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Museum safari: The myriad unknown species lost in dusty drawers

Millions of animals unknown to science languish in the world's natural history collections. Just open a forgotten cupboard and you could find a new species

New tyrannosaur fossil is most complete found in southwestern US

(University of Utah) A fossilized skeleton of a tyrannosaur discovered in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was airlifted by helicopter Oct. 15, and delivered to the Natural History Museum of Utah where it will be uncovered, prepared, and studied. The fossil is approximately 76 million years old and is likely an individual of the species Teratophoneus curriei.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County unveils concept for new project

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has unveiled concept designs by Los Angeles architecture firm Frederick Fisher and Partners that would support new uses for the west and south sides of the 104-year-old museum and establish new points of entry into the building from Exposition Park. Show More Summary

Here Are The Best Wildlife Photos Of 2017

The Natural History Museum of London has announced the winners of the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition. Highlights of this year include bioluminescent termite mounds, hoards of giant spider crabs, a juvenile gorilla lounging on the forest floor -- and an absolutely heartbreaking image of a poached black rhino. More »      

Major renovations and expansion planned for Exposition Park’s Natural History Museum

The museum could get a new theater and a glassy western entry hall As Exposition Park prepares to welcome major attractions such as the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and the Banc of California soccer stadium, the park’s venerable Natural...Show More Summary

Here Are the Winning Entries for Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017

The Natural History Museum in London has announced this year’s winners of its annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Over 50,000 images submitted by professionals and amateurs alike were narrowed down and judged on their creativity, originality and technical excellence over several categories. Show More Summary

With Lucas Museum on the way, Natural History Museum plans another makeover

2 days agoArts : Culture Monster

With the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art arriving next door and a new soccer stadium on the way too, a plan from Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects calls for better connecting the Natural History Museum to its neighbors in Exposition Park.

With Lucas Museum on the way, Natural History Museum plans another makeover

With the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art arriving next door and a new soccer stadium on the way too, a plan from Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects calls for better connecting the Natural History Museum to its neighbors in Exposition Park.

We'll Miss The 1970s Vibe Of The AMNH Halls Of Gems And Minerals

The beautiful old Halls of Gems and Minerals are two of the greatest, darkest, most carpeted areas in the American Museum of Natural History. Featuring not just gorgeous, glowing rocks, but an of-its-era design straight from the 1970s, when the spaces originally opened. Check it out, from the Museum's archives: [ more › ]

Steinhardt Museum of Natural History in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Before the addition of this 100,000-square-foot, ark-shaped building to the campus, the collections of Tel Aviv University’s Zoological Museum, Biological Anthropology Museum, and National Herbarium were just sort of kept wherever there was room. Millions of specimens were stored in hallways, in cabinets without locks, and even under sewage pipes. Show More Summary

Powell-Cotton Dioramas in Birchington, England

The Powell-Cotton Museum started out as a single room, built on the grounds of explorer and conservationist Percy Powell-Cotton's Birchington-on-Sea estate in 1896 to house the collection of natural history specimens gathered on his trips to India and Tibet. Show More Summary

Scientists uncover a centuries-old case of mistaken identity in the Chesapeake Bay

(NOAA Headquarters) Scientists recently discovered that some jellyfish in the Bay are quite different from their ocean cousins. This led scientists from NOAA and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History to declare them as two different species.

Rotten Apples That Will Last Forever

To enter the Glass Flowers exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History is to be immediately overwhelmed by perfection. The walls are lined with thousands of flawless plant examples, all rendered exquisitely in glass. The models,...Show More Summary

London Casting: Hourly Work at The Natural History Museum

Hello and welcome to one of our shoutouts for projects casting around the U.K. As always there’s a mix of opportunities for all ages, abilities, and locations but do remember to check if you fit the bill before applying. Although weShow More Summary

Pumas are more social than previously thought

Pumas, long known as solitary carnivores, are more social than previously thought, according to a study led by conservation organization Panthera and co-authored by UC Davis and the American Museum of Natural History.

Trilobites: The Dirty Secrets Saved in Dead Birds’ Feathers

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The feathers of birds preserved in natural history museum collections record changes to historical air quality across America’s Rust Belt, a new study finds.

On Columbus Day, NYC Activists Target Teddy Roosevelt's Legacy

Hundreds of people swept through the American Museum of Natural History on Monday as part of the second annual Anti-Columbus Day Tour. Through a series of mic checks, the group challenged the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, the conservationist president memorialized there who championed the National Park Service and espoused racial hierarchies. [ more › ]

Anti-Columbus Day Tour Attended by Hundreds at the American Museum of Natural History

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Hundreds of people came out to attend a decolonization tour of one of New York's most popular museums. The post Anti-Columbus Day Tour Attended by Hundreds at the American Museum of Natural History appeared first on Hyperallergic.

The Latest: Police: London crash that hurt 11 is not terror

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a car that hit pedestrians outside of London's Natural History Museum (all times local):

Natural History Museum: Donald Trump Jr 'likes' tweet reporting Sadiq Khan's comments about victims injured in London car crash

last weekNews : The Cutline

As speculation swirled about the car crash outside the Natural History Museum, Donald Trump’s son “liked” a tweet which quoted London Mayor Sadiq Khan as saying a number of people had been injured and a man detained by police. Donald...Show More Summary

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