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Scientists solve mystery of ‘Frankenstein dinosaur’

A dinosaur that puzzled researchers thanks to the incredibly puzzling design of its body finally has its place in history thanks to a team of scientists from Cambridge and the Natural History Museum in London. The Chilesaurus, whichShow More Summary

Carved bones reveal Ice Age ritual cannibalism

A research team from the Natural History Museum in London team has found evidence of ritual cannibalism on 15,000-year-old skeletal remains. The study focused on a single bone, a radius (the large bone of the forearm) that was unearthed in 1987 from Gough’s Cave, a limestone cave in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, southwestern England, which has […]

What to Do When You See Science Denial at the Science Museum

This is a guest post by Hui Liu of Greenpeace USA. It was originally published at www.greenpeace.org. I went to D.C.’s Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History expecting to learn about the history of our planet. Instead, I stumbled...Show More Summary

Cathedral of creation

last weekArts : Night and Day

Sometimes, it pays to rediscover what’s already under your nose. I’ve been umpteen times to the Natural History Museum but…

You Can Visit What Is Now Believed To Be The Largest Dinosaur To Have Walked The Earth At AMNH

The American Museum of Natural History teased reporters with the promise of a "special scientific announcement" about Titanosaur this week, its newest and tallest dinosaur fossil. I assumed that the big reveal would be that the museum...Show More Summary

Meet Patagotitan mayorum, the biggest beast in the city

last weekNews : NY Daily News

The massive Titanosaur at the American Museum of Natural History finally has a name: Patagotitan mayorum.

Ants dominate waste management in tropical rainforests

A study by the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Natural History Museum, has found that ants are responsible for moving more than half of food resources from the rainforest floor, playing a key role in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

Smithsonian Libraries knows that narwhals are awesomely magical...

Smithsonian Libraries knows that narwhals are awesomely magical creatures. Narwhals are kinda still magic, right? If you are in the DC area (or plan to visit), the National Museum of Natural History has a new exhibition, Narwhal, Revealing an Arctic Legend opening tomorrow August 3 and running until 2019. Show More Summary

Skin-ditching gecko inexplicably leaves body armor behind when threatened

(Florida Museum of Natural History) When trouble looms, the fish-scale geckos of Madagascar resort to what might seem like an extreme form of self-defense -- tearing out of their own skin. Now, new research shows the geckos' skin contains...Show More Summary

Why the Big Dipper Has Remained Unchanged to the Human Eye Throughout Time

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The American Museum of Natural History examines the reason why the physical sight of the Big Dipper, the seven brightest stars of the Ursa Major constellation, remains unchanged to the human eye throughout many years past and will continue to remain unchanged to the human eye for many years to come. Stars aren’t still–they move...

Smithsonian exhibition reveals traditional and new knowledge of Narwhals

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The narwhal with its unique, spiraling tusk has inspired legends in Inuit society and fascinated people across cultures for centuries. On Aug. 3, a new exhibition at the Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History will dive deep...Show More Summary

The Story of P-22: The Famed L.A. Mountain Lion That Could

L.A.'s most famous feline now has his own exhibit at the Natural History Museum. [ more › ]

Scientists challenge next-generation sequencing dogma

(American Museum of Natural History) Next-generation sequencing -- the ability to sequence millions or billions of small fragments of DNA in parallel -- has revolutionized the biological sciences, playing an essential role in everything...Show More Summary

Waddesdon Manor exhibits "Creatures and Creations"

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Witness nature reimagined in an exhibition that sees a combination of fashion, digital art and animal specimens on show. In collaboration with the Natural History Museum at Tring, Walter Rothschild?s spectacular collection of natural history provides the inspiration for colourful virtual collages by Platon H and couture dresses by Mary Katrantzou. Show More Summary

A shark expert explains what would really happen if Michael Phelps raced a live shark

Recently, the Discovery Channel staged a race between 28-time Olympic-medal winner Michael Phelps and a CGI shark. George Buress, the director for the Florida Program for Shark Research at the Florida Museum of Natural History and contributor to SharkFest, explains what would've happened to Phelps if he'd been next to a real shark. Show More Summary

Three new 'club-tailed' scorpions join the tree of life

A team of researchers—including Dr. Lauren Esposito, Curator of Arachnology at the California Academy of Sciences and colleagues the American Museum of Natural History and Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)—have painstakingly revised a large group of Neotropical "club-tailed" scorpions. Show More Summary

LA's most famous feline P-22 stars in new installation at Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

In the hills of Griffith Park, a lone mountain lion roams. To tell this urban carnivore?s story, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County debuted the new installation The Story of P-22, L.A.?s Most Famous Feline on Friday, July 21, 2017. Show More Summary

Museum of Un-Natural History in Walla Walla, Washington

Throughout the '70s and '80s, Gerald Matthews lived next to the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan in an apartment big enough to host rowdy parties. One drunken night he and a band of party-goers raided the museum grounds,...Show More Summary

Shark scavenging helps reveal clues about human remains

(Florida Museum of Natural History) Shark feeding habits are helping scientists identify marks on human bones found in the ocean.By analyzing shark scavenging behavior, the University of Florida's C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory identified which marks were left behind by sharks, what species of sharks made the marks and where the feedings might have occurred.

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