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Scanning meteorites in 3D may flesh out solar system’s origin story

American Museum of Natural History researchers are examining how the planets formed.

A Close-up Look at the American Museum of Natural History’s Large Collection of Microscopic Foraminifera Fossil

2 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A recent episode of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) series Shelf Life (previously) takes an up-close look at the museum’s large collection of tiny microscopic fossils of single-celled creatures known as foraminifera. The foraminifera...Show More Summary

Historical Badass: Conservationist and African Explorer Delia Akeley

If you’ve ever been to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, you’re familiar with the work of Delia Akeley. She was responsible for shooting one of the elephants in the African

Daily 2 Cents: Eminent Zoologist Was Fired Over Nessie Sighting -- Jinn Possession in Morocco -- Earthworms Rain Over Norway

Eminent Zoologist Was Fired Over Nessie Sighting In 1959, Dr. Denys Tucker of the Natural History Museum claimed to have seen the Loch Ness Monster.An eminent zoologist and eel expert, Dr. Tucker was a respected scientist who climbed...Show More Summary

Friendly Atheist Podcast Episode 51: Megan Fox, Evolution Exhibit “Auditer”

Our latest podcast guest is Megan Fox, the apparent evolution-denier who "debunked" a science exhibit at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History and posted the video on YouTube. (Yep. Really.)In a long, far-ranging, and sometimes infuriating...Show More Summary

More Evidence of Cannibalism Found in Gough’s Cave

(The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London) Ancient human remains from Gough’s Cave, located in southwest England, exhibit signs of a sophisticated culture of butchering and carving of human remains, according to scientistsShow More Summary

The Future Of Museums Is Reaching Way Beyond Their Walls

Successful museums are creating relationships with visitors that extend before and after the visit. The American Museum of Natural History has always been one of the most popular destinations in New York City. With about 5 million visitors...Show More Summary

Butterflies Emerge From Their Chrysalises

last weekHumor / odd : The Presurfer

The chrysalis hatchery in the Sensational Butterflies house is one of the many captivating parts of the exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London. Watch as a flutter of blue morphos (Morpho peleides) emerge from their pupal state. YouTube link The Presurfer

Maputo Natural History Museum in Maputo, Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique's Natural History Museum is housed inside a beautiful old building with nicely kept gardens. The collection includes many artifacts you would expect to find in a natural history museum, including descriptions of animal...Show More Summary

The story of our Solar System, as told by rocks

American Museum of Natural History researchers are examining how the planets formed.

Are you a future freelancer? Thoughts for museum staffers considering consulting

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

Nora, who turns four on Friday, in front of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History Tonight I realized that it has been exactly four years since my last day as a full-time museum staff member. It was a Friday afternoon four years ago when I left my office for the last time, fully intending to return the following Monday morning. Show More Summary

Keeping it real: observations from a kid-centered visit to the Natural History Museum

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : MuseoBlogger

Outside with Charles Herndon's Venus from the Ice Fields I spent the better part of four hours today at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History with my two young daughters. After breakfast I let my not quite two year-old determine the day's adventure. Show More Summary

A Home for the World's Weirdest, Most Beautiful Bugs

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The May Natural History Museum near Colorado Springs is the home of one of the world’s largest private collections of insects. The story behind the museum covers several generations of a fascinating family. James May, the son of a collector for the British Museum, built the collection of bugs from all over the world. Show More Summary

Dr. Philip Currie Speaking at the CMNH Friday, April 10th

If you're in the Cleveland, Ohio area, Dr. Philip Currie will be giving a talk on Friday April 10th at 7pm on 'Dinosaurs at the end of Earth: Antarctica and Argentina' as part of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's Explorer series.

How a Colorado family built a home for the world's weirdest, most beautiful bugs

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Ben Marks of Collectors Weekly says: "With mosquito and bed-bug season upon us, Hunter Oatman-Stanford has written an article about the May Natural History Museum in Colorado Springs, where you will find some 7,000 insects, all safely behind behind glass. Read the rest

They Should See the Unnatural History Museum

Guy #1: Look at that. His front arms are so small. Guy #2: Why do you think he looks so angry? He couldn’t whack off. –Museum of Natural History Overheard by: Corey F

Deeply strange black swallower fish and other odd animals

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The black swallower (Chiasmodon niger), capable of eating 10 times its weight, is only one of the curious animals introduced to visitors at the American Museum of Natural History's new Life At The Limits exhibition. Read the rest

Mentoring programs see girls get head start in STEM careers

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Stuyvesant High School senior Wendy Chou is getting a head start thanks to an American Museum of Natural History mentoring program.

They Have Stuff Lots of Places

Yuppie chick #1: So, I went to the Museum of Natural History yesterday.Yuppie chick #2: You wanted to go to the Museum of Natural History?Yuppie chick #1: Yeah.Yuppie chick #2: Why?Yuppie chick #1: ‘Cause they have stuff there.Yuppie chick #2: You know, I’ve never been to the Museum of Natural History. What kind of stuff […]

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