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How Strong was a Stegosaurus Bite?

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 […]

Giant prehistoric bird fossils found in Antarctica

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

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

Adventures in Religious Materiality

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 Honors J.K. Rowling At PEN America Literary Gala 2016 - Watch!

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: Even Trump Deserves Free Speech

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...

Dam-Funk playing One Step Beyond at the Museum of Natural History in June

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…

A look inside the Creation Museum's cabinet of curiosities

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...

A Stunning Illustration of a 95 Million Year Old Octopus Drawn With Its Own Preserved Ink

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

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 […]

TV Club: Penny Dreadful serves up a big reveal

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

Museum of Natural History surprises some with specimen IDs

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

The museum's Identification Day drew visitors carrying feathers, fossils, rocks and other surprising items.

Watch Neil Young Debut EARTH At Natural History Museum In LA

2 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

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 […]

5 Things We Learned at Neil Young's 'Earth' Album Preview

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...

Antarctic Expedition Provides Window into Late Cretaceous Seacape

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 […]

Hands On: the Natural History Museum's Revamped 'Explorer' App

The app is designed to locate points of interest, but also introduces patrons to exhibits they might not otherwise find.

Fire Destroys India’s National Museum Of Natural History

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“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.”

'Shark-Vision': A Unique Ability Which Helps Deep Sea Predators Communicate

Scientists from the American Museum of Natural History have managed to create a camera that helps humans to perceive the world as catsharks do.

Tour This Museum in an Abandoned Elevator Shaft

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

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 »

Going Against the Flow: Christina Wallace, Founder of BridgeUp: STEM at AMNH

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

Art Movements

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

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.

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