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Why Sharks are on the Attack in North Carolina

14 hours agoHobbies / Hunting : Big Buck Zone

There have been seven confirmed shark attacks in North Carolina in a span of just over two weeks. That stat reflects the most recorded attacks in one year since the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack FileShow More Summary

Born This Day: Ernst Mayr

Any student of biology, or anyone with an interest in the natural world, will be familiar with Ernst Mayr who passed away on February 3rd in Bedford, Mass. Born in Kempton, Germany he joined the American Museum of Natural History as a curator in 1931. Show More Summary

New Smithsonian exhibition 'Primordial Landscapes' immerses visitors in Iceland's dynamic beauty

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

In April 2015, the United States began its two-year term as chair of the Arctic Council. In celebration of the council?s significant role in protecting the Arctic, the Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.,...Show More Summary

5 Gorgeous Old Pictures of Seashells

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

From a new book by the American Museum of Natural History.

Natural History Museum of Utah: Barosaurus

Brian Engh (bottom left, enthusing about the Ceratosaurus just off-screen) and I are recently returned to civilization after a stint of fieldwork in Utah. On the way home, we made a detour to Salt Lake to visit the new Natural History Museum of Utah. The NHMU is one of the nicest museums I’ve ever had […]

Fact-Checking the Smithsonian’s Koch-Funded Climate Change Exhibition

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

WASHINGTON, DC — Last month’s demonstrations outside the National Museum of Natural History might not have prompted the public outcry activists had hoped for, but the claim that David Koch’s relationship to the museum impacts the content of their Human Origins exhibition deserves consideration.

Night of the Deadly Lights

4 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Photo: Ary Bassous/Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Natural History Museum That mound looks like it belongs in a sci-fi movie, but it's actually real. Photographer Ary Bassous took a photo of an old termite mound in the savannah of Emas National Park, central Brazil, that is inhabited by click beetle larvae. Show More Summary

Here Are Our Options For Stopping A Killer Asteroid

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Massive asteroid heading our way? We have options, apparently. Just how viable they are -- well, let's hope we never have to find out. The American Museum of Natural History offers a few ideas to avert catastrophe in a new video, "Deflecting...Show More Summary

Here Are All the Ways Scientists Propose to Protect Earth From Asteroids

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In a short, informative video, the American Museum of Natural History explains all the proposals for deflecting asteroids. Sadly, the plan from Armageddon is not on the list. Read more...

Field Trip: Natural History Museum of Utah

In the middle of a brutal heat wave, a visit to the Natural History Museum of Utah, perched in the foothills above Salt Lake City sounded like a good respite from the 102F day outside. And my timing was good: it was a weekday afternoon...Show More Summary

Happy Asteroid Day: We Are Woefully Unprepared!

The American Museum of Natural History has released a video titled “Deflecting Asteroids,” embedded below, to mark the first Asteroid Day this June 30. The designated day was created to give the public yet another apocalyptic scenario...Show More Summary

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Methods of Deflecting Asteroids Away From the Earth

6 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A recent video by the American Museum of Natural History looks at the advantages and disadvantages of different methods of deflecting asteroids away from the Earth. The video looks at methods that use massive objects, explosions, and even paint to divert an asteroid’s orbit.

The Many Ways to Deflect an Asteroid

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

In a new video, a curator from the American Museum of Natural History discusses scientists' ideas for saving Earth from a potentially harmful asteroid impact.

The Pope vs. the Koch Bros

On June 15, environmental activists gathered at the Smithsonian Castle for the institution's Board of Regents meeting, and marched to the National Museum of Natural History to protest climate-denier-oil-baron David Koch being on the museum's advisory board. Show More Summary

Lindsay Lohan Flashes Undergarments at 2015 FIA Formula E Visa London ePrix Gala Dinner

Stepping out for a swanky evening, Lindsay Lohan showed up at the Natural History Museum in London, England on Sunday night (June 28). The “Mean Girls” actress wore a black semi-see-through dress that gave onlookers a view of her underwear...Show More Summary

New Aldrich exhibition focuses on the nature of light in the context of digital technology

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum presents Shallow Sun, an exhibition of new photo and video works by artist Penelope Umbrico that traces a ricocheting trajectory through photographic history. Shallow Sun is presented inside and adjacent...Show More Summary

Golden Madagascan Silk

Hadley Leggett in Wired: A rare textile made from the silk of more than a million wild spiders goes on display today at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. To produce this unique golden cloth, 70 people spent four...Show More Summary

Audubon and the Double Elephant Folio at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

last weekArts : Artdaily

John James Audubon?s masterpiece Birds of America is the subject of an exhibit opening at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History on Saturday, July 27. Audubon and the Double Elephant Folio will feature volumes 2 and 3 of the four-volume set, on loan from Yale?s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Show More Summary

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has just The...

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History has just The Internets proud and won the #JurassicZoo meme (previously featured here). They’ve got real dinosaurs, you see. Sure, they may be fossilized remains, but they’re still the real McCoy and Dinosaur Curator Matthew Carrano is clearly an expert at keeping those pesky prehistoric bones in line. [via Smithsonian’s NMNH]

FOUND: A Fossil That Shows How Turtles Got Their Shells

Meet Pappochelys. (Image: Rainer Schoch, Stuttgart Natural History Museum) Turtles, if you stop to think about it, are really strange and amazing creatures. They're like mini-dinosaurs that have somehow grown part of their skeleton on the outside. Show More Summary

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