Don’t Get Bitten by “Sophie” the Stegosaurus Last year, Everything Dinosaur predicted that with the acquisition by the Natural History Museum (London), of the superb Stegosaurus stenops specimen nicknamed “Sophie”, there would be a plethora of new research published regarding this Late Jurassic herbivore. Sure enough there was and we have already produced a number of […]
Scientists on Wednesday said they have found the remains of a giant prehistoric bird that lived 50 million years ago in Antarctica and had the largest wingspan ever recorded. Paleontologists at a natural history museum in Argentina said...Show More Summary
Sarah E. Dees Adventures in teaching religious materiality, that is. I'm currently leading students through an intensive, three-week (crash) course on religion in museums, which I am teaching at the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Tennessee. Show More Summary
Sarah Jessica Parker rocks a floral dress as she hits the red carpet at the 2016 PEN America Literary Gala held at the American Museum of Natural History on Monday (May 16) in New York City. The 51-year-old actress was joined by B.J. Novak, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Joanna Coles, Jacob Weisberg and Donna Tartt at [...]
JK Rowling's passion for free expression is so strong it extends to someone she'd otherwise not care to discuss: Donald Trump. Speaking Monday night at PEN America's annual gala at the American Museum of Natural History, the Harry Potter creator noted that she opposed a petition calling for banning the...
The One Step Beyond series at the Museum of Natural History continues in June with the great Dam-Funk headlining. It happens on June 10, and Dam-Funk will be joined by Wajeed and Shawn Dub... Continue reading…
The earliest natural history museums — the cabinets of curiosities of the 16th and 17th centuries — were always understood as reflecting the works of the divine, a “Book of Nature” to parallel the Bible. When Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher assembled his collection of natural oddities, scientific...
photo by Esther van Hulsen Norwegian wildlife artist Esther van Hulsen, in partnership with Jørn Hurum of the Natural History Museum in Oslo, created a stunning illustration of a 95-million year old octopus using a well-preserved fossil as her guide and its own astonishingly viable ink as her medium. Drawing a 95 million year old […]
Vanessa’s new friend Dr. Sweet was always going to be something more than a mild-mannered lecturer at the Natural History Museum. His appearance in the season premiere was innocuous enough, but John Logan isn’t in the habit of introducing new characters who don’t have secret lives. Show More Summary
The museum's Identification Day drew visitors carrying feathers, fossils, rocks and other surprising items.
Neil Young debuted his upcoming live album EARTH at the Natural History Museum Of Los Angeles County last night. The listening party began with a brief introduction from Young himself — “As John Lennon would say, ‘Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream'” — after which the album played in its entirety in high […]
Minutes before the arrival of Neil Young, a woman and a young boy each carried a fistful of burning sage and waved the smoking embers around a microphone outside the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. Young was there Friday night to preview his new environmentally conscious album, Earth, for...
Fossilised Birds, Ammonites and Giant Marine Reptiles A team of international scientists including researchers from the University of Queensland and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, have been showing off their vast collection of fossils after a very successful expedition to Antarctica earlier this year. The fossils, estimated to weigh over 1,000 lbs, provide evidence […]
The app is designed to locate points of interest, but also introduces patrons to exhibits they might not otherwise find.
“A fire swept through the National Museum of Natural History in New Delhi early Tuesday, spreading downward from the top floor and possibly destroying the 160-million-year-old bones of a dinosaur … The building sustained major damage, and most of the museum’s exhibits were destroyed.”
Scientists from the American Museum of Natural History have managed to create a camera that helps humans to perceive the world as catsharks do.
In 2012, artist, curator, and visual journalist Alex Kalman worked with two friends to transform a defunct elevator shaft in Chinatown into a sort of modern natural history museum they called Mmuseumm. Now entering its fifth season, Mmuseumm continues to defy categorization as either a recognized cultural institution or a nonconformist ... More »
Christina Wallace? is the founder of BridgeUp: STEM, a new educational initiative at the American Museum of Natural History with a mission to captivate, inspire, and propel girls and minorities into computer science. It is funded by a generous $7.5M 5-year grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Trust. Show More Summary
This week in art news: a fire gravely damaged New Delhi's National Museum of Natural History, artist Pyotr Pavlensky invited sex workers to testify at his trial, and Anish Kapoor complained that the addition of Carsten Höller's slide to his London tower was "foisted" upon him by London Mayor Boris Johnson.