Press Release, Exhibition
March 16, 2017
The upcoming exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History will shed new light on ancient mummies that have been recently re-examined using 21st-century tools and technologies.
March 13, 2017
New research based on x-ray imaging provides the strongest evidence to date that sharks arose from a group of bony fishes called acanthodians.
February 21, 2017
New DNA analysis of ancient Pueblo remains suggests that the complex society that once existed at Chaco Canyon in the southwestern United States traced family relationships through the mother’s line, confirming long-held contentions of modern Pueblos that the matrilineal system is centuries-old.
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.