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Can you eat cells? Computer model predicts which organisms are capable of phagocytosis

A team of American Museum of Natural History researchers has created a computational model capable of predicting whether or not organisms have the ability to "eat" other cells through a process known as phagocytosis. The model may be...Show More Summary

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

5 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

Most ancient Briton yet found was black-skinned, blue-eyed and clearly laughing at enraged Daily Mail comments about him

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Meet Cheddar Man. He's from Glastonbury, circa 8,000 B.C. Tom Booth, an archaeologist at the Natural History Museum who worked on the project, said: “It really shows up that these imaginary racial categories that we have are really very...Show More Summary

Cheddar Man

It’s hit the news today, but the Natural History Museum posted a story about their Cheddar Man research in January. It’s fascinating stuff, especially the fact that the DNA evidence suggests that he was probably brown-to-black-skinned and had blue eyes. I know I am simply adding to the Channel 4 free publicity for their TV … Continue reading "Cheddar Man"

DNA Tests On An Ancient Skeleton Reveal The First Briton Was Black, Not White

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Channel 4 The first person known to have lived in Britain had dark skin, according to cutting-edge scientific analysis from London's Natural History Museum. In research which may raise eyebrows among modern-day white nationalists, scientists used DNA analysis from Britain's oldest nearly complete skeleton to reveal he had dark skin and blue eyes. 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?

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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. […]

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.

18 Best Things To Do in L.A. This Week

First Fridays kicks off at the Natural History Museum, Meow Meow joins Pink Martini's Thomas M. Lauderdale onstage at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, L.A. Philharmonic and many others will perform Leonard Bernstein's epic Mass at Disney Concert...Show More Summary

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

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,...

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