February 16, 2017
New DNA-based research provides compelling evidence that a group of strange-looking fish living near the mouth of the Congo River are evolving due to the intense hydraulics of the river’s rapids and deep canyons.
February 15, 2017
A new citizen-science tool released today will help astronomers search for new worlds lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system and in neighboring interstellar space.
January 3, 2017
New research on the teeth of fossilized dinosaur embryos indicates that the eggs of non-avian dinosaurs took a long time to hatch—between about three and six months. The study finds that contrary to previous assumptions, dinosaur incubation is more similar to that of typical reptiles than of birds.
December 19, 2016
December 12, 2016
New research suggests that there are about 18,000 bird species in the world—nearly twice as many as previously thought.
December 6, 2016
New research examines how vertebrate species in the eastern United States ranging from snakes to mammals to birds responded to climate change over the last 500,000 years. The study reveals that contrary to expectation, the massive glaciers that expanded and contracted across the region affected animal populations in different ways at different times.
Press Release, Apps
November 22, 2016
Today the American Museum of Natural History launched Explorer, an updated app that lets visitors personalize their onsite experience using cutting-edge location-aware technology.
November 21, 2016
Cuba is a place of exceptional biodiversity and cultural richness, and now a new bilingual exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History will offer visitors fresh insights into this island nation just 94 miles from Florida’s shores.