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Wildlife Photos 2014

4 hours agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

The Natural History Museum in London has released 4 photos as teasers for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition 2014, which opens on 24 October and runs until 30 August 2015, when it will go on tour. Shown is young photographer...Show More Summary

Revealed: First images from fiftieth Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

23 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Four of the winning collection of images from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition have been revealed, they are among 100 going on show at the Natural History Museum from 24 October 2014 ? 30 August 2015. Alongside the exhibition...Show More Summary

Let Adorable Children Teach You How to Pronounce Pterosaur Names

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

From the American Museum of Natural History comes this video of kids absolutely schooling us on how to pronounce the names of pterosaurs. They're way cooler than most of us were at their age, I'm sure. Read more...

Gift from Charles Darwin found in Danish museum

The University of Copenhagen’s Natural History Museum has found a unique treasure in its stores: 55 barnacle specimens personally assembled and labeled by Charles Darwin. It all began, as so few things do but many should, with a 160-million-year-old Diplodocus skeleton. Misty is the skeleton of a Diplodocus longus discovered by the teenage sons of [...]

Review: 'Dinosaur 13' ??★

In 1997, with considerable help from McDonald's and the Walt Disney Corp., Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History outbid (among others) the Smithsonian Institution and bought the bones of the 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex known as Sue. The dinosaur skeleton, 80 percent complete, made...

X-ray of the Smithsonian's two-headed shark and other specimens

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

The National Museum of Natural History's Sandra Raredon maintains the "fish library," a job that includes X-raying the specimens like this two-headed smooth-hound shark. Read the rest

Top 5 New York City Activities for Teens

Traveling with hard-to-please teens can be trying, even when aided by the bright lights and "wow"-factor sights of a big city like New York. While the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and American Museum of Natural History are...Show More Summary

Vintage Dinosaur Art: The American Museum of Natural History's Book of Dinosaurs

Meeting our Vintage Dinosaur Art criterion by the slimmest of margins, The American Museum of Natural History's Book of Dinosaurs and Other Ancient Creatures (snappier titles are there none) is a mere twenty years old. However - andShow More Summary

Video: Dismantling a real dinosaur

3 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

The National Museum of Natural History is taking apart an Allosaurus, very very carefully, to prepare for its Dinosaur Hall renovation. (National Geographic)

The Creation Museum’s Latest Billboard is Blocks Away from a Museum Dedicated to People Who Lie for a Living

The Creation Museum now has a 15-second digital ad in Washington, D.C. that they proudly proclaim is only "four blocks from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History":

Night at the Boozeum: Handjobs and Spiders at NYC's Best Sleepover

The least likely place to give a handjob in New York City is at a live alligator demonstration at the American Museum of Natural History. Read more...

Today: James Cameron And His DEEPSEA Submersible At The Museum Of Natural History

      James Cameron has taken a break from directing Hollywood blockbusters to indulge in his love of the ocean—specifically, to plunge into the depths of the Mariana Trench by himself in a submersible vehicle he designed. And now he's got a movie to share his experience—and he and his submersible, the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, are at the American Museum of History today. [ more › ]

Guests have a whale of a time at museum sleepover

The most coveted place to spend a night this weekend wasn’t a swank Tribeca hotel or a Hamptons estate, but the American Museum of Natural History, where 175 people ate, drank, watched an outer space show and finally collapsed on a cot under the giant blue whale.

Dismantling A 150-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Is Just As Tough As You'd Think

The Fossil Hall at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, is closing down for a five-year renovation. During that time, its dino inhabitants will be totally dismantled, outfitted for new mounts, then put back together again in brand new poses. How the heck do you take apart a Jurassic-era relic? More »      

Photos: We Slept Under The Museum Of Natural History's Giant Whale

  "Would you do it again?" I asked Rachel and Rosemary, who were some of the earliest risers at the American Museum of Natural History's first sleepover for grown-ups. They each paid $375 not only to sleep over, but to roam the halls...Show More Summary

Sneak Peak Of First Museum Of Natural History Adult Sleepover

     Tonight is the first-ever adults-only sleepover at the American Museum of Natural History! [ more › ]

Dismantling A 150-Million-Year-Old Dino Is Just As Tough As You'd Think

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Fossil Hall at the National Museum of Natural History is closing down for a five-year renovation. During that time, its dino inhabitants will be totally dismantled, outfitted for new mounts, then put back together again in brand new poses (haaay gurl). How the heck do you take apart a Jurassic-era relic? Read more...

6 Lesser-Known NYC Museums You Should Explore

Leave the Teva-footed throngs at American Museum of Natural History and the Met behind. Here are a few lesser-known gems for you to pass the time. [ more › ]

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last monthUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

THE SPILL 'Living on Water' comes to life (Martinsville Bulletin) -- Yolanda Brown’s favorite part of the “Living on the Water” Festival on Saturday at the Virginia Museum of Natural History was seeing world-champion sand sculptor Alan Matsumoto carving a 7-foot-tall whimsical work. Show More Summary

'Fluffy' dinosaurs: discovery suggests most were feathered

Credits: llustration by Mark Klingler/Carnegie Museum of Natural History via Getty Images Alt Text: An artist's rendering of a feathered dinosaur Jurassic fossils 'completely change our vision of dinosaurs' – but not everyone is convinced One-Minute...Show More Summary

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