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Bird Hall of Bamberg Natural History Museum in Bamberg, Germany

There is no doubt that the Bird Hall inside the Bamberg Natural History Museum is one of the most precious gems among historical ornithological collections, displayed in a beautiful hall constructed in the early Classical style. The various showcases mostly contain European and exotic bird taxidermies and egg shells. Show More Summary

At last, butterflies get a bigger, better evolutionary tree

(Florida Museum of Natural History) Butterflies offer key insights into community ecology, how species originate and evolve, climate change and interactions between plants and insects. But a comprehensive map of how butterflies are related to each other has been lacking -- until now.

Ideological purity tests are not the way to build public engagement with science

Undark is running an op/ed by Aspen Reese, a former visiting scientist at the American Museum of Natural History, about the recent (and ongoing) flap concerning the politics of a museum trustee, Rebekah Mercer: “There’s an Anti-Science Conservative on Your Museum’s Board. Show More Summary

Barbara Carrasco's mural comes 'full circle,' on view at the Natural History Museum of L.A. County

4 days agoArts : Culture Monster

Barbara Carrasco's mural will be brought out of storage and will go on view at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County for the exhibition "Sin Censura: A Mural Remembers L.A."

Dippy the Dinosaur Arrives at the Dorset County Museum – First on Nationwide Tour

For years Dippy the Diplodocus graced the Victorian entry hall of the Natural History Museum in London. He was evicted last year in exchange for a massive blue whale fossil, now hanging from the ceiling. The plan was to send Dippy on tour around the UK. Show More Summary

Dippy the dinosaur begins its UK tour in Dorset

Dippy's tour of Britain, which starts tomorrow in Dorset and will continue until 2020, is the first time the skeleton has been publicly displayed outside the Natural History Museum.

A look at Team Drives in action at the California Academy of Sciences

Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences is an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum all wrapped into one. Attracting visitors from all over the world, the California Academy of Sciences aims to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth. Show More Summary

Scientists reveal 10,000-year-old British man had dark skin and blue eyes

The face of a 10,000-year-old British skeleton nicknamed "Cheddar Man" has been revealed after research carried out by a team of scientists at London's Natural History Museum. SEE ALSO: Scientists have discovered spiders with tails...Show More Summary

Study reveals the cheetah's speed is due to its inner ear

A new study from the American Museum of Natural History found that the modern cheetah's inner ear shape is different from that of the animal's ancestors.

Study punctures 'you are what you eat' paradigm for carnivore skull shape

(American Museum of Natural History) From dogs to seals to cats, members of the mammalian order Carnivora can vary greatly from one species to another. But for the most part, their skulls all tend to take on some variant of just a few shapes-a pattern scientists have long attributed to shared diets. Show More Summary

Climate Science Deniers Defend New York’s American Museum of Natural History From Calls to Drop Trustee Rebekah Mercer

With friends like climate science deniers and alt-right megaphones like Breitbart, you have to wonder whether New York’s iconic American Museum of Natural History ( AMNH ) needs any enemies right now. As the New York Times and others...Show More Summary

Why Does The American Museum Of Natural History Have A Climate Change Denier On Its Board?

We cannot say that Rebekah Mercer and her family foundation are dictating museum exhibitions by virtue of her board seat, and the museum, in a statement, has said that she is not and that “its funders do not shape its curatorial decisions.” But that’s not really the issue. As a funder of climate-science disinformation, Ms. […]

‘Weird Fatal Encounter’: Two Giant, Deadliest Snakes Wrestled, And Both Dead

Among the biggest and deadliest snakes in the world known as king cobra and python were seen tangled and both dead. They both wrestled with one another and ended up in a fatal clash. Coleman Sheehy of the Florida Museum of Natural History...Show More Summary

Boston College McMullen Museum of Art opens Chinese artist's first exhibition in the United States

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College presents the first United States exhibition of works by contemporary Chinese artist Cao Jun. Cao Jun: Hymns to Nature is on display in the Museum?s Daley Family and Monan Galleries from February 5 through June 3, 2018. Show More Summary

Op-Ed Contributors: Rebekah Mercer Puts a Museum’s Credibility at Risk

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Her family’s foundation funds groups that deny climate science. She should not sit on the board of the American Museum of Natural History.

Cheetahs' inner ear is one-of-a-kind, vital to high-speed hunting

(American Museum of Natural History) The world's fastest land animal, the cheetah, is a successful hunter not only because it is quick, but also because it can hold an incredibly still gaze while pursuing prey. For the first time, researchers...Show More Summary

A Trilobite Changed My Life

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

    A trilobite changed my life. I know what you’re thinking, “Say what? That’s just crazy!”  No, it’s true. Please let me explain. I’ve worked at the Houston Museum of Natural Science for close to half my life. Truth be told, the Museum has been a part of my life even longer than that, […]

Scientists Want Trump Ally Booted From Museum Board

More than 300 scientists and academics want President Trump ally and Breitbart News backer Rebekah Mercer to resign from the board of the American Museum of Natural History, citing donations to groups that deny climate change. Through the Mercer Family Foundation, Mercer and her father, hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer,...

Scientists and Curators Urge American Museum of Natural History to Drop Funder of Climate Change Denial from Its Board

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

Mercer, a Trump donor turned Trump advisor and a major supporter of climate change-denying organizations, has served on the museum's board since 2013. The post Scientists and Curators Urge American Museum of Natural History to Drop Funder of Climate Change Denial from Its Board appeared first on Hyperallergic.

200+ Scientists Want Trump-Backer and Climate Denial Funder Rebekah Mercer Kicked Off Natural History Museum Board

By Julia Conley. Cross-posted from Common Dreams,  CC BY - SA 3.0 US More than 200 scientists have called on the American Museum of Natural History to cut ties with board member Rebekah Mercer, the billionaire backer of President Donald...Show More Summary

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