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Ivanka Trump poses for pic with son, Joseph, exactly like one of Kate Middleton and Prince George

It looks like Ivanka Trump is taking cues from Kate Middleton. The first daughter took her young son, Joseph, to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. on Thursday and she shared a photo of her excursion on her Instagram account. Show More Summary

Congo river fish evolution shaped by intense rapids

(American Museum of Natural History) New research provides compelling evidence that a group of strange-looking fish living near the mouth of the Congo River are evolving due to the intense hydraulics of the river's rapids and deep canyons. Show More Summary

Video: A Look At Some Of L.A.'s Most Historic Street Names

Many may know the history behind Pico or Wilshire. But what about smaller streets like Witmer? The Natural History Museum takes a look. [ more › ]

Species new to science named after a 'Dungeons & Dragons' character

Focused on terrestrial gastropods, more commonly known as land snails, a joint team of biologists from the Natural History Museum of Stuttgart, Germany and the Zoology Museum of São Paulo, Brazil, have been researching the Brazilian caves. Show More Summary

Merce Cunningham Is Now Fodder For Art Museums

"No choreographer in history has so naturally prompted museum exhibitions as Merce Cunningham. For more than 65 years, his form of radical dance theater was a vehicle for historic artistic experimentation, with brave breakthroughs of color, idiom, content." Alastair Macaulay visit the new (and large) Merce exhibit at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

London show confirms the natural world is dead. Good riddance

A Wellcome Collection exhibition demonstrates why the idea of nature as separate to our own world deserves to go into the history books – or at least a museum

Masterpieces in American landscape painting on display at the Wichita Art Museum

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

For the first time at the Wichita Art Museum, 41 landscape paintings of early American art history from the premier collection of the New-York Historical Society will be on view in The Poetry of Nature, featuring masterpieces by such notable artists as Thomas Cole, Asher B. Show More Summary

Time Traveling for Gingerbread Totems: An Interview with Theo Rosenblum and Chelsea Seltzer

2 weeks agoArts : Art Fag City

Entering Theo Rosenblum and Chelsea Seltzer’s “Culture Shak” installation at The Hole, is like walking into a Post-human Natural History Museum arrangement of “2016.” The decadence, absurdity, and pleasures of our fragmented cultureShow More Summary

First functional fish head joint discovered in deep-sea dragonfishes in museum collections

Scientists with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and the French Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle are the first to describe and illustrate an evolutionary novelty among fishes—a unique, flexible connection between the skull and vertebral column in barbeled dragonfishes, a group of closely related deep-sea predatory fishes. Show More Summary

Scientists discover giant new otter from the latest Miocene Shuitangba site in China's Yunnan Province

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Dr. Xiaoming Wang, Curator and Head of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and Dr. Denise Su, Curator and Head of Paleobotany and Paleoecology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History published a paper in The Journal of Systematic Paleontology on the discovery of one of the largest otter species ever found. Show More Summary

Museum Immortalizes Weasel That Shut Down the Large Hadron Collider

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Fans of the weasel will be delighted to learn that its stuffed and slightly singed body will soon go on display at the Rotterdam Natural History Museum in the Netherlands.

Restoration Reveals Human Skull in Famed Natural History Museum Diorama

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Museum researchers have not been able to trace the origins of the skull yet, so they can’t return it anywhere for reburial.

Found: A Real Human Skull in a Museum Diorama

At the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, it was long known that the human figure in one of the museum’s most famous exhibits had real human teeth. Recently, though, a CT scan revealed that the figure’s head was sculpted...Show More Summary

Museum Finds Real Human Skull in 150-Year-Old Taxidermy Display

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

For more than a century, the taxidermy diorama “Arab Courier Attacked by Lions” has stood in Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Depicting a man on camelback fending off Barbary lions, the bizarre display has intrigued—and repulsed—generations of visitors. Throughout all those years, however, the piece… Read more...

Scientists discover a way to sequence DNA of rare animals

(Louisiana State University) Rare and extinct animals are preserved in jars of alcohol in natural history museum collections around the world, which provide a wealth of information on the changing biodiversity of the planet. But, scientists have not been able to effectively sequence DNA from these specimens until now. Show More Summary

London show confirms the natural world is dead. Good riddance

A Wellcome Collection exhibition demonstrates why the idea of nature as separate to our own world deserves to go into the history books – or at least a museum

The natural world is dead. Good riddance

The idea of nature as separate to our own world deserves to be consigned to the history books – or at least put on display in a museum

New ancient otter species among largest ever found

Dr. Denise Su, curator and head of paleobotany and paleoecology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History was co-author on new research that described a species of otter new to science and that is among the largest otter species kn...

Scientists discover large extinct otter

(Cleveland Museum of Natural History) Scientists discover large extinct otter, Siamogale melilutra, from the Miocene Shuitangba site in northeastern Yunnan Province in China. New prehistoric otter was the size of a modern wolf and is one of the largest otter species known to science.

American Museum of Natural History extension: New addition for visitors will open in 2020

last monthLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuo

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in Manhattan has unveiled details of its new Gilder Center, a 235,000-square-foot project that will feature immersive exhibitions, a new Insectarium and Butterfly Vivarium and a theater that will offer a counterpart to its famous Hayden Planetarium.

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