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Two new species of yellow-shouldered bats endemic to the Neotropics

Lying forgotten in museum collections two new species of yellow-shouldered bats have been unearthed by scientists at the American Museum of New York and The Field Museum of Natural History and described in the open access journal ZooKeys. Show More Summary

T. rex arrives in Washington

Original fossilized bones of Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in Montana arrive at the National Museum of Natural History

Game of Thrones Three-Eyed Crow Taxidermy: Die or Die

Allis Markham is a taxidermist for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. She also owns Prey, a taxidermy shop and school. Allis’ friend Emily is a fan of Game of Thrones, so she decided to…

T. rex settles into new home at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

One of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found moved into its new home in Washington on Tuesday. Dubbed "the nation's T. rex," the skeleton was discovered in 1988 by a Montana rancher, and becomes the first at the US capital's National Museum of Natural History. Show More Summary

Smithsonian welcomes its first T. Rex

2 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

One of the country's most complete T. Rex fossils arrives at the National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian welcomes first T-Rex

2 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will be adding its first T-Rex fossil to the dinosaur exhibit. Packed in 16 crates, it made the cross-country drive from Montana and will be on display for 50 years, starting in 2019. Craig Boswell reports.

The Soft Sculpture Works Of Mister Finch

2 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Mister Finch creates soft sculptures which look like they're part of an otherworldly natural history museum collection, from a dimension where the flora and fauna are all made out of fabric. Massive insects with textile wings, fabric...Show More Summary

Nation's T. Rex Arrives At The Smithsonian

  The 66-million-year-old bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex arrived today at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, where preparations are now underway to create a dinosaur and fossil hall. [ more › ]

Tyrannosaurus Rex arrives via Fed Ex at Smithsonian Museum

Pat Leiggi, administrative director of paleontology and director of exhibits for Museum of the Rockies (center) and Matthew Carrano, curator of Dinosauria, at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (right) look over the left and right thigh bones and middle shoulder blade of the Wankel T. Show More Summary

New York Artist Brings Dead Insects to Life with Creative Dioramas

2 days agoGenres / Horror : Fearnet

New Yorker Daisy Tainton has a pretty unique job; she's an insect preparator at the American Museum of Natural History, which essentially means that she catalogs and is in charge of the museum's many insect display pieces. But that's only her job during the day. Show More Summary

Caw, Caw: Game Of Thrones Taxidermied 3-Eyed Crow

3 days agoOdd : Geekologie

This is the Game of Thrones inspired 3-eyed crow created by Allis Markham, a taxidermist for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, and owner of Preytaxidermy, who also teaches classes on the subject. Apparently it's illegal in the US to sell or trade dead crows (because they're such badasses), and they can only be given as gifts. Show More Summary

'Sects In The City: Brooklyn Woman Moonlights Making Elaborate Insect Dioramas

    By day, Daisy Tainton spends hours at her desk in the American Museum of Natural History, hunched over a jewelry box sized display case, meticulously cataloging the dozens of tiny insects pinned into neat rows. By night, she works with dead insects as large as her thumb, arranging them into fantastical dioramas that evoke fairy tales or strange dreams. [ more › ]

Dioramas Play Up the Unnatural Side of Natural History Museums

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

Natural history museums, despite their names, are pretty unnatural. Antisocial carnivores cluster in nuclear families, while the tanned skin of sea creatures is painted to match its living colors. In a series of dioramas, Brooklyn-based artist Lori Nix plays with the absurdities of these spaces.

Can You Dance Like a T. Rex?

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History is adding a T. rex to their collections, and to celebrate it, they've had Ray Troll and The Ratfish Wranglers record a song that they're calling "National Rex." What they need is a dance that goes along with it - a T. Rex Two-Step, if you will. Read more...

Easter Holidays

What to do with the cherubs over the Easter Holidays? If you're flush, the Natural History Museum in London recently opened Sensational Butterflies, its annual showcase of some of the world's most beautiful butterflies and moths, hatching from their chrysalises and flitting about your head. Show More Summary

Mysterious prehistoric reptiles fly into New York's American Museum of Natural History

last weekArts : Artdaily

An international exhibition in New York explores the fascinating world of prehistoric flying reptiles, the pterosaurs who ruled the skies when dinosaurs ruled the earth millions of years ago. "Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs,"...Show More Summary

Whoa, This Skydiver Almost Got Hit By A Damn Meteorite

According to geologist Hans Amundsen — of the Natural History Museum in Oslo — you’re looking at the first ever film of a meteorite falling through its dark flight stage. The lucky guy who filmed it was skydiver Anders Helstrup, who survived the encounter unscathed. More »      

Photos: The AMNH Brings The Prehistoric Flying Reptiles Of Your Nightmares ALIVE

   The American Museum of Natural History is bringing a new flock of dinosaurs to their halls... yes, flock. Their latest installation actually focuses on a close relative to the dinosaur: prehistoric flying reptiles, called pterosaurs. Show More Summary

Pterosaurs take flight at Museum of Natural History in New York

Pterosaurs conquered the skies when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Now they're soaring back to Manhattan. The American Museum of Natural History will launch the largest exhibition about these "winged lizards" — the closest we've come to real-life dragons — on Saturday.

Under Silk Road Skies

I'm doing a disturbing amount of speechifyin' this month. One of the occasions is tomorrow, and is open to the general public. Have you been to the Natural History Museum's "Traveling the Silk Road" exhibition yet? I went to have a look a couple of days ago and it is rather nice. Show More Summary

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