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Blind Kids’ Experiences at the Early–20th-Century Museum of Natural History, in Photos

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. In this group of photographs taken between 1914 and 1927, students...Show More Summary

A Whale of a Tale: Karole Armitage's On the Nature of Things

My first thought as I sat in in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History when dancer Medumi Eda appeared under the scale model of a female blue whale was simply: we are so small. We are relatively small creatures, of course, as the museum space's large displays continually remind us. Show More Summary

Dozens Of Scientists Urge Museums To Stop Taking Fossil Fuel And Koch Money

Leading climate scientists and museum experts called on science and natural history museums to “cut all ties with the fossil fuel industry and funders of climate science obfuscation.” In a letter released this week, scientists and museum...Show More Summary

No thank you: Moth lays eggs in reporter's ear while he's live on air.

5 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

What an egg-cellent interview. Earlier this week, Fox 5 reporter Bob Barnard did a live report from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History where he hung out with an African Moon Moth. Over the course of the interview, the moth flirtatiously crept up to his ear. Show More Summary

Scientists Urge Natural History Museums To Cut Ties To Kochs

I doubt this will do anything, but it would be nice if it did. Really bad people should be shunned: Dozens of climate scientists and environmental groups are calling for museums of science and natural history to “cut all ties” with fossil...Show More Summary

Nope of the Day: African Moon Moth Lays Eggs in DC Reporter’s Ear

5 days agoHumor / odd : The Daily What

Well this is just disgusting. FOX 5’s Bob Barnard was shooting a live segment Monday at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum in DC to celebrate Museum Week, when an African Moon Moth landed on his ear. At first he joked that it was...Show More Summary

How Scientists Use Images of the Sky to Time Travel to Stars

6 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of the American Museum of Natural History's series Shelf Life, which gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the museum's collections. This month's episode, "How to Time Travel to a Star," is a little...Show More Summary

Curator at Croatia's Natural History Museum finds Neanderthals were world's first jewellers

last weekArts : Artdaily

The widely-held vision of Neanderthals as brutes may need a stark rethink after research found they crafted the world's earliest jewellery from eagle talons 130,000 years ago, long before modern humans appeared in Europe. "While reviewing...Show More Summary

10 Amazing Vintage Explorers Club Annual Dinner Programs

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

This Saturday is the New York City-based Explorers Club's 111th Annual Dinner. The event—held for the first time at the American Museum of Natural History—is already sold out, but check out the program covers and menus below for a look at over a century of strange food and incredible artwork. Show More Summary

Public Library Pays Conservative Christian Activists $55,000 in Settlement Over Internet Censorship

Back in November, we heard about a Creationist mother who laughably "audited" an evolution exhibit at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History and posted the video on YouTube.

May Natural History Museum in Colorado Springs, Colorado

A giant roadside beetle and RV park belie the world-class quality of this Colorado Springs bug museum's collection. Turning off of Colorado Highway 115 at the oversized model of the Giant West Indian Hercules Beetle, and driving back...Show More Summary

The Dodo Didn't Look Like You Think It Does

Of all the dead things on display in Londons Natural History Museum, the dodo on the ground floor is the most interesting. I think so, at least. When I lived in London I used to visit it on lonely weekend mornings, looking into its sad leathery face in meditative silence. Show More Summary

Teenage astrophysicist shoots for the stars

Wilson Hernandez is among a group of teenage astrophysicists working at the American Museum of Natural History to develop a way to measure distance to far-away galaxies.More on TODAY:Iron Maidens: High school girls build robot in 6 weeks

Smithsonian scientists reconstruct evolutionary history of whale hearing using rare museum collection

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

A team of scientists from the Smithsonian?s National Museum of Natural History gained new understanding about the evolutionary history of whale hearing thanks to a rare collection of whales at the museum. The researchers used noninvasive...Show More Summary

The Crewcuts Collabs Just Keep Coming–Shop EDUN For J. Crew Now

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : SheFinds

Let me just say, this is a good time to be a kid. Not only did J. Crew recently team up with the American Museum of Natural History on a collection of kids tees, but they just debuted a brand new Crewcuts collab with EDUN. The 7-piece...Show More Summary

What Strange Fossils are Found in Your Region? We have Oncorhynchus rastrosus, the Sabertooth Salmon

Drawing by Jake Biewer of CSU Stanislaus I've got a delightful new project these days. As I've mentioned many times, our region has a wonderful new natural history museum in our Science Community Center. The Great Valley Museum has existed...Show More Summary

The End of the Line for the Carnegie Collectibles Range

Safari Ltd and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History Part Company It has been announced that Safari Ltd, the American figure and model manufacturer, has ended its twenty-eight year collaboration with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.  This means that the scale model series known as the Carnegie Collectibles will be coming to an end. […]

The One Collab You Must Shop This Month? Etsy + AMNH

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : SheFinds

When I heard Etsy and the American Museum of Natural History were teaming up on a collection of handmade goods "inspired by the natural world," I really had no idea what to expect. Even still, I'm a sucker for just about everything Etsy, so I decided to give it a peek. Show More Summary

“Sophie” The Stegosaurus at 1.6 Tonnes

Scientists Calculate the Body Mass of a Stegosaurus A team of scientists based at the Natural History Museum (London), have calculated the weight of “Sophie”, the beautifully preserved and nearly complete Stegosaurus fossil skeleton that has been on display at the museum since last November.  This is the first set of data to be released […]

9 Awesome Items of the AMNH-Etsy Collaboration

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Yesterday, the American Museum of Natural History and Etsy debuted a new collection inspired by the museum’s collections. Some of the Etsy artisans had participated in a behind-the-scenes tour, meeting scientists and peeking into drawers...Show More Summary

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