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How a Smithsonian Naturalist’s Skeleton Ended Up on View at the Museum

2 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

The skeleton of 19th-century collector Robert Kennicott is on view in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History's Objects of Wonder. The bones recently solved the long mystery of his death. The post How a Smithsonian Naturalist’s Skeleton Ended Up on View at the Museum appeared first on Hyperallergic.

LEGO Dinosaur Skeletons

LEGO Ideas contributor Mukkinn designed this series of neat fossilized dinosaur statues which would let you have your own miniature natural history museum on your desk. Show your support, and let’s see if we can get LEGO to put them into production.

Why These Humans Are Museum Treasures, Too

A portrait photographer captured 24 staffers from the National Museum of Natural History posing with their favorite artifacts from the collections

It's Hard to Be a Natural History Museum in the 21st Century

The space where the University of Louisiana at Monroe housed its natural history collection was embarrassing. About five years ago, the biology department had to move its extensive collection of Louisiana plants and fish, one of theShow More Summary

Isabella's, popular Upper West Side brunch spot, meets untimely end

Isabella's, a popular Upper West Side spot where diners could load up on Belgian waffles and other brunch favorites before battling crowds at the Museum of Natural History, has closed. The culprit... To view the full story, click the title link.

Migratory birds bumped off schedule as climate change shifts spring

(Florida Museum of Natural History) New research shows climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that North American migratory songbirds rely on to successfully mate and raise healthy offspring, setting in motion a domino effect that could threaten the survival of many familiar backyard bird species.

Humanizing a Museum’s Ancient Mummies

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

"The story of mummification begins with a person's death," starts the Mummies exhibition now at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The post Humanizing a Museum’s Ancient Mummies appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Stephen Sondheim and Meryl Streep Side by Side at the PEN Gala

As a child, Stephen Sondheim lived a few blocks from the American Museum of Natural History, but he hadn’t been back in a while, so on a recent rainy night, in search of the PEN America Literary Gala and his friend Meryl Streep, he found himself disoriented. Show More Summary

Here's What Actually Happens During A Night At The Natural History Museum

“Just don’t worship anything.” Such was the unsolicited advice I received from a grinning night guard at the American Museum of Natural History last Friday night. I was standing in the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians hours past the institution’s normal 5:45 p.m. Show More Summary

Noise pollution from gas compressors changes abundance of insects, spiders

(Florida Museum of Natural History) The relentless roar of natural gas compressors influences the numbers of insects and spiders nearby, triggering decreases in many types of arthropods sensitive to sounds and vibrations, a collaborative Florida Museum of Natural History study shows.

Your Favorite Paperweight May Be a Plesiosaur Bone

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

A spacious yellow hall connecting galleries and a museum service entrance sits beneath the main rotunda of New York’s American Museum of Natural History. A bronze statue of Theodore Roosevelt lounges on a bench in the middle, and Roosevelt-themed dioramas line the walls. It’s a hall passed through, a pleasant detour… Read more...

'Irreplaceable' Rare Flowers Burned Due to Paperwork

A priceless and "irreplaceable" collection of pressed flowers from France encountered biosecurity officials in Australia recently—and the National Museum of Natural History in Paris is not happy about what happened next. The box of rare daisies collected in the 1850s—which was being shipped to the Queensland Herbarium for...

NY museum invites people to bring in their mystery specimens

New York's American Museum of Natural History has an intriguing proposition: Bring in anything you have and don't know what it is, and scientists will try to identify it.

For a green alga, spotted salamanders are stressful hosts

New research shows how two drastically different organisms—a green alga and the spotted salamander—get along as cellular roommates. Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and Gettysburg College found that this symbiosis,...Show More Summary

For a green alga, spotted salamanders are stressful hosts

(American Museum of Natural History) New research shows how two drastically different organisms -- a green alga and the spotted salamander -- get along as cellular roommates. Scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and Gettysburg...Show More Summary

Mexican culture, history and scientific wonders explored in two exhibitions in Dallas

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Art and science come together as the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the Dallas Museum of Art host two major exhibitions that explore the cultural and historic wonders of Mexico and Central America during the early 20th century and ancient times. Show More Summary

Did Humans Arrive in America a Hundred Thousand Years Earlier Than We Thought?

In 1992, Thomas Deméré, a paleontologist at the San Diego Natural History Museum, and several of his colleagues were called in to inspect an array of bones that had been unearthed by highway workers building Route 54, just south of the city. Show More Summary

Fossil Fungus Discovery Rocks Geology and Biology

Fungus-Like Forms Found in 2.4 Billion-Year-Old Rocks An international team of researchers, including scientists from the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm University and the University of California, have identified microscopic structures found in tiny bubbles and pores in ancient basalt that resemble fungi. Show More Summary

Museum Worker Bullied By Boss for Being Poz, Gay

After disclosing his HIV-positive status, Peter Bryan Torres says that his supervisor at the American Museum of Natural History bullied and harassed him out of his job of ten years.

Woman who embezzled from Chicago museum gets prison

An ex-employee of Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History who authorities say stole nearly $1 million from the institution has been sentenced to three years in federal prison. The Chicago … Click to Continue »

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