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Cosmic dust found in city rooftop gutters

(Phys.org)—A small team of researchers with Imperial College London, the Natural History Museum in London, Project Stardust in Norway and Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, has found samples of cosmic dust in the gutters of buildings in three major cities. Show More Summary

Ice age vertebrates had mixed responses to climate change

(American Museum of Natural History) New research examines how vertebrate species in the eastern United States ranging from snakes to mammals to birds responded to climate change over the last 500,000 years. The study reveals that contrary...Show More Summary

Human population explosion, visualized

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The human population reached 1 billion in its first 200,000 years. It took just 200 more years to reach 7 billion. This data visualization video from the American Museum of Natural History presents the explosive growth of our species. [via]

2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year: shortlist announced for People’s Choice Award

Nature and wildlife lovers from all corners of the globe can now vote in one of the most prestigious photo contest in the world – Wildlife Photographer of the Year. The Natural History Museum published a shortlist of 25 photos for 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Show More Summary

Protesters to Descend on Home of American Museum of Natural History President

What:    American Museum of Natural History President Ellen V. Futter and her neighbors will get a wake-up call on Saturday, courtesy of PETA. While playing video footage of... The post Protesters to Descend on Home of American Museum of Natural History President appeared first on PETA.

Photos: Rare Diamonds Make US Debut at LA Natural History Museum

Rare and colorful gems, including an extremely rare pink diamond and the stunning Argyle Violet Diamond, are making their U.S. debut at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Natural history illustration exhibit opens in Jamestown

An exhibition of natural history illustration called Focus on Nature will open tomorrow at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History in Jamestown, NY. "Since its inception in 1990, the New York State Museum’s Focus on Nature exhibit series has reflected the standards, materials, and skills of contemporary natural history illustrators. Show More Summary

Think like an explorer with new American Museum of Natural History app

last weekArts : Artdaily

The American Museum of Natural History launched Explorer, an updated app that lets visitors personalize their onsite experience using cutting-edge location-aware technology. The app, developed with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies,...Show More Summary

Predation on pollinating insects shaped the evolution of the orchid mantis

A team of scientists at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Australia, and Germany discovered that the orchid mantis looks like a flower due to the exploitation of pollinating insects as prey by its praying mantis ancestors. ByShow More Summary

Predation on pollinating insects shaped the evolution of the orchid mantis

(Cleveland Museum of Natural History) A team of researchers led by Dr. Gavin Svenson, Curator and Head of Invertebrate Zoology at The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, published findings that show that the orchid mantis looks like a flower due to exploitation of pollinating insects as prey bu its praying mantis ancestors. Show More Summary

Scientists find new conclusions for how sauropod claws were used

Paleontologists at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Dickinson Museum Center (North Dakota) have just published new research describing the behavior of sauropod dinosaurs, the largest animals to ever walk the earth. Sauropods, like the museum's own Haplocanthosaurus, are famous for their size, but it is their unusual feet that caught the interest of researchers.

Scientists find new conclusions for how sauropod claws were used

(Cleveland Museum of Natural History) Paleontologists at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History studied footprints of sauropod dinosaurs and found that the function of their claws were used for digging, challenging the long-held notion that sauropod claw function was to aid in gripping substrates.

Wildlife Photo Contest Shows Nature Can Be Cruel—But Also Kind

The Natural History Museum in the UK has shortlisted its nominees for the 2016 People’s Choice Award for wildlife photography. From playful polar cubs to the horrified last gaze of a wildebeest calf, these images are guaranteed to astound. Read more...

25 striking wildlife photos that show nature at its most tranquil and brutal

LONDON — The winners of the Natural History Museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition have already been declared, but now you can have your say, too.  SEE ALSO: 9 hilarious wildlife photos that show off nature's ridiculous side You have until Jan. Show More Summary

Rain-or-Shine Fun: Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Start inside, where you’ll find science- and nature-themed exhibitions, educational activities, and a theater. Then turn them loose in the new 10-acre WildWoods, a play area with separate structures for big and little kids, and the 65-acre Fernbank Forest.

Macy's parade fun facts from NYC author Stefanie Pintoff

I live on the Upper West Side near where the balloons are inflated at the American Museum of Natural History.

Kate Middleton Showed Up to a Children's Tea Party Wearing the Sweetest Dress You Can Imagine

If you ever need outfit inspo for a tea party, there's probably no better person to look to than Kate Middleton. The royal attended one for children at London's Natural History Museum, wearing a sweet floral design from one of her favorite brands, L.K. Show More Summary

Find the Whale and the Bathroom With the Natural History Museum App

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

This free app, Explorer, offers facts, videos and teaching tools for some 70 of the most compelling items on display.

Scientist strengthens tools to track animal, ecosystem responses to environmental changes

By charting the slopes and crags on animals' teeth as if they were mountain ranges, scientists at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History have created a powerful new way to learn about the diets of extinct animals from the fossil record.

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