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Fifty Prominent Museum Directors Sign Letter Supporting North Dakota Indian Treaty Rights

“The letter was initiated by the Natural History Museum, a project of the New York-based art collective Not An Alternative, which has sought to politicize science and natural history museums around issues of climate change.”

Nikki Reed & Ian Somerhalder Couple Up for 'Years Of Living Dangerously' Premiere

Nikki Reed strikes a pose while attending National Geographic’s Years Of Living Dangerously premiere at the American Museum of Natural History on Wednesday (September 21) in New York City. The 28-year-old actress posed alongside her husband Ian Somerhalder. “Happy Sunday! Remember every Sunday I am donating my social media to my @YearsofLiving team so they [...]

Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen Have Date Night At 'Years Of Living Dangerously' Premiere!

Tom Brady plants a sweet kiss on his wife Gisele Bundchen while attending National Geographic’s new season world premiere of Years Of Living Dangerously held at the American Museum of Natural History on Wednesday evening (September 21) in New York City. The 39-year-old football player and Gisele, 36, were joined at the event by America [...]

A Peek at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum’s 144 Million Things

They sure have a lot of butterflies that look like leaves. Beetles, too. And the bird lady is named Ms. Dove.

Vintage Dinosaur Art: Dinosaurs of Canada

Five years ago (wait...what?!), I wrote a VDA post on W.E. Swinton's book on dinosaurs for London's Natural History Museum, which featured a number of artworks by Neave Parker. Professor William Elgin Swinton (for it was he) moved to...Show More Summary

The Food Chains of Messel

Fossil Preserves Snake ate Lizard, Lizard ate Beetle Scientists from the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History have published a paper on a spectacular fossil from the famous Messel oil shales that shows evidence of a food chain preserved from the Eocene.  A fossil snake contains the preserved remains of its last meal, a lizard inside its […]

Behind the Scenes of Marvellous Macro Insect Imagery

This project by British photographer Levon Bliss and the Oxford University Museum of Natural History is a breathtaking. Levon spends weeks taking thousands of images of a single insect and then edits them together into incredibly high resolution images of these tiny creatures. Show More Summary

The peculiarity of ant farmers at the National Museum of Natural History

At the National Museum of Natural History, the Research Entomologist, Ted Schultz talks about a type of ants that plant fungus.

Take a virtual tour of Vienna's Natural History Museum

Fans of Vienna’s Natural History Museum can now take a virtual tour of the museum - courtesy of Google Street View.

How a Museum Cleans a Whale

The enormous blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History is clean as a whistle following its annual vacuuming.

Watch Live @ 11:15 a.m. ET: A Whale of a Cleaning

Once a year, the nearly-life-sized blue whale model that hangs serenely in the American Museum of Natural History gets a cleaning.

Iconic Blue Whale at AMNH Gets a Scrubbing: How to Watch Live

How does the American Museum of Natural History wash a 21,000-pound fiberglass blue whale? Watch on Live Science today to find out!

Visualizing the universe

(University of Utah) Computer scientists from the University of Utah will be working with researchers from New York University's Tandon School of Engineering and the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) to develop OpenSpace, anShow More Summary

British Sculptor Martin Hayward-Harris’ Bronze Animals Seemingly Live and Breathe

Oxford-based sculptor Martin Hayward-Harris studied illustration at the Berkshire College of Art and Design before working at The Natural History Museum of London in the 1980s where he gained valuable knowledge of the physiology of animals. This gave him the grounding to produce some outstanding and inspiring sculptural works of art, including a large-scale model […]

Sunday Night Chill: Planetarium Mix

What's so good? Today I took a visit to my local planetarium at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History. Besides being blown away by a movie about black holes, it was the first time I've been reclined and relaxed the entire week. Watching...Show More Summary

Sneak a Peek at the Year's Best Wildlife Photography

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The finalists are in for the Natural History Museum’s 2016 Wildlife Photographer of Year competition. From inquisitive fox cubs and invisible fish through to termite tossing birds and courting cuttlefish, this year’s crop is guaranteed to astound. Read more...

Million-year-old mammoth tusks found in Austria

A team of paleontologists from Vienna’s Natural History Museum (NHM) has unearthed two large tusks and some vertebrae from a rare mammoth at a site 30 miles north of Vienna in the Weinviertel region of Lower Austria. The fossils were first discovered in mid-August by geologists surveying the site of a highway construction. They were [...]

The Limit Does Not Exist: Frank Burbrink And Snakes On A Podcast

Episode 5 of The Limit Does Not Exist takes us inside the American Museum of Natural History, where we sit down with Assistant Curator of Herpetology Dr. Frank Burbrink. (Herpetology = study of amphibiansand reptiles.) Trust us, it was definitely as cool as it sounds. Burbrink is obsessed with snakes. He [...]

Meet the Dolphin species that was hidden in Smithsonian’s fossil room

A new species of dolphin has spent the last 65 years hiding at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Continue reading ? The post Meet the Dolphin species that was hidden in Smithsonian’s fossil room appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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