Richard Fortey questions the level of derring-do in an account of the life curatorial.
There's so much we don't know about ancient civilizations, but the discovery of a 30,031-square-foot palace complex in Mexico may yield some hints. Two American Museum of Natural History anthropologists recently reported the impressive palace built at a time before the Aztecs. They say the El Palenque palace complex is the oldest known in the Oaxaca Valley. [...]
According to a Facebook post from the University of Louisiana at Monroe Museum of Natural History, administrators have demanded that 6.5 million plant and fish specimens must find a new home on campus within 48 hours or they will be have to be donated or destroyed. Apparently, space is needed for the track team. Read more...
For thousands of years, the Hawaiian petrel has soared over the Pacific Ocean, feeding on fish and squid. Now, using evidence preserved in the birds' bones, scientists at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and Michigan...Show More Summary
In one breath, I’m standing in an atmospherically dim room surrounded by the low chatter of fellow museum-goers, in the next, I’m on the deck of a sunken ship as schools of fish and manta rays glide through the water overhead. By the...Show More Summary
"The top 10 most-visited attractions in the country were all in the capital. Seven of those saw a fall in numbers, including The Natural History Museum and the V&A, which both suffered a drop of 12%. The overall visitor numbers for London attractions last year were level."
(Phys.org)—A pair of archaeologists with the American Museum of Natural History has unearthed a palatial compound in El Palenque's plaza in the Oaxaca Valley in Mexico. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National AcademyShow More Summary
This morning's rush hour subway commute has been somewhat hobbled from a variety pack of earlier incidents, starting with an FDNY investigation at the 81st Street - Museum of Natural History station around 5 a.m. [ more › ]
“Mummies,” an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History, uses technology to get a better understanding of ancient Peruvians and Egyptians.
More than a century of theory about the evolutionary history of dinosaurs has been turned on its head following the publication of new research from scientists at the University of Cambridge and Natural History Museum in London. Their...Show More Summary
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been able to spend more time together recently during a romantic after-hours tour of the Natural History Museum in London. According to the Daily Mail, Prince Harry brought Meghan to the popular museum...Show More Summary
Prince Harry took Meghan Markle on the most creative date – an after-hours tour of the Natural History Museum! Over the weekend, the couple reportedly stopped by the London museum late in the evening to check out its exhibits. The late night date included stops at the dinosaur exhibits which are still lit up in [...]
The "Mummies" exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History exhibit reveals the complicated cultures of ancient people who lived in Peru and Egypt.
One of the most extraordinary items on offer at this year?s TEFAF, the Natural History Paper Museum of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II, will be exhibited in the Rijksmuseum. The unique collection of 750 exquisite watercolours of animals,...Show More Summary
In Next of Kin at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, artist Christina Seely repurposes natural history specimens for an emotional exhibition about animal extinction. The post Mourning Extinction with a Museum’s Animal Artifacts appeared first on Hyperallergic.
Virtual reality dives deep in a new exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, immersing visitors in spectacular ocean environments.
Therese Sallstedt, a geobiologist working with the Swedish Museum of Natural History, was examining an ancient fossilized microbial mat when she saw something incredible. Usually, she studies minuscule cyanobacteria, but in this mat there were slightly larger fossils, one even visible to the naked eye, as Popular Science reports. Show More Summary
Institutions like the American Museum of Natural History and the Musée de la Grande Guerre in France are experimenting with telepresence creatures.
(American Museum of Natural History) New research based on x-ray imaging provides the strongest evidence to date that sharks arose from a group of bony fishes called acanthodians. Analyzing an extraordinarily well-preserved fossil of...Show More Summary