear Running Water In A Museum After Hours

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

At the Museum of Cultural and Natural History in Eugene on Wednesday night, "Cold water poured down from a broken humidifier on the roof of the museum, flowing behind a 4½-by-7-foot Ray Troll illustrated map of Oregon. Fast action by janitors and campus plumbers helped the museum avoid disaster."

American Museum of Natural History, part 1: big dead icons

For someone from a tiny island in the Old World, the United States can't half seem like an intimidating place. There's the sheer vastness of it, of course; that's obvious. There are the angry, impatient reactions you get from absolutely everyone at the airport when you arrive. Show More Summary

Citizen scientists uncover a cold new world near sun

(American Museum of Natural History) A new citizen-science tool released earlier this year to help astronomers pinpoint new worlds lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system has already led to a discovery: a brown dwarf a little more than 100 light years away from the Sun. Show More Summary

Thar She Glows! How the Natural History Museum Cleans Its Blue Whale

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

This week the blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History was given its annual bath. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at how it happens.

Watching a Blue Whale Get Vacuumed Is Surprisingly Satisfying

About once a year at New York’s American Museum of Natural History, the time comes again to scrub the whale. Specifically, the jaw-dropping, 21,000 pound, life-size model of a blue whale that hangs from the ceiling of the Irma and Paul...Show More Summary

Save The Date: AMNH's Annual Whale Wash Happens SOON

Every year, the massive blue whale that hangs in the American Museum of Natural History's Milstein Hall of Ocean Life gets a bath. Or rather, gets vacuumed. And this year's cleaning will take place on Wednesday, May 31st, from 10 to 11 a.m., if you want to see the oddly satisfying event live. [ more › ]

Fossil beetles suggest that LA climate has been relatively stable for 50,000 years

(American Museum of Natural History) Research based on more than 180 fossil insects preserved in the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles indicate that the climate in what is now southern California has been relatively stable over the past 50,000 years.

How a Smithsonian Naturalist’s Skeleton Ended Up on View at the Museum

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

The skeleton of 19th-century collector Robert Kennicott is on view in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History's Objects of Wonder. The bones recently solved the long mystery of his death. The post How a Smithsonian Naturalist’s Skeleton Ended Up on View at the Museum appeared first on Hyperallergic.

LEGO Dinosaur Skeletons

LEGO Ideas contributor Mukkinn designed this series of neat fossilized dinosaur statues which would let you have your own miniature natural history museum on your desk. Show your support, and let’s see if we can get LEGO to put them into production.

Why These Humans Are Museum Treasures, Too

A portrait photographer captured 24 staffers from the National Museum of Natural History posing with their favorite artifacts from the collections

It's Hard to Be a Natural History Museum in the 21st Century

The space where the University of Louisiana at Monroe housed its natural history collection was embarrassing. About five years ago, the biology department had to move its extensive collection of Louisiana plants and fish, one of theShow More Summary

Isabella's, popular Upper West Side brunch spot, meets untimely end

Isabella's, a popular Upper West Side spot where diners could load up on Belgian waffles and other brunch favorites before battling crowds at the Museum of Natural History, has closed. The culprit... To view the full story, click the title link.

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