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Natural History Museum to tour British icon that has inspired generations of scientists

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Natural History Museum today announces plans to send its famous Diplodocus, Dippy, on tour around the UK from early 2018. The Museum will hold an open call in September for indoor museums and venues to nominate themselves to host the Diplodocus. Show More Summary

Video Interlude: Inside the Natural History Museum's Stinky, Awesome Whale Warehouse in Vernon

The enormous whale skeleton suspended in a glass enclosure at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles in Exposition Park is, of course, not the museum's only collection of bones from an enormous ocean mammal. In fact, says Smithsonian,...

There Are Still Cots Available For The Next AMNH Sleepovers

Just about a year ago the American Museum of Natural History started to invite adults over to spend the night in the hotel, an opportunity that had previously only been made available to children. Since adults get will drunk and do dumb things near priceless dinosaur bones. Show More Summary

The Antique Warehouse of the Dougherty Museum

It’s obvious to anyone who reads this blog that I’m a museum junkie. I like going to museums, whether they’re oriented around the history of espionage, WWII, television production, art, natural history or just about anything else. IShow More Summary

Uma Thurman Hosts The Launch Of Dino Tales & Safari Tales!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Uma Thurman keeps it chic and sophisticated while striking a pose at The Launch Of Dino Tales & Safari Tales held at The American Museum Of Natural History on Thursday (July 16) in New York City. The 45-year-old actress, who hosted the event with Kuato Studios, was joined [...]

The Complete Story Of The Pluto Flyby In 12 NASA Visuals 

Yesterday, we watched the Pluto flyby with New Horizons mission control via accurate-to-the-second visualisations and infographics. The results were glorious on the American Museum of Natural History’s IMAX screen. More »      

New Horizon’s Pluto Flyby Draws a Crowd, Including Neil Degrasse Tyson, to Museum of Natural History

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

The excitement in the air was palpable as hundreds gathered at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City this morning to experience New Horizon’s flyby of Pluto live. The space enthusiasts, unperturbed by the early...Show More Summary

Smithsonian launches effort to capture plant genome diversity amid global biodiversity crisis

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History announced that scientists with the museum?s Global Genome Initiative?a component of the Smithsonian Institute for Biodiversity Genomics?will capture the genomic diversity of half the world?s living plant genera in less than two years. Show More Summary

HMNS changed the way I think about Earth, time, humanity, and natural history

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

After 90 days working at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, here’s the verdict: I love it here! Through research required to compose and edit posts for this blog, I have learned about voracious snails, shark extinction, dinosaur match-ups, efforts … Continue reading ?

Star in your own Jurassic adventure with this fossilized T-Rex bike

The bike is named “Sue,” likely after the T-Rex at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, the most well-preserved fossil of its kind ever discovered. Oregonian Sue is 8.5’ tall and 12’ long, which is the estimated size of a 12 year old

Lori Bettison-Varga named new president of L.A. County's Natural History Museum

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County has picked Lori Bettison-Varga, president of Scripps College in Claremont, as its next president.

Natural History Museum of Utah: wall of ceratopsians

Now that, faithful readers, is a monument to evolution and its endless forms most beautiful. I’m talking about the wall of ceratopsian skulls at NHMU, of course, not the back of Brian Engh’s head (bottom center). If you don’t know them all on sight (yet!), here’s a cheat sheet. I goofed on a couple myself: […]

L.A.’s Back-Yard Entomologists

It started with a bet. In 2013, Brian Brown, the curator of entomology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, told one of the museum’s trustees that he could find a new species of insect practically anywhere he looked.Show More Summary

Super-duper Dinosaur Cooper

“Cooper” Australia’s Biggest Dinosaur Awaits Scientific Description The largest dinosaur discovered to date in Australia is set to go on public display for the first time with the opening of the Eromanga Natural History Museum (Eromanga, south-western Queensland).  The fossilised bones, part of a treasure trove of Cretaceous dinosaur fossils, were found back in 2007, […]

Why Sharks are on the Attack in North Carolina

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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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 […]

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