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'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

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 days 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.

Newly Discovered Species of Weevil Named After Chewbacca

Dr Matthew H. Van Dam of the SNSB-Zoological State Collection, Raymond Laufa of The University of Papua New Guinea, and Dr Alexander Riedel of the Natural History Museum of Karlsruhe have discovered a new species of weevil, and they’ve named it after the beloved character Chewbacca from the Star Wars film series. Show More Summary

Microsculpture

Levon Bliss’ stunning collection of insect macro photography. Each portrait was painstakingly made from 8,000 to 10,000 photos. Prints of the portraits will be shown at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History from 5/27 to 10/30/16, and you can deep zoom them here.

Neil Young Will Unveil His New Album At The Natural History Museum's First Friday Event

The legendary rocker will host the first public listening session of his latest album and share his process of making the record. [ more › ]

Neil Young to preview new album 'Earth' at L.A.'s Natural History Museum

Neil Young will appear alongside dinosaurs next week in Los Angeles -- and no, that’s not a reference to a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunion. The veteran singer-songwriter and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will preside over a public preview of his new album, "Earth," at L.A.’s...

This Photographer Transforms Insects Into Art

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

You can check out Levon Biss's up-close bug portraits at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History next month.

Science News: How the Fire That Destroyed India’s National Museum of Natural History Hurts Research into Diseases Like Zika

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Ethan Linck Some dinosaurs on display at the Burke Museum, Seattle's natural history museum. Andrew Waits Fire Guts Natural History Museum in Delhi, Prompts Reflection: Natural history museum collections are invaluable for scientific...Show More Summary

Is Digital Smell Doomed?

Two years ago, at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York, I witnessed David Edwards receive what he claimed was the world’s first transatlantic scent message—a soupçon of champagne and passion-fruit macarons, dispatched from Paris by the perfumer Christophe Laudamiel. Show More Summary

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Wild Africa at Fernbank Museum of Natural History IMAX …

Fire at National Museum of Natural History in New Delhi destroys rare collections

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

A massive fire gutted a natural history museum in the Indian capital on Tuesday destroying rare specimens of flora and fauna, the Indian environment minister said. The blaze broke out overnight on the sixth floor of the building that houses the museum in central Delhi and rapidly engulfed the other floors, a fire official said. Show More Summary

History Museum Ravaged by Fire: India Loses 160Mln Year Old Dinosaur Fossil

A fire has destroyed India's National Museum of Natural History, a treasure containing several antiquities including dinosaur fossil and extinct animals. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Patterns of glowing sharks get clearer with depth

A team of researchers led by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History has found that catsharks are not only able to see the bright green biofluorescence they produce, but that they increase contrast of their glowing pattern when deep underwater. Show More Summary

How to Make Vintage Stop-Motion Dinosaurs

In this 1967 video from British Pathé, prehistoric model maker Arthur Hayward of London's Natural History Museum shows he constructs miniature dinosaurs for stop motion films. (Link to YouTube) Thanks, Torbjörn Lantz Jörgensen, Simon Davis, and Garin Baker

The Montreal Insectarium

last weekHumor / odd : The Presurfer

The Montreal Insectarium is a natural history museum located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, featuring a large quantity of insects from all around the world. It is the largest insect museum in North America and among the largest insectariums worldwide.The Montreal Insectarium was founded by Georges Brossard and opened on February 7, 1990. Show More Summary

Monster Families at the Horniman

While everyone knows the few 'big name' museums in London (the NHM among them), the city also boasts a surprisingly large number of more low-key institutions, some of which are well worth seeking out for the nuttier natural history enthusiast. Show More Summary

Bigger brains led to bigger bodies in our ancestors

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY—New research suggests that humans became the large-brained, large-bodied animals we are today because of natural selection to increase brain size. The work, published in the journal Current Anthropology,...Show More Summary

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